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Canon vs. Nikon

It’s no big secret around here that I want a new camera, a DSLR, to be more specific.   I know, I can’t stop talking about it.  I’m saving everything I can and trying to come up with a way to make more extra money faster. Once I decide that I want something, it is hard to sit back and wait. I’ve been waiting for a long time already. So while I’m waiting, I’m shopping online.
Canon T1iI think I’ve narrowed it down to the camera that makes the most sense for me – a Canon EOS Rebel T1i .  It is reasonably priced and from what I can tell has all of the features that I really want. I have it added to my Amazon wishlist and threw it out on Twitter this morning.

deew27And then I got this response:


And then I thought about it.  I’ve pretty much decided on Canon, but what if there is some sort of amazing magical thing that Nikons do that nobody has bothered to tell me about?  What if I’m missing out on something incredible by not opening myself up to other options?  I have nothing against Nikon.  I actually have a very old Nikon camera that I really liked at the time.  But, I have a Canon right now that I’m absolutely in LOVE with.  I’m just ready to move above and beyond my PowerShot.

So, I’m opening up the floor: Canon vs. Nikon

Tell me what you love about your Canon.  Tell me what you love about your Nikon.  Any negatives about either one? I want to know.  Keep in mind that I’m very much a beginner.  I’m looking for something to learn on, but also something that will last me a while because I don’t see another big purchase coming for a long time.  Just keep it nice and informative please!  I’m ready to soak it all in.

Also? If you have a specific model that you think is perfect for someone who knows a little about photography but wants to be awesome at it, feel free to share that too!

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  1. Jen Jen

    I’m biased, I have had 4 Canons and loved them all. I’ve never had a Nikon so I don’t know yay or nay, really. But I can tell you that I have a Canon Rebel XSi and it is my lover. True story!

  2. I was lucky enough to right for Beyond Megapixels for about a year before I went from my Nikon D40 to my next big camera – during that time I was able to try out the Canons and the Nikons on my wish list. At the end of the day I decided to go with the Nikon D700. I went with it for the following reasons:
    There are more automatic focus points…because I don’t shoot manual when shooting kids – they don’t cooperate. And having more chances of getting a great shot is important to me. And the other factor was the ISO sensitivity. Nikon came out on top for me but really you can not make a bad decision.

    I would say if the lenses you’ve purchased would work on one and not the other go with the camera that will allow you to leverage your previous lens investment.

  3. Norma Norma

    I have a Nikon D90 that I bought just a couple of months ago. I love, love, love it! It’s really easy to use, the manual is easy to understand and it has a video feature that comes in very handy. I also have a D40x that I’ve had for 2 years and that was great. I also thought about maybe getting a Canon but since I’ve been so happy with the Nikons I found no reason to switch.

  4. CANON! Here’s what another photographer friend and I have decided (and he has a Nikon) – Canon is just like Nikon, only cheaper!

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