Nikon or Cannon?

View Poll Results: Nikon or Cannon, which has better DSLR cameras ?
Nikon 6 42.86%
Cannon 8 57.14%
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#1 Jun 10th, 2011, 16:49
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which DSLR camera you think is better, NIKON or CANNON?
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Read this and then YOU tell us what is best for YOU?

http://www.photosafariindia.com/articles/beg1-slr.html
#3 Jun 10th, 2011, 23:23
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Hi
If you want to spend less - Buy a Nikon D 90 Kit
If you want to spend more - Buy a Canon 60 D with Canon 15-85 lens.

Thanks
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#4 Jun 11th, 2011, 11:17
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I'd go with Nikon from personal experience especially if you don't have steady hands and like night/low-light photography. I've taken good shots without a tripod.
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Canon's recent cameras have pretty good high ISO performance, but I would agree with you, Nikon probably has the edge on that one. Though, I am not sure if the difference is appreciable in entry level DSLR's from either camp.

And btw, I didn't vote and I won't either ... this Nikon or Canon debate is almost like asking Sridevi or Rekha? Why can't we have both :-)

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Originally Posted by Nico Pattnaik View Post I'd go with Nikon from personal experience especially if you don't have steady hands and like night/low-light photography. I've taken good shots without a tripod.
#6 Jun 11th, 2011, 11:53
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Mostly, imho, it's not about the bodies but it's about the lenses..they can be a lot, a lot, more expensive than the bodies. Even in resale value.

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...this Nikon or Canon debate is almost like asking Sridevi or Rekha? Why can't we have both :-)
Which is why, after being a Canon loyalist for years, testing waters, I bought a Nikon P500 (not an SLR) recently.








But, this was just to satisfy the wife and kids.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain
#7 Jun 11th, 2011, 11:57
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Absolutely right ... the good lenses (the L lenses from Canon) hold their resale value very well. Just last week, I made a $50 profit on a 3-year old lens. I have always been with Canon (primarily for their lower prices on lenses), but can't say I haven't lusted after a Nikon :-) With Canon and Nikon marching lockstep these days as far as lens prices are concerned, I might just pick one up.
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Originally Posted by arindamdas View Post but can't say I haven't lusted after a Nikon :-)
Cheaper than a good Canon DSLR lens (see above), and 1080P video, extreme zoom, and a bunch of other fun features that the wife and kids like.

Don't ask me about IQ.






Just kidding, one has to really see what they need. Not a brand or feature set, etc.
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So the P500 you got for the wife and kids? :-) And since you mentioned, I have to ask anyway ... how's the IQ?

As for me, even though I have video on one of my cameras, I steadfastly refuse to use it. A camera, to me, will always be for stills.
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Originally Posted by arindamdas View Post how's the IQ?

...As for me, even though I have video on one of my cameras, I steadfastly refuse to use it. A camera, to me, will always be for stills.
Not good, a bit soft but then I'm used to DSLRs, I have the 300D and later the XS, and a old Russian Zenit TTL. You will find the same reviews about P500's IQ elswhere, lack of detail. But, what can you expect in that category, to be fair? Canon has a similar one with 720P HD video and about $30 more.

Agree with you about still cameras for stills and video cameras for videos, but I was quite amazed to see the 1080P video shooting capabilities (and clarity) on the P500, and the other features like the Panorama Assist, HDR, etc.

All that is making me re-think.
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Does it autofocus on the video mode? If so, have you tested it out? How does it perform?
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Yeah, no problems with auto-focus in video mode. There are two ways of doing it actually, pre-focus and zoom/record/pan, etc., or leave it to the camera. The camera did a good job (not re-focusing while zooming, etc) but, you do get some motor noise (audio) on the recording.
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Does it maintain focus properly if you zoom in or out quickly (or pan)?
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I've not done any intensive testing but when I mounted it on a tripod and zoomed 22--->500-600mm (I think. And I firmly believe one needs a tripod at that zoom level), it did a good job, but I'm no professional at video (nor still). That's why I said I'm impressed!

Just that the still images seem a little 'soft' to me.
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That sounds good ... for the softness, one can always add a bit of sharpening in post, if you do post process that is. I always shoot in raw (neutral mode), so my SOOC images are dull, soft, lack contrast, and all that. I add each to taste during post-processing. A lot of work, but the results are usually to my satisfaction.

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