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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Nikon D5000

Winner
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112

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97

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
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
72.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.5 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Less startup delay
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D5000 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$614 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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