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I have a nikon d80 , my husband has a canon rebel xt. I like my nikon i read up on a few cameras from ken rockwell. does anyone know how great his reviews are? what I am getting from them nikon is forsure the better route to go. I am thinking I like the nikon d7000 and I kind of want my husband to convert over to nikon if those reviews are true and not just an opinion. I really want the nikon d700 but since I need to buy 2 cameras I should stick with something cheaper. How do you feel about the d7000? and nikon compared to canon?
 
Well fanboys and those that have time,monies and emotion invested in Nikon or Canon are not going to give a fair assessment without colored opinion.

The best advice I give is they are both great systems. And to determine which is right for you. Is to go and handle both. I check for balance,feel layout of controls or lack of controls,menu layout more intuitive for you.

For me the Nikon felt more solid and fit well in my hands. I like the control layout on the Nikon better with the dual wheel control for aperture & shutter. The menu layout made more sense to me not knowing anything about the settings.

As I said they are Both Great Systems and would be hard press to give one over the other beyond personal preference issues which are unique to the individual.
 
A house divided against itself cannot stand! -Abraham Lincoln

Pick one. doesn't matter both are good. The hedge to me would be the money you have in lenses on each side.

(fanboyism ensues)
 
And to determine which is right for you. Is to go and handle both. I check for balance,feel layout of controls or lack of controls,menu layout more intuitive for you.
I disagree with this premise. Over the years I have made images with many different brands and models of camera, and the balance, layout of controls etc, had little to do with the images I made. If this premise held water, camera makers would make cameras in different versions for men and women and different sizes, like hats or dresses.

ken rockwell's site is a joke
So, you have to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff. Ken has a lot of valuable information on his web site, if you know already know enough to suss it out.

I have a nikon d80 , my husband has a canon rebel xt. I like my nikon i read up on a few cameras from ken rockwell. does anyone know how great his reviews are? what I am getting from them nikon is forsure the better route to go. I am thinking I like the nikon d7000 and I kind of want my husband to convert over to nikon if those reviews are true and not just an opinion. I really want the nikon d700 but since I need to buy 2 cameras I should stick with something cheaper. How do you feel about the d7000?
All reviews are just opinion.

If you would like to compare quantitatively measurable digital image performance information between camera makes and models, visit www.dxomark.com.

The Nikon D7000 is so new, it's not shipping yet. I would wait 3 months or so myself.

Take notice that the vast majority of TPF members use capital letters in their posts, because it makes for clearer written communication.

and nikon compared to canon?
IMO, at this point in time Nikon digital SLR cameras offer a better overall value than Canon cameras do, and I believe they will continue to do so for several years to come.
 
ken rockwell's site is a joke
So, you have to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff. Ken has a lot of valuable information on his web site, if you know already know enough to suss it out.
I dont prefer to weed out fact from fiction. I prefer generally unbiased and professional reviews and information. That is not what you get from his unprofessional site.

IMO, at this point in time Nikon digital SLR cameras offer a better overall value than Canon cameras do, and I believe they will continue to do so for several years to come.
Do you really have to start this war? You shouldn't even go there. Some things Canon is better for, some things Nikon is better for, lets leave it at that. :)

As for me choosing Canon over Nikon, I would like to have their excellent ISO performance, but when I got my first DSLR, I didnt want to buy he nikon D40 due to lack off auto-focus for all lenses. I personally chose canon because I have auto focus on all my lenses. This was a big selling point for me. If you are going to go with nikon make sure you get a body with AF motor.
 
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The Nikon D7000 is going to be a HUGE seller for Nikon. It's predicted that the D90 will be sold in Christmas-time and day-after-Thanksgiving sales promotions this year. The D7000 is actually according to Nikon, NOT the D90's replacement camera, but a camera slotted in between the D90 and the D300s. You might be able to pick up a D90 the day after Thanksgiving for a $100 or so below normal retail, with lenses discounted $50 to $100 also. If you are looking for an intermediate/advanced camera with good ergonomics, color-aware light metering, and a solid, professional feel, plus some of the formerly pro-level features like light metering with Ai- and Ai-S Nikkor lenses, as well as with ALL autofocusing Nikon lenses, the D7000 is going to be huge...

Look at the viewfinder specifications and all-glass pentaprism of the D7000...it's got a bigger viewfinder image than any consumer Canon. Wait until you can hold and try the D7000 against a Rebel or the super-Rebel the EOS 60D...I predict that D90 users will be upgrading to the D7000 in droves.
 
I can't wait until the d7000 comes out so I can actually check it out! But if the d90 is going to have some great sales I may have to get one of those to! I have the d80 so I know the d90 replaced that but I would somewhat like to get something better than the d80 and I know usually new is better so I guess the d90 is better than the d80.
 
And to determine which is right for you. Is to go and handle both. I check for balance,feel layout of controls or lack of controls,menu layout more intuitive for you.
I disagree with this premise. Over the years I have made images with many different brands and models of camera, and the balance, layout of controls etc, had little to do with the images I made. If this premise held water, camera makers would make cameras in different versions for men and women and different sizes, like hats or dresses.

The de-facto PC answer along the lines of "hold it, caress it, and if it feels good, get it" has been repeated so often here that it's refreshing to see a reasoned counter-point. :D

IMO, at this point in time Nikon digital SLR cameras offer a better overall value than Canon cameras do, and I believe they will continue to do so for several years to come.
Do you really have to start this war? You shouldn't even go there.

The OP explicitly asked for opinions. Should people simply refuse to give opinions?

I can't wait until the d7000 comes out so I can actually check it out! But if the d90 is going to have some great sales I may have to get one of those to! I have the d80 so I know the d90 replaced that but I would somewhat like to get something better than the d80 and I know usually new is better so I guess the d90 is better than the d80.

Personally, I think the D7000 is very-well spec'ed and early image samples look very promising. By all indications, it should be a great mid-range camera. Still, you should wait until there are full reviews available.

The D90 is a great camera in its own right (and a worthwhile upgrade from the D80), especially for still pictures. But the D7000 seems to be a big step up in many ways and likely worth the regular price difference in my opinion. However, as others have said, there should be some good deals on D90s soon which could be very tempting.
 

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