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Canon or Nikon

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by medavidcook, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. medavidcook

    medavidcook Well-Known Member


    i am a current Canon user and am looking at upgrading to either the 70d or the Nikon equivalent.

    Can anyone tell me which is the Nikon equivalent is it the D7100,

  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    There is no equivalent :)

    if you look in AP at, say the Wex advert, which usually puts up both the canon and nikon models by price you can see where in the order the opposite number to a 70D falls.
  3. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    Why are looking to an 'upgrade' to a Nikon if you have Canon lenses.

    Why not upgrade to a Sony, Fuji, Pentax, etc. ?
  4. Nick2016

    Nick2016 New Member


    wonder if if anyone can help me? I've just bought my first SLR camera it's a Nikon D3300 I have put a SD card in the camera and taken some photos when I go back to play to see the photos it says "photos hidden" I can't view the photos I have taken! Anyone have any idea why this might be?

    Thanks, Nick.
  5. filmlover

    filmlover Well-Known Member

    Although I'm not familiar with your model, and have not shot digital for a while; a couple of suggestions come to mind.

    1. Did you format your SD card in the D3300 before use?
    2. Have you used the SD card formatted for use in another camera?

    If these are not the cause, perhaps a scroll through the playback menu may find something is wrongly set?
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
  6. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    It's because they are hidden :D

    Did you format the SD card in the camera?
    Have you tried placing the card in a card reader attached to a computer (or into a card reading slot on the computer if it has one)? Can you see them there?
  7. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    I suggest you take another image, subject can be anything and note the file name given to the file by viewing it on the camera screen immediately at capture. Then download the card to computer. Then ask the computer to search for the file with the file name (number) immediately before the last image taken.

    Do not reformat the card. Keep it safe.

    Check the instruction book to see if there is any reference to hidden files (photos) in the menu settings.

    Get back to us with more info after the above.
  8. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    There used to be a clear correspondence between Canon & Nikon DSLRs but then Canon introduced an extra level with the 1000-series which can, at times, be cheaper than the bottom of the range Nikons.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Try and work out what is unsatisfactory about your present Canon (it would help if you told us what model you have, what lenses and what budget you have for the upgrade. Also let us know the type of photography that you do now and hope to do in future.
  9. filmlover

    filmlover Well-Known Member

    It's very much a case of "horses for courses". When I worked professionally, I kept a Fuji Finepix S3 for feature/public relations work etc. At the time Fuji SLR's used Nikon lenses. The motor drive/autofocus of the S3 wasn't as fast as my Nikon bodies at the time, but (in my opinion) the quality of the colour and tonal range in the end result was superior.

    So depending on what you do, it might be advisable to look beyond just Canon or Nikon.
  10. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I bought a Finepix S1 when they came out in 2000 - as I recall, I spent most of my time shoving different batteries into every orifice of the thing!
  11. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    This may well be a format issue as has been suggested. Another possibility is that while exploring the menus in the new camera you have changed the folder in which photos are stored. In the playback menu select the playback folder entry and choose the All option.

    I see that you are new here. Welcome to the forum. You would have got a better response to your question if you had posted in the help section or Nikon section as a separate post. It is not considered polite to highjack another thread. In the lounge however threads do often slowly migrate across related topics and that is fine.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
  12. Graham_RM13

    Graham_RM13 Well-Known Member

    Some people use Canon or Nikon lenses on the mft bodies to get an increased reach.

    Some will try the the cheap Olympus 45mm f/1.8 and be so impressed by the IQ that they sell all the heavy kit and and enjoy walking about with a camera again ;)
  13. filmlover

    filmlover Well-Known Member

    The S3 and S5 Finepix cameras were a vast improvement over the much earlier S1, which in common with other makers initial foray into the digital SLR, was not a very good camera.
  14. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Agreed, filmlover, and the Fuji S2, S3 & S5 make great low cost buys. But the OP needs to help us help him. Without some basic info - sadly lacking from too many enquirers here - we are working in the dark. Hence my post. Cheers, Oly
  15. filmlover

    filmlover Well-Known Member

    You're right, I suspect many end up buying cameras that are over-specified for their needs. For instance unless you're specialising in fast moving sports like motor racing etc., you're not going to need a top of the range model with a 10 frames a second drive. It's wasted money that could be put towards extra lenses etc., not to mention all the unnecessary extra weight you'd be carrying.

    If it's mainly travel related photography, he might even be better off forgetting about SLR's and consider the Fuji XP1 rangefinder with just a couple of lenses, much more compact and easy to travel with.....In some ways it's the modern, affordable Leica.

    I agree about the excellence of the older Fuji SLR's, probably the best value on the market at the time. I thought Fuji were on to a winner with the FinePix S5 SLR and was at a loss to understand why they discontinued it.
  16. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Is there a specific reason for looking at Nikon? How many Canon fit lenses do you have? It can get expensive replacing a whole set of lenses as well...

    Except perhaps at the very top end Nikon and Canon have never quite had equivalent models. Personally I'd say that the 70D lies between the 5xxx and 7xxx series but closer to the latter than the former.
  17. ChrisNewman

    ChrisNewman Well-Known Member

    My first DSLR was a Nikon D90, and the Canon 50D seemed a close equivalent. Nikon offered the D300 and then D300s above the D90, and Canon offered the 7D above the 50D. Instead of a direct replacement for the D90 and D300s Nikon brought out the D7000, which was clearly a higher spec camera than the D90, but lacked some of the pro features of the D300s, although being newer it had a superior sensor, etc. Canon took a long time to update the 7D to the Mk II, and Nikon has just surprised everyone by announcing the D500, a high-spec APS-C camera that will compete with the Canon 7D MkII. Nikon launched the D7200 last summer, which I think is a fairly minor upgrade from the D7100. I would have thought that is their closest equivalent to the 70D, but I haven’t looked closely at Canon cameras since buying into the Nikon system. As to whether it’s worth changing system, for the last few years the Sony sensors in Nikon cameras have offered better dynamic range at low ISO settings than Canon, and more MPx (arguably more than necessary, as the D500 has 21 MPx rather than 24MPx). But just recently Canon sensors seem to be catching up again. I suspect most of the other differences should be judged by personal preference rather than technical advantage.

  18. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi M_D_C,

    I would the equivalent of the 70D would be the D7100, but, then, Nikon
    has the D7200 which is newer and, then, if you really want to blow the
    doors off the competition, Nikon has there latest APS size sensor camera,
    the D500 :eek: Also, if you're happily married, purchasing the D500 may require more trips to the equivalent shoe shops ;)


  19. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Hi filmlover, yes but, no but, how did photographers manage to shoot motor sports (and other stuff) when the Fuji S1 & S2 were the only affordable camera? BTW, a small child accelerates faster than a F1 car over a couple of metres, yet portrait & wedding photographers got great shots of restless youngsters with those cameras.

    1. I think Fuji looked at the competition and pace of change in DSLRs and took frit. 2. Think they also had the idea of the X-system taking shape and decided to put their limited resources into that. 3. Although they were the dominant film company for colour, they had suffered a triple income hit on film sales, processing supplies and sales of mini-labs & other processing equipment and possibly could not see the film revival ever starting.

    Until medavidcook gets back to us, I can't see any chance of us advising him any better! ;) Cheers, Oly

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