A&P Difference between Nikon and Canon?

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  1. In your opinion, what's the difference? I think a lot of the Nikon D series are comparable to Canon's D series... all though I find Canon's interface and menus/settings eaiser to navigate than Nikon...
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Oddly enough, I find Nikons menus easier and a lot easier. I also like the feel of the Nikon to the Canon in my hands! Just a personal preference I think :dunno:
     
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    my brother received a d80 from his work and I prefer the feel of my 40d to that d80. The d80 felt small and when I was trying to use it in M mode I was so lost. I didnt notice the scroll wheel below the power switch :rofl: I didnt spend much time with it, but I like my 40d over the d80.

    Im sure I could go either way if I wanted, I got a deal on my first canon dslr so I just stuck with them.
     
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    I feel comfortable with Canons but I just like the feel of my Nikons better. Once you get used to something though, you almost always prefer it over anything else. Also, when I played with my D70 and XT back when I first got my D-SLR I felt like the 70 had a more solid feel (now it feels like plastic next to the 700)
     
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    The only Nikon I've ever held is the D90, and I thought it felt very light and plasticky compared to my 40D.

    I think the general consensus is that Nikons have better ergonomics (maybe just the higher end ones? I wasn't impressed with the D90) and also have easier menus to navigate.

    I've only had experience with Canons, and I find them to be quite confortable to hold. The menus, while maybe not the fastest to navigate, are pretty straightforward.
     
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    The D90 is plastic, while the 40D is a magnesium body.
     
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    i think its safe to say there is no difference other than preference. :dunno:
     
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    As a Nikonian:

    I like Nikon's controls better. I can't figure out for the life of me the menus and controls on Canons.

    I like Canon's lenses better. I'm tempted to switch to canon just for their fast primes.
     
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    That's one of the things I like the most of Nikon. I find it more intuitive coming from film SLR where aperture was adjusted on the lens (front) and shutter speed was adjusted on the body (back). On Nikon's DSLR's the front wheel is for the A and the back wheel is for SS (of course these can be switched for your preference).


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    Confession: I used to be a Canon fan boy in my film days. Nikon just has a better feel for me now.
     
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    I went through this a few months ago and realized they are both cameras. I can take pictures with either one.
     
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    IMO, the only technical advantage a system has over the other is nikon's CLS is lightyears ahead of canon's wireless i-TTL..... everything else is just preference.
     
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    really, the thread should have ended here.
     
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    CLS is cool, no doubt. But I think can be happy with either system, both make great bodies/lenses.

    some subtle differences, but those are more preference based, than true deficiencies of any kind.

    just go play with them both. 1 will speak to you more than the other.
    you'll know.
     
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    If you're a gear whore, Canon is more affordable. :wiggle:
     
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    Really? By a lot? I actually never bothered pricing Canon stuff... But it always seemed fairly close...
     
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    A Couple Hundred for comparable pro level zooms.
     
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    aaahhh.. lens prices...

    Body prices are just about in line though...
     
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    I dunno, the D300 is quite a bit more than the 50d.
     
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    wouldn't the 50d be more in line with the d90?
     
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    Nikon because I hate the placement of the shutter button on canons
     
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    The D300 is like a Porsche Cayenne. Its not a sports car, its not a SUV, but it sure is cool as hell and it has a great badge on it. :big grin:
     
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    Canon cameras are designed by engineers. Nikon cameras are designed by photographers.
     
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    In canada, 70-200 IS is 1819 compared to 70-200 VR at 1669
     
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    Sounds like the cold is fucking with people's head up there!
     

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