Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D5000
ManufacturingCanon EOS 650D were released 2012 and Nikon D5000 was released 2009. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 650D||2012|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 650D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D5000 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 650D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D5000||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 650D||
5184 x 3456
4288 x 2848
Canon EOS 650D has a 47 % larger resolution than Nikon D5000. 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 650D||100-12800|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 650D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5000 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5000 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 650D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D5000 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 650D||5|
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 650D||575 gr
|Nikon D5000||590 gr