LOL !! after 7.5 years ... from Canon 300D days until now and you're still trying to figure out which cam to get ?
It actually made a difference in those early DSLR days because there were gaps in technology among the various manufacturers..... but not nowadays.... everyone's about neck and neck on the tech front
Throw a dart.... u cant go far wrong on where it lands
best of luck !
Personally i've used both Cameras for shoots. Tried the D5000 first (my gf's brother's cam) and the 550D (short while,friend's cam)
Having been a user of none, I found the 550D more user friendly. ISO, F-stop and shutter speed easily changed. D5000, u have to go into the menu to change the ISO.
Picture quality i found the 550D sharper and clearer thus i chose the 550D.
Hope I didn't offend anyone and i hope this helps.
Wow! Didn't expect so many replies!
However, thank you all! Still have not decide which to buy. But I'm not in a hurry to get 1. So I will read up, read up, read up....
Now looking at D7000 & 60D...hehehe...
completely different class and price range from earlier post . I buy my 550D because budget constraint.
My first choice would be D7000, if budget is not too tight, you'd find in 4-5 reviews said D7000 > 60D
Tried my friend's D7000, i can't find ISO and shutter speed info in viewfiender, this is in P mode, maybe i miss it.
Canon 550D | Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 non VC | Tamron 18-270 PZD