Nikon d90 or Canon 40D


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I'm switching from prosumer cam (ricoh gx100) to DSLR. Having a hard time deciding on the d90 or 40d.. Price wise the 40d is more attractive but the d90 is very tempting too. Budget bout 2k. I havent seen many 40d pics, btu d90 pics are plenty on this site...

Pls help, thanks! ;)
 

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do a google, there is plenty of such comparison.

at the end of the day, go and touch it with your hand and eye.

what do you like?
 

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You have to feel the camera. Even the shutter sounds different.

Canon 40D was my pick. No regrets.
 

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hi guys

I'm switching from prosumer cam (ricoh gx100) to DSLR. Having a hard time deciding on the d90 or 40d.. Price wise the 40d is more attractive but the d90 is very tempting too. Budget bout 2k. I havent seen many 40d pics, btu d90 pics are plenty on this site...

Pls help, thanks! ;)
i now oso studying which to buy... but i am a fan of nikon since 90's... canon 40D made in jpn... make me 1 2 sway over... nikon made in thailand... oso, 40D is different class fm D90... ah.. me oso headache... but canon is surely heavy... and nikon 11pt af, canon only 9pt i believe... ah... headache...
 

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50D is priced way beyond D90, shld be benchmarked against D300 right :)
For me before i got my Nikon D90 i never considered Cannon as all person i knew before hand had Nikon but just before i was planning to buy i got new friends who use cannon and was trying to convince me to buy cannon. But guess what in the end i went to Nikon D90. What i did was simple they were all telling me to buy Cannon 50D and since budget was not in play i was keen to go for it seeing the spec's but after doing some research i find out that the 50D is not a very good upgrade from 40D as because the noise control of 50D is not so good compare to 40D. In that perceptive a 40D would give me sharper images. But then if i were to take a 40D might as well take a D90 since even higher pixel than 40D the noise control is better. I know if you take 50D compare to D90 most ppl would go for 50D but then when you think about it you buy the latest 50D and your getting worst image "in terms of noise control " than 40D which equal not a very good buy at all from my perspective.
 

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For me before i got my Nikon D90 i never considered Cannon as all person i knew before hand had Nikon but just before i was planning to buy i got new friends who use cannon and was trying to convince me to buy cannon. But guess what in the end i went to Nikon D90. What i did was simple they were all telling me to buy Cannon 50D and since budget was not in play i was keen to go for it seeing the spec's but after doing some research i find out that the 50D is not a very good upgrade from 40D as because the noise control of 50D is not so good compare to 40D. In that perceptive a 40D would give me sharper images. But then if i were to take a 40D might as well take a D90 since even higher pixel than 40D the noise control is better. I know if you take 50D compare to D90 most ppl would go for 50D but then when you think about it you buy the latest 50D and your getting worst image "in terms of noise control " than 40D which equal not a very good buy at all from my perspective.
what u says makes sense from research point of view... but personally, only my view point.. i find that 50D will be too heavy for me to lug around... and i like the D90 11pts AF lor... i still waiting for the price to come down some more... i believe it shld.. cos D90 is from thailand and the jpn exchange rate wont affect it... this could oso be why 50D is price more steep.. hee... i not in a hurry... so i can wait... the above said for my case only...
 

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If I were you I will get the Canon 50D. Though there are more megapixels (50% more) in the 50D sensor than in the 40D, the noise is still quite acceptable though a pinch more. I will not by 50D now as there are no movie mode yet.

I will only buy D90 for the ability to shoot movies. Performance wise, I still put my trust in Canon.
 

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If I were you I will get the Canon 50D. Though there are more megapixels (50% more) in the 50D sensor than in the 40D, the noise is still quite acceptable though a pinch more. I will not by 50D now as there are no movie mode yet.

I will only buy D90 for the ability to shoot movies. Performance wise, I still put my trust in Canon.

ya, buy what u feel more comfortable with... lets see this mar pc show what is on offer... hee... i saw in today papers both nikon n canon is participating... 50D come from jpn, whereas D90 come fm thailand even thot design in jpn.. if u compare fridges n car tat is design in jpn but made in thailand, no model can compare with design in jpn n made in jpn... so i still putting my wallet on hold for D90... hee... tat is just me...
 

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ya, buy what u feel more comfortable with... lets see this mar pc show what is on offer... hee... i saw in today papers both nikon n canon is participating... 50D come from jpn, whereas D90 come fm thailand even thot design in jpn.. if u compare fridges n car tat is design in jpn but made in thailand, no model can compare with design in jpn n made in jpn... so i still putting my wallet on hold for D90... hee... tat is just me...
Normally shows prices are not that great.... just some freebies that may not be useful to you.. :bsmilie:
 

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Normally shows prices are not that great.... just some freebies that may not be useful to you.. :bsmilie:
i hope harvey norman will be representing Nikon... i remember in 2007 they were selling nikon at singapore expo... i want their 5yrs warranty... cos i hv little faith in made in thailand products lor... lol... 5yrs warranty cost around 200+++ this alone is worth the wait i personally believe lor... hee...
 

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i hope harvey norman will be representing Nikon... i remember in 2007 they were selling nikon at singapore expo... i want their 5yrs warranty... cos i hv little faith in made in thailand products lor... lol... 5yrs warranty cost around 200+++ this alone is worth the wait i personally believe lor... hee...
Read carefully the terms of the H. Norman 5 year warranty and decide if it's worth the extra money. Read it for youself, do not rely on the explanation from the sales staff. Remember you will be paying full retail price plus the extended warranty.
 

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Read carefully the terms of the H. Norman 5 year warranty and decide if it's worth the extra money. Read it for youself, do not rely on the explanation from the sales staff. Remember you will be paying full retail price plus the extended warranty.
all my i consider big tickets items i get from harvey norman with their extended warranty... so far, my experience in claiming is very pleasant... so i really consider them better than best denki, alto i never claim my best denki item as yet... hee... at most exhibition, my experience is tat they will normally give out the extended warranty for free... this my pass experience...
 

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I talked to a Sifu in Photography recently. He owned 50 lenses of all types (both Nikon and third parties) that fits all of his Nikon cameras. After 20 years of photography, he said to me that owning a Canon is actually necessary... This is to enable him to get some of the very excellent L Canon lenses. He said that its the lenses that matters most...

Hence if you have the money, buy both canon and nikon bodies. This will enable you to be very flexible in the future...

You can have a Nikon D700 with an entry level Canon EOS 1000D. Or you can have a Canon 5DMkII with an entrylevel Nikon D60.

Cheers
 

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After 20 years of photography, he said to me that owning a Canon is actually necessary... This is to enable him to get some of the very excellent L Canon lenses. He said that its the lenses that matters most...
Then he should have gotten a Sony to get the G and CZ lenses.

Nikon has very, very good glass; many lenses are better than the Canon L lenses. And not all L lenses are good.
 

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I talked to a Sifu in Photography recently. He owned 50 lenses of all types (both Nikon and third parties) that fits all of his Nikon cameras. After 20 years of photography, he said to me that owning a Canon is actually necessary... This is to enable him to get some of the very excellent L Canon lenses. He said that its the lenses that matters most...

Hence if you have the money, buy both canon and nikon bodies. This will enable you to be very flexible in the future...

You can have a Nikon D700 with an entry level Canon EOS 1000D. Or you can have a Canon 5DMkII with an entrylevel Nikon D60.

Cheers
Cannot imagine investing in 2 schools of lenses.
That will be a very huge investment.
For me, i would rather just concentrate on one body, be it Nikon/Canon/Sony etc.
Once decided on the body, then can go on to get the desired lenses.
I feel the money spent will be more worthwhile.
 

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I talked to a Sifu in Photography recently. He owned 50 lenses of all types (both Nikon and third parties) that fits all of his Nikon cameras. After 20 years of photography, he said to me that owning a Canon is actually necessary... This is to enable him to get some of the very excellent L Canon lenses. He said that its the lenses that matters most...
To me, that's not a "Sifu". That's just a gearhead lens collector. Most professional photographers won't have more than 4-5 lenses.

50 lenses???? Pffffffft
 

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