In the DSLR market, Canon and Nikon are the biggest players that have launched a veritable feast of new cameras during the past couple of years.
The complicated question of which firm to side with may be a tricky one to reply to, it is sure that you will finish reading the guide with a full idea of the best resolution for your demands.
We summarize the main points of Cano and Nikon cameras from manufacturers’ DSLR line-ups with an in-depth comparison with main specs and features on offer.
Depending on this, you can analyze how you get the best to fit your money pocket from the recent Nikon and Canon DSLRs with the 3 major category brackets of the entry-level, top-of-the-line, and mid-range. These cameras will cost from £ 500 to £ 2000.
Finally, we will mention the question: which is the best one for you, Nikon or Canon?
The Entry-level DSLRs
The beginners’ range is definitely an important market for most of the camera manufacturers, because in spite of cheaper prices, this is a place where you could get hooked on a specific system rather than become the one you will be loyal to.
DSLR Cameras – Nikon and Canon
Nikon is well with its entry-level DSLRs to become the biggest seller. At present, the Nikon D3200 is not the latest model available in the D3XXX range, but the latter is more expensive. Thus, the best comparison is to look at the older mode.
Comparing with the older model, you can see clearly that D3200 has a 24.2 million-pixel sensor which is a pretty high solution in the entry-level market. It has a high useful count
once cropping images and retaining a decent size to print. Besides, users just have 1 lens and have no funds to buy a telephoto optic, D3200 can be reasonably handy.
The D3200 also contains an Expeed 3 processor to prevent the noise. It is the range of frame rates and Full HD video recording. Want to stretch to the extra funds? Nikon D3300 is a better detail resolution thanks to removing the anti-aliasing filter.
While Canon EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest DSLR in the world, having the similar size to Panasonic G5 and G6, both compact the camera system.
It has the same 18 million-pixel APS-C sized sensor as Canon 650D. This sensor is a hybrid CMOS AF II.
It contains phase detection pixels assisted by autofocus once using Live View or shooing a video.
Canon and Nikon also offer a host of functions that attract the first-use beginners. They help them discover the more in-depth aspects of photography when they are ready for leaving that comfort zone.
Nikon D3200 has a Guide Mode to assist the users in getting the shot they need when they are out without delving into the search online for help or instruction manual.
Photo quality of these two cameras is so great, but their colors are a little punchier with the Canon 100D. Meanwhile, the Nikon has D3200 an 11-point system, the Canon 100D features a 9-point one.
The 700D is a very quick removal of the 650D. It is a full set of features in a smaller and more lightweight body than the Canon EOS 7D.
It also features a 14-point Digic 5 processor and an 18 million-pixel APS-C sized sensor as well as a hybrid autofocus system for using Live View or shooting video. In addition, it has all-cross type phase detection system and a 9-point system once using the viewfinder.
The top cameras of Canon and Nikon’s advanced enthusiast or semi-pro range are Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D800.
The D800 features 36.3 million pixel sensor which is considered as the highest resolution in the DSLR market and has caused a strong stir when officially being unveiled.
A version of the D800 – D800E also has no any anti-aliasing filter, appealing to landscape photographers since the detail resolution is more spectacular.
Besides, the Canon 5D Mark III has a still-respectable 22.3 million-pixel
sensor. In general, Nikon Cameras are a more common AF module, and Canon Cameras defeat the Nikon’s. Let’s take a look clearly.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
The 5D Mark III has 61 AF points, 41 of which are sensitive and cross-type down to f/4, and five of which are sensitive down to f/2.8. Meanwhile, the D800 has 51 AF points only, 15 of which are cross-type.
Once expecting at this price point, both of them offer one hundred percent field of using the viewfinder, and they can also offer a 3.2-inch LCD screen which the Canon cameras just slightly defeat the Nikon’s with 1040k dots, compared
with 921k dots. One more time, the Canon cameras offer a low-light shooting with ISO 100 – 12800 in the native range extended to 50 – 102400. The D800 and D800E offer 100 – 6400 which can be expanded to 100 – 25600.
With the color reproduction, the Nikon D800 is well-known to have an occasional problem to slightly create cold photos. More wonderfully, the Canon 5D Mark III is able to produce the beautifully saturated photos straight from the camera.
Now, we think you have the best choice to bring Canon or Nikon to home.