May 26, 2008

I love Nikon cameras

This past week I got the itch to upgrade my old Nikon D70 to a newer model. I get very impetuous sometimes and shop impulsively. This is an example of that as I got swept up in the buzz over the new Canon EOS 450D Rebel XSi. In an impulse I went and bought an XSi and two lenses.
From the get go I had problems. It didn't fit in the hand as well as my Nikon. That I could overlook because it is after all a much smaller body. But then I started experiencing many of the focus issues that I now see popping up over in that forum. It wasn't consistent in focusing at all. Sometimes nothing in the frame was in focus, even though it attained focus-lock. Then I noticed that high-contrast shot were blowing out the highlights - badly! I was beginning to realize I preferred the more compressed (histogram-wise) exposure I got from Nikon.
Well, today I am a much happier camper. I just returned the XSi and bought a Nikon D60 DSLR, with the kit lens. Perfect exposures, razor sharp shots, and this camera fits in my hand.
Thank you Nikon. Thank you.

Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital

Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital
Features
  • Extraordinary 10.2-megapixel DX-format Nikon picture quality
  • Includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Vibration Reduction lens
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen; horizontal and vertical orientation are detected automatically
  • Continuous shooting at 3 fps; Active Dust Reduction System with Airflow Control
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)