Hello Moose and everyone,
I was hoping someone might offer some advice in choosing a camera. I am upgrading from an older Nikon D40. Today I spent a while looking at the nikon D5100 and the Canon Rebel T3i. By the time I left the store, I was leaning toward the Nikon, however I came home to read many reviews of a shutter malfunction that resulted in black pictures which Nikon did not repair as included in the warranty (there were probably 20 of these reviews out of the 350 reviews on amazon). So now I'm at a bit of a loss. I have read in a few places that Canon's customer service is much better. So when looking at a camera that might malfunction and a company that won't help, I am nervous!
I also really liked the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens, but I see that Canon's only comparable was a 50mm. That's certainly not a bad thing, but I did like the wider area of the 35mm a bit more.
So now I'm at a loss again. Where I felt my previous Nikon fell short is in megapixels, sharpness and especially color richness. Granted it is quite a bit older so I imagine that any model would improve upon what I have. In the opinion of those of you who have used both or who prefer one greatly, can you tell me which one and why.
Thanks so much!