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Oly E510 or Nikon D60
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I'm undecided about what to buy. I've looked at and like the Nikon D60 and the Olympus E510. I like the feel of both. Where I live (England) the oly is dearer but it comes with 2 lenses which make it a good deal. The Nikon only comes with the one lens. I'm just bothered that the Nikon may be a better long term bet, with better avaiability of things like batteries in a few years time.

I also like the fact that the oly is slightly smaller and lighter, but over here at least Nikon seem to be more of a market leader and therefore a safer bet. I also slightly prefer the control layout of the Nikon, and because they have more market share I would imagine various accessories are easier to find..

Which will produce better results, and also which make is likely to be more reliable?.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm not new to SLRs but haven't had a digital one before. I don't have any old lenses so that's not an issue..

Thanks..

Trevor166..

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Trevor166 wrote:.

HiI'm undecided about what to buy. I've looked at and like the NikonD60 and the Olympus E510. I like the feel of both. Where I live(England) the oly is dearer but it comes with 2 lenses which make ita good deal. The Nikon only comes with the one lens. I'm justbothered that the Nikon may be a better long term bet, with betteravaiability of things like batteries in a few years time.

I also like the fact that the oly is slightly smaller andlighter, but over here at least Nikon seem to be more of a marketleader and therefore a safer bet. I also slightly prefer the controllayout of the Nikon, and because they have more market share I wouldimagine various accessories are easier to find..

Which will produce better results, and also which make is likely tobe more reliable?.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm not new to SLRs buthaven't had a digital one before. I don't have any old lenses sothat's not an issue..

Trevor,.

They are both excellent cameras and both will produce excellent shots once you learn how to use them. Today's DSLRs are all good and there are 2 primary things you need to look at before you make any decision..

First and foremost is which camera is the most comfortable in your hands. Hold the camera WITH A LENS attached. Think about what type of shots you plan to take. If possible put on a lens that you would use a good deal and see how it feels in your hands. For example I love my E510. I hated the E410.

20% of the shot will be because of the camera. 80% will be because of the guy holding the camera so get one that you are very comfortable holding for extended periods of time..

Second after you have 2 or 3 cameras that you are comfortable with THEN and only then look at the value of what you are getting. Both cameras are very reliable based on everything I've seen so that should not be a big concern. Now I get to be an OLY fan boy. The Nikon is a fine camera. You will hear NIKON has more lenses. That is true but not accurate.

Nikon has better high ISO performance. Totally true but I seldom take shots in low light so I don't really care and when I do Noise Ninja works just fine. Oly has IS built in and you will pay for it every time you buy a VR lens with the Nikon. Oly has a proven dust reduction system. Oly has Live View.

Oly has very high quality lenses overall..

So given that I was comfortable with both cameras I'ld get the Oly but ONLY if I was comfortable with both cameras. Also if I was comfortable with both cameras and I had a bunch of friends with NIKON lenses that they would happily loan me whenever I wanted them then I would be swayed toward the Nikon. Just make sure that none of you ever move!!!.

Jim.

Here is a shot I took using the Oly kit lens..

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Olympus E-510 and a bunch of stuff to hang on it...

Comment #1

A) Nikon kit lens might not be having I.S. Oly has in-body I.S. feature. Big plus..

B) Don't worry too much about accessories. These will be avialable for both of them.c) For the price Oly kit lenses are better. It is value for money proposition..

D) However if majority of your shots are in indoors (of moving subjects in low light) then consider Nikon which has better high ISO performance. It has better DR too. Personally I would be happy with Nikon D60 with 18-55 VR lens purely based on IQ. On a pinch it will be Oly..

Trevor166 wrote:.

HiI'm undecided about what to buy. I've looked at and like the NikonD60 and the Olympus E510. I like the feel of both. Where I live(England) the oly is dearer but it comes with 2 lenses which make ita good deal. The Nikon only comes with the one lens. I'm justbothered that the Nikon may be a better long term bet, with betteravaiability of things like batteries in a few years time.

I also like the fact that the oly is slightly smaller andlighter, but over here at least Nikon seem to be more of a marketleader and therefore a safer bet. I also slightly prefer the controllayout of the Nikon, and because they have more market share I wouldimagine various accessories are easier to find..

Which will produce better results, and also which make is likely tobe more reliable?.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm not new to SLRs buthaven't had a digital one before. I don't have any old lenses sothat's not an issue..

Thanks..

Trevor166.

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Comment #2

I'm a Nikon fanboy, so I usually advise Nikon for the much larger system that goes with it. The D60 produces wonderful images right out of the box and the vibration reduction kit lens is wonderful..

That said, the E510 is a great camera. It ticks all the right boxes for a beginner in photography. Oly's kit lenses are simply superb. I'm not sure they are any better than the Nikon kit, but you do get two of them..

Personally, I'd suggest two different cameras from the same two companies. With the Nikon, I'd get the D40 with the two lens outfit, the 18-55 and the 55-200 vr..

On the Olympus side, I'd opt for the E410 or E420. This camera doesn't tick all the right boxes. It doesn't have in body stabalization, but I still love it. It's a small precision camera with a great build quality. One thing Oly has been known for over the years is well buiilt small cameras. The E410/E420 maintains that expectation..

In summary, I'd get the Nikon D40 twin lens combo, the Olympus E410/E420 twin lens combot, and I'd look at the Pentax K200 too..

Of the two you are looking at, the Oly E510 or Nikon D60, I'd get the Nikon, but only because I love Nikon cameras. The E510 is superb..

Go to a camera store and hold them both. Look through the viewfinder and take your time before you spend your money. The feel of these two cameras would make my choice if I weren't already a Nikon fan...

Comment #3

I am just a beginner but I just got the 510 with 2 lenses. I went to the store and held the 410 which was ok also the nikon which I did not like the view finder and the cannon which felt very good. Even though They did not have the 510 I did alot of research and decided to give the 510 a go. I am glad I did, It is just a perfect size. it just fits like a glove very comfortable to hold. I took my first pics this past weekend and I am very pleased with the quality.

Good luck with you decision...

Comment #4

Just like to say thanks to you guys for your advice. I have handled both cameras (with lenses) at my local store and like them both. I could happily live with either. I don't like the oly E410 though, it is simply too small for my hand. I'm still undecided but currently leaning towards the Nikon, for no other reason than a mate (who has a D40X) has a spare 200mm zoom lens for one..

I'll be buying later in the week. I'll let you know whaich I choose and why..

Thanks againtrevor166..

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