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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size 126x97x64 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.
 

differences

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
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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D2000:197 lenses
D3000:205 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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$240 - $280 body only

$389 - $410 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

$309 - $527 body only

$443 - $447 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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$900 with 18-55mm 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
Screen size Has a much smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$460 - $497 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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$349 - $360 body only

$409 - $490 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
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$615 body only

$600 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon D2000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,939 body only

Size Much smaller
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$590 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$349 - $380 body only

$389 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much smaller screen
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$857 body only

$663 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen
Size Much larger

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