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

Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

114

Nikon D3000

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
17.9 MP
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Color depth
Great color depth
22.3 bits

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

$369 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Super zoom

$397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$533 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 550D
EOS 550D
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