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

Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D5000

Winner
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97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
72.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Nikon D5000 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 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
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$614 with 18-105mm lens

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

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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!