Offering cheapest video functionality, two popular dSLRs, the
Canon EOS 500D and Nikon D5000 are manufactured with almost the same qualities
and goe head to head. Both cameras come with small bodies and good grips. <br>
Viewfinders on both cameras have 95% coverage and higher magnification.
From their built-in flash to 18-55mm lens kit both cameras offer highly
effective CMOS sensors and similar features such as dust reduction.
Even features that they don't offer are identical. For example both camera lack built-in image stabilization.
- Expeed Processor (Quick Response) and 12.3MP CMOS Sensor
- 11 Point AF System
- LENS:18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR: Nikon offers extra focusing points and its lens performs more quietly when focusing.
- Nikon’s ISO range starts at (Auto) 200-3200, to Expanded ISO's 100-6400
- 2.7 inch adjustable LCD screen (230K Dots) offers Various-Angle function.
- Nikon's Active D-Lighting, brings out shadows while controlling the highlights.
- Retouch menu allows fixing red eye and correcting distortion after taking the image.
- User friendly INFO button explains the functions while taking pictures.
On-screen guide shows the size changes of the aperture.
-D5000 also comes with GPS Input.
- Comes with Dust Reduction, Built-in Flash, and Live mode.
- Single-frame continuous timer offering quiet and quick response.
- Basic pentamirror type viewfinder.
- 15.1 MP CMOS Sensor -9 Point AF System
- LENS: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens features a four-stop advantage and allows image stabilization system.
- Creative auto mode demonstrates for users how image will be affected by changing exposure settings.
-With My Menu function users can assign 6 settings of their choice.
- Canon sensitivity range runs from ISO (Auto) 100-3200, to Expanded ISO's 6400 or 12,800
- 3 inch LCD Screen 920K Dots. Canon offers high-resolution fixed type LCD screen.
- Canon focuses faster: Standard auto focusing, contrast detection as well as live view are faster than 5000D.
- Canon offers Auto Lighting Optimiser, and separate Highlight Tone Priority function.
- Offers Dust Reduction, and Live mode.
- Built-in Flash.
- Eye-level pentaprism type viewfinder
- Digital Professional Photo software package, as well as EOS Utility
IMAGE QUALITY FOR BOTH CAMERAS
Image quality for both cameras displays slight differences.
Both dSLRs produce high standard images with little noise.
NIKON -High standard images with little noise -Default JPEG quality and ergonomics -Produce averaged to slightly darker exposures - not many warm colors - Compared to Canon noise is more evident
CANON -Highlight Tone Priority feature -Expose a little brighter -Produce warm images with more of a yellow cast and more texture.
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