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

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,025 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$475 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$379 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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%!