Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Nikon D5000 (RAW) vs. Canon EOS 500D (RAW)

Nikon D5000
Canon EOS 500D
3.4 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)
4.2 MB JPEG (4752 x 3168)

As we expected, the differences between the EOS 500D and D5000 are mainly in down to the default image parameters chosen by the two manufacturers. The additional sensor resolution of the EOS 500D is able to pull a little more detail out of the horizontal stripes on the central medal in the third crop. This difference can also be seen in the fine detail of the large letters 'AFRI' running across the bottom-half of the globe crop.