These are my two top picks right now, and I'm leaning toward the Canon because of the price. But, I like the looks of the Nikon better, and also the layout of the buttons. Would it be worth it to pay the extra $150 for the Nikon's extra megapixels and better layout?
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AdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7614 times:
They're both good cameras I'm sure. Once you buy your first body, you're committing yourself to an entire product line that you will be investing your money into as you fill your equipment bag. (unless you stoop to buying sigma crap )
So, be sure to think about the Lenses, flashes, external devices (ie. cable release), and who you'll be shooting with. I got Canon because it's been a household name around my family and friends. We can all give eachother support on our problems and swap lenses when we're shooting together. If I'd gotten Nikon, sure I would have gotten a good camera, but I woulda been on my own, without the help and support of my friends.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7614 times:
The D70s and D80 ideas are good but I'd certainly choose a 350D over a D50. Let's not forget the guy's budget here also - bear in mind that the D70s and D80 are intermediate cameras and not entry-level models.
Have you considered the 400D? The replacement for the 350D, it has 10.1MP and a self-cleaning sensor, and is in my opinion better than both the D40/D40x and D50.