Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
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105

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

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 D7000.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

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Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Canon EOS 100D

Entry-level DSLR

$891 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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