Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5000

Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Canon EOS 600D

164

Nikon D5000

142

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
17.9 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$579 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$258 - $549 body only

$285 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$322 body only

$373 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$322 body only

$579 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$458 body only

$556 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

Canon EOS 600D
EOS 600D
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