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Old Jun 17, 2010, 2:00 PM   #11
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D5000 look like there is less noise to me, but the XSi retains more details. Look at the breaded.
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See the DxOMark Test Results for the Canon 450D and the Nikon D5000:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/eng...(brand2)/Nikon
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 3:33 PM   #13
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Double dutch to me mate.
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 3:38 PM   #14
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both are good camera. You really can not go wrong with either. If lens progression is important. The canon is a better option.

Both shoots well at 1600iso imho. If your brother is planing to take allot of indoor action 3200iso would use useful. But I would look for a camera that shoot well in low light with a good AF system for low light action. Something along the T1i or T2i or K-x.
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But he should really look at sample photo of the cameras as it will need to please him the best. And also no matter how good the camera looks on paper. If the ergo design does not fit right. Then it is not the ideal camera.
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The bottom line here is that the Canon XSi can be purchased for less money and it still offers very good focus and performance, at least equal to or perhaps better than the D-5000.

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Very true. I know he bought several Photography mags today to see if they would help!!
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The problem with photography mags, is the try not to offend their ad clients. So I find most of the are a bit vague on reviews. Best thing to do, is go to a store with a sdhc card, put them in the demo cameras, take photos of the same thing with each and go home and see which ones you like the photo the most. As he is new I would shot in program or auto for testing.

That way he sees how the camera's ergo handles, and then can see which image processing he prefers.
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See the DxOMark Test Results for the Canon 450D and the Nikon D5000:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/eng...(brand2)/Nikon
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Double dutch to me mate.
The D5000 can shoot at higher ISO settings than the 450D, it has slightly less noise at teh same ISOs, and it has greater dynamic range. Plus, it has a slightly wider angle of view, which is good for landscape shooting.
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I know he bought several Photography mags today to see if they would help!!
The Canon 450D is an older model, so it's not likely he'll see any mention of it in a current magazine.
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