CANON 1200d OR NIKON

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Concern acknowledged VA..

Now I have been on 4 treks in the himalayas recently, and I have seen friends (after the trek) carry these dslr, at times with the twin lens set as well and capture some amazing snaps with their cameras, which I could only dream of with my very basic canon point and shoot.. I actually envy them at times. Not at other times, because I had this particular friend who would then put her camera and lenses in our bags once the hike would start. Most of the treks that I have been to have been organised by YHAI, which caters to a wide age group. I had my Mom with me for the Sarpass trek. So the difficulty level, hiking distance have so far been reasonable. And I did carry my 10400 powerbank for one of the recent treks, used to power my phone to take the snaps that I have put up in the mobile clicks.

Once I start some serious hiking, what you say would stand out even more distinctly..
And I did see the snaps with the RX100, were really nice..

So like a pendulum the swing continues..
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa, VOF, Kedarkantha, Kuari Pass, Brahmatal Trek
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Himalaya calling. Would love to hear the final decision when I return.
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VA , I didn't imply that a single battery would nullify the weight advantage. But a few sure would. There may be about a million permutations and combinations , with relative advantages and disadvantages. The real deal breaker for olyfujisoni , for me , was lack of service and the situation has remained about the same. Oly is still brilliant and Fuji is superb for slow, deliberate shooting which suits landscape. The trouble as well as cost of ownership is just too high. I had to pay 15k for a basic oly flash while Nikon sells them for about half of that.
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The last time I trekked, I carried a fm3a and a 24, 50 and 105. I long for such days. Have one scheduled, seems like need to buy a mule.
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Have a great trip Somnath.. And as always get us some beautiful photos and lovely memories to share..
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contrarian view

For a non-professional (i.e those that do not have it as primary source of income) should look at mirrorless cameras. They are lighter, and have nearly the same features, functionality and range of lens.

YMMV.
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Have a good trip, Som.

p.s. snotty - i suggest you look at 'the best mountain scenery' thread - indiatramp who advises regularly on the hiking sub, uses a sigma DP - something a serious photographer will not carry (it's a very niche camera) but the color rendition is superb. Two years back, for shikharji (~30 kms in a day), I dared not carry my relatively compact DSLR.
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Wish you a wonderful trip and a lot of photography!
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Hi snooty,

In my view point the simple logic of buying Canon or Nikon is the personal liking. BOth are excellant brands. Myself got Nikon.

Canon ---- Good for Landscape Photography due to its soft to eyes colour depth and soft edge photos
Nikon ---- Good for Still photography with it sharp colour depth and sharp edged photos

Surprisingly my personal favourite will be Canon these days.
Subhra
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Man Earn for Living. I Earn for Touring........Natures Calling..Got to plan again.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post For a non-professional (i.e those that do not have it as primary source of income) should look at mirrorless cameras. They are lighter, and have nearly the same features, functionality and range of lens.

YMMV.
But the budget
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Have a good trip, Som.

p.s. snotty - i suggest you look at 'the best mountain scenery' thread - indiatramp who advises regularly on the hiking sub, uses a sigma DP - something a serious photographer will not carry (it's a very niche camera) but the color rendition is superb. Two years back, for shikharji (~30 kms in a day), I dared not carry my relatively compact DSLR.
Thanks VA. A family vacation, mainly a gastronomical one mmmmm
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The price range is comparable. +/- $50
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I am sure you meant +/- 250 as per your comparison link.
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Really it's a shame how mirrorless cameras are insanely priced in India.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Really it's a shame how mirrorless cameras are insanely priced in India.
This is insane. 99.9% of cameras manufactured on this planet are mirrorless. All those mobile cameras, security cameras, action cameras, point and shoots... How does one define mirrorless? Only SLRs have mirrors, an insignificant minority, aren't they?
MEDIOCRITY IS WITHIN MY REACH
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By your *cough* definition, Tachihara 4x5 is also mirror-less? Light goes through the lens, directly to the plate so ....



snottyji- please hire a ponny if you'd like to carry this one up badrinath. Here's some inspiration - http://www.mountainphotography.com/gallery/resolution/

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