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

Canon Rebel T1i vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

53

Nikon D3000

35

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

Color depth
Great color depth
22.3 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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

$399 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$489 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$219 body only

$280 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
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Nikon 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.