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About to purchase my first SLR and was wondering which of these two you would pick? If neither and would recommend me some thing that's appreciated too, my budget is $999 Canadian.

CANON REBEL XS W/18-55 IS LENS

NIKON D90 W/18-55 VR

Which of the two is better overall?
     
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The D90.

I have the Canon T2i, which is amazing, and in your price range!

Link: http://www.henrys.com/58786-CANON-RE...5-EF-S-IS.aspx
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Check out the link below.
http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon_EO...S-vs-Nikon_D90
Both are great cameras and you need to hold one to find which one suits you.
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
About to purchase my first SLR and was wondering which of these two you would pick? If neither and would recommend me some thing that's appreciated too, my budget is $999 Canadian.

CANON REBEL XS W/18-55 IS LENS

NIKON D90 W/18-55 VR

Which of the two is better overall?
Both are great cameras. Obviously the D90 has some more bells and whistles and IQ, but you pay more for it.

Personally, I'd actually recommend something like the Rebel XS vs the Nikon D3100. Both are closer in their respective price ranges, plus will leave you some room in your budget to invest in other lenses as well. The D90 is a great camera, but it doesn't leave any extra cash in your budget for new lenses.
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Thank you all +Rep. I think I will go for the NIKON D90 W/18-55 VR NIKON LENS and use the lens it comes with for a while, it cant be that bad right? That Canon T2i looks very tempting! 18.0 MP and the same price at the D90, I'll defiantly take a look at that.

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Thank you all +Rep. I think I will go for the NIKON D90 W/18-55 VR NIKON LENS and use the lens it comes with for a while, it cant be that bad right? That Canon T2i looks very tempting! 18.0 MP and the same price at the D90, I'll defiantly take a look at that.

Thank you
The 18-55mm VR is a great lens, but it's more versatility than anything with other lenses. The 35mm f/1.8 for example will offer you a larger aperture for portraits, narrow DoF shots, and low light shots that the 18-55mm cant do, while the 55-200mm VR can give you telephoto capabilities.
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I recently bought my first as well,

I went with the Pentax KX its a great camera with great reviews, should deffinately be considered with them. Its in the same price range as those, and unlike them does 720p video, plus you can use all the older pentax style lenses which can be picked up on the cheap!
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I really like my XSi, its been a fantastic "starter" dslr.

Either way, you're in for some fun!
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The one advantage the T2i has over the D90 is better HD video capability. If you're interested in video, it is the better choice. The D90 has a very slight edge in pure photography however.
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The one advantage the T2i has over the D90 is better HD video capability. If you're interested in video, it is the better choice. The D90 has a very slight edge in pure photography however.
Honestly, I'd say the difference is so small that any difference can be attributed to skill entirely.
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