Better still, go rent one out and try then decide.
Nikon lenses are expensive, but very good.
Canon body in not so handy, but has the latest sensor.
so its hard to decide which brand to choose.
Camera doesnt make any difference, if you dont know how to take good pictures.
the best bet is just go rent...
try first then decide ltr...
Hey guys! thanks for the advise! Today just bought Canon 400D for $1475!
Will have to learn more from you guys!
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My mistake, I meant CMOS.
Comparing the D80 to the 30D, The Nikons has more direct control buttons and some say has better light metering. Many of the Canon controls are only in the menus.
I can verify that Canon has terrible Auto White Balance in Tungsten lighting.
Megapixels is important but not does mean everything. The older cameras that some guys suggested like Nikon D50, D70 or Canon 10D, 20D are pretty decent for your budget.
Canon EOS 50D • 24-105mm f4 L IS • 70-200mm f/4 IS L • 50mm f/1.8 •