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Upgrade to SLR - Nikon D5100 or Canon EOS 600D?

Hi everyone,

I've had a Canon Powershot SX10IS for a couple of years and most of my images have been rejected on Dreamstime due to low lens quality. Now I am thinking of buying a new DSLR. Do you think it's worth it for me to buy it? I am thinking of either the Nikon D5100 or the Canon EOS 600D. What are your opinions on these cameras? Does anyone own any of these cameras?

Thanks in advance for your help
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55, Sigma 17-70 & Adobe Photoshop CSS
Posted: 08/19/2011, 13:06:05 PM
I dont know about Nikons, I am a Canonian... :)

My first DSLR was a Rebel XT, the 600D is a great camera, for sure much better than my old XT, you will be able to take wonderful images with her, Lenise,

Just dont expect the camera itself to increase the quality of your pictures, its a "system", the photographer, the camera, the lens and the light...

Look for the light, and learn to get the most of your gear, you will have a lot of fun and great images!
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Posted: 08/19/2011, 16:00:58 PM
Thanks for your help Afagundes. I know it's not only the camera. I really wish to learn more about photography that's why I will also start a course. I have learnt a lot with my current Powershot SX10 about how the camera works (ISO speed, Shutter speed, Aperture, White Balance etc) but as you said Alexandre I need to learn more about light.

Thanks again for your advice :)
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55, Sigma 17-70 & Adobe Photoshop CSS
Posted: 08/22/2011, 01:25:22 AM
Buy the best you can afford at the time and spen more on the lenses than the body, Ive got a Nikon D300 (upgraded form a D70)and love it.
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Posted: 09/03/2011, 16:36:39 PM
Love my Nikon D300 too, but both Canon and Nikon are excellent. I would get the one that feels more comfortable in my hands and study what each one offers (accessories and lenses) for your money. Try to learn as much as you can about the type of photography you like so you can make an educated decision when buying.

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Posted: 09/04/2011, 22:24:57 PM
I was thinking that if I buy the Nikon D5100, I buy the kit with the VR 18-55 lens included. I will then save some money and upgrade the lens later on. Or don't you think that this lens is not good to start with? This is my first DSLR and Nikon D300 is a bit expensive for me at the moment.
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55, Sigma 17-70 & Adobe Photoshop CSS
Posted: 09/06/2011, 07:24:23 AM
I think that you are going to love that camera. Kit lenses offer a lot of quality for the money. You will get great photos with that lens.

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Posted: 09/06/2011, 19:32:45 PM
Get the cheapest SLR from either nikon or canon that is not less than 10mp in resolution. Get it used if you find a good one... like D40x, D3000 they are very cheap now.

Camera bodies are a dime a dozen and it gets outdated so fast!

Invest in a really good lens (f2.8 or bigger) and lighting equiptment w/ the money you save.

You'll be amazed on the pics that you make....
Posted: 09/07/2011, 12:00:44 PM
Problem with mopst kit lenses is that they are slow. If you are doing landscapesa dn a lot of outdoor shooting thye cna be fine, but for indoor, even with flash or a goor lighting set up. I prefer nothihng slower than 2.8.my favorite lens is a Nikon 50mm 1.4 SUper fast and sharp! I do use small zoom for weddings. SIgma 18-55 2.8 and a SIgma 24-135 2.8-4.5 Both good quality. My long zoom is a Nikon 70-200 2.8 Non VR.

Go to the local camera shop and try both bodies, and pick what you are comfortable with.

Good luck with your choices!
2.8, Sigma 24-135. Nikon SB800 SB600 Dell Studio17 Laptop...
Posted: 09/07/2011, 15:22:47 PM
What I like about the D5100 is that it has the fully articulated LCD (like the camera I currently have) and it is very handy..My favourite subjects are landscapes and night photography therefore I don't think I need a very fast lens or lighting equipment..In the future I will surely invest in wide angle lenses.

I think I am buying the D5100 this week, since I have uploaded more images on DT and as usual they have been refused due to poor optical performance of my current lens! I really hope it won't happen again when I have my new camera!
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18-55, Sigma 17-70 & Adobe Photoshop CSS
Posted: 09/13/2011, 01:38:36 AM