(Closed) NWR – Which Brand SLR?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Best Brand digital SLR camera?
    Sony : (0 votes)
    Nikon : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Canon : (12 votes)
    75 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I just asked The Hubs who is a camera nut and he says 1. Canon, 2. Nikon, 3. Olympus.

    Post # 4
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have a Pentax and I looooooove it. It’s more affordable than Canons and Nikons and takes pics comprable to the ones in the higher price ranges. My Pentax K-7 is fabulous. It was very user friendly…i figured it out really quick and now i’m solely in manual. It has an all magnesium body and it’s made to be inpenetrable to dust but also is made to hold up to extreme cold and high heat. So i don’t squirm at the idea of taking it out in 10 degree weather even if i know we’ll be outside for a few hours. I feel like i can’t hurt it

    Post # 5
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    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’m a fan of Olympus and Pentax.  There is always a learning curve with any DSLR.  Any of the big companies will give you a really good camera: choose a budget, and see what feels right in your hands, then you just have to learn how to use it.  I have small hands, so I didn’t want a big hand grip, (and not a big budget) so I chose the Oly E-420 and I love it to death! 

    Post # 6
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    If you are look for serious quality, and the widest variety of both brand and off-brand lenses, there is absolutely no substitute for canon and nikon. They are the standard. Between the two, the difference really comes down to preference. They are priced similarly, perform similarly, and have similar variety of lenses available. I have a canon and I love it because my first SLR (film) was a canon and I’m very comfortable with it. Nikons are every bit as good, just different. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Before you decide, check out Consumer Reports for the rankings and find out what’s most important to you. (Your local public library should have them for free, or you can pay for an online-only subscription.)  There was a Nikon I had my eye on but it only shot the equivalent of 400 ISO film and I decided that I wanted a more versatile camera than that if I was spending so much money. I ended up with a Canon, and Santa upgraded me to the Rebel T!i which also does HD Video.

    Post # 8
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    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Canon, Canon, Canon!!! I wouldn’t buy anything else.

    Post # 9
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    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love my Canon but wouldn’t hesitate to buy a Nikon if I ever had to replace it.  I don’t think you can go wrong with either one and it really depends on which one feels better in your hand.

    Post # 10
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love my canon, but I also learned on Canon point and shoots.  I would say either Canon or Nikon, whichever you have more experience with.  If you have no experience with either, do any of your close friends have one or the other?  That way if you have questions, they should be able to help you out.

    Post # 11
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Canon canon canon canon canon. I guess I just say that partially because that’s what I’ve had for 15 years, but it’s true. (Film and digital). Still my favorite, and I wouldn’t switch to Nikon even if somehow I’d get the Nikon equiv of all of my lenses. :p

    Santa just upgraded me to a Canon 7d for Christmas, and I’m still dying over it.

    Post # 12
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    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Canon and Nikon are pretty much neck and neck right now in terms of quality.  I recommend going to the store and handling each of them.  It should come down to whichever feels most comfortable in your hands.  We looked at a ton of online reviews of them and tried them out in the stores.  In the end we bought the Canon T1i.  The Nikons were just harder for us to handle and we didn’t like how they had buttons on the left hand side; it seemed like our fingers would easily bump into these buttons when we were holding the camera.

    Check out B&H Photo online and Amazon for deals on these cameras.  They usually have great package deals (with zoom lenses, camera bags, filters, & extra batteries), sometimes manufacturer’s rebates, and free shipping.  Plus you avoid tax if you buy online.

     

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