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Turbonetics

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anybody can help to list what are the equivalent specs for different brand ie:canon 500D=>Nikon D5000=>Sony A330...etc...
 

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I can only do Nikon
D40/D60 Kia Picanto,Tata Nano
D5000 Nissan Sunny
D70/D70s Toyota Vios
D80/D90 Toyota Camary
D200/D300 BMW 5Series
D700 BMW 7 Series
D3/D3x Rolls Royce Phantom,Bugatti Veyron,Maybach
 

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Soccer
D40/D60 Newcastle United
D5000 Wigan
D70/D70s Portsmouth(WOHOOOO!!!!!Im a portsmouth fan)
D80/D90 Man City
D200/D300 Aston Villa,Everton,Spurs
D700 Arsenal
D3/D3x Man Utd/Chelsea/Real Madrid(only for the riches)
 

Nikonnew

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anybody can help to list what are the equivalent specs for different brand ie:canon 500D=>Nikon D5000=>Sony A330...etc...

If you go Dpreview, in their review of cameras, they will normally mention what is the face on competitor's model. I believe this is what you are asking for:)
 

Turbonetics

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actually iam looking to find out whether a Nikon D300 is equivalent to Canon 50D...
but since iam on this topic,i try my luck to see if anybody can give a more complete list of most of the brands..
 

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If someone says the D300 is better than the 50D, would you believe?

If someone says the 50D is better than the D300, would you believe?

I'd say the Pentax K-7 is better than both of those, will you believe me?
 

KY1977

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anybody can help to list what are the equivalent specs for different brand ie:canon 500D=>Nikon D5000=>Sony A330...etc...
That's hell of a task. As Nikonnew mentioned, go to DPreview to see the different brands spec.
 

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frankly... i noticed that most camera bodies are not designed to fight neck to neck... e.g. 500d slightly lower priced than d90... while 50d slightly higher priced than d90... they don't make cameras that fight directly...
 

Turbonetics

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appreciate those who gave constructive response...
while those who post just for the sake of posting or trying to show something,i suggest u better keep shut as u are not helping someone who needs help..
 

Turbonetics

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That's hell of a task. As Nikonnew mentioned, go to DPreview to see the different brands spec.
ok,i will check out on the webbie...
i agree it takes alot of efforts to do so..
but i just thought of starting a thread for easier reference especially newbie like me..thanks..
 

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appreciate those who gave constructive response...
while those who post just for the sake of posting or trying to show something,i suggest u better keep shut as u are not helping someone who needs help..

:thumbsup:
 

Nikonnew

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If someone says the D300 is better than the 50D, would you believe?

If someone says the 50D is better than the D300, would you believe?

I'd say the Pentax K-7 is better than both of those, will you believe me?
you know what? if this is truely your experience with the different cams, I will actually take your comment into consideration.
 

Rashkae

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anybody can help to list what are the equivalent specs for different brand ie:canon 500D=>Nikon D5000=>Sony A330...etc...
There are faaar too many to list... What have you come up with so far from your own research?

Also, the ranking will change on the preference of a user; i.e., how highly to you rate LiveView? What about video? What's more important to you, clean high ISO or high details at lower ISO?

In my case for example, given my tastes and requirements... I want a photographic tool, with gimmicks like LV and Video given a low ranking, and resolution as highest. I almost *never* shoot at ISO 800 or higher. But I do find tilting LCD screens very very handy. Also, I haven't researched and used the Pentax/Olympus cameras enough to know exactly where to put them, so for me:

(ranked from lowest to highest)
Entry-level:
D40/D40X/D60/1000D/450D/D5000/A200/A230/D90/A350/A380/A300/500D/A330

Mid-range:
40D/50D/A700/D300 (you'll also notice this scales very similar with price)

High-end:
D700/5DMkII/D3/1DsMkIII/A900/D3x


But if things like Live view and video are important, or you care less/more about tilting screens, or "clean" high ISO is more important to you, then everything gets re-sorted again.

So as you can see, it's impossible to come up with a definitive list because everyone's requirements and tastes are different. You need to come up with a list on your own, by doing your own research.
 

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KY1977

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All in all, you have to first defind what spec is attractive to you. E.g. MP, noise level, price, additional functions, weather sealing etc. This will make your comparison much easier. Though I feel that comparing the system (brand) first should be more important (if you are going to buy your 1st dslr) - large range of available lenses, accessories etc.
 

Shen siung

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frankly... i noticed that most camera bodies are not designed to fight neck to neck... e.g. 500d slightly lower priced than d90... while 50d slightly higher priced than d90... they don't make cameras that fight directly...

yes it is true. At the end of day, mostly is not about spec, it is about how you feel after you play around with the cam. Try use it in shops
 

lsisaxon

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actually iam looking to find out whether a Nikon D300 is equivalent to Canon 50D...
but since iam on this topic,i try my luck to see if anybody can give a more complete list of most of the brands..
To be honest, the Japanese are too good at leaving enough room for competitors. Canon and Nikon never have any bodies that compare head to head, feature to feature, price to price. Even if there are models that compares technically, there's always a handling and user interface. One man's meat may be another's poison. Best is to go to the showrooms or shops to try them out for yourself. Don't ever buy a camera, especially a DSLR solely based on tech specs.

A good way is to compare price range. For the same price range which you are willing to pay for, what are the features which you need, what are the bells and whistles. Try the next higher or lower. For lower price range, you can think about topping up for additional lenses or other accessories which you could buy with that money saved. I can tell you it's never ending. ;p

For APS-C sized sensors, you have the main players, Canon and Nikon, then Sony and Pentax. If you want to consider Four Thirds as well, then you have Panasonic and Olympus also. Again, check out the bodies in the similar price range. In the end, I know many go for the ergonomics and usability rather than the features because features are almost the same.
 

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