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Canon 30D or Nikon D200


adyparker 8 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 9:27PM
I have an Olympus e500 at the moment and was maybe thinking of getting a Canon 30D or a Nikon D200. I have seen both of these and in the two different shops I had been in, the recommendation from the salesman was the Nikon in one and the Canon in the other.
Could anyone who have any of these please let me know what you think to them and if anyone knows which they consider to be the best could you also let me know?
ADY

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CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 9:29PM
D200 is the way to go...
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Jan 2007 9:36PM
Hold them both and choose the one that feels right - unless you intend to shoot at high iso's then choose the Canon.
Graysta 9 1.1k England
26 Jan 2007 9:44PM
Close call. i have a D200 superb peice of kit,i would not start a Nikon Canon debate on these 2 . you are asking a question that hangs a balance, you have no Canon or Nikon Lenses. the D200 makes the D2x look like bad value. but without a doubt the Canon 1ds mk11 is the leader if this is where you want to end up. now is the time to jump. your choice, if you can try before buy do so, what suits me might not suit you. i could only reccomed the D200 as i am completely satisfied with mine. BUT so are thousands of Canon owners.you are trying to make a choice in the most competative area of the market good luck - Graham
Graysta 9 1.1k England
26 Jan 2007 9:48PM
Keith i thought that the canons where good at high ISO but only on he full frame models.the d200 certainly is a load better than previous Nikons.
wotashot 10 2.2k
26 Jan 2007 9:53PM
The Canon 20D was the best at handling noise bar none at its launch, nikon's are noisy as hell... At gig's I choose the 20D over the D2X cos the noise above ISO 400 is scary on the nikon,

Want less noise... You want a canon!

j
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 10:01PM
Can't comment on the high end Nikon / Canons cos I'm not that rich.
Graysta 9 1.1k England
26 Jan 2007 10:10PM
like i said dont want to start A Nikon Canon debate i chose Nikon because it did what I wanted it to do and handled better that the Canon.And the high Iso On the D200 I feel is better than the crop sensor Canon.I do not dispute that the 20D is a damn good camera ive seen some good results from it but they have mostly come from good photographers.the camera is but a tool if you can use all the funtions on your camrera move up if not read the manual & learn.
Mark_Readman 9 922
26 Jan 2007 10:24PM
the canon 20d/30d is still the lowest noise dslr on the market and anybody who says the 1dmkii has less noise really needs to try both first, having tried out a d2x I can agree the noise at high iso is frightening
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 10:26PM
The Canon as there is little in it in terms of image quality (till high ISO) and the Canon leaves you more budget for lenses.
Graysta 9 1.1k England
26 Jan 2007 10:27PM
Agree the D2x is damn awful at high Iso that is what sold me the D200 its great compered to a camera 3 times the price.
stuwhitt 10 1.4k United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 10:28PM

Quote:I do not dispute that the 20D is a damn good camera ive seen some good results from it but they have mostly come from good photographers


Meaning?

Smile
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2007 10:30PM
You must know how to use your equipment to its full potential.
Graysta 9 1.1k England
26 Jan 2007 10:33PM
Thanks Cathy.
ZenTog 12 7.9k 1 England
26 Jan 2007 10:35PM
the eos1dmk2n is not bad at high iso, one of my togs shot in a wood at an equine event at very high iso and the noise was not intrusive

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