Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D5000

Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

100

Nikon D5000

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$342 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$792 body only

$539 - $831 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,360 with 100mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Lowest price Much more expensive

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$446 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$432 body only

$581 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
Rebel T3i
Canon

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Nikon D5000
D5000
Nikon

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nikonguy (3:08 PM, February 19, 2011)
nikon d5000 has one of the besty image quality out of all entry level dslrs!