Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 600D

Nikon D7000


Canon EOS 600D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos


Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.


Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$450 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,073 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 body only

$997 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$384 body only

$577 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Thickness Much thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out


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Showing 9 comments

MM (10:47 AM, August 22, 2013)
I'd love to see what kind of photography you do, because that is the biggest bulshit I've heard in a while. I used both for shooting weddings for two years, I have quite some experience for telling so.
Click (7:08 PM, April 24, 2013)
Why is this showing D7000 17.9 Mp vs 600D 16.1 Mp?
Glenseah (6:20 AM, October 17, 2011)
D7k is a better choice definitely, tougher body and it's very user friendly. Camera response is very fast!
Justin (9:30 AM, April 27, 2011)
i Agree with you JoJo!!
Unati (9:37 AM, April 11, 2011)
I am looking for my first time camera in DSLR & I want something that I would be able to build as time goes by. And guys how do you find the Nikon D7K cause I am cought in between Nikon D7K & d90?
Dhinster (4:18 PM, April 09, 2011)
good to read this column after I follow my heart to buy Nikon D7K. I'm a beginner in SLR photography. Thanks!
edgar (10:26 AM, March 11, 2011)
thx for updating the eos 600d,now i can compare some cams hehe
edgar (7:56 AM, March 09, 2011)
hey u guys can find more data about the 600d over here


pls make the comparing fast coz i want to see which is better thx
JoJo (2:08 PM, February 28, 2011)
even canon's flagship Mark 2 is no match with Nikon D7K!!!