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Old Feb 14, 2012, 9:22 PM   #1
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I've had Nikons most of my photography life, and played on a Canon once, years ago. Now's the time to buy again. I've sold off my other stuff and I want new technology. Speed, aka frames per second, is not that important to me. I don't do sports or high action shots at all. My two main wants are ISO selection and a great processor. With that being said, which of the two is the top runner? I'm considering the D7000 or the 7D. They seem pretty close in comparison, but Canon seems to have way more sales and reviews. Coincidence? I also try to talk myself into not spending so much on the body, but I'm hooked on bells and whistles. Help!? Thank you!
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Make your own comparison of the sample shots in reviews. Which is "better" processed is subjective. My vote is for Canon. Lots of Nikon fans will say otherwise. Your call.

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Old Feb 15, 2012, 5:07 AM   #3
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Speed, aka frames per second, is not that important to me. I don't do sports or high action shots at all.
Speed and fast action are the main features of the Canon 7D. If you
don't need speed, the Canon 60D might be a better choice. It has
the same 18MP image sensor as the 7D, 550D/T2i and 600D/T3i.


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My two main wants are ISO selection
Quick ISO selection is very easy on the Canon. The ISO button
is right next to the shutter button. High ISO performance is good
on the current Canon and Nikon models. The Nikon may have a
small advantage here.

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and a great processor.
That comes as standard with all new DSLRs. The Canon uses the
same processor (Digic IV or V) across the entire range. The 7D has
two of them for extra speed. I assume Nikon do something similar.

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With that being said, which of the two is the top runner?
Both are excellent and both are reviewed on Steve's so that you
can check the sample images.

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I'm considering the D7000 or the 7D. They seem pretty close in comparison, but Canon seems to have way more sales and reviews. Coincidence? I also try to talk myself into not spending so much on the body, but I'm hooked on bells and whistles. Help!? Thank you!
In terms of price/performance, the D7000 falls somewhere between the
7D and the 60D. Maybe you should add the 60D to your list of candidates.
There are also alternatives to the D7000. One that comes to mind is the
Pentax K5. This camera uses the same 16MP Sony image sensor that is
used in the Nikon D7000.

Choices, choices, choices! As Kelly says: Your call.

Take a trip to the camera shop and handle the cameras on your
list. When the difference in performance and price is very small,
the choice often comes down to the look-and-feel of the camera.
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Thank you both for taking the time to reply! I appreciate the input!
Good advice, thanks again!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 4:31 PM   #5
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Hello
If you still have some Nikon lenses stored away then Nikon would be the way to go as you can always use older lenses on newer bodies.
However the Pentax is a stabilized weather sealed body and so all lenses will be forever stabilized, and Pentax too will take older Pentax lenses.
Good luck.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 5:33 PM   #6
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The 7D is a higher end camera then the d7000. That is reflect in the price. If HD is important the Canon has the better HD system.

The d7000 is slightly better at high iso, the canon has the better AF system. It is in sports and action shooting with the right lens that the 7D really out shines the D7000. The D7000 is really aim at the 60D, they are very closely match.

The 7D has dual processor.

If you want to compare a nikon at the same level as the 7D, you need to look at the d300s not the d7000.
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all very good advice above in the end its down to what suits you I would go and try both if you havent already and also the T3i and T2i, as these will save you a lot of money that can be put to an extra lens
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Think about your basic system purchases - your likely 2 or 3 lenses and flash. Price them up and get started, no need to buy them all at the start - but you don't want to get started and then find you should have gone the other way 1 year later.
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