3rd August 2004, 08:50 PM
3rd August 2004, 09:01 PM
So is true that there are more Cannon around. Does that mean that it is easier to get accessories for Cannon DSLR compare to Nikon?
3rd August 2004, 09:24 PM
Correction, it is CANON not CANNON.
Wonder who want to stand in front of me if I shoot with cannon?
3rd August 2004, 09:26 PM
Yes, i think so too, in terms of second hand accessories/lens..
Originally Posted by HMC
3rd August 2004, 09:28 PM
For me.... i have been using canon all ther while and so i am more familiar with the function....
I think it depends on what you are more familiar with.... if you have been a Nikon user so Nikon function are more familiar to you....
If you still cannot make a decision..... use your budget as your guildeline.....
And also check out the price of the accessories.... cos you are sure to buy those at a later time when you want to play with more functions.... go with the one you can afford
3rd August 2004, 09:29 PM
Okay in all seriousness. Both are bigger systems than you will ever likely need.
There probably are more Canon users in the market overall, but at the sector which you might be interested in, Nikon might be the better buy. At another sector Canon will be the better buy.
Based on the fact that you seem to be starting out, I'm assuming you're aiming at entry level systems. At present, the Nikon D70 represents a much better buy than the 300D. So it's a moot point if you're only ever going to spend X on your photography and are not going to go beyond that level, then the other cameras and the rest of the system shouldn't bother you.
3rd August 2004, 09:34 PM
3rd August 2004, 09:46 PM
3rd August 2004, 09:47 PM
My first camera was Canon range finder (QL 17). It was great and function well. Now I am using Nikon, and it does not mean Canon is no good. Canon and Nikon will be running neck to neck in trying to capture market share by using their technology such as IS vs VR, SM vs AFS, etc...so in my opinion, it is your choice.
For entry DSLR, I agree with most reviews here that D70 may have more functionality than its Canon 300D.
3rd August 2004, 09:48 PM
Only good thing about canon is their telephoto lenses. sui ah!
3rd August 2004, 10:07 PM
what i mean sui was.. the image quality and also the lens's speed.
3rd August 2004, 10:18 PM
I think 300D with hack is not bad too? Though i havent tried! haha..
Originally Posted by White Balance
Oh, here's another reason, Canon got hack(at least for 300D) but not for nikon. keke
3rd August 2004, 10:20 PM
Nikon users don't need one. keke
Originally Posted by ordinaryless
3rd August 2004, 10:36 PM
haha, well said..
Originally Posted by arikevin
3rd August 2004, 11:35 PM
3rd August 2004, 11:59 PM
that bus ad came out quite some time before the D70 was released...
Originally Posted by y0ngcheng
4th August 2004, 12:00 AM
wah. This topic again.
Very simple, you go and ask around how many people switch from Canon to Nikon and how many from Nikon to Canon?
The statistics and feedback is the answer.
It is a bit hard for consumer of brand A to criticize brand A. coz it seems like he made a wrong decision of buying this product. But to me, why bother?
Let's say Canon is better, I hope there will still people who buy Nikon. So Canon will not dominate the market and take advantage of consumer.
Let them compete and bring down the price of DSLR and L lens.
4th August 2004, 12:04 AM
4th August 2004, 12:14 AM
4th August 2004, 12:17 AM
seriously though. first you decide your budget. then you see which model from either brand you can afford. then you find one of the many brothers or sisters here that might be willing to lend you the camera to test.
camera salesmen - talk only. most salesmen are there to make a sale, not to know the products and the market inside out. (of course, some good ones do.) ask them whether you can TRY the equipment, most will say cannot.
and that's the most important thing. to get a feel of the equipment. that you are comfortable and happy with what you have. i've bought a few electronic goods before that look nice, highly recommended and all. then after purchase, i go home and play with it, only to find some damn irritating thing about the interface or the quality that i don't like.
canon and nikon are both good companies which make outstanding cameras. i like canon consumer/prosumer digicams - i used to own a powershot s30. would have kept it if i didn't need the cash. and i like nikon DSLRs. i own a D70.
find out what your preference is.