As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 600D is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS 600D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 700D) and Nikon (such as the D5100 and the D90)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 600D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), records movies in 24p, has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has much more startup delay (1500 ms vs 100 ms), has much more shutter lag (283 ms vs 110 ms) and is older (february 2011 vs february 2014).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 600D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 600D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 600D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
2 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the 600D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 5 fps vs 3.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the 600D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 700D and 600D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D
3 years newer
$385 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1200D (vs the 600D)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 1200D (vs the 600D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the 1200D and 600D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS 100D

Canon EOS 100D
2 years newer
$670 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 100D (vs the 600D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.7" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 100D (vs the 600D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the 100D and 600D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
4 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the 600D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots faster: 5 fps vs 3.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the 600D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 750D and 600D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
similar age
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the 600D)

  • Much less startup delay: 100 ms vs 1500 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 110 ms vs 283 ms

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the 600D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the 1100D and 600D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 600D compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 15.1 MP), has a screen which flips out and is newer (february 2011 vs august 2008).

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.71x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.7 fps vs 6.3 fps), has much more startup delay (1500 ms vs 400 ms) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 months older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the 600D)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Shoots significantly faster: 5.3 fps vs 3.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the 600D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and 600D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 600D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.53x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 600D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and 600D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $425.27
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 570 g

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
3 years older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the 600D)

  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 440 shots
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the 600D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 40D and 600D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
2 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the 600D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.53x
  • Significantly more focus points: 51 vs 9
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the 600D)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly larger: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)

common strengths of the D700 and 600D

  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $425.27
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 600D)

  • Shoots much faster: 6.3 fps vs 3.7 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 600D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Heavier: 822 g vs 570 g

common strengths of the 50D and 600D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $531.59 vs $425.27

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 600D)

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 3.7 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 600D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 570 g

common strengths of the 7D and 600D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $425.27

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 600D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.53x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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7 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 600D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 600D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 600D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.53x

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and 600D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $425.27
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
1 year newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the 600D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the NX300 and 600D

  • Inexpensive: $699.00 vs $425.27

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the 600D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much smaller: Compact (99×60×36 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the DMC-GM5 and 600D

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
1 year newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the 600D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the EOS M and 600D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $449.96 vs $425.27

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
1 year newer
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 600D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.53x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Professional size (133×100×80 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 600D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-6 and 600D

  • Inexpensive: $606.49 vs $425.27
  • Each has a built-in flash