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

Nikon D3000 vs Canon D2000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
Light-weight
Weight
485 g
 

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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Advantages of the Canon D2000

Continuous shooting
Shoots 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
126×97×64 mm vs 161×92×174 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D2000197 lenses
D3000205 lenses
Common Weaknesses
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
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D2000None
D30003,200 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D20003.5 fps
D30003 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$275 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 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

$700 body only

$1,007 with 55-300mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$413 - $497 body only

$489 - $550 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
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$479 - $640 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon D2000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,997 body only

$3,300 - $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
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

$349 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 D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 body only

$1,500 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$677 body only

$477 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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