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 536 g vs 1,650 g
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3.1x 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

$278 body only

$392 - $427 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 - $567 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
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
Size Is much larger
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$370 - $400 body only

$500 - $590 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 much larger
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$749 body only

Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon D2000 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D1

Nikon D1

Pro DSLR

Thickness Much thinner
Size Much smaller
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,199 body only

$1,099 - $1,478 with 28-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $329 body only

$369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$593 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
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $769 body only

$848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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