I do a fair bit of photography and was at the same point as you.
Forget which is compatible because you have a card reader for that
(besides both work without too much trouble anyway).
In the end i went for Canon purely based on the fact that more NZ'rs
have them and the lenses are easy to get cheaper second hand vs the
Nikon. But the Nikon is just as good.
Go into the shop, play with the menus, etc and ignore the linux
compatibility problems, go with the one you like best :)
2009/12/3 Chris O'Halloran <cmoman(a)gmail.com>om>:
I know there are some photography enthusiasts on this list.
I am considering purchasing a digital SLR camera. I bought a film
based SLR camera about 6 years ago but it would seem it is time to
move on. The previous camera was a Nikon F55 and I had purchased a
few filters and a 300mm telephoto lens. Even though it was an entry
level camera, I was generally happy with the quality of the images.
In previous reading on this topic, I understand the opinion varies
amongst manufacturers on the various file formats and how well they
allow the RAW file formats to be extracted from the camera. The two
brands I am mostly considering at this stage are Nikon and Canon.
Would anyone care to comment if a Linux user is likely to have a
preference for either and/or if there is another brand that is very
I like the idea of a camera that uses SD cards and possibly
conventional batteries but that requirement isn't hard n fast.
Additionally if there is some way to use my legacy 300m telephoto
lens, that would also be cool but I'm resigned to it being
Thanks for any thoughts offered, just thought I'd ask.
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