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Old Dec 16, 2011, 5:01 PM   #1
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Default Canon 60D or Nikon D7000

I have been looking at alot of reviews on the D7000 and D5100 by Nikon and I think I narrowed down to the D7000, the camera store here has the Canon 60D and it does feel real solid and it seems like an awesome camera, my question is for the price is the Nikon D7000 that much better than the Canon 60D. Any advise on the users of both of these cameras would be appreciated. randy
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 5:30 PM   #2
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At that level, the biggest difference is the lenses they can use. Is there anything that distinguishes between a Canon system and a Nikon system FOR YOU!!!

For instance, Canon has a very good, stabilized, large aperture, standard zoom (17-55/2.8) while Niikon doesn't.
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Old Dec 16, 2011, 5:39 PM   #3
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No it does not really offer anything that is better then the 60D, these camera in the real world preform neck and neck. Canon does some things better, and the nikon other things better. If you shoot allot of burst shots, the canon's AF and longer burst rate is the better option. At 6fps it can only shoot 14 frames then 1fps due to buffer lag, that can be a hinder for that purpose. If you are big into noise level. The nikon is a bit better options.

HD, the canon hands down.
Build, they are pretty even. Canon uses a high strength polymer body, nikon uses a polymer body and slap couple of metal pieces on, it is no where as nice a body as the d300s which is all metal.

But like TCav said, lenses is the big factor when you get to the mid grade cameras like these two.
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the 60D is a great camera, and not only can you choose from all the canon lenses, but there are some very good lenses available from companies like sigma. for me, there are better options for the canon. not sure why you think the D7000 would be a much better camera - they're very close, and the 60D takes beautiful pics.
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Here's a Head to Head opinion...
http://thediscerningphotographer.com...-vs-canon-60d/
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I think the fact that said you get a metal body, and they worry about dropping the 60D is nonsense. I have drop rebel with an all plastic body and it was just fine. An the 60D is a higher grade plastic. And with the nikon you are getting a plastic body as well with just 2 metal plates.
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Try both of them out and see which one is more suited to your style and feel.
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...For instance, Canon has a very good, stabilized, large aperture, standard zoom (17-55/2.8) while Niikon doesn't.
this is not exactly true, Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 G is very good, although it doesn't have VR and about 20% more expensive, than Canon's 17-55/2.8 IS.
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...For instance, Canon has a very good, stabilized, large aperture, standard zoom (17-55/2.8) while Niikon doesn't.
this is not exactly true, Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 G is very good, although it doesn't have VR and about 20% more expensive, than Canon's 17-55/2.8 IS.
I was attepting to draw a distinction between the selections of lenses available for two cameras that each have significant selections of lenses. There are few instances where one has something that the other does not, but this is one. The fact remains that Canon has a very good, stabilized, large aperture, standard zoom, while Nikon doesn't.
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you are right and we can continue ad nauseam : Canon is stabilized, but Nikon is a pro-grade lens with better build, but Canon has better fast L primes, but Nikon has 14-24/2.8, etc. etc. choosing a mid-range camera is the matter of personal preferences, needs and budget. both system are great. the lens that made me choose Canon was MP-E 65 macro and I like Canon menus a bit better than Nikon's - shot Nikon before that.
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