While some lens, LCD, and image quality is sacrificed in the Coolpix S220 for its affordable price tag and ultra compact body, overall this unit undoubtedly offers a lot of style and portability for a very little asking price.
While the Coolpix S630 is a well-designed compact camera with a positively minimal feel about it, it is probably best suited to photography novices who prefer to be able to point-and-shoot regularly and trust that they will receive basic and consistent results across a variety of shooting situations.
The D90 is a genuinely well-crafted DSLR from Nikon that covers all of the bases that a mid-range unit should, as well as providing a host of additional features and controls that are well and truly pushing the D90 towards semi-professional territory.
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The new Nikon D5000 and Canon Rebel T1i have stirred quite the fuss with their solid specs and entry-level price tags. The prior generation cameras from the Nikon and Canon camps were capable performers. The Rebel XSi (aka 450D) and the Nikon D60 rang in at 12.2 megapixels and 10.2 megapixels, respectively.
The Nikon D5000 features the same 12.3 megapixel sensor found in the Nikon D90, while the Canon Rebel T1i packs in 15.1 megapixels, which is similar to or the same as the sensor found in the Canon 50D. Kudos to both Nikon and Canon for staying lean on megapixels, relatively speaking.
As for sensitivity, both Nikon and Canon have extended the range. The Nikon D5000 features ISO 100-6400 range, while the Canon Rebel T1i covers a range of ISO 100-12800 for an extra stop on the high end. Both of these numbers reflect the ISO expansion features.
I’ve been shooting with both cameras side by side for a couple of days now and nabbed a few handheld shots of some orange roses, up close and under a mix of incandescent and indirect sunlight. The flowers were on my kitchen counter next to a window. This is hardly a scientific comparison, but I think is a fair representation of real world ISO performance. Additionally, you will get some taste of the stabilization capabilities of each of the lenses that come in the respective kits for the Canon and Nikon shooters.
Below you’ll find the entire quick and dirty ISO comparison throughout the range of ISOs available for both these cameras. [Read more…]
There’s no doubting the abilities of this camera to produce stunning still images – and moving images – but it does sit against some tough competitors, including some of Nikon’s own models.
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