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

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Canon EOS 500D

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g

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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$337 body only

$660 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$404 body only

$606 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

discussion

Nikon D7000
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EOS 500D
Canon

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