Nikon vs. Canon Digital SLR Cameras – Comparison
Nikon vs. Canon Digital SLR Cameras
In this world of competition where we match points and do comparison based analysis, we bring two set of cameras i.e. Nikon and canon digital SLR cameras into the arena of competition. Both cannon and Nikon have undergone revolutionary changes as far as noise is concerned, pixel based picture quality is concerned, long term exposure, amp glow, shutter control etc. Canon cameras were considered was ahead of Nikon cameras when camera noise and high ISO performance were taken into consideration. For judging the quality of long exposures for deep- sky astrophotography camera noise is the most vital aspect that has to be taken care of. Nikon cameras tried reaching to the equilibrium by making use of Sony sensors but still Canon cameras make less noise than Nikon cameras.
Overall we have to judge cameras based on the type of lenses used, lens camera systems, image quality and various other scientific parameters regarding distance between the focal plane and the flange. On the basis of theses few criteria’s we bring you the comparative overview of Nikon vs. cannon digital SLR camera. For those who are interested in serious astrophotography these comparative features will serve a lot of help but for those who are not that into serious astrophotography normal daytime cameras will also serve the purpose. Be it Nikon cameras or cannon both have brought good use of improvement in the technology in their latest generation cameras which have added features and les complex mechanism which can be understood by an ordinary person too.
Earlier DLSR cameras were noisy and the cameras were not able to execute good results when it came to deep- sky astrophotography. So as the time went by and improved technological advancements were made the new generation cameras were introduced with higher performance rates and better execution features. Now both cannon and Nikon cameras run parallel as far as the competition is concerned as that can be seen faring well when matched comparatively. Later generation cameras evolved with new technology so we found that the pixel size reduced making it easier for the camera manufactures to accommodate feature based circuits in a compact form.
Cannon 20Da camera is found useful specifically for the purpose of astrophotography. Though this camera is obsolete now yet it can be used for fulfilling the purposes.
The documentation offered by cannon on their various equipments like the EOS 1D Mark III white paper, in depth technical documents like the EOS 400D white paper EOS 350D white paper and the white paper on full-frame Canon CMOS sensors is outstanding.
Earlier Canon's FD lens system for film SLR instruction manual focus cameras were not made for EOS bodies. For the FD series the distance between the focal plane and lens projection is 42mm whereas distance between lens flange and focal plane for the EOS series is 44mm. Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras uses only EF auto-focus lenses.
Canon comes with a sort of a plug for the purpose of shutter release to allow usage of TC-80N3.
The 50D,40D, 500D, 450D, 5D Mark II 1D Mark III are some of the canon’s new introductions which have the feature of single USB cable control. Exposures more than 30 seconds are known as long bulb exposures that can also be controlled with this single cable feature.
Nikon cameras have comparatively larger distance when it comes to distance between focal plane and long flange.
Nikon’s latest Digital cameras, such as the D300, D3, D80 and D200 they all have a plug which is hard wired. Nikon has MC-36 Multi-Function Remote which is very similar to the Canon TC-80N3.
For some Nikon cameras such as the D40x, D40, D50 and D70 you might have to make use of infra red remote because they do not carry a plug for a hard-wired remote shutter release.
Nikon fresh arrival cameras, such as the D60, D40 and D40x have the feature of autofocus with AF-S and AF-I Nikon lenses. An autofocus motor in the lens is needed but a provision of using other lenses is also there which requires manual focusing.
Nikon latest cameras, such as the D3 and D300 have the single USB control feature that is why Nikon software does not allow long bulb exposures.