Updated (March 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D90

Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Nikon D90

134

Canon EOS 500D

105

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
930k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,250 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

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

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
Nikon

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Canon EOS 500D
EOS 500D
Canon

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