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

Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Canon EOS 500D

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
850 shots
 

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"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g

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

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Nikon Z 6

Boutique

$1,997 - $2,594

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$472 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Significantly 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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$422 body only

$528 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$356 body only

$448 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

$593 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
Nikon

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Canon EOS 500D
EOS 500D
Canon

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