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    can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    Hi! i'm planning to buy a digital slr soon, but i can't choose between a canon or a nikon. i'm not a pro photographer--purely amateur, my current camera is the Canon G10, and it works fine, shoots almost like an slr, but i want the real thing. i can't decide between the two brands since i love canon, but based on some pictures i've seen, i like how nikon processes pictures. also, i kind of want a semi-pro/pro slr. or at least one that shoots like one, one that can of course, top my g10 (my g10 has 14.7 mp)




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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    I am an amateur at best and I just upgraded from a canon point and shoot to a Nikon D7000. (big jump, I know). Anyway, I think the D7000 could be the last camera I ever buy because it is so technical. I have spent hours reading the manual and researching online and this camera is so easy to use despite its initial intimidation to me. After reading a lot of blogs, reviews etc I think the Nikon are mor for the purists and technically oriented shooters while the Canons are more user friendly for "sophisticated" point and shooters. Of course this is only opinion and I'm sure once you get above the D 7000 price point, any camera is going to be technically advanced. If megapixels is what you like,I believe the canons are higher per price.

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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    When I was deciding which to go with, I went to a store which had both on display and liked the feel of the Nikon better. The canon kit lens felt cheaper to me, not a very technical assesment, but I think I made the right decision. Of course we will all be recommending Nikon here, you may want to look at lenses you may want down the road to decide the best fit. Price and optical ranges vary and that is were you may spend most of your money down the road.
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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    I always get a chuckle how so many get hung up on megapixels. And 9 times out of 10 it's guys that are always talking about how many MP's their camera has! lol If you have 6 or more MP's, you're doing good. If you want to print out huge prints, then sure, go for more MP's. Just remember......the more MP's you have, the larger the files; the larger the files, the larger the memory card; which leads to 'more expensive'.
    I don't think this megapixel war will ever stop. The marketers will get you every time, won't they!
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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    I think you will have to decide...I don't know why you would say on a Nikon site "I love Canon"

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    I'm with Pedroj on this.

    We "Nikonites" can tout the amazingness of our Nikons til the sun goes down (which we'll get several beautiful shots of, because we have awesome cameras, lenses, filters and other paraphernalia), but why did you really ask this question HERE, specifically.

    To me, Canon and Nikon are so similar in that, there will always be someone touting the superiority of one over the other and whoever they are, they are right. It is their opinion. Even the person at the camera store will try to sell you one over the other.

    I have stuck with Nikon as it's what I have always used, it's familiar to me, I like the feel of it, it is reassuring to me. I just don't get why I would suddenly switch to Canon. I've just bought a D7000, and I'm loving it. I am amazed at how well the camera picks up everything. The detail is INCREDIBLE. Even when I think there is an area where all detail has been lost (usually around the sun), I can still find the detail when I play with the image in Photoshop. I really am blown away by the D7k's image capture capabilities.

    The D7000 only has 16mp. I don't plan to have my pics plastered down the side of a bus though.
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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    Quote Originally Posted by snehs123 View Post
    Hi! i'm planning to buy a digital slr soon, but i can't choose between a canon or a nikon. i'm not a pro photographer--purely amateur, my current camera is the Canon G10, and it works fine, shoots almost like an slr, but i want the real thing. i can't decide between the two brands since i love canon, but based on some pictures i've seen, i like how nikon processes pictures. also, i kind of want a semi-pro/pro slr. or at least one that shoots like one, one that can of course, top my g10 (my g10 has 14.7 mp)
    Nikons newest entry level has 24 megapixels would you consider it semi pro...About $700 body only...Specs in link below

    Product no longer available - Fotofriends Cameras On-line Sydney, NSW[name]=Nikon-D3200-DSLR---Body-Only---Black-NIKON-D3200&catalog[product_guids][0]=fcf53420-6c4f-012f-87c4-20cf30bab63e

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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    This thread is more than 2 years old... Before answering a thread, check the date of the post. This one is going nowhere.
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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    Lol, maybe the op is still undecided
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    Re: can't choose between a canon or a nikon

    Quote Originally Posted by cnyram View Post
    Lol, maybe the op is still undecided
    Well if he was hesitant between 2 models, he'll be in for a surprise when he gets to the store to get his new camera...
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