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Nikon D60 vs Canon Rebel XS?

I bought a Nikon D60 but I can't decide if I want to keep it or switch it out for the Canon Rebel XS. I love the D60 but it is missing one feature I really want: Auto Exposure Bracketing (or AEB). The Canon has this feature, but I hear it's lenses are not as well made as Nikon's and because this is a lower end Canon it's missing some features that the higher Canons have (even though the low level Nikon has high level features).

I bought the camera from Best Buy since they have a 18month no interest Best Buy card deal, but I'm thinking about taking the camera back and canceling the card, and then buying the camera again (or the Canon or other) on Amazon since it's much cheaper there ($100+ cheaper).

Any guidance would be much appreciated, I'm so lost right now.




I want Auto Exposure Bracketing for making HDR images, it has everything to do with how I shoot and it makes a very big difference. I know how to take pictures with the correct exposure but to create HDR images you have to have pictures taken at different exposures.

Whatcha know about that?

4 Answers

  • hipp5
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I dunno who told you Canon's lenses were not well-made, because this is pretty much untrue. Sure this might be true if you buy the $50 lenses but that will be the same for any brand. You get what you pay for.

    Yes, there are a few high-end features that are missing on the XS but none of them are that important. If you really want those features you can jump up to an XSi which includes most of them for not much extra money.

  • 1 decade ago

    The XS uses the same lenses as the $8000 pro models. It can also use the EF-S lenses, which vary from very cheap to very good image quality. Canon's lenses are made just as well (if not better) than comparable Nikon lenses. Also, all EF lenses will autofocus on the low end cameras, unlike Nikon's AF lenses. I like Canon better, so thats what I would get.

    Have you tried doing the bracketing manually (by changing the exposure compensation), or does it move the camera too much to be feasible for HDR imaging? Also, most HDR programs have some kind of alignment system if your pictures are somewhat off.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I like the AEB feature on my Rebel XT. Sure, I shoot RAW a lot and yes, I could play with it in photoshop, but I don't mind getting it right in camera, either.

    Having said that, the D60 is a fine camera. You can certainly manually bracket your shot, and I do that quite often, too. Set your camera on aperture priority, compose the picture, press the shutter halfway, and see what the shutter speed reads. Then go into manual exposure mode, and set the shutter and aperture the same way.

    After taking a picture, change the shutter - up a little, take a picture, then down a little. Same results as AEB.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can do HDR with one exposure if shot in RAW just develop three images at different exposures, third slider down in Adobe RAW.

    Here are few examples

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