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Old Feb 1, 2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Help Me - Canon 500D or Nikon D5000?



I am confused.

I am planning to buy a New SLR.

I still use a bridge camera Panasonic TZ5.

Kindly help me to Buy SLR The Options are

Canon 500D or Nikon D5000?

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Old Feb 1, 2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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I would go with the 500D over the D5000. The canon lets you use all lenses design for an Eos system. The D5000 will limit you to AF-s and AF-i lenses with built in auto focus motors in the lenses as there is no motor in the nikon body on the d5000.

Also the 500D shoots HD video in 720 and 1080, while the D5000 only does 720. The 500D has better low light performance with a iso of 12800 vs. 6400 on the nikon. Nikon has the better Flash system if you are planning on getting an external flash. The 500D has the better auto focus system.

other things to consider, the canon has a higher resolution LCD and larger make it better for photo reviews. The D5000 has the swivel screen, a nice feature.

What do you shoot, it would help us give you the best advice on which camera to get.
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I think this is a double post, I posted my response in the what should I buy forum. 500D would be my choice between the two models listed.
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i would just like to add that you should try to get down to your local camera store and try each camera out. how comfortable you are with the ergonomics and the button/menu layout will help you make the decision.
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Hards,

Think this is also a double posted thread also in the canon dslr section.
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I came off of a Canon film SLR and a Panasonic FZ7 onto Nikon and found Nikon very user friendly. Although I think what lenses you want to use is very very important. At the time,when I bought my D40 I had made up my mind that I wanted to get the !8-200 VR Nikon lens and Canon didn't have an equivalent . That was my clincher.I then changed over to the D5000. If I started at this time, from scratch I would have a close look at both cameras, holding/using. The extra low light of the Canon is somewhat cancelled out due to noise levels at that high ISO. I use the swivel VF more than I thought I would but as someone else pointed out ,it's something else to go wrong.
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I've just posted my response on the Nikon DSLR section.
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Think this is also a double posted thread also in the canon dslr section.
Both of the threads started have been merged into one thread in the What Camera Should I Buy? Forum, which is where we prefer this question be asked. By keeping everything in one thread, that's also less confusing to members (since they may not be aware of responses in a different thread on the same subject).
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Also,

Both the d5000 and 500d have very good kit lenses if you were considering the camera kits form each company.
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ThanQ all for helping me.
I decided to buy Canon EOS 500D+18-55 Kit Lens + Canon 50mm Lens + Sigma 70-300 Macro Lens.

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