Updated (August, 2010): Compare the Canon D2000 vs Nikon D3100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x97x64 mm
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D2000

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon D2000 over the Nikon D3000.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon D2000

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D3000

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Size Much smaller 126x97x64 mm vs 161x92x174 mm
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3.3x smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 6.9"
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2.7x thinner
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Weight Much lighter 485 g vs 1,650 g
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3.4x lighter
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D2000:197 lenses
D3000:205 lenses
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D2000:None
D3000:3,200 ISO
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D2000:3.5 fps
D3000:3 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$273 body only

$427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$225 - $389 body only

$399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records lower quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$975 body only

$569 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon D2000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

Size Much smaller
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much smaller screen
Focus points Fewer focus points

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