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The old Nikon vs Canon Debate D7000 VS 7D

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Svenwildlife
So all my camera equipment got stolen, blah.......but that means I must get myself new equipment, so had various opinions on these two models, basically same price range. everyone says canon is for film and Nikon for Photography, how true is it? which model is better at the end of the day?
Canon 450D 18-55mm lense Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Posted: 07/20/2011, 04:54:07 AM
Martinedegraaf
Without knowing all exact specs of both camera's, I think I would lean to the newer kid on the block. Other than that, it is wise to make a side-by-side comparison, to see wich camera suits your needs better in the area's that you think important.

Finally, always try before you buy! Go to a real shop, and feel them both in your hands. It is very personal wich camera suits you better ergonomically.
SB600, Pocket Wizard AC3 and Flex TT5's....
Edited: 07/20/2011, 11:51:09 AM by Admin
Afagundes
I never heard about this, Canon for film, Nikon for photography???

If you had a Canon I would stick to the Canon, you are more familiar with the interface.
f/4L Canon EF 70-300mm IS/USM f/4-5.6 Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM/Macro ...
Posted: 07/20/2011, 06:19:04 AM
Svenwildlife
I have got friends who study at a arts college, producing, directing, photography, etc etc and general consensus among the college is Nikon cameras are better for photography while the Canon excels better at making movies. was hoping someone had experience with both and could give a opinion
Canon 450D 18-55mm lense Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Posted: 07/20/2011, 10:26:38 AM
Bradcalkins
I don't think the differences are very big, how you like the interface will have a bigger impact. There are certainly examples of people doing video and stills with either model :)
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 07/20/2011, 11:49:49 AM
Heathse

Originally posted by Svenwildlife:
Quoted Message: I have got friends who study at a arts college, producing, directing, photography, etc etc and general consensus among the college is Nikon cameras are better for photography while the Canon excels better at making movies. was hoping someone had experience with both and could give a opinion




Thank you for this comment! I am delaying buying my longed for new camera as I can't make up my mind which, Canon or Nikon. My husband goes for Canon but my old Nikon coolpix had great colour. Some have suggested that Canon gives sharper results, any thought on that anyone before I make my final choice?
Nikon D7100
Posted: 07/21/2011, 03:35:47 AM
Pindiyath100
I consider myself 'married to Nikon'. I've been using Nikon for long and would suggest it to anybody I know.
Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D7100, Nikon D90 & D70
Posted: 07/21/2011, 03:56:03 AM
Nicku
Hmmm... Is unfair to compare Nikon D7000 with Canon 7D (in this comparison Canon will always win... different camera class) Compare the D7000 with Canon 60D, or the 7D with D300s....



Like Martinedegraaf says try to compare the cameras in your hand and course take into account the specs of each model.
100mm f/2.8 USM, Quad core Workstation PC with 8Gb of RAM and Nvidia ...
Edited: 07/21/2011, 04:20:58 AM
Svenwildlife

Originally posted by Nicku:
Quoted Message: Hmmm... Is unfair to compare Nikon D7000 with Canon 7D (in this comparison Canon will always win... different camera class) Compare the D7000 with Canon 60D, or the 7D with D300s.... Like Martinedegraaf says try to compare the cameras in your hand and course take into account the specs of each model.




see Nicku you can tell me why its unfair to compare the two, what makes the one better or worse than the other, they have been compared on youtube by DigitalRev. the Asian Guy with the British Accent
Canon 450D 18-55mm lense Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Posted: 07/21/2011, 11:23:48 AM
Johnnymitch
I'm a D7000 owner and I've been assisting a friend on video shoots using the 7D so I've got a bit of experience with both. The nikon is smaller in your hand, I have big hands and I was surprised by the larger size of the 7D. They both do high def video. I'm not sure that the D7000 having autofocus makes much difference...it's a bit slow. 16MP vs 18MP...doesn't really matter. The Nikon has 33 AF sensors to 19 for the Canon...for me, that's a big difference, allowing me to quickly get the focus right without reframing. The Nikon has better low light performance...the Canon more fps. For me the availability, affordability and usability of old lenses and flashes with Nikon makes a huge difference but the reality is that both cameras are amazing.



ps, ignore the poster who claims that the 7D is better compared to the D300s, the D7000 is a better camera than the D300s at a better price.
Nikon D7000, 35mm f/1.8 DX, 50mm f/1.8
Posted: 07/21/2011, 18:41:28 PM
Py2000
This has actually been debated a lot on the net and the arguments on whether Nikon or Canon being better never stop. While I don't have hands-on experience with D7000, I'm a Canon fans so I vote for 7D. That's simple for me. Also note that only 9 out of the 39 AF points on D7000 are cross-type while all 19 out of the 19 AF points on 7D are cross-type. But in the end of day, you need to compare the specs and see what are more important to your shooting style and also what you are more accustomed to. To help yourself decide, you may want to rent/borrow and play with both.
Canon bodies & lenses
Posted: 07/21/2011, 19:06:28 PM
Cmarshall717
Glad this came up again. I'm also in the boat for a new camera, and the Nikon D7000 is the one I have been looking at.
VRII, 18-70mm, 70-300mm, 28-300mm VR, 50mm / Light box...
Posted: 07/21/2011, 22:08:57 PM
Nicku

Originally posted by Svenwildlife:
Quoted Message: see Nicku you can tell me why its unfair to compare the two, what makes the one better or worse than the other, they have been compared on youtube by DigitalRev. the Asian Guy with the British Accent




See... this is only my opinion..... Now the 7D (in my tests and my opinion) is better (overall) than D7000 and D300s. I have no doubt that the replacement of Nikon D300s will be much better than 7D (more advanced and new technology).
100mm f/2.8 USM, Quad core Workstation PC with 8Gb of RAM and Nvidia ...
Posted: 07/21/2011, 23:59:54 PM
Svenwildlife
so at the end of the day when it comes to comparing these two, majority opinion is that it doesnt really make much of a difference between the two, both can do the job well and you wont be loosing out by taking one or the either. thanks everyone

Canon 450D 18-55mm lense Sigma 70-300 DG Macro
Posted: 07/23/2011, 03:10:24 AM
Dmccale
Well I think it kinda like comparing red apples to green apples,everyone has their preference..I am a canon girl.JMO good luck
1.8, Canon 400D ,kit lens, canon zoom macro 28-105mm 3.5-4.5 , 50mm...
Posted: 09/02/2011, 07:20:35 AM
Froogz
I own a D7000 and i can say that i am trill with this camera! It's a high class and high quality camera! It's ask for high end lenses to get fully advantage of it's capabilities. Last week i bought a SB700 Flash and since then i am simply in love with the CLS system. It opens a big window of possibilities to use illumination off camera and the real high speed sync is just awesome! I can sync up to 1/8000!!! And since the D7000 is a DX format, i don't even have to crop in order to get rid of the top "darker area" very comum with the high speed sync and FX formats... I have uploaded a pictures of a tap water just starting to pour water and completely frozen the action, you can even see the microscopic droplets of water springing around at 100% zoom. It is amazing! As soon as, and if, this picture is accepted i will post it here so you can have a look...





Cheers!
SB700...
Posted: 09/02/2011, 11:21:36 AM
Froogz
As promissed here is the image with a totaly frozen action with speedlight syncronized at truely high speed between the Nikon D7000 and SB700 (1/4000 and f5.6 iso 100).



   tap water   



SB700...
Edited: 09/05/2011, 14:57:06 PM
Zenonk
Froogz that is not a valid argument, you can get sync speed 1/8000sec with 7D and 580EX speed lights, and moreover the flash duration is the most important factor in freezing the image, you could have sync speed 1/100 and still get the same result.
Canon 50d, Tamron 28-70mm f2.8, Sigma 50mm f1.4
Posted: 09/06/2011, 07:28:24 AM
Froogz
You are right about the sync speed with canon's, my bad! As a Nikon shooter, i don't know much about canon.



But as freezing water stream with lower speed like your sugestion i do not agree. In order to get this gelly-icy look from a fast stream water flow, your must have a faster speed shutter, minimum i would say of 1/600s... at this shot i have tested several shutter speeds and in order to get even the tiny little microscopic droplets around the stream sharp and frozen, the speed had to really fast (the best results was with 1/4000s)
SB700...
Posted: 09/06/2011, 08:50:21 AM
Froogz
By the way, nice portifolio you have there!



I can see you are awsome with strobist technics! Love your lastest uploads of the model at a sunset. how many strobes did you use there? i can see at least two light sources...



Cheers
SB700...
Posted: 09/06/2011, 08:53:34 AM
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