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I'm planning to move from P&S to DSLR and have shortlisted Canon 550D & Nikon D5100

But my friend suggested me to go for the Canon as the Nikon DSLR will not support most of the new lenses ! So I'm bit confused :|
I'll use the camera for outdoor photography, landscape, family picture mainly, and rarely for video , low light photography. Which one does suite my needs ?

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closed as not constructive by John Cavan, jrista Feb 10 '13 at 17:39

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That's not true at all, D5100 is compatible with ALL new Nikon lenses, that's AF-S and AF-I lenses, just because it doesn't have an AF motor, you will not have auto-focus if you use OLD AF lenses, but you could still use focus manually with older lenses. –  Omne Feb 10 '13 at 16:08
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I would stop listening to that person for photography related advice. They have no idea what they are talking about. –  dpollitt Feb 10 '13 at 16:11

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Both Canon and Nikon offer full lines of DSLR lenses, both APS-C sensor sized lenses and full frame(35mm) lenses.

We have many questions already that address your concerns and further details of it:

Generally speaking there is no reason a beginner, based on lens needs, should chose either brand over the other. This question should help you out with the basic differences:

Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

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Thnx for your valuable info :) ,but which one you will advice for me ? –  Sourav Feb 10 '13 at 16:12
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@Sourav - This is what you should be reading to chose your first DSLR - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2876/… –  dpollitt Feb 10 '13 at 16:25

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