General

Canon Rebel T3 Nikon D5000
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$275.99 $876.77
Announced
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February, 2011 April, 2009

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 22.2x14.7mm APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.5x
Megapixels
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12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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No Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12.2 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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4272 x 2848 4288 x 2848
Pixel size
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26.8 µm² 30.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.7" 2.7"
Resolution
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230k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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197 lenses 205 lenses
Lens focus motor
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Yes No
Lens mount
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Canon EF Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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130x100x78 mm 127x104x80 mm
Depth
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3.1" 3.1"
Weight
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459 g 590 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentamirror
Viewfinder size
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0.54x 0.51x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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No Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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None Unknown
All formats
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720p @ 30fps 720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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300 ms 400 ms
Shutter lag
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309 ms 276 ms
Battery life
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700 shots 510 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 4 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 11
Cross type focus points
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1 1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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62.0 72.0
Color depth
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21.9 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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11 EV 12.5 EV
Low light performance
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755 ISO 868 ISO
Canon Rebel T3
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