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    Default Canon EOS 30D vs. Nikon D200?

    Hi folks,

    Here I am sitting confused over these two DSLR's. Since I am just another newbie around the block, can I kindly get inputs from you all as to which one is the better over the other? And I know that this discussion can easily turn to be a very subjective evaluation, but please try your best to be fair in giving your two cents. Thanks folks and greatly appreciate whatever you have to say.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks,

    Here I am sitting confused over these two DSLR's. Since I am just another newbie around the block, can I kindly get inputs from you all as to which one is the better over the other? And I know that this discussion can easily turn to be a very subjective evaluation, but please try your best to be fair in giving your two cents. Thanks folks and greatly appreciate whatever you have to say.

    Cheers.
    Both are about the same. You won't go wrong with either.

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    Heard that replacement models for these 2 cameras will be out soon. 40D as soon as within 1-2 weeks.

    Maybe can consider seeing the specs of the new cameras before deciding?

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    I've seen a snippets of the specs but dunno how much it will cost. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midicity View Post
    Heard that replacement models for these 2 cameras will be out soon. 40D as soon as within 1-2 weeks.

    Maybe can consider seeing the specs of the new cameras before deciding?
    How, u gonna get 40D Heard got live preview leh....

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    30D is cheaper than D80 now...

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    Both are excellent cameras. I think a more important question you need to ask yourself is: what are the lenses you would need? Once you buy into a "system" it becomes expensive to switch -- when you have assembled a variety of lenses/flashes and other accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midicity View Post
    Heard that replacement models for these 2 cameras will be out soon. 40D as soon as within 1-2 weeks.
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit6003 View Post
    How, u gonna get 40D Heard got live preview leh....
    He say..... You heard..... Who confirmed?

    Some people must get the latest and greatest so that they can take pictures. Think of the pictures you are not taking while waiting for the next camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    He say..... You heard..... Who confirmed?

    Some people must get the latest and greatest so that they can take pictures. Think of the pictures you are not taking while waiting for the next camera.
    Aiya,

    Me talking to my good friend midicity, why you interrupt? You know him and what camera he is holding meh?

    I just think that if the 40D is indeed coming out, it is time for him to upgrade his kit la.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit6003 View Post
    Aiya,

    Me talking to my good friend midicity, why you interrupt? You know him and what camera he is holding meh?

    I just think that if the 40D is indeed coming out, it is time for him to upgrade his kit la.
    If its meant for him only, use the pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    If its meant for him only, use the pm.
    Aiyo, like tat also must use PM ah, then I think we all use PM la.

    Just kidding la, ok, I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit6003 View Post
    How, u gonna get 40D Heard got live preview leh....
    Yup, Aim for it long time already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midicity View Post
    Yup, Aim for it long time already.
    Yeah, I think it is time you get the double digits Canon liao....for me, I don't think I'll be getting one, since I'm very happy with my 30D still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shutterbux View Post
    Hi folks,

    Here I am sitting confused over these two DSLR's. Since I am just another newbie around the block, can I kindly get inputs from you all as to which one is the better over the other? And I know that this discussion can easily turn to be a very subjective evaluation, but please try your best to be fair in giving your two cents. Thanks folks and greatly appreciate whatever you have to say.

    Cheers.
    Hi,
    I must say that you won't go wrong with either of them. You have made a very good choice and fortunate to be able to start with 30D or D200.

    Personally, I have slight preference over the D200 for it's built, which is very solid and the dials and buttons are easy to use. The top LCD is bigger than 30D and the grip somehow feels nicer :-)

    I am currently a Nikon, Canon and Olympus user and the D200 is my favourite currently. A Nikkor 17-55mm/2.8 goes very well with the D200. If you go for 30D, Canon has a similar 17-55mm f2.8 as well.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Canon EOS 30D vs. Nikon D200?

    Read the latest copy of Practical Photography... they have listed the pros and cons of 4 models in it which has both these 2 in...

    Choose one you'll prefer.
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    Default Re: Canon EOS 30D vs. Nikon D200?

    You guys have been such a great help here and I think I will go for the Nikon D200, having read some reviews and comparisons between the two as well as all of your opinions. And I have to agree with Viewpoint about the more important question being what kind of lenses I am using.

    All in all, I had help from this thread. LOADS OF THANKS PEEPS!
    Rest assured I'll be posting questions about the D200 soon enough.

    Cheers.

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