Canon ESO 400D or Nikon D40


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rlculver

Hi,

Which camera would you people choose out of these two.

I am a beginner to the SLR market. Which one would you recommend?

Thanks

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Dallas

If you just want to use your DSLR like a point and shoot, I think the D40 would be just find.

If you want to improve your photography, the 400D would be what I recommend (You can do it with the D40).

The D40 is cheaper. The 400D has better auto focusing. There are plenty of differences, just kinda depends on what you want to do.

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Septimus

400D... Canon SLR's produce a slightly higher quality image once you master it.

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rlculver

400D very good on auto setting as well?

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accesser

I personally prefer the Canon brand so 400D (Y)

Try and find a place selling more than just the camera when I got my 350D I got the camera two lenses tripod and bag.

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ironsight2000

nikon makes a better camera

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esco

I'd go for Canon

and if you want a good deal on a 17-85 f/4.0-5.6 IS, hit me up :D

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accesser
I say read about both at http://www.dpreview.com/ and decide yourself!

Yes Dpreview is the webs number one Camera site I hang out in there with the same name as Neowin (Y)

I think you really shoud just go with what you want :)

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Pink Floyd

the D40 is the new Nikon entry level camera

If you want to compare 400D from canon, you will need the D80!

I've seen way more better good reviews on D80 compared to 400D but they are 2 awesome camera

It depends on your need and budget of course

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1759

I would recommend the Pentax K100D/110, Nikon D50, Canon 350D over the D40. The only thing that the D40 really has going for it over the Canon Rebels is build quality, but the Canon beats it in just about every other category. The Digital Rebels just feel cheap - take good pictures, but Canon put it in the cheapest housing possible.

If you had the money to spend on the 400D, I would take a look at the Pentax K10D as well. I like the feel of the Olympus E-500, but the 4/3rds sensor doesn't wow me.

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rlculver

Hi Thanks for all the replies.

I think I have chosen the 400D now :) - Is this a good update from my Canon Powershot A80 for point & click situations. i will mainly use the camera on auto, but will start to venue into the manual mode over time :)

Still a good decision?

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accesser

Go for it (Y) you will love it and be amazed at the quality of the pictures from a D-SLR compared to a digi cam you can shoot at higher ISO?s without it getting extremely grainy

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Pink Floyd

Read reviews as much as possible. The more infos you will have, the best will be your decision

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Dallas

The more reviews you read, the more you will second guess yourself! :)

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rlculver

Hi. I went to mu local camera store today and tried bot the 400D and D80. I found the 400D very hard to grip, and found the Nikon to be much more 'firm' to hold etc.

Is the D40 any good or should i look at the D80?

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Pink Floyd

The Nikon D40 will be the futur entry DSLR level. Many ppl suspect that Canon will release a camera to compete the new Nikon D40.

Again, it depend on your budget and your needs. D80 as 400D are expert camera..

If I were you, I'd buy the new D40 with a good lens

one of the good D40 review clicky

your pick

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rlculver

Is the lens included with the D40 any good?

Although - i still found I had a better grip on the D80!!!!!

D40 review does look great :) - But when i am speining out on around ?400, would i do better to spend a little more and get the D80?

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acoustikrage

canon 400d. the d40 is too watered down, feature wise, imo.

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Pink Floyd

The lens on the D40 is a new model of 18-55mm. That is a very good lens for beginner.

Check features between D40 and D80 and ask yourself if the price difference worth for what the D80 will give you in term of options and feature.

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lawtai

The D40 restricts what lenses you can use though, so if you begin to enjoy photography and start looking into more lenses, getting the D80 or even the D50 might be better.

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