Your opinions - Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5000

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Laur, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Laur

    Laur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Queensland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    So my birthday is coming up and as my bf is horrible at picking gifts, this year i have asked for a camera!

    Long story short, I have narrowed it down to 2 that im interested in...

    Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D5000.:D

    I have researched them both to death, and am now hoping to hear some personal experiences to help me make up my mind!.. Both to me seem to have equal positive and negatives!

    It will be used only for a new hobby... nothing "pro".. but i would like to have something of good quality. I will mainly be using this for outdoors shots, nature walks, the occasional sporting event (soccer and motorbike riding) and few indoor/birthday shots with the family.

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
     
  2. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :banghead:

    :lmao:
     
  3. white

    white TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    7
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Both. Simultaneously.
     
  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,796
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nikon's nice. Canon's nice. I'd choose based on the cooler neckstraps that Nikon offers.
     
  5. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Pentax. Hands Down!
     
  6. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Your bf's gonna buy you a $700 camera? SUCKAAAAA
     
  7. Laur

    Laur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Queensland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    haha... Sorry misstwinklytoes..!!! Im guessing you have this question/debate ALL the time.. EEK!

    & Paul.... we have been together 5 years going on 6... haha... it sounds more mature if i put "partner"...... but last time i did that i had an awkward moment with a work friend about if my partner was a male or female. hahaha.
     
  8. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    If you're really asking seriously, you need to get your hands on both of them. You might be able to do just that at a camera store, or even a BestBuy or something..

    They're closely matched spec-wise, time to see what you're more comfortable with. They both have different scroll wheel placements and buttons for changing settings - see what feels better for you.
     
  9. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    :lmao:

    See the smiley. It was a joke. I guess the OP got it and that's what matters.

     
  10. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,233
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Then you should be done.

    This is a good way to negate all the research you did above. Anecdotal evidence is often very unreliable, and the sample of personal opinions you gleen here will be so small as to be virtually useless.

    Yes, they do. Hence your list of requirements then becomes the deciding factor. If you do not have a list of requirements, a coin flip would be effective.
     
  11. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,796
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I dunno' about allowing the coin flip to be the decision-making method KmH...those black-and-yellow Nikon straps are awfully pretty compared to those black and red Canon straps...and I mean, c'mon, isn't the strap what it's all about. I mean, really???
     
  12. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    9,782
    Likes Received:
    2,722
    Location:
    Maine
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Oh yeah? Well my AFTERMARKET STRAP will show your Nikon and Canon straps ANY DAY. So there! :sillysmi:
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
500d vs d5000 picture samplrs
,
500d vs d5000
,
canon 500d vesus nikon d5000
,

canon eos 500d forum

,
canon eos 500d vs nikon d5000 forums
,
negative opnions eos 500d
,
nikon d 5000 a quivalent to cannon
,
nikon d5000 equals to canon?
,
nikon+d5000+vs+canon+eos 500d
,
what is the equal version of cannon compared to nikon d5000?