Canon EOS 500D vs Nikon D3000
|Canon EOS 500D||2009|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 500D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3000 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 500D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D3000||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
|Canon EOS 500D||
4752 x 3168
3872 x 2592
Canon EOS 500D has a 50 % larger resolution than Nikon D3000. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 500D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 500D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3000 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 500D can shoot up to 3,4 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3000 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 500D||3,4|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
|Canon EOS 500D||520 gr
|Nikon D3000||536 gr