I would like to get a DSLR camera and was considering to get an average one. Was thinking between Nikon D80 or Canon 30D, can anyone give any advice or opinion on their differences and which one is more prefarable to get. Thanks.
What do you want to use your camera for? (sports, family, landscape)
What do you expect your camera to have? (Features, functions, accessories)
Have you got experience in using SLRs or DSLRs before?
What is your budget for your camera, as these bodies are semi professional, and relatively more expensive than consumer orientated cameras like 400D/ D40X (They still take great photos).
If you can think about these qns, you will find that making your decision on which camera to buy easier.
Try searching the forums for such threads and draw conclusions from there, as these A vs B threads has been discussed quite often.
I had the same problem a while ago and read review after review and looked at tons of comparison sites and kept coming to the same conclusion: I had to go and try them both out and go for the one that felt right.
My friend has a 30D and I have the D80, there's things I prefer about his camera over mine and vice versa.
I would like to get a semi pro camera and im serious about going into photography. I'm concern over the lens range as well as the price of these accessories. Which brand is more value for money. As i understand 30D and D80 has a huge price difference. But in terms of image quality and ease of maintenance, which is better.
There is simply no answer to this kinda thread. Just go to the shops and just try the two cameras. Or you can just go the the service wanted thread in the BS forums and see if anyone is renting out these cameras. Rent it, and try the feel of it. At least you will not be dumping all your money into the camera and regret ultimately.
In any case, whether it is a canon 30d or Nikon d80, as long as it can take pictures, it is a good camera.
The 30D has better high ISO performance (well, most Canons beat their Nikon counterparts, save perhaps the D50) and can shoot faster on continuous, 5fps versus the D80's 3fps, so that makes the 30D better for low-light and for sports. Canon's menu system totally sucks ass though.