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

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
930k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

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

$397 body only

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

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

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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EOS 500D
Canon

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