"great entry level dslr"4.5 starson by moosenic
Pros: easy to use, solid body
Cons: only goes up to iso1600
Summary: this was my first digital slr. came down to either the canon 450d xsi and the nikon d80... it seems there are nikon people and there are canon people, i was always a minolta guy, so when it came time to buying my first dslr, i did a lot of research. there are pros and cons to both the canon and the nikon. my brother is a canon guy and my sister is a nikon girl, they both presented their case and in the end i agreed with my brother. a few of his arguements stuck with me, one was that the canon is able to use nikon lenses while the nikon cant use canon lenses. second the canon is 2 mega pixels more. third, while you're able to take amazing pictures with both cameras, both are entry level dslr, neither one is going to make you a professional photographer. that being said, the first picture i took with my new canon 450d xsi is probably the most beautiful picture i've ever taken. the colors and shadows are so vibrant and the detail is sooo incredibly sharp. i cant say enough good things about it.