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Canon remains the #1 camera maker in the world if you included PowerShots...
Canon and Nikon are like the Intel and AMD of the photographic world but this is a HUGE gap between the two.

All fanboyisms aside no hate on Nikon. Their Prosumer cameras have proven to be a lot better than Canon's when it comes to high ISO performance.
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I've been wanting to get myself a nice DSLR camera and have had a hard time choosing between the two. I'm not looking for anything amazing; just a really nice good DSLR. It looks like Canon is the way to go?
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I just picked up a T3i with a 18-135mm lens the other day too. Guess I helped contribute to the gap.
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I've been wanting to get myself a nice DSLR camera and have had a hard time choosing between the two. I'm not looking for anything amazing; just a really nice good DSLR. It looks like Canon is the way to go?
Go to a store. Pick the up a few cameras. When I was looking at the D80(Nikon) or the Rebel(Canon), I picked them up and it was clear which one I was getting.

The Nikon simply felt better in my hand. The Canon wasn't even close. It was like the difference between rubbing silk on you face and sandpaper.

As far as features go they are very similar. Also, I would avoid the lower end consumer range of SLRs and go a little higher, because the usability of the cameras increases immensely. (case and point: I rarely have my main LCD on when out shooting, some of these newer smaller DSLRs have (almost)all the features controlled from the main LCD menu(some don't even have a secondary LCD display) just like P&S crap)
Edited by Sparhawk - 4/21/11 at 2:01pm
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From what I understand, Nikon has some elements that are nice for daytime use, but Canon is very good at low light performance. I use my DSLR for astrophotography (that's pretty much all it is used for), so I ended up with a Canon for said low light performance.
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Our marketing/web designer/photo guy at work has $35,000 worth of Nikon lenses. I got a Nikon D70. Nuff said. I can borrow them any time. Except the 400mm f/2.8 and the 200mm f/2. Haha.
    
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Canon's lenses are significantly cheaper/more available than Nikon's. The picture quality leans a little toward Canon, but I liked the feel of the Nikons better. Price swayed me to the Canon camp.
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I have a D40, I love it
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I've been wanting to get myself a nice DSLR camera and have had a hard time choosing between the two. I'm not looking for anything amazing; just a really nice good DSLR. It looks like Canon is the way to go?

Canon's lens lineup has more variety and caters both entry level and the professional in comparison to Nikon IMO but if you're not looking to spend a fortune both Canon and Nikon make good entry level SLRs
try both and see what you like.
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Go to a store. Pick the up a few cameras. When I was looking at the D80(Nikon) or the Rebel(Canon), I picked them up and it was clear which one I was getting.
Wholeheartedly agree. You really have to feel the cameras before you buy them. I was really taken with the D90 compared to the T3i but when I had them switch out the stock lens on the T3i I liked its feel a little bit better.

But like Sparhawk said a lot of the features are really similar these days. Just have to sit down, do the research and you can figure out what kind of camera suits you best rather quickly.
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