Updated (February 2010): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Nikon D5000

Canon Rebel T2i vs Nikon D5000

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

100

Nikon D5000

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
252 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$472 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$520 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Rebel T2i
Canon

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Nikon D5000
D5000
Nikon

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