Summary Canon 600D

Prices Price
Body only $492 With 18-135mm lens $579
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Within its price range #n/a of 6 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 22.3x14.9mm Screen resolution Help 1,040k dots
Megapixels Help 17.9 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Also known as: Canon Kiss X5, Canon Rebel T3i

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Replacement

Canon has replaced the EOS 600D with the 650D and Kiss X6i.

Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS 650D announced May, 2012
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR

Compare the new Canon 650D vs the 600D

Canon EOS Kiss X6i
Canon EOS Kiss X6i announced June, 2012
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR

Compare the new Canon Kiss X6i vs the 600D

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Pros

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The Canon 600D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lens availability More lenses available Help
197 lenses
Popularity Very popular Help
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Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots
External mic jack External mic jack Help
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Cons

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The Canon 600D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
65.0
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.1 bits
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.5 EV
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
Sensor size Small sensor Help
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
440 shots
Announced Old Help
February, 2011
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 133x99x79 mm
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
793 ISO
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.53x
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
1500 ms startup delay
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
283 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

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Avatar for Mehadi Arash Mehadi Arash (11:19 AM, August 08, 2014)
Betr then D5100 ;)
 
Chuma (8:15 AM, April 16, 2014)
I just bought 600D with Tamron lens 18-200mm & I cannot get good focus on most of the photos I take. What am I not getting right?
 
Rubuy (6:32 PM, February 20, 2014)
Should I get 600d or 700d?
 
Dyzio (0:02 AM, September 30, 2013)
Enjoy it!
 
Avatar for Bhavana Sharma Bhavana Sharma (1:26 PM, September 28, 2013)
Canon Eos 600D Kit I Ef S18 55 Is Ii videos quality, image quality are awesome. From the entry of Canon digital cameras in the market, their quality has kept improving. This has been become possible just because of the frequent entries of affordable and improved digital cameras in market. The Canon cameras has easiness of affordability.
 
Avatar for Shahid G Shahid G (6:55 PM, August 21, 2013)
i'm a novice (in terms of using a dslr) but have been an ardent photography lover. have been looking for every minute details abt dslrs, their usages, terminologies, working etc for a long time. recently have reached at a point where i've filtered two, canon 600d & canon 1100d. i'll be using it for all kinds of photography, i.e. portrait, landscape, macro, sports, wildlife etc. given these two buying options, which one shld i go with? 1) Canon EOS 600D (with Kit I EF-S18-55mm IS II Lens), & 2) Canon EOS 1100D with Double Lens Kit (EF-S 18-55mm IS II + EF-S 55-250mm IS II))
 
Matt (4:02 PM, June 14, 2012)
The only real difference between the two cameras is that the 600D has a vari-angle LCD. It depends if you want to spend a little extra and get the vari-angle LCD. Personally I would get the 600D :)
 
Matt (3:53 PM, June 14, 2012)
You can get up to 60fps on the 600D

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_600D.aspx?faqtcmuri=tcm:14-917371&page=1&type=faq 
 
doni uta (5:13 AM, May 17, 2012)
 600D :)
 
doni uta (5:12 AM, May 17, 2012)
good camera for entry level. 
 
tania (1:11 PM, March 23, 2012)
wich canon is better 550d or 600d ??
 
jason (3:59 PM, March 12, 2012)
The price seems to be outdated, and over the current price by 25%. ($650).
 
Hfigueira_1 (7:59 PM, January 02, 2012)
It's my second DSLR and I'm very happy with it! 
5 stars for it!! Recommended!! 
 
Sjeffery3 (9:05 AM, December 24, 2011)
I love my 600d Camera
 
Mecloud (5:43 AM, November 11, 2011)
what is your concern btw? if you looking for image quality, Nikon D5100 sensor have higher sensor rating compare to 600D according to DxOMark in the category of Landscape.
 
Persia (2:45 PM, September 02, 2011)
Am looking at upgrading my camera, I have a canon eos400 I bought when they first came out and its great... altho I'm finding it to be lacking when photographing wildlife as the critters tend to come out suring the evening... we are going on a trip around Oz next year and I plan on doing alot of photography.. mainly wildlife/scenery... I do love birds in flight too.. I've been looking at the nikon d510 and the canon eos600d... I'm not a prfessional.. just love wildlife etc... could you advise me on the best camera for my needs.. I am getting soooooo confused
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:26 PM, August 24, 2011)
Hi Bob, the Canon 600D has no built in image stabilization.  You can of course by lenses for it that have image stabilization.  Other cameras like the
 
Rahik_9 (3:03 PM, August 08, 2011)
i few weeks ago i saw the compare between nikon 5100 and canon 600d the score was 5100 77 and 600d 76, today the rating went to 96-70 nikon... wth?
 
J Raza Pk (3:26 PM, August 07, 2011)
My First DSLR and i am very happy with that. Overall all performance is great.
 
Guest (4:00 PM, June 19, 2011)
fine!