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Canon or Nikon?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Big question, much like apple or Microsoft!

I am currently using a Canon 450D and would like to experience Nikon cameras to see which I prefer (admittedly at the end of the day its down to preference)

Can you tell me what experiences you've had with either?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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I have owned both and prefer the canon. I find there is more control on the camera. Just check out the reviews. You will generally find the canon represents a more true image which Is also a bit sharper. The colours are very vibrant on the nikons which can get a bit annoying after a while. I know alot of this is down to lenses. But after 3 nikons and 5 canons. The canon produces the better picture overall
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Canon
#3
My wife has a D200 but it seems like Cannons are making better Cameras of late, and I'm sure she will switch over to a newer Cannon when we can afford.
#4
Well lets be honest, there are hundreds of thousands of professional photographers out there and typically split between Canon and Nikon. I don't hear any Nikon professionals saying to customers and picture editors 'sorry but it would have been sharper and more natural looking on a Canon'! It's all in the settings. The Nikon Canon debate has been ongoing for years and quite simply you have to buy into what suits your style of photography and what accessories you may need in future. In general you will not get the best from either if you cannot afford the own brand lenses but of course some of the best lenses can be very expensive. Importantly you should think about ergonomics, for example Nikons tend to put all the required controls as buttons and dials whilst Canon often bury these in menus on lower/mid models.` I like being able to quickly access these function and Nikon build quality tends to be pretty good.
I think image quality will be similar at your price point but cameras like the Nikon D90 set a benchmark a year or so back. Canons tend to have a wider range of secondhand lenses available on the websites with small ads.

There is no right answer, it's whatever feels right and you can afford. Either will do the job. You really need to narrow it down to specific models to do a comparison. If you prefer sports photography you may prefer one model over another if that was more suited to landscapes.
#5
ive always sworn by Nikon. purely becasue everywhere i worked as a snapper thats what kit they had. never had a fault with it & their 35mm stuff was built like tanks. ive since moved to the digital era & went for nikon again. ive seen the canons & like others have mentioned its depends on your need. goto a shop & have a feel of both. ive always felt that canons arent really the choice of press, but ive been outta the game for 10 years.....
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I was a nikon fanatic back in 35mm days, sold it, and a while later discovered canons, and since have used both nikon and canon, I err on the side of canon as I have had a couple of canon compacts and a bridge camera, and think the layout and menu design is better on the canon. most people pick a side based on what lenses they are carrying over from before. Nikons probably look more subdued or natural, maybe preferred for human models, more film like, canon tend to be a bit more colourful and sharper looking.

Try and try some more, your style and artistic ability is more important than the camera, but look at the choices, prices, lense costs and see what you can try out.
#7
See what I mean, no offence meant but2nd and 8th post have differing opinions on Nikon colours. It is simply the settings not the cameras or lenses. Don't trust me, read the reviews, Nikon lenses often come out top. I tend to find Nikon more natural and then control colour and sharpness in post processing. It is true that to get the best out of better Nikon cameras it is tweaking in PP, but someof the more amateur ca\meras possibly address this in in-camera jpg processing.

I'm not out to sell a Nikon, but simply rather I'd not have the thread full of misconceptions. Sony have also produced some good cameras at the top end. I don't like their default happy smiley false colours but top end they have some good stuff for landscapes and low image noise images.
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See what I mean, no offence meant but2nd and 8th post have differing opinions on Nikon colours. It is simply the settings not the cameras or lenses. Don't trust me, read the reviews, Nikon lenses often come out top. I tend to find Nikon more natural and then control colour and sharpness in post processing. It is true that to get the best out of better Nikon cameras it is tweaking in PP, but someof the more amateur ca\meras possibly address this in in-camera jpg processing.

I'm not out to sell a Nikon, but simply rather I'd not have the thread full of misconceptions. Sony have also produced some good cameras at the top end. I don't like their default happy smiley false colours but top end they have some good stuff for landscapes and low image noise images.


This is a similar argument to the iPhone/HTC and Apple/PC debate. It will go on for ever and ever. But all you can do is may your own decisions.

While this post is correct in saying its the in camera settings. Not all people want to shoot in RAW, quite a lot of people want the camera to do all the work. And out of the box, Canon seem to do the trick for me. Bearing in mind I have owned 3 Nikon's and 5 Canon's - The proof in the pudding is in the eating, and I have the pudding right on my computer!!
#9
When I decided it was time to move up from my Panasonic bridge camera to a proper dSLR I trawled the internet for reviews on the various cameras available in my price range. I went into High Street stores to have a 'touchy feely' experience with the various brands and I have to say the Nikon won hands down. The build quality felt so much better than any of the others, except the Pentax, which was on a par with the Nikon but unfortunately, I couldn't find a High Street store with the particular model I wanted, so decided against going for it. The Sony's and the Canon's were very plasticy and cheap feeling, including the lens. As soon as I held the Nikon my mind was instantly made up. I went for the D80 and im afraid most of you who say one image is better from this brand to that brand etc etc is only because you dont really know how to use the camera properly. The images are superb!!
Nikon all the way!!

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