Both Canon and Nikon are large brands of prestigious renown, brands that have demonstrated over many years their worth and concern to offer the user a good product, high performance, and that is the best possible combination of performance, price and quality. .
I tell you one thing: if you meet someone who effusively recommends one of the two brands but criticizes the other brand, do not trust them, that person does not know what they are saying. Seriously. In this field of SLR cameras there are many fanaticisms, people who, having had and treated their entire life with an X mark, believe that this is the best brand in the world, and so they recommend it to their friends and family.
I can understand that because they have had positive experiences with a particular brand they want to promote and recommend it, so far so good, what does not seem appropriate to me is that they strive to discredit the other brand, only out of fanaticism, often with a lot of ignorance .
Most of us are inclined towards one brand or another, Canon or Nikon (or other brands) almost by chance: or because a friend has had that brand, or because its price has seemed more affordable, etc. But today, there is no consensus among experts that one brand is CLEARLY better than the other. I know people happily in love with Nikons (such as a server), that is, Nikonists 😉, as well as others for whom photography is synonymous with the word “Canon” and who feel very canonical .
If you search the majority of Canon vs. Blogs, Forums and Websites for analysis and criticism. Nikon will always find good and bad experiences. For me it is always the good experiences that count, since the bad ones most of the times come from the fact that people buy cameras without first knowing what they are looking for, because there is a camera for each of us and there are to know how to find her 😉
That said, let’s move on to the facts and facts.
In Nikon’s case most of its SLR cameras and lenses manufactured since 1959 are compatible with each other.
For Canon it is not always like this, there are some limitations but in very very rare cases such as if we want to use a lens prior to 1985 it is very likely that it will not be compatible, but all EOS lenses are compatible with all its EOS reflex.
An advantage of the Canon is that, with a small adapter, it allows you to use Nikon lenses (if you come from Nikon and you have Nikkor lenses but you would like to go to the other side, to the Canon, it is possible).
If you have doubts about compatibility with a specific lens, just go to our free lens compatibility tool for Canon or Nikon.
CANON VS. IMAGE QUALITY NIKON
Do not be fooled, Nikon and Canon of similar prices usually offer similar image qualities , with very rare exceptions. Even when some of these exceptions are given, almost nobody can see that quality difference. Good photos are good, period, it does not matter if they were taken with one camera or another, yes or no?
In fact we can see great well-known photographers who use Canon and others who use Nikon. Let’s look at an example, two recognized photographers from the same discipline (nature), each of them uses a different brand, but if you see their photographs, regardless of the style of each one, you cannot say that some are better than the others because of the camera quality.
SETTINGS AND EASE OF MENU OPTIONS
My personal experience is that at Nikon most of the adjustments that we have to touch continuously (ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, etc.) are within reach, accessible very quickly. On the other hand, the times I have used Canon I admit to having found a slight complication, since to get to the adjustment you have to enter the menu and look for the adjustment in question.
JPG COMPRESSION AND QUALITY
Theory says that JPG photos packed with detail, light, and color tend to take up more space on your memory card, unlike darker images, with less detail, fewer objects, and fewer colors, which typically take up less space.
Here Canon cameras do a better job: when an image has a lot of detail, Canon cameras usually generate a larger JPG file, and when this is not the case, the JPG is usually smaller, as is logical. Nikon, on the other hand, tends to make its JPG files all the same size, thus wasting valuable space and spoiling the file quality many times.
Most Nikon DSLRs (I think all of them) have a small button with a question mark, for quick help. As soon as you touch it, they explain the function you are in at the moment. Canon does not have that little button, you will always have to go to the booklet ;-P, although now in some cameras it has included a help guide for those who are starting out and have an application with tutorials, tips and other help.
As you can see, each of the two big brands has its advantages and disadvantages, so do not eat your head, please do not go crazy, I know that a purchase of this caliber is a decision that must be taken very carefully, but many times we can fall into the error of listening to one opinion, then another, then another, and another and another, and just when we are about to make the purchase, we reread another opinion, and we go crazy.
I hope you have a little clearer now. Neither Canon is better than Nikon or vice versa. Say it out there please, recommendations and votes are appreciated 😉