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Before you make the plunge, read some reviews and take suggestions from the forum. Don't aim too low when choosing a camera. I've never heard anyone complaining that the camera they bought is too good.
Don't rule out used and refurbished cameras from dealers and manufacturers.
Poll cannon and Nikon both of these are best from my point of view because I am using both brands and I refer you that you can take anyone from these. real throwing knives
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I good tool can help to make a better picture and if I may add “make it easy to make a better picture”. naidunya
It is never about the gear. Yes, we all want a great camera but it takes so much more. Six months ago a friend who has ton's of cash purchased the top 5D Mark II, Photoshop suite, and Final Cut Pro. He still knows very little and can't get a good shot to save his life. The camera is just the tool. The photographer bring the tool to life. I'm now shooting with the new Sony a99 and I love it but I am always aware it is just the brush to help me paint.
Not disagreeing that camera is just a tool but the question here is good vrs bad tool. I good tool can help to make a better picture and if I may add “make it easy to make a better picture”. But a tool cannot replace talent and creativity which I witnessed you have in abundance.
I started woth Nikon D60, then D90, now D7000 and love i!
Canon or Nikon ???
I would pay attention to the model as both Nikon and Canon are kind of neck to neck. I would not rate Canon above Nikon or vice versa. I have been with Olympus/Sony for almost 30 years dumped Sony/Olympus recently. I looked at Nikon d700 and 5D Mark II. By my evaluation D700 came as winner and was also less expensive. Yes I could have gone Mark III but had no budget.
Hope this helps.
I've used the Nikon D50, D300 and D700. I'm as happy as can be with the D700. If you want video also, then the new D600 seems to have it all but at a lower price than the D4 and D800. The lens is also important. I use the 28-300 VRII. 60mm 2.8 and 16mm 2.8. A good all around lens is the 28-70 2.8 which I'll be trying out next.
Maybe neither... do your homework, be honest with yourself on your needs AND budget. Try it out (rent) to make sure you will LOVE your camera AND the results it gives. Most importantly remember this: it is the skills not just the hardware that will give you the nice photos. What about Sony or Olympus... take your time and ask around.
You'll find really small variations relating to the both in terms of photographs. In case you are dreams quotes wanting to choose things to find, enter in the store and also test function both video golden mean quotes cameras. Observe what seems healthy, ease of use with all the menu buttons and many others not to mention pricing.
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I bought the Sony NEX-7, sold my Nikon D90 2 weeks later, I've used Nikon for 35 years. The fact of the matter is, I'm taking more pictures now!
There are very small differences between the both when it comes to images. If you're trying to decide what to get, go into the shop and test run both cameras. See what feels good for you, ease of use with the menu buttons etc and of course pricing.serial drama
Go to a camera store, try a canon you can afford, figure out how to shoot totally manual, how to format the card, how to set custom white balance, how to set the camera to shoot raw plus jpeg. Now try that with a nikon you can afford. If they have a sony, try that. Whichever one you find easiest to do all those is the camera you should buy.
I've only had experience with Canon my entire life and I have always loved it. I don't have anything negative to say about any other brand because I have never used them.
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I've used several different types, Sony, Canon and Nikon. I love them all, each has their similarities and differences. You can make beautiful images w/ any of them.
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A camera is a light tight box with an opening on one end to allow the light to enter and a light sensitive area in the back to record an image either film or sensor. The camera records the image but the photographer creates the image. It can be a pin hole camera or a medium format hassy. It does not matter. Brand is much less important than the users eye, the users knowledge of the craft, and the users creativity.
I have preferred Nikon cameras since the 70's.
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NIKON! I have shot with nikon from entering into photography in 2002. Canons are great as well. There are very small differences between the both when it comes to images. If you're trying to decide what to get, go into the shop and test run both cameras. See what feels good for you, ease of use with the menu buttons etc and of course pricing.
Nikon is what I use even though I would use anything, including my cell if there is a shot to take and that's what I had atm.
Nikon, but then the question is like asking which car should I buy? Depends on your use, your preferences, what you like the feel of, price, and a hundred other factors. In the end you get what suits you to start with. Difference between camera and car is that once you starting investing in quality lenses, you're not likely to change the camera vendor.
another vote for sony, as this is the best you can get right now for your money (a65 or A77) , advanced features etc etc - just read reviews
My brother works for Canon .. will kill me if I get anything else!
I prefer the ergonomics of my Nikon however you can't go wrong with either one!
Heather -- this seems to be THE question -- they are both good! I went Nikon, but have friends who do amazing work with Canon. Try them both and see what you like best.
I like Nikon. I have used Nikon since the 35mm days and have switched to digital now. I am used to the Nikon OS and it's menus.
Sony :) in camera image stavilization, it saves you tons of $$$ when you buy lens
photography is an art and people love to take picture for make their picture memorable and their are lot of cameras use in photography canon and nikon is one the famous in it funny status messages
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When I wanted to move up from my Sears Tower 620 box camera I started with a Konica, moved on to a Pentax, then worked with Nikon for my film experience and currently use Canon for my digital work. Does it really matter what brand tool I use, not at all. Michelangelo and Richard Avedon used the same tools their contemporaries did.
I twig Canon - in my bag there is normally a 5D mkii, 5D and 30D. I've been shooting Canon for lots days now and love it web hosting. I shot with Nikon, Pentax and Minolta in the past. I believe that the machine is only as good as the worker - so whatever brand you have - learn to vocation with it and make the best of it - keeping on shooting!
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I see that you said you have a 5D and a 30D...... I Have had a 30D for a long time but have been curious, what is the main difference between the 5D and 30D..... NO WAY could I afford the 5D but am curious as to what makes it so much better...... thank you
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Well Heather you should know that the favored camera in the Herman family is the Cannon! (Though I used to shoot in the days of film using a NiKon F and a Nikormat,
Nikon D800 I love my Nikon glass!!!
Canon for event, portraits, and weddings. Nikon for landscapes. I have a 5D3 and awaiting a Nikon D800. BTW always been a Nikon guy. Each system has it's strengths.
Being new to photography, I did a bit of my own research between a Canon 60D and a Nikon D7000. In the end, I chose the D7000. I have no regrets. Ergonomically it feels good in my hands and I much prefer the menu system on the Nikons versus the Canons. Personal preference. I've since been investing in Nikon lenses and flashes, so it's the system I will be using for some time to come. No regrets whatsoever!
Nikon D7000 - great for sports due to crop factor.
You can't go wrong with either though. But of course, once you've stepped on one road, and spent on the lenses/flash etc....it's immensely costly to switch & I don't think many "average" people ever do...
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Nikon D800 I shoot mostly studio stuff and I love the camera
I think both are fantastic quality. It all comes down to cost and features, really. I chose Canon. I have a buddy who chose Nikon and both are top notch. But... being a Canon guy (7D), I have a preference in that direction. If I were to choose fresh now... to be honest... It's a toss up.
I invested way too much in canon but if I could I would switch to nikon D800 for pixel purposes, because of the way I shoot
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I love my Sony gear. Nice bodies, terrific Zeiss AF lenses. There is nothing more effective when comparing budget against performance (specially in studio photography).
I Have an A850, an A700, several CZ lenses (16-80, 24-70) and the Sony 50/1.4 and 70-200/2.8 G SSM. I have too some old Minolta lenses: a 70-210/4, a 24-135/4 among others.
I love my Canon 5D MKii. It produced beautiful images even in low light settings. I would love to try the 5D mkiii just to compare the two. Everyone I know has a Canon. I'm not saying Canons are better because I've never used a Nikon, but it should be something to think about if you are still building your inventory and may have to share or borrow lenses with others.
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I have a Nikon D700. Great camera which is why Nikon are keeping it despite the Nikon D800 coming out. Don't think I'll upgrade soon though as 36mp is way too many for what I need. Will have to see how the D800 is for its ISO use in low light. As a wedding photographer, this is the most important factor for me...
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Nikon - Why? The biggest reason why I switched from Canon to Nikon is because their sensor has surpassed Canons.
I'm NIkon for sure. BUT, I will add this and I am embarrassed to admit I cannot recall who said it, so am not able to give the credit to the speaker other than to say it was on creativeLive. Pick it up and see how it feels. As long as your tec. specs are in line with what you need. It has to feel right in your hands.
Nikon. It's very user friendly.... We have both cameras (Canon and Nikon) and we prefer Nikon. Great Camera.
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I switched to the new Olympus EM5 because it feels like my old Leica M3, the lenses are great, and I like the size of my camera bag!
Are you polling to guide you to a brand to buy?
If you are looking to shoot in low light then Nikon D4 is the best the money can buy these days just because it has the largest pixel size on the market and thus the best signal to noise ratio of the raw sensor capture.
If you shoot landscape go for the largest megapixel count you can find.
If sports or animals is your thing, find 10fps or better. Beware - some cameras are marketed with high fps rates but if you read the specs closely, the highest speed is either not sustainable or at lower jpeg resolution only.
There is no such thing as the best camera. Each one is an engineering compromise between cost, features and marketing.
Look for features you need rather than going with the crowd.
The D3s actually has greater photosite area per pixel than the D4 :)
I try to use the best tool for the job, this may include gear from many brands. I currently am a devoted Canonista, but will also use a Sony to utilize my terrific Minolta lenses. I've used less Nikons over the last decade. I'm a huge fan of L Series lenses these days as well as Canon's ETTL-II SpeedLites. Every human hand is unique, Canons fit mine better than Nikons. Canon's are my Bread and Butter, although I have and use gear from Multiple Brands.
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Truly too many quality lenses from all brands to list here. Of All brands, Canon's are used most the time. I keep versatile and current to support students from all walks of life.
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I love that most people get it. A camera is a tool. You buy what works for YOU. I know lots of people that have switched from Canon to Nikon and Nikon to Canon because the cameras FELT better to them.
The end result is what matters.
That said, I would love a Hasselblad ☺
oooohhh... forgot about Hasselblad. Nice twist at the end.
NikonD7000 al the way
better fit in your hand best lenses and faster focusing & moor focusing points.
hmmmm when I was a film girl i was using Nikons...now I have a 60D canon and a back up 450D Canon..and yes i do like them but i would like to in the future get back to my nikons..just prefer them to shoot with..like their feel..etc and prefer the lenses etc..however, really they ae both great.
Both are excellent systems but I shoot Canon myself.
I have a Sony a350 as well as the sonya850------my a350 is now by back-up camera--love my a850
I love my Sony too!! I have the A580 and the A300.
Depends on what you're doing and what you like. My own opinion is that Nikon is sharper out of the box but also flatter, while Canon is a little softer and creamier with more depth. It used to be that Canon glass was hard to beat, but both companies now produce excellent optics. For landscapes, it's hard to beat Canon's prosumer and pro line, but for fast movement, i.e. sports and kids, Nikon's auto focus is pretty great. Nikon's D700 has a max burst speed (no extra battery) of 8-9 fpm and a 51-point AF, while Canon's 5DII max burst is 4.8 with a 19-pt. AF. Nikon's flash system is much, much better. I shoot Canon because my first SLR was on sale at a great price, it fits my hand better, and I have invested in really good glass. And all things considered, I like that semi-dreamy, buttery depth that I first mentioned better than the general look of Nikon shots.
Nikon all the way! If I ever switch from Nikon it will only be to switch to Medium Format.
Yes same with me ,next Nikon will be an FX full frame
Went from Canon Mark II to a full Nikon now. Love the switch!
But my heart still belongs to Olympus
interesting comment -- my film days in school I LOVED the Olympus camera for 35mm film. But my first camera I could buy was my stepgranddad's Minolta SRT102. I got the x370 in school. Thinking of getting a sony body down the road to use those lenses... and as a good traveling cam...
My heart also belongs to Olympus. .... but I'm switching to Canon in the near future - why? The sensor size, that is true, but mostly because they can't seem to get out of that 12mp rut they are in.
I have the NIKON D2XS....bought it new and have shot with it for years. Recently I have debated switching to Canon??? Guessing I am wanting someone to talk me out of it!! Pricey change it would be.....Thx to any advice!
"Canon or Nikon?" What are those? Aren't those printers and binoculars, or something? ;-p
I'm shooting with Sony and Olympus gear these days. I've also got some Minolta SLR gear, but I'm not shooting film these days. I still might, some day, for fun.
Anyway, if someone was planning his or her first DSLR purchase, asking "Canon or Nikon?" would be one of the worst questions to start with. Like many people have already mentioned before, it doesn't really matter what brand you're using, as long as it fits in your hand, so polls like this are pretty pointless.
I have a Sony Cyber Shot and it works for me!
Nikon - Invest in glass,lights and light modifiers! 5-10 years from who knows what we will be shooting with! ;)
Love my Nikon gear!!
I shoot Canon - in my bag there is normally a 5D mkii, 5D and 30D. I've been shooting Canon for many years now and love it. I shot with Nikon, Pentax and Minolta in the past. I believe that the machine is only as good as the operator - so whatever brand you have - learn to work with it and make the best of it - keep on shooting!
I was a Nikon girl for years and very happy but the canon 5d mark II convinced me to change. Magazines and photo libraries were insisting on more megapixels. Love the canon but miss all my Nikon lenses..
They have a faster autofocus (cool for low light). But your choice depends on what you need. Both brands are the best choices. Nikon has the best speedlight on market: SB900 (I didn't use the newest SB910 yet). Nikon has a faster max sync speed and continuous shooting.
I shoot Canon now, but I am looking to switch to Sony in the future. I see a lot of good things happening there and they keep on pushing to be the best. Once the new version of the A900 comes in a different body I will be on board. For now my 7d feels great in my hand and that is very important.
I use a Sony A900 coupled with Zeiss lenses (24-70 and 16-35). I also use G lenses (70-200) and some primes (50f1.4 and Tamron90macro). I primary do studio work, and believe this is an unbeatable combo for this matter. I am saving for a 85f1.4
For everyday use I have a Sony A580 coupled with a Zeiss 16-80 and a 35f1.8. Suberb colors, low noise, fast shooting... what else?
I would say it is what you are use to, what you have learned with, what fits you better. I started out with a Pentax K1000 back in 1978, was given a Canon AE1 and have been a Canon shooter ever since. What ever type you have learn it to its maximum capabilities it will make your art even better.
Your choice, as many people have said. My preference is for Nikon, for all the reasons mentioned here by others - I have been a Nikon fan since 1969 (owned an original Nikon F), have all Nikon-format glass, like the build quality, the way the controls work, etc. If I were buying now I'd probably get a D7000 which is the upper-mid-range, or one of the pro models, depending on budget.
But don't take my word or anybody else's - "light your own damned fire" - try out two models of each brand, with similar lenses, for a weekend each. There are several nationwide rental places as well as some local ones at least in the big centers. When you consider what you will spend on lenses, and that you can't really switch once you start buying lenses, it's almost as big an investment as getting married :-) So take it seriously, and try out all the suitors.
I love your idea of trying both brands since I am looking into upgrading my camera but I don't want to invest in one just to find out that I actually like the other better. I live in a small town in Montana, the odds of finding a rental place is slim. Do you have any ideas that I could look into?
do a search online, there's a place that rents lenses, etc. they are on facebook. They ship to you and you ship it back.
I switched from Sony to Canon after my local repair guy said that he couldn't repair Sony cameras because he can't get Sony parts. He recommended either Nikon or Canon. So I bought a Canon T2i which lasted 17 months after which the shutter died (35K shots). Needing a camera for an upcoming trip and not wanting to buy new lenses, I bought a Canon T3i (my favorite lens has an EF-S mount) but I'm really eager to try something in an upscale Nikon which provides better exposure bracketing controls for HDR.
Sony A77 (previously Sony A700). Ergonomics are awesome.
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Nikon D300S but I don't discriminate! As soon as I can get my hands on the Canon 5D Mark II, I will.
I started with a Nikon D3100. After a year am ready for the Nikon D7000!!
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Sony a850 as well here. I also loooove the Zeiss 85mm.
concentrate on the glass (lens)
Nikon doesn't make a version of my favorite lens (70-200 f/4 IS) that I know of, so Canon works best for me (the f/2.8 is too heavy). I also like the hand of the Canon cameras and the menus.
I have a Sony A850. Love it.
Canon. Started with an AT-1 way back in the day. Still have an F-1 that I really need to use again.
Canon. Have been a Canon fan since the mid-70's. I now have a Canon 60D from a 20D.
I use Canon. When I decided I just seem to know more canon shooters, & equipment seemed more available used too. Was able to pick up a flash at a great price See what feels good in your hands. I also likeds the way Canons controls are better. They both have advantages & disadvantages.
This is so helpful. Many thanks for all the comments.
I agree with digitalmitchell and cornicello, choose the brand your friends shoot with. The feel of it plays a roll too but you can adjust to the camera the more you use it. Having the ability to test or borrow equipment from your friends is a huge benefit.
I bought Konica Minolta a couple of years ago so I was forced to switch to Sony. Now - with the A77 coming - I though what was the best way to spend my money now (I didn't have very good lenses so needed to invest there as well) and the outcome was either Nikon or Canon and not Sony. After picking up a 5D and a D700 body it wasn't very hard to decide, the Canon is way to plastic to justify the enormous amount of money so Nikon it is. Together with a 50mm 1.4, the 70-200 and the 24-70 (both 2.8).
Canon. It fits better in my hands.
Canon. Ain't too many HD video cameras with Nikon on them
Canon, only because I started, when I was 13, with a Canon A1 film camera at the suggestion of a friend who shot Canon. Now I tell people it does not matter which brand you get they are both good, but if you have a friend that shoots one then that might be a good choice to get as you can learn from them and even share equipment (if it is a good friend, that is). My best photo friend shoots with the "N" word, LOL.
Having watched a number of the CL classes it appears that most of the teachers/students use Canon 5D?
However, I'm a Nikon man
Canon, I have just put too much money into my glass to switch now.
Canon for me, why? I went to a store, picked up the Nikon models, and then the Canon models. Did a little in store shooting with them and liked Canon more, thats all that matters to me really.
I vote for Nikon.
I shoot Nikon for 90% of what I do. I love the way it feels, functions, and that the name is super close to my name, lol! The 10% of the time I'm shooting Canon is for shooting video, shooting remote tethering, or shooting at creativeLIVE.
It's a personal choice really, I agree with Kate that you can't go wrong either way.
It doesn't really matter. Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax. They all do a great job. Find the one that is most comfortable in your hands. Or one that your friends use if you think they'll let you borrow accessories.
My answer to these question is...
When choosing a camera, you look at three major things:
What you need it to do.
What you can afford.
What feels right in your hands.
Both Nikon and Canon make amazing cameras, you won't go wrong either way...
the object is to take good photographs. Canon, Nikon, Sony, and a few others are all top class cameras and their lenses are all excellent too. Technically they are all top class and all do pretty much the same things and have the same bells and whistles, 90% of which you'll never use anyway, just like Photoshop!!!
The only way to decide is to go into a camera shop and play with the different brands in your price range.
Kate has got it right. The camera for you is the one you feel comfortable with. How it sits in your hands, are the buttons and controls in the right place for you. Which one has the easiest menu for you to read.
In short, technically there is not much, if any, difference in quality or results. The difference optically will never be seen by you!
It's the brand that FEELS right for YOU.
I second Kate's comment. Though I own nothing but Nikons it doesn't mean I am a better shooter than the guy with Canon. Follow Kate's advice but also remember having the most bells and whistles doesn't make it better. Look at the equipment that Ansel Adams shot with :)
I used to shoot Nikon film cameras (FM-2, F3 etc) but since photography is just a hobby for me and I'm a video shooter by trade, when the Canon 5D mk2 came out it didn't make sense to own 2 sets of bodies/lenses since Nikon's video wasn't/isn't up to video broadcast standards.
However, having said that, if someone asks me for a recommendation for an inexpensive DSLR and they aren't interested in video at all - I recommend Nikon. I really dislike the Canon 'Rebel' lineup. Build quality of the Nikon entry level products (bodies & lenses) are far superior IMHO!
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That's good to know -- just got a D3200 (entry level cam -- with 24 mp). I love it. Right now just using the kit lenses, and will add as I grow and will likely upgrade to a good used pro model in another year or so... when the budget allows it!