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

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
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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Advantages of 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
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 6.9"
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2.8x 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 520 g vs 1,650 g
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3.2x lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
D6000:None
500D:12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D6000:1 fps
500D:3.4 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D6000:200 ISO
500D:3,200 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
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000:None
500D:1080p @ 20fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is much larger
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$579 - $600 body only

$200 - $672 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$380 - $427 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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is much larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 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 significantly larger
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$352 - $415 body only

$495 - $797 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$623 - $1,257 body only

$900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 body only

$1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $380 body only

$399 - $499 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Does not take movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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