Nikon D5000 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Nikon D5000

100

Canon Rebel T3

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
868 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$535 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$535 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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Nikon D5000
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