Updated (July 2009): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs Nikon D3000

Canon Rebel T1i vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

106

Nikon D3000

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

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 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T1i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.

competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$379 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Rebel T1i
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Nikon D3000
D3000
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John C. (4:07 PM, September 24, 2011)
I have had my t1i for over two years now, and it never ceases to amaze me what this camera can do.  From shooting in low light all the way to a fast action sport event.  This camera has never failed me.  I guess the only thing I wish this camera had (which has now been included in newer models) is the ability to auto focus while shooting video.  Otherwise I'm completely happy.