Coke or pepsi? Nikon or Canon? This is the great debate of photographers. Even though deciding between Nikon or Canon might be easy for experienced photographers, beginning photographers often have trouble, and, just buy the one that is on sale at Best Buy.
I think it is really important to know the difference, because, the first brand you select as a photographer, will be the one you most likely stay with. Photographers rarely switch.
Today, on the blog, I am going to break down the pros and cons of the Nikon and Canon brands of cameras. Yes, there are more brands, like Sony, however, these two are the most popular with professional photographers.
-Strong Bodies: As for the body of the camera, the Canon brand is stronger.
-Depth of Field in Lenses: Some photographers love a lens that can go to 1.2 in aperture, making the image have more bokeh and depth of field.
-Easy User Interface
-Shadows and Highlights: Canon cameras do not bring out the shadows and highlights as well in the image; therefore, the photographer loses a lot of detail.
-Low Light Capabilities: You cannot go above 2500 iso without noticing considerable grain in your image, making low light receptions tough.
-Focus Speed: The Canon brand of cameras take longer to focus than the Nikon brand does, making quick, perfectly composed shots more difficult.
-Wifi: The Nikon brand of cameras can connect to wifi; therefore, you can take the images straight off your camera to your phone.
-Shadows and Highlights: I normally overexpose my images a tad when shooting, in order to bring the exposure back down in Lightroom to create that light and airy feel. However, with my Nikon cameras, I never lose any detail in those shadows and highlights.
-Low Light Capabilities: I do not have grain in my images with shooting in low light situations, unless I go above 5000 iso; however, I never go that high.
-Focus Speed: The Nikon brand of cameras focus super quickly, and, the cameras have great accuracy with the focus.
-Lenses: Nikon does not have as strong of a lens selection as Canon does. However, you can use Sigma lenses, which are amazing!
-Build Quality: Not as strong as Canon; but, still good.
-The Eye Cap: The cap on the lens falls off all the time; but, I just put a protection cap on, and I am good to go!