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

Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 500D

107

Nikon D3000

71

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
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

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

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

$369 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$596 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$535 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 500D
EOS 500D
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Nikon D3000
D3000
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