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Old Jan 22, 2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Canon vs Nikon and Humidity?

Ok guys and gals. We narrowed our DSLR choices down to the Canon T1i and Nikon D3100.

Of course, my wife prefers the Canon, and I the Nikon. My opinion doesn't matter however as this is a present for her.

I am not really concerned about one or the other, as my head hurts from doing research, and for the most part, people say they are both great cameras and to just get the one that is more comfortable to you.

After reading some more on Steve's (yes, I just can't stop evaluating the two) I see that the Rebel can have humidity issues. Me being in South Georgia, this could be a problem. I haven't read this issue about the Nikon 3100, but then again, this could just be a problem among entry level DSLR's as they just aren't completely airtight.

Any idea if the Nikon is any better? Does the humidity damage the Rebel, or just affect the performance until the unit is taken away from the humidity?

Thanks for any and all help!!!
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 7:27 AM   #2
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Nikon 3100:
0 to 40C (32 to 104F)
Less than 85% humidity

Canon T1i:

Operating Temperature Range:
32-104F/0-40C
Operating Humidity Range:
85% or less

Either one should be OK, even in a fairly humid location. These cameras
and matching kit lenses don't have the weather sealing of some of the
more expensive models. You shouldn't use them in heavy rain, but a
light mist won't do any harm. I never had any temperature or humidity
issues with my 500D/T1i. I often use it on cold foggy mornings.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 7:30 AM   #3
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It for her, get her what she wants. You are suffering form over research and allot of those so call issues are just so call. It is a fine camera. I have shot the t1i in the middle of NYC summers in the 90's and super humid. No problems.

I just leave a silica pack in my camera bag all the time. Simple precaution if you are worry about the humidity.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 9:56 AM   #4
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It for her, get her what she wants. You are suffering form over research and allot of those so call issues are just so call. It is a fine camera. I have shot the t1i in the middle of NYC summers in the 90's and super humid. No problems.

I just leave a silica pack in my camera bag all the time. Simple precaution if you are worry about the humidity.
I think that is the EXACT answer I needed. Thanks
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