Updated (February 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D3000

Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

113

Nikon D3000

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.

competitors

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 550D
EOS 550D
Canon

Report a correction
Nikon D3000
D3000
Nikon

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments