Both the Canon EOS Rebel T1i and the Nikon D5000 are the latest digital SLRs to be released this year by the two popular camera brands. While the Nikon D5000 is cheaper and does offer a fancy articulating display which always attracts that bit more attention, the T1i does offer more megapixels (15.1) and boasts full HD video capture.

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Either way, both are not a cheap investment especially at this time and if you’ve been considering them, the specs comparison table after the jump may help you decide which would suit your needs best.

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Gallery: Nikon D5000 DSLR

On April 14, 2009, in Digital Cameras, by KLS

Thanks for everyone who got in touch with us this afternoon after we posted about the new Nikon D5000 just announced today. We’ve now got a few more official photos as well as some live shots! Full gallery after the jump…

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Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body – not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.

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