Canon vs Nikon: shooting modes compared and explained
You may be a Canon loyalist, or you may shoot strictly with Nikon DSLRs. But be honest: you’ve probably wondered what the other has on offer, haven’t you?
We certainly have, so we decided to start with the top dial. In our latest photography cheat sheet, we looked at the shooting modes on offer from two of the most popular DSLRs on the market: the Nikon D3100 and the Canon EOS 550D.
In the infographic below we’ve broken down each abbreviation and icon from each camera’s top dial and explain what they mean. Feel free to drag and drop this on to your desktop to save for later. Maybe you’ll think about switching brands!
If you liked this cheat sheet, you might find some of our others useful, such as What is Live View telling you and our illustrated guide to how to read a histogram.
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on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm under Photography Tips.
Tags: camera tips, Canon DSLRs, DSLR tips, Nikon DSLRs, photography cheat sheet