There are other great cameras from other manufacturers, but Canon and Nikon have the best system. Now looking at the system you have to make the decision of which one is best for your needs. Take for instance, if you plan to do a lot of multi-flash or off-camera flash shooting then I'd go the Nikon route.
The only one out of that group that I would not buy is the D3000. It uses a sensor that does not perform as well in higher ISOs, along with the fact that it does not have a focusing motor in body. The D5000 also doesn't have a focusing motor in-body, but has a great sensor. It really depends on what type of lens that you plan on buying if you should buy an entry level Nikon. If many of the lens you want can't autofocus on the Nikon D3000 and D5000 then that'd be a problem, but if all the lens you want already have focusing motors in them then there's no problem at all.
Last but not least, go in and try all the models in the store and get a feel for which one you like best.
Hi..I am taking my first step towards purchasing a DLSR. I'm pretty much clear it would either be a NIKON or CANON..but not sure which model? please advice/help me choosing one....
During my research i once received an advice - to go for an entry level SLR & focus on the quality of lens i would purchase....(over a period of time based on my field of interest)......the camera body can alwaly be upgraded ............
.....following this tip & allocating around 50,000/- in INR, as my budget at the beginner level-- the few models that i have seen in this range are ---
"Canon1000D/500D" & "Nikon D5000/D3000"....but not sure if i'm on the right tract yet?...or if their is something better that i have missed noticing......
Appreciate if anyone could guide me on how to go about..or which one i should look at purchasing..
Thanks in advance..