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Old Mar 16, 2010, 9:19 PM   #11
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I noticed that the ISO is 1600 on the xsi and the ISO on the nikon D5 is 3200. Isn't this a big difference in performance.
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d5000 is 6400 iso expanded not 3200, it will have an advantage in low light.
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I noticed that the ISO is 1600 on the xsi and the ISO on the nikon D5 is 3200. Isn't this a big difference in performance.
Doubling the ISO will amplify the signal from the image sensor twice as much, making the image twice as bright. But if you'll be shooting either in good light or with a flash, you won't need the higher ISO settings.
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d5000 is 6400 iso expanded not 3200, it will have an advantage in low light.
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Doubling the ISO will amplify the signal from the image sensor twice as much, making the image twice as bright. But if you'll be shooting either in good light or with a flash, you won't need the higher ISO settings.
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Which canon do you recommend?
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If you shoot in low light and hd is not that big of a deal the canon T1i, if you want better hd the T2i. Both can shoot at 12800iso.

I you do not shoot in low light, the XSi is an excellent camera. Great for landscape.
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The t2i is out of my price range. The t1i is more in my price range but only comes with one lens.

So Am I better of with the t1i with only one lens 18-55 shooting pictures or $749.00

the Nikon d5000 that comes with 2 lenses. 18-55 and 55-200
$824.99

Oh and shooting in the night and day would be nice
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The canon t1i is 730 dollars. And you can add the 55-250 for 240 dollars.

If you do plan on shooting in low light without a tripod, you may want to get a 50mm 1.8 prime lens. There are 3 option for the canon, ef 50mm MK II 1.8 for around 90 dollars, ef 50mm 1.4 USM for about 330 dollars, and the sigma 50mm 1.4 for 500

For the D5000 the nikon 50mm 1.4 is about 450 and the sigma 50mm 1.4 is 500. The nikon 50mm 1.8 will not auto focus on the D5000, but you can manual focus it for about 100 dollars.
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Just to put things into prospective, the 1600iso of the XSi can meet most of my low light need for the night time causal photos. It is when you are taking photos in really dark indoors that the higher ISO comes into play. That lower iso can be offset by using a brighter lens like the ef 50mm 1.8 MK II.
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Just to put things into prospective, the 1600iso of the XSi can meet most of my low light need for the night time causal photos. It is when you are taking photos in really dark indoors that the higher ISO comes into play. That lower iso can be offset by using a brighter lens like the ef 50mm 1.8 MK II.
So should I get the t1i or xsi
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How much low light shooting do you do? The main reason I got the T1i is sometimes, I shoot in club, where it is really dark. And I match it with a bright lens, and use 3200 or 6400 iso as I do not want to use a flash.

But if you plan on using flash for you family gathering, the iso is not that big of a deal. Your rc photos are going to be outdoors in day light or at time in a indoor arena? If it is all outdoor day light stuff, you will not need anything pass 1600iso for those shots. But if there is some indoor shooting, I would get the T1i over the XSi.
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