As newcomer to DSLR world, which one should I buy – Canon 600D or Nikon 5000D?

Aneesh Anand November 17, 2012

Confused about buying my first DSLR camera. Please help.
Most of the time I will be going outside to take picture and nature photography is the passion for me.

  1. Achim D
    April 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I am a passionate Nikonite and hence I would go for a Nikon. But I must admit that Canon has some awesome cameras as well.

    It depends really how much you want to spend. Nikon came out with the D5200 and awesome little camera. I have the predecessor the D5100 which I bought mainly as a cheap take everywhere camera and also to do video at weddings.

    If you want to stay on DX format the D7100 from Nikon is an awesome camera. It has some features that you do not get in the low range which is the Flash Command centre.

    If you are really serious about your photography save up for D600. I would not go DX format these days and go full frame. Especially make sure all your lenses are full frame capable that makes upgrading much cheaper later.

    Here is a great photography blog that discusses different models and where to get them cheap: Hope this helps.

  2. Ali Ehsan
    November 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    it depends on your needs, camera price

  3. Anonymous
    November 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Nikon d5000 is very old. There is d5100 and now d5200
    Get the d5200 is better,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Alan Moore
    November 22, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Nikon, the sensor is far superior to the Canon's. Why are you getting a D5000 and not the D5200? Digital cameras are obselete when they're released its best to keep up with the latest technology

  5. Shannon Guest
    November 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I my self Brought the Nikon 5000D as it had more variables that i was looking for, where the Cannon did not offer me, and I got the Nikon on a Killer special with 2lenses an 18-50mm and a 50-200mm aswell as a carry bag and a 16gig SDcard which is still small so Im happy with it at the end of the day it all comes down to personal opinion

  6. Matt Charman
    November 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I'm a Canon user and have been for years. I've used Nikon cameras too. The only person that can answer the question is you, because the RIGHT answer is "whicever one feels better in your hands". Cameras don't take pictures, they are a tool that a person uses to take pictures. The thing that makes the most difference to picture quality is the lens, and since most people don't have the budget for either Canon or Nikon premium lenses, that usually means makes like Sigma and Tamron, and their lenses are available on all DSLR systems.

    For what it's worth I'd actually suggest that the Sony Alpha series are the easiest to use and most instantly rewarding, and they've overtaken Nikon and Canon now. If I didn't already have a large collection of Canon fit lenses, my next camera would be a Sony Alpha.

    You need to go handle the cameras and get a feel for them. The one that feels better to you and has the controls in the more instinctive place for your hands will be the one that ultimately serves you best and gives you the better results.

  7. ha14
    November 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Cannon 600D
    - High resolution screen 1,040k dots
    - Flip-out screen: Great For movies
    - Built-in focus motor: Autofocuses with more lenses
    - External mic jack: Record higher quality audio with a microphone

    Nikon D5000 Review
    -Wide dynamic range
    -Large sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
    -Flip-out screen: Great for movies
    -Very impressive high ISO performance
    -Acquires the 11-point AF system from the D90

    i think the winner is Cannon 600D

    if you want nikon and get closer to canon 600D then go for Nikon 5100D or Nikon 5200D

  8. Nika Lee
    November 19, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Yeah, it depends on your budget. I personal like Nikon 5000D.

  9. Saikat Basu
    November 18, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Actually, everything depends on your budget. Nature photography requires a good lens...for e.g. a zoom lens. If you are looking to begin with portraits or street photography, you can use a low cost 50 mm lens. There's also a distinction between nature photography and wildlife photography. I am assuming here, it is landscapes you are more interested in. You will need a lens with a longer focal length.

    Both Canon and Nikon are good. Go for a mid-range DSLR body but a good lens. You could opt for Canon 60D or 600D as per your budget. Ask around in photography forums for the right kind of lens. Generally, the camera you choose will determine the brand of lens also.

    Here are some links from MUO which will lead you into more resources.

    5 Websites to Learn a LOT More About Photography & DigiCams

    10 Blogs That Will Make You Into An Amazing Photographer

    The Four Best Digital Camera Review Sites

    • Aneesh Anand
      November 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

      thnx a lot. Will do a check.

  10. Rakesh Mishra
    November 18, 2012 at 4:16 am

    u can buy canon 600D

  11. Jim Chambers
    November 18, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Lenses you need maybe a more importent decision than camera.

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