Originally Posted by Boxerworld
The normal competitor against the Nikon 5000D is the newer Canon EOS 500D with 15 megapixels, larger screen with better definition etc. In that case the Canon should be better but it needs better lenses than the 18-55.
Is the lens the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (stabilised) or the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (without stabiliser)? Is the 18-55 the IS (stabilised) version? The stabilised versions are much better, and needed especially with the 75-300 zoom.
Funny you should mention the Canon EOS 500D, after talking with my cousin who has been into photography for a while she mentioned the Canon EOS 450D and EOS 500D might be a good fit for me, so I looked them up and I am more interested in them than the Nikon now lol, especially when she told me her mother has the Nikon but actually prefers her Canon - and my Aunt is quite the shutterbug (most of my memories of her as a child involve her being behind a camera lol). As for the lens I was looking at getting one of these twin lens kits, I believe they are the stabilised version, I was thinking I might see how they go and maybe ask Santa to add to it at Christmas - unless you have any better suggestions.
Canon Australia - EOS 450D Twin Lens Kit Black IS
Canon Australia - EOS 500D Twin IS Lens Kit
I guess my final choice will be made when I go and price them and the extra battery, bag, card etc, etc and see what falls closest to my budget! I'm not a fan of budgets lol.
Thanks for your advice