Canon or Nikon are two best known camera brands on the market. There is no end to the controversy surrounding these two cameras, but there is always some idea about which is better or easy to use. By knowing their differences, we can find out which best suits our lifestyle. When distinguishing between any two products, their performance is given a higher priority, but in this case, the overall position of both Canon and Nikon is strong. There is no chance of giving priority to one over the other, yet the main factors like autofocus (AF) noise handling, sensors, megapixels, photo per hour, LCD, flash, video quality are worth considering.
Reasons for the high demand for Canon or Nikon from other brands is the ability of both brands to keep up with the older lenses. The Canon EOS (Electro-Optical System) was launched in 1986, and that of Nikon’s F-mount series dates back to 1959. You can use any EOS series lens on your camera, no matter how old it is. Their difference is, which is important to be aware of before buying any of them, is to do with their specific autofocus. With Canon, all the lenses in the EOS series have autofocus, however, Nikon has only one F-mount series which has the advantage of autofocus.
Nikon announced the elimination of AF motors from the camera body to make their entry level’s cameras cheaper as well as lighter. If a customer wants to use Nikon’s d40 or d40x models with autofocus, they must take advantage of the use of their series lenses, crop factor. By being aware of a camera’s crop factor, you will be interested to know that the sensors and Canon’s entry levels are smaller than other camera brands. Whereas in Nikon’s entry level’s cameras, the crop factor is 1.5.
Photographers have to rely on the accuracy of LCD for various important tasks including photography color, white balance and viewing scenes in live view movie mode.
These professional photographers are dissatisfied with that extra yellowing effect on an LCD of the popular full frame cameras of Nikon’s d600 model. In addition, Nikon’s auto brightness control is worse than Canon’s auto brightness, as well as the plastic glass anti-reflective coating used on the Canon LCD that helps to make pictures lively. The LCD also helps to see things in live view mode during outdoor sun exposure, but with Nikon, only the reflection of the surroundings can be seen which results into poor video quality due to its small size lightness. Canon has always been praised by users for its videography, the hybrid AF used in their cameras is quite adept at continuously refocusing an object during recording.