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

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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$2,299 with 18-200mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$532 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$385 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$532 body only

$598 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
Nikon

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Canon EOS 500D
EOS 500D
Canon

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