Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon D6000 vs Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 500D vs Canon D6000

Canon EOS 500D
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
159 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon D6000 over the Canon EOS 500D.

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Advantages of the Canon D6000

Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon D6000 vs the Canon 500D.
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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 20fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Size
Much smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 161x92x174 mm
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3.3x smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 6.9"
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2.8x thinner
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
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
520 g vs 1,650 g
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3.2x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The 500D's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Common Weaknesses
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D6000None
500D12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D60001 fps
500D3.4 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D6000200 ISO
500D3,200 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000None
500D1080p @ 20fps
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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 - $650 body only

$649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$259 body only

$408 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $547 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$354 body only

$600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is significantly larger
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $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
Size Is significantly larger
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$837 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon D6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,357 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$629 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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