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

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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 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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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$575 body only

$546 - $779 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

$392 - $430 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
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $580 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
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $520 body only

$545 - $696 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
Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $871 body only

$999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $500 body only

$639 - $743 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$425 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

$749 - $1,050 body only

$930 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,580 body only

$1,999 - $2,700 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Entry-level DSLR

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

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $298 body only

$399 - $450 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

$780 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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Much larger
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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