Advantages of dSLR camera

camerasaregreat

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What is advantage of buying a Nikon camera(SLR). What is the difference between Cannon and Nikon SLR camera other than the price.
 

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Zulumika

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I'm obsessed by noise. I want to shoot at high iso without noise (less possible). According to dpreview, they claim that "generally" nikon has lower noise levels that canon. But not by much - just like the tiny tiny details... Like I said, I'm obsessed. BUT, if you want more megapixels, then go with canon. They have 15 and 18mp at affordable prices.

Sometimes, It's just a matter of taste, weight, look and feel and what's available for accessorizing you cam. CHeers!
 

blueiron

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Try handling both brands of DSLR.

I went with Nikon specifically because the controls are way more intuitive and ergonomic. A Canon seems like it was designed by someone with a range of motion impairment.
 

KennethHamlett

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Try handling both brands of DSLR.

I went with Nikon specifically because the controls are way more intuitive and ergonomic. A Canon seems like it was designed by someone with a range of motion impairment.

Totally agree. I have shot with all major brands and Nikon always "feels" right. You'll get great results from either brand, but when you hold a Nikon you can tell ergonomics play a major factor in the design and development of the line. Like blueiron said, go try one on for size. Whatever feels right for you is the one you'll use the most and after all it's about getting out there and shooting, regardless of what you use.
 

Greywoulf

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Hey, the song doesn't say "I got a Canon camera", right?

KODACHROME. by Paul Simon:
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When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu---cation
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a NIKON CAMERA
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match
my sweet imagination
everything looks WORSE in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a NIKON CAMERA
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome

Mama don't take my Kodachrome away.
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But then we did take the Kodachrome away after all, didn't we?
 
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goz63

Senior Member
It always seems to come down to mega pixels vs ergonomics. Canon wins the mega pixel race. And the reason is...marketing. People seem to think more MP means better when in some cases the opposite is true. Did you ever wonder why Nikon wins on the low noise race? One of the reasons is that they don't try and cram more MP on the sensor. This often times results in extra noise. Now for the advantages of 18MP on a CMOS sensor. The only one I can see is that you might be able to blow up the picture file bigger, but that is not always the case. So you end up with a HUGE picture file with little gain. But the marketing tells you that bigger is better so many people get the Canon based on that.

To be honest, my reason for going with Nikon over Canon was none of these. I wanted Nikon glass. You will find few people that will tell you Canon lenses are better than Nikon. Not to say Canon makes crappy lenses, but Zulu said, it is suttle differences that separate the two. I was looking at the Canon T2i vs the D90. The camera bodies at the time were $14 apart. Basically dead even. The lens was the determining factor.

Most reviews will tell you that whichever line you go with you will get great pictures. Ergonomics are subjective but I think the Nikon wins. The glass is arguably better but in the long run both are good. But "best" is always the enemy of good and I believe Nikon to be the best. JHHO
 

Ranie

Senior Member
I agree with Mark.
It was the lenses first that made me decide to get a Nikon.

About the megapixel race, in DX (crop body) bodies, Canon should have a higher megapixel count than its Nikon counterpart to compensate for the higher crop factor sensor. (X1.5 for Nikon, X1.6 for Canon)
 

goz63

Senior Member
Ranie, I had not thought about the crop factor difference between Canon and Nikon when choosing a MP body. Good catch.
 

PhotoSnapShot

Senior Member
Here's my 2 cents worth.
A few years back when I got my first dSLR I was looking at the Canon Rebel or the Nikon D70. I did a fair amount of research on the cameras at that time and I went the Nikon. It seemed like it was the better camera for me. One of the things that I liked was the D70 didn't have a delay when you turned it on and the battery lasted longer. Don't get me wrong I think both companies make good cameras. But after using a friends Cannon EOS 50D and finding it only had one shared adjustment dial for both the shutter speed and aperture, which I found this a little cumbersome when I was use to having separate controls on my Nikon. Needless to say I was even happier with my Nikon.
 

Carolina Photo Guy

Senior Member
I am surprised that ALL of you missed the most obvious diff between Canon and Nikon lenses.

Canon lenses are heavier. I always use Canon lenses as paperweights so my docs don't go flying away in a stiff breeze.

Much like the one that we are shooting now.

Hope this helps.

Pete
 

fotojack

Senior Member
LOL! Pete, you kill me! :) But you are so right. Canon lenses ARE much heavier. And Nikon glass is world renowned for it's excellence in lenses. Ask any top photojournalist or portrait photographer, and they'll tell you that Nikon wins hands down. And as others have stated in here, the ergonomics of the camera will tell you what to buy. Don't get sucked into the megapixel myth. I know of 5 MP cameras that will blow the pants off the higher MP cameras. It boils down to the photographer and the lenses, not megapixels.
Greater lens choice is also a benefit of Nikon. You just can't beat Nikon for price and quality. Nikon has been making cameras and lenses before Canon was out of short pants! :)
 
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