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Canon EOS Rebel XT vs Nikon Coolpix 8800

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris Huber, May 11, 2005.

  1. Chris Huber

    Chris Huber Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2003
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    Dad is looking for a new digi cam...

    Both have close to the same specs, but which one would you guys recommend?
  2. ScottHH

    ScottHH Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2002
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    I think Dad should decide if he wants an SLR (in which case you are buying into either the Canon or Nikon system) or a digital camera, such as the Coolpix. I don't see how you can compare these two cameras.

    The Rebel XT is a digital SLR. Nikon's digital SLR is the D70 (about to be the D70s).The Coolpix 8800 isn't an SLR. Canon's closest alternative is probably a Canon PowerShot G6.

    In the Overall Conclusion, in its review of the 8800, dpreview.com summarizes the difference between an digital SLR and a digital camera read the conclusion

    I've used the Canon PowerShot G3 (which I recommended that my Mom purchase), and I have a Nikon D70. I already had a Nikon film SLR, so the decision to buy the Nikon vs. the Canon was already made for me. I think the G3 is a great camera, but the shutter lag drives me nuts. That said, I already owned a speedlight and 4 Nikon lenses, so I had a lot of the stuff you'd need to buy to make the SLR as versatile as the 8800 from the get go.
  3. Henry Carmona

    Henry Carmona Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2000
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    What Scott said.

    There is no comparrison between the two, and IMO the Canon is probably the best Digital SLR camera you can buy for $1000 (Nikon D70 lovers will argue [​IMG]).

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