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Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi ??
HiI am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The prices are almost the same....but D60 comes with VR lens while Rebel comes with a normal lens and it's body doesn't have VR feature....

But the outer body surface of Nikon D60 is not so smooth.....

The body looks of Rebel XTi are quite good however......

Here is the link of comparison.

Http://www.dpreview.com/...amp;cameras=nikon_d60%2Ccanon_eos400d&show=all.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...eras/nikon-d60-with-18mm/4505-6501_7-32848557.html.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...rebel-xti/4505-6501_7-32034086.html?tag=prod.txt.1.

The other main difference is Rebel uses CMOS technology..while D60 uses CCD....

I am quite confused which one to go for .... ( or is it worth to buy D40 instead and spend on lens ????).

Which one do you suggest guys ???? Your suggestions will be highly appreciated....

Thank you..

Comments (22)

You might consider renting each one for several days and seeing how they 'fit' you. If you have Canon/Nikon lenses of any value that may be your deciding factor..

Compare the prints from each of them then make your decision - an opinion from someone else on which to buy is just that - their opinion..

It is your satisfaction with the 'feel' of the camera and look of the prints that really matters..

(If I told you to rush out and buy the XXXX, would you really do it? It may be my choice, but a poor match for you..

Have fun with your decision - either choice will be great..

'There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care who gets the credit.'-Philip Hyde (1922-2006)http://yorkiedad.smugmug.com..

Comment #1

Why are you limiting your choices to Nikon and Canon? I am really courious..

JimOlympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #2

Hmmm.... that also is true....

But the thing is I am just wondering does VR lens really makes a lot of difference or not ? .

Art Guertin wrote:.

You might consider renting each one for several days and seeing howthey 'fit' you. If you have Canon/Nikon lenses of any value that maybe your deciding factor.Compare the prints from each of them then make your decision - anopinion from someone else on which to buy is just that - theiropinion.It is your satisfaction with the 'feel' of the camera and look of theprints that really matters.(If I told you to rush out and buy the XXXX, would you really do it?It may be my choice, but a poor match for you..

Have fun with your decision - either choice will be great..

'There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not carewho gets the credit.'-Philip Hyde (1922-2006)http://yorkiedad.smugmug.com..

Comment #3

It does. Maybe not in cheap P&S camera, but it does in dSLR..

If just the D60 or the XTi, I'd probably choose the D60. It's gotten a lot of good reviews, and I think it's a newer camera. As far as CCD vs CMOS, I don't know much about the difference, since both cameras take superb pictures..

Now, if you were to choose D60 or XSi, then I'd say XSi (I have one, and I had to choose also), bt that's probably out of your price range then.....

Comment #4

In the right situations. It has no impact on subject movement. I perfer it in camera however rather then in lens..

Jim.

Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #5

My advice, Forget about how the cameras look, go to a store and pick them up. How they feel is of great importance. Both cameras with give you excellent image quality and have a great set of lenses available..

As for going cheaper to get better lenses... That's a tougher question, it depends on which lenses you want to get to. Be aware that the D40 doesnt autofocus with Older legacy lenses from back in the day.A poor photographer blames his tools...

Comment #6

D60 has useful features (over XTi): AF assist lamp, spot meter, ISO3200, D-light, larger battery..

XTi has (over D60): Slightly better noise performance, Raw+Fine JPG, better Raw conversion software..

For straight out of camera JPGs - D60. Also for someone who does lot of low light indoor photography (without flash). e.g. person having small kids.For Raw shooters - XTi..

Do price comparision for similar package. i.e. D60 with 18-55VR and Capture NX softwareXTi with 18-55mm I.S. lensYou can forgo software requirement if you shoot JPGs..

Bjoshi wrote:.

HiI am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The prices are almost the same....but D60 comes with VR lens whileRebel comes with a normal lens and it's body doesn't have VR feature....

But the outer body surface of Nikon D60 is not so smooth.....

The body looks of Rebel XTi are quite good however......

Best Wishes, Ajayhttp://picasaweb.google.com/ajay0612Thanks for your time...

Comment #7

And buy a 18-55 IS lens for $200.

Or if this is your first DSLR get the cheaper Canon XT and a 18-55 IS lens...

Comment #8

I don't have a dog in this fight (I have a Sony Alpha A300) and I am new to DSLRs but I can share what little I know... both are great cameras, and both take comprable photos (in fact, at this price point itshard to make a bad decision). The D60 is a bit newer design, but not so much to make a big difference. The surface of the camera (what I think you described as less smooth) would be a positiv to me (grippier, less plasticky) but that's a personal preference (and if by lesssmooth you mean "less well put together... reverse that thought)..

Vibration reduction *is* a good feature. My hands are pretty shaky, and the Sony SSS in body has made a big difference since I don't have a tripod yet. The Olympus owner that touted in body points to the advantage that in-body cameras offer (*every* lens will benefit from the IS/VR and adding IS/VR to the lens increases the cost of the lens) but in-lens reduction has it's own advantages (IS/VR can be tuned to the lens and the effects of IS/VR can be seen through the view finder)..

One camera expert actually recommends the D40 over the D60, saying the D60 doesn't offereneough improvement over the D40 to merit the cost. Seems I would have opeted for the D60 in a kit though..

Someone also asked why you were limiteing to Nikon and Canon. There are other good choices beyond those two (Sony, Olympus, and Pentax, to list just the three most common). Many people believe the top two vendors are the best and safest choice based on good reasons (most lens and accessories options, more distribution and support options) and some not so good ("the store sales guy prefers them, the pros use 'em). But I really liked the Olympus and Sony and you can get a bit more feature/functionality with the other brands..

Best advice smeone offered... go into a store, handle each camera and go through the menus and switches. Each works differently and one will feel awkward and another will seem more intuitive. That camera will b better for you in the long run.....

Comment #9

I went for the nikon D60 but I'm not biassed becuase I have tried both and in short the image quality of the D60 is better because in the end thats what it comes down to....

It is a very simple camera to use, it takes fantastic pictures, the kit lens is great (and VR) and I think overall it is a better camera than the canon option.....

Comment #10

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how they rate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, and video review..

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

Bjoshi wrote:.

HiI am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The prices are almost the same....but D60 comes with VR lens whileRebel comes with a normal lens and it's body doesn't have VR feature....

But the outer body surface of Nikon D60 is not so smooth.....

The body looks of Rebel XTi are quite good however......

Here is the link of comparison.

Http://www.dpreview.com/...amp;cameras=nikon_d60%2Ccanon_eos400d&show=all.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...eras/nikon-d60-with-18mm/4505-6501_7-32848557.html.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...rebel-xti/4505-6501_7-32034086.html?tag=prod.txt.1.

The other main difference is Rebel uses CMOS technology..while D60uses CCD....

I am quite confused which one to go for .... ( or is it worth to buyD40 instead and spend on lens ????).

Which one do you suggest guys ???? Your suggestions will be highlyappreciated....

Thank you..

Comment #11

Rjx wrote:.

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how theyrate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, andvideo review..

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

Ok. This is kind of a fanboy thing to do but here is the review on the Oly E-510.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 20 / 20Value: 19 / 20Overall: 89%.

I just could not help myself..

Jim.

Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #12

Maddogmd11 wrote:.

Rjx wrote:.

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how theyrate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, andvideo review..

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

Ok. This is kind of a fanboy thing to do but here is the review onthe Oly E-510.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 20 / 20Value: 19 / 20Overall: 89%.

I just could not help myself..

Jim.

Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it..

And to be fair and alleviate some of that blatant fanboyism....

Pentax K10d.

Overall:.

16 / 2015 / 2016 / 2018 / 2018 / 20.

83%.

Sony a200.

Overall:.

17 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 2017 / 20.

85%..

Comment #13

That was kinda fun!!!Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #14

Rjx wrote:.

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how theyrate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, andvideo review..

I was talking about XTi, not XSi....XSi is too expensive for me for now...

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

Bjoshi wrote:.

HiI am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The prices are almost the same....but D60 comes with VR lens whileRebel comes with a normal lens and it's body doesn't have VR feature....

But the outer body surface of Nikon D60 is not so smooth.....

The body looks of Rebel XTi are quite good however......

Here is the link of comparison.

Http://www.dpreview.com/...amp;cameras=nikon_d60%2Ccanon_eos400d&show=all.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...eras/nikon-d60-with-18mm/4505-6501_7-32848557.html.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...rebel-xti/4505-6501_7-32034086.html?tag=prod.txt.1.

The other main difference is Rebel uses CMOS technology..while D60uses CCD....

I am quite confused which one to go for .... ( or is it worth to buyD40 instead and spend on lens ????).

Which one do you suggest guys ???? Your suggestions will be highlyappreciated....

Thank you..

Comment #15

They have the xti there to if you are interested..

Bjoshi wrote:.

Rjx wrote:.

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how theyrate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, andvideo review..

I was talking about XTi, not XSi....XSi is too expensive for me fornow...

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

Bjoshi wrote:.

HiI am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The prices are almost the same....but D60 comes with VR lens whileRebel comes with a normal lens and it's body doesn't have VR feature....

But the outer body surface of Nikon D60 is not so smooth.....

The body looks of Rebel XTi are quite good however......

Here is the link of comparison.

Http://www.dpreview.com/...amp;cameras=nikon_d60%2Ccanon_eos400d&show=all.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...eras/nikon-d60-with-18mm/4505-6501_7-32848557.html.

Http://reviews.cnet.com/...rebel-xti/4505-6501_7-32034086.html?tag=prod.txt.1.

The other main difference is Rebel uses CMOS technology..while D60uses CCD....

I am quite confused which one to go for .... ( or is it worth to buyD40 instead and spend on lens ????).

Which one do you suggest guys ???? Your suggestions will be highlyappreciated....

Thank you..

Comment #16

Rjx wrote:.

They have the xti there to if you are interested..

Bjoshi wrote:.

Rjx wrote:.

Here is a site I really like for unbiased reviews. Here is how theyrate the XSI, and the D60. Take a look at their full reviews, andvideo review..

I was talking about XTi, not XSi....XSi is too expensive for me fornow...

D60cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_D60/index.shtml.

Build quality: 16 / 20Image quality: 18 / 20Handling: 16 / 20Specification: 16 / 20Value: 14 / 20Overall: 80%.

XSicameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/.

Build quality: 17 / 20Image quality: 19 / 20Handling: 18 / 20Specification: 17 / 20Value: 17 / 20Overall: 88%.

If interested....

Xti.

Overall:.

14 / 2019 / 2015 / 2018 / 2019 / 20.

85%..

Comment #17

Well, I reckon it would help to post the scores for the Canon XTi:.

Scores(relative to budget DSLRs).

Build quality:Image quality:Handling:Specification:Value:.

Overall:.

14 / 2019 / 2015 / 2018 / 2019 / 20.

85%..

Comment #18

I have been trying to make the same decision and it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who's in this position. Thanks to all for the input. Yes, lots of sticking up for your own equipment, but very good natured. I appreciate the link to the new-to-me review site as well...

Comment #19

I've just bought my first DSLR (30D) but I've been around film SLRs since the 70s and digital for a while..

Reviews and comparative scores are fine, but they only tell you so much. I suggest you follow the advice above, and check out a few of the cameras you're interested in at a store. Handling and "feel" are very important, and you'll notice them every time you use the camera..

Don't worry about minor differences in specifications and so on. There are no bad DSLRs out there, for all practical purposes, and they all take excellent photographs. Personal preferences start to emerge once you've been shooting for a while and decided what works for you. Just get the camera and a kit lens for a start and enjoy it. I wouldn't invest any serious money in more lenses until you're sure about your choice though. This can make changing systems expensive later on!..

Comment #20

Bjoshi wrote:.

I am confused which one to go for ? Nikon D60 or Canon Rebel XTi .....

The D60 is a nice camera but the Nikon kit lenses are of a shockingly low build-quality even if they're not too bad optically. The Canon Rebel XTi/400D holds no appeal for me personally though the much improved XSi/450D is a VERY interesting camera. Personally, I chose Pentax because Pentax (which like Sony and Olympus offers in-body Image Stabilization) offers the biggest bang-for-the buck. No system is perfect though and everything is a compromise. Here are the prices of two DSLR kits I might choose for myself today and hope to be pretty happy with (all prices in US dollars):.

CANON Digital Rebel XSi Body Only $800Canon Speedlite 430EX $235Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS $500Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II $85Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $530Total = $2,150.

Options:Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $330Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di $340Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $560Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $1,025Canon Speedlite 580EX II $390.

PENTAX K200D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 $589Pentax AF360FGZ $175Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di $340Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD $130Total = $1,234.

Options:Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 pancake $265Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 $200Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 pancake $459Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-f/6.3 $480Pentax DA*50-135mm f/2.8 $750Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 $190Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 $350Pentax AF540FGZ $320.

Personally, I choose to exclude the Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5/5.6 IS ($168) and Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS ($280) because of the rotating front elements and their overall build quality which makes them unattractive even if they're a step up from the Nikon equivalents. Buying a nice body to put cheap lenses on makes no sense. Better to invest in good lenses and buy whatever body you can with the money remaining in your budget so you don't incur losses selling cheap lenses that you've quickly outgrown..

I love the Canon's fast and quiet AF but the lack of in-body Image Stabilization makes any well-rounded Canon DSLR system too expensive for me..

Group Captain Mandrake: 'I was tortured by the Japanese, Jack, if you must know; not a pretty story....Strange thing is they make such bloody good cameras.' (Dr. Strangelove, 1964)..

Comment #21

I am trying to decide between the Nikon D60 and the XTI..

I have read almost everything under the sun and it appears that both are almost the same camara. The only difference that I notice while trying both of these was that the canon was significantly faster than the Nikon D60 when the flash was used. Can anyone comment on this? Which of these two camara's has the best flash? which one take better quality pictures? If the flash function is better in the canon are there any features in the D60 that are significantly better than the XTI?... or is the XTI better than the D60 simply based on the fact that they are the same camara but the canon has the better flash?.

Also, at Ritz camara the sales person said that the XTI is being faded out and replaced by the XSI. Has anyone else heard this?.

I have actually already puchased the Nikon D60, however, I have 30 days to return it for the XTI. Any help would be greatly appreciated.lp..

Comment #22

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