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

Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

112

Nikon D3000

69

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)
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$651 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$451 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$451 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D40

Nikon D40

Entry-level DSLR

$540 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Entry-level DSLR

$292 body only

Live view Has live view
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available

discussion

Canon EOS 550D
EOS 550D
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Nikon D3000
D3000
Nikon

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