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

Canon Rebel T1i vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

100

Nikon D3000

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 20fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.5 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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"
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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$420 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

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$533 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
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.