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DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

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Recently saw discounts on the 2 mentioned DSLR.
Nikon is for 599 chf and canon for 799 chf.i have been looking for deals for some time. Few friends suggested that nikon is a good deal.. Grab it. I am a total beginner and lttle bit confused . Theres also deal on nikon 7000 but i guess its a high end camera and i shouldnt go for it.
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

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Recently saw discounts on the 2 mentioned DSLR.
Nikon is for 599 chf and canon for 799 chf.i have been looking for deals for some time. Few friends suggested that nikon is a good deal.. Grab it. I am a total beginner and lttle bit confused . Theres also deal on nikon 7000 but i guess its a high end camera and i shouldnt go for it.
Can experts give sOme suggestions.
Both crap, pay a bit more & get a 60D & get serious!
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Old 26.09.2012, 17:25
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

i have seen some great prices on the D7000 - a much better camera than the 5100.

go into the shop, try them, see which feels best - then make your choice
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

Where did you see the Nikon D5100 for 599. my friend was looking for that model.
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Old 26.09.2012, 20:22
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

If your budget is enough to buy the D7000 then it is better then the others and will see you good for a lot longer. It has excellent auto modes for the beginner and will cover you into amateur status. The top end Nikons are at least 2 times the price of the 7000 and a much bigger investment

You wont regret the D7000
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

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Where did you see the Nikon D5100 for 599. my friend was looking for that model.
Interdiscount basel.
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Old 27.09.2012, 00:50
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

Thanks for the suggestions. If my OH is ready to shell some chfs may be N 7000
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

I don't know about these specific models, but we own both canon and nikon DSLR and I, as a beginner, find the nikon a lot easier to use.
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

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Hello

Recently saw discounts on the 2 mentioned DSLR.
Nikon is for 599 chf and canon for 799 chf.i have been looking for deals for some time. Few friends suggested that nikon is a good deal.. Grab it. I am a total beginner and lttle bit confused . Theres also deal on nikon 7000 but i guess its a high end camera and i shouldnt go for it.
Can experts give sOme suggestions.
Both are good cameras and both offer different pros & cons. If you are a total beginner and you are looking to learn then either would be good. Best is that you go into a store and demo each to see which feels better in your hand, and which you find easier to use.

I would suggest that you go to toppreise.ch and then buy the body only and then buy a 50mm or 35mm to go with it (or buy the kit and add a 50 or 35). These lenses will offer better performance that the kit lens and will also help you learn

here is a comparison.

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EO...vs-Nikon-D5100
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

Nikon D5100 18-55 VR is available for CHF 499 in mediamarkt recently.

http://shop.mediamarkt.ch/de/foto-vi...r/idpuyp20u88a
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

The nikon D5100 is 499chf at Media Martkt now at the moment, and represents an insane deal, i'm very tempted myself. The sensor is the same as in the D7000 (and Pentax K-5/K30) and it's a proven performer with great low-light performance. Professional and more importantly User feedback on this camera is 99% veryyyy positive if you Google online reviews.

A "downside" is a lack of AF motor which means you can't use AF on older lenses (you have to manually focus)... but that's only really an issue if you already have older lenses in your collection that you want to use. Otherwise, just buy ones with a built in AF motor as there are plenty of good ones.

It's a great starter camera that will take you a while to outgrow I think, and probably represents the best value at the moment of any DSLR under 1000chf on the market, leaving you with plenty of cash to buy a good all-round lens like the 18-200 VR II.

Canon 650D is also nice and more techncally advanced, but ask yourself if paying an extra 300chf for touchscreen and better video is really worth the extra vs investing in a good lens.

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Both crap, pay a bit more & get a 60D & get serious!
Absolute misleading rubbish...

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A "downside" is a lack of AF motor which means you can't use older lenses... but that's only really an issue if you already have older lenses in your collection that you want to use.
AFAIK you just can't use the AF functionality - nothing is preventing you from focussing manually.
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AFAIK you just can't use the AF functionality - nothing is preventing you from focussing manually.
Indeed yes, you can focus manually... though personally I hate doing so unless absolutely necessary. My AF motor on my K20d is broken so I have to do it all the time, and I find it makes taking photos much less fun in 9/10 situations.
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Re: DSLR Nikon D5100 vs canon 650D - what do you suggest?

One question - when I would like Tokina 11-16 for example, with D5100 it wouldn't autofocus and it would with D7000? Older lenses are kinda useless argument for most people, but third party ones are a different story...
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Old 30.09.2012, 17:34
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Tokina 11-16 (Nikon version) AF is driven by the camera body motor through the so called screw-driver. So no AF on the cheaper consumer Nikon DSLRs, including 5100.
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