Updated (July 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3000

Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 500D

104

Nikon D3000

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.5 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Color depth
Great color depth
22.3 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.

competitors

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$338 body only

$947 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 500D
EOS 500D
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Nikon D3000
D3000
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