Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 550D vs Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Canon EOS 550D

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

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 D7000.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,048 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$919 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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

$427 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Much larger

discussion

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Avatar for Adonis Doce Adonis Doce (5:14 AM, March 25, 2013)
it depends on how u set it up...
 
Nigel (9:44 PM, December 16, 2011)
Do a calculation for me..
3.7 (the 550D's speed) +62% = 5.99
so the D7000 is 62% faster than the 550D.
Simple maths
 
Aditleo007 (8:24 AM, October 15, 2011)
why is it showing 60% faster shutter speed? its not even 50%!