ritz camera or b and h photo? canon or nikon?
which is better...ritz or b and h? which has better pricing? which is more helpful? which dslr is better...canon or nikon?
- Picture TakerLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Somehow this review is so bad, it's hard to believe it's the same Ritz Camera that you see in every mall in America, but some of the reviews indicate that it is.
Which dSLR is better? One of my boilerplate answers......
Comparing the Nikon D80 vs. Canon 400D/Rebel XTi
Check this page:
The first thing I notice is that the Canon does not have a spot meter. I thought they added that in the XTi, but I guess past criticism was not heard at Canon.
The Nikon user-definable Auto-ISO is an interesting feature that lets you define a couple of parameters about what's acceptable to you and what's not. I don't think this would be the tie-breaker, though, if you can't decide between cameras.
The D80 has a pentaprism and the Canon uses mirrors. "They" say that mirrors are getting pretty good, but I would expect the pentaprism to be a brighter viewfinder.
The Nikon lets you do actual multiple exposures in the camera and some people think this is pretty cool.
Click "next" and move to page 22 and you'll see some image comparisons. Click "next" a couple more times to see more direct comparisons on page 25. Click "next" a couple more times to see some noise level comparisons on page 27. It looks to me like the D80 has actually tamed the noise better than the XTi, but read the comments about image softness.
Click one more time and see that the D80 is clearly the winner in image sharpness.
Go on to the next page and read the conclusions.
You can go to the side-by-side at http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?m... and also click on "Our in depth review" and "Read owner opinions" for each camera.
The last line in the Nikon D80 review reads, "If you're a more discerning photographer who can see the advantages offered by the 'all round' D80 you may well consider the extra money well spent."
The last line in the Canon 400D/XTi review reads, "Thanks to its blood line and low price the EOS 400D will no doubt be a huge success for Canon. However unlike the EOS 350D, for me it's no longer the first or obvious choice, so before jumping on the bandwagon make sure you've weighed up the competition."
In other words, you've selected with the two best cameras in their price class. Canon is probably saving a little money using their CMOS sensor and this will bring them some market share. Whether the sensor and images are better or not is open to wild debate based on personal preferences. Whether one camera feels better in your hands might just be the determining factor. You have got to go to a real camera store and handle them both. I guess Costco, Circuit City or Best Buy would also have actual samples on display, but you may not get as much help from the staff.
As far as lens choice, I'd rather see you start with one decent lens instead of the kit lens, although Nikon's kit lens (18-55) has actually tested pretty well. Canon's new 18-55 Series II lens is okay, also. For Nikon, I like the Nikkor AF-S 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G ED DX. This costs about $300. I bought this for my wife on her D50 and liked it so much (for the money) that I bought it as a backup for one of my cameras. Nikon is now offering the D80 in a kit with a very nice 18-135 lens, although it does have a polycarbonate ("plastic") mount that might begin to wear if you buy additional lenses and change them often. For Canon, one of our best answerers (Panacea) recommends the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. This costs about $500, so there goes the $200 price difference.
Of course, you'll need a decent memory card and I recommend a genuine Sandisk Ultra II (60X) or Extreme III (133X) of at least 1GB - preferable 2 GB - for either camera. Lexar is another excellent card supplier and they have the "Professional" 133X as well as the Platinum 80X to choose from. Both Lexar and Sandisk come with image recovery software and limited lifetime warranties.
The February 2007 issue of Popular Photography has an article where they compared the top 10 MP DSLR's, including the D80 and XTi. The Nikon D80 was BEST in Image Quality, Control and System Flexibility and the Canon Rebel XTi (400D) tied with the D80 for best in System Flexibility, but won no other categories.
Here's another reference from outside the photographic press. Consumer reports compared the Nikon D80, Canon Rebel XTi and Sony Alpha. Personally, I'd say that the Nikon came out on top here, also. It beats the Sony in "noise-free ISO" with an acceptable rating at ISO 1600 (kind of optimistic, I think...) compared to the Sony's ISO 400. It beats the Canon (in my opinion) by having a spot meter that the Canon does not offer.
Nikon D80 vs. Canon Rebel XTi (400D) vs. Sony Alpha A100
http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Canon-Reb... [Note the navigation menu near the top of the review]
- teef_auLv 61 decade ago
I live in Australia so I won't comment too much on the stores except to say that I have heard of B&H, so they have an international reputation.
I landed in the digital world with a Nikon Lens, so my first SLR was a Nikon. I bought the D50 and it is a fantastic camera, people cannot believe I am not a long standing professional photographer. I loved this camera so much that I ordered a Nikon D80, the images are superb.
Does this mean I think Canons are rubbish? Absolutely not! Having held the 350D and 400D in my hands I prefer the feel of the Nikon, but that is personal preference. To my mind, I grudgingly admit that the Canon seems to have better sensors, but Nikon seems to have better optics. This too can come down to the specific lenses or camera body you buy.
Either way you won't go wrong at the SLR end of the market, the shots if well taken will be quite presentable. Over 50% of the considerations come down to personal preference.
- 1 decade ago
B&H will beat Ritz any day of the week.
As for a 'better' D-SLR, you'll be hard pressed to find a more reliable brand than Nikon.
Canon has had a number of dud designs, and the lifespan of an average Canon isn't as long as an average Nikon.
But remember that the more you spend, the better the quality will be. A Canon EOS 30 will last about as long as a Nikon D90.
Both will provide you with great images and access to a wonderful line of lenses and accessories. For that, you're on your own.Source(s): A proud Nikon owner.
- LoreleiLv 44 years ago
In the Us, order from either Andorama or B&H. As far as Canon EOS cameras? It depends on your budget. Entry level camera? Canon Rebel T3 Mid range level: T3i or 60D High end: 7D Pro Level: 5DMkII or 1Ds or 1D (or 1Dx). So we're ranging from around 600$ to 8000$. There's no real guide to purchasing a camera ... at least not one created by a trustable third party. It's really more a question of budget ... the type of photography doesn;t affect the choice of CAMERA much (other than professional sports photography) but it does affect the types of lenses he'll want to get.
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- 1 decade ago
go to best buy for your camera, they started carrying a nice selection of dslr cameras. as for canon or nikon, definitely nikon. i love my d50, and there's so many good quality lenses for nikons. i just picked up a 55-200G IF ED VR lens for $250.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
B&H is clearly the better source to get any of your equipment. As for the camera type, you can get great shots with either. I always go with Canon because they have never disappointed me.
- 1 decade ago
Part one: both stores are good but B&H has the advantage on all counts. Also compare prices at BeachCamera.com.
Part two: both brands are good. You can't go wrong either way.
- Ara57Lv 71 decade ago
Others have elaborated, so I will vote B&H and Nikon.
- ElvisLv 71 decade ago
many places that are cheaper
go to shopzilla.com