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Old Sep 13, 2010, 3:45 PM   #51
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A smaller image sensor means a smaller pupil diameter in the lens. A smaller pupil diameter means the phase detection AF system is less accurate and less precise. 'Full Frame' dSLRs have better AF systems than APS-H dSLRs, APS-H dSLRs have better AF systems than APS-C dSLRs, and APS-C dSLRs have better AF systems than 4/3 dSLRs and m4/3 cameras.

... especially in low light.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 3:54 PM   #52
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This is a replacement unit.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 4:31 PM   #53
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has it been updated to the latest firmware. Because low light upto 2000iso, I have had very good results. Upto 1600iso, it has better noise and details then the T1i.
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has it been updated to the latest firmware. Because low light upto 2000iso, I have had very good results. Upto 1600iso, it has better noise and details then the T1i.
Ah...good point...I'll check that when I get home. Thanks for reminding me about it.
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I did more research today and was often referred to the Nikon D5000. How would this compare to the Canon for what I want to shoot?
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 11:09 PM   #56
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The nikon d5000 is a good camera. The canon has a better AF system for action shooting. Also the dxxxx cameras do not have a built in AF motor, so you can not use the all the nikon lenses on the market. Just the ones with motors built is. But you have a decent amount of lenses to pick form about 130 currently. Just that some of the motorized lenses are allot more expensive then the non motorized counterparts.

with the nikon, you need to look for nikon lenses that are AF-s or AF-i, not of the AF will focus on the d5000.

It does have a tilt lcd, that some like using.
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So- would the Canon be a better fit then.
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If you see yourself going to shooting action much indoors, or need big aperture prime for low light shooting or shallow dof work. The canon currently is the better option. But if you are shooting outdoors with good lighting, the d5000 is will do a nice job for action and general photography. Both are really good cameras. But the canon t1i has a bit more going for them over the d5000.
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Thanks so much-it is so confusing to read all the reviews.
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All the cmos entry dslr are all good, just that some are slightly better then others.
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