Canon vs Nikon

United States
March 15, 2011 9:36pm CST
I've been a Canon user since my parents bought me my first SLR when I was 16. As far as hardware goes, they're pretty much the same--same megapixels, same options, same accessories. The only differences are the lens mounts and the software. Are there points for choosing one brand over the other? Why did you choose the camera you chose?
4 responses
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
i had both Canon and Nikon, and you're right as far as hardware is concern as they are almost the same, the only difference would be i think would be the quality in lenses as Nikor lenses are a bit better than the Canon's. i love taking portraits, and using them both with the same aperture and light condition, Nikor lens seem to get some more detail, that is based on my experience.
• United States
21 Mar 11
What about flashes? Canon seems to have gone the all-wireless route for speedlights but Nikon still allows a PC-cord. Is there a plus side to either of those, or is it moot since most flash users that I'm aware of opt for a third party radio trigger (like PocketWizard)?
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
i'm not much into artificial light, so i'm not much into flash use. i always experimented on the aperture setting versus light conditions versus time exposure just to get the light balance i needed to get an image at hand...
@Maulik58 (71)
• India
31 Mar 11
Hi dud! I use to go for natural photography. I found that the brand that you have is not important but skill that you have to use your brand is more important. Feature, software, lense etc. are used for business purpose, for marketing brand, for competion. Technology can provide better support but it can't improve your skill. So photograghy can be better by skill and not by brand or technology.
• Slovenia
16 Mar 11
I think this two brands are almost equal if we are talking about quality. As I am user of Nikon SLR camera i will said Nikon is better :) But I think both brand is very good and it will serve you the best way. I also have classic Canon camera and it was good. Its difference between lens and software, so its not compatible brands.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I have used different Canon DSLRs and like them for action photography. I do a lot of sports for schools and for the local paper. I have gotten very good results with my Canons. I have heard that Nikon is better for portraits. If anyone asks me I tell them try each out and see which feels better.