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

Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 500D

106

Nikon D3000

70

Runner-up

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
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 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

$678 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

$415 body only

$622 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$373 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$368 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Canon EOS 500D
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