Friday, August 27, 2010

Yak Topic: DSLR Camera, Canon VS Nikon

I am very sure that every photographer or someone who wants to be a photographer will want to own a DSLR camera. However, it is a lot of money to buy one so which brand has the better value? I love to take pictures because a picture speaks a thousand words. Recently, my father bought me a CANON EOS 1000D in May and it has become a part of me ever since.However, the yaskter's sister got another DSLR camera today. The NIKON D5000.

The DSLR war challengers:



What have I got to say about these two cameras? Well, if you ask me which is better Nikon or Canon. All I have to say is the is really not much of a difference. However, because Canon EOS 1000D as compared to NIKON D5000 is a more for beginners DSLR. Hence, the price between the two is more than a length apart.

Canon EOS 1000D costs around RM1899 where as Nikon D5000 is approximately RM2799. Can you see the difference in digits? If you ask in terms of looks then there is two ways of judging between the two. First of all, the lens. Alright, even though I own the Canon but I have to admit that Nikon's lens is much nicer. On the other hand, Canon's body kit beats Nikon anytime.

Features? There are both about the same except that Nikon D5000 has a wider range of ISO compared to Canon EOS 1000D. However, is you prefer to take portraits and scenery then Nikon D5000 has better picture colour but if you want to capture speed and do 'freeze' pictures then Canon EOS 1000D is the obvious choice. As for me, I am not biased but because I love to take fast moving objects and 'freeze' water therefore I prefer Canon.

So, what do you think? I will continue to upload pictures taken with my Canon EOS 1000D but this time I will also link my sister's blog to let you see pictures taken with her Nikon D5000 and hopefully it will help you make a decision between the two DSLR cameras. The yakster is going to take more pictures and improve her photography skills because she now has another yakster at home who is going to take pictures too. The war has just begun.

The yaskter with her Canon EOS 1000D

Another yakster and her Nikon D5000


christine said...

i want a dslr too :( nikon ftw!! :)

John said...

d90 good. or d550

Amy Lim Su Yen said...

@christine Don't worry, you will get one soon :-)
@John Really? Maybe next time I will upgrade but now I have to improve my photography skills first :-)

Hilda Milda™ said...

i still prefer canon (:

Jan said...

Lol! good luck! :D I myself am a loyal canon user ever since my dad let me touch his old film slr since I was young.
I've yet to save up for a DSLR. I'm using a Powershot now. but soon!

Amy Lim Su Yen said...

@ Hilda me too! I like prefer Canon compared to Nikon :-)
@Jan Canon is best for me :-) no worries, you will get one soon :-)

--andy-- said...

why you compare apple vs orange? differnt "level". I support your sis :p (me a d5000 user too keke)

Mr Nyox said...

choose which best fit in ur hand.
both quality almost identical.
if compare side by side, cant see any different
jst my 2cent

Merrinette said...

currently i'm using d40
sometimes i think it all depends on how you use your camera (settings)
anyway, i prefer Nikon :)

Amy Lim Su Yen said...

@andy Haha, orange and apple? I like both :-) but what to do I'm a Canon already so when met with Nikon sure got the urge to compare one :-)

@Mr Nyox True, true except the difference in price :-P

@Merrinette I agree, if I got canggih camera but don't know how to use also no use :-)

小澤 (DSvT) said...

User make the camera become different, please refer to this post in web...

~J'@nn~ said...

im using canon :D

syamimi said...

HOW Much want to own it one too....

Mabel Low said...

Hmmm... i started off as a Canon compact camera user. Was quite upset with the quality produced and could definitely see the vast difference once i start using nikon.

Until i learned that, a good picture is all about how you control the camera. Not what camera controls you. :D :D

thomas said...

I wanted a D5000 and ended up with a D90.
I like to known futher the difference between the two.

Amy Lim Su Yen said...

@DSvT Haha, true true :-)

@J'@nn High five :-)

@syamimi the cheapest at least RM1700++

@Mabel Well said! :-)

@Thomas then do come back! :-)

Rah said...

For my Point and shoot the choice is nobrainer- CANON always wins.

For DSLR, it's a toss coin. But I am leaning toward Nikon because most of my friends are nikon users, i can probably borrow their lenses

melmonica said...

NIKON ROCKS!!! I'm using D5000 also hehe XP

Amy, can ask your sister to drop by my blog? I'm still in learning process and might need her tips for me to improve. Thanks ya!

Sean Ding said...

Hands down i say Canon is better. I'm a photographer myself. I feel Canon gives more colour than Nikon. Canon also give a sharper picture.

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