Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Canon EOS 650D

Canon EOS 600D vs Canon EOS 1100D

Winner
Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
459 g

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
100 ms vs 1500 ms
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15x less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 283 ms
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2.6x less delay when taking photos
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 570 g
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Around 20% lighter
Size
Smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$416.78 vs $537.88
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
793 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The 600D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D3 fps
              600D3.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D12.2 MP
              600D17.9 MP
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1100D11 EV
              600D11.5 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D0.54x
              600D0.53x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1100D62.0
              600D65.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1100D21.9 bits
              600D22.1 bits
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              1100D720p @ 30fps
              600D1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1100D755 ISO
              600D793 ISO

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              competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $731 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $724 body only

              $929 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $596 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 1100D.

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 600D.

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              Avatar for Lisa Lisa (10:11 AM, May 06, 2014)
              Could someone advise? I have recently purchased the EOS 1100d as my son does competitive sports and would like to capture some good images of him, the zoom is not great, so need to purchase a new lens, I only have a budget of around £150 though and was looking on ebay as they seem to have allot of them, could someone tell me if the EF 80mm-200mm 4.5/5.6 11lens would be a good choice?
               
              Avatar for Supun Supun (4:28 AM, November 19, 2013)
              600d is better..it feels nice in hand
               
              How can this be? (2:01 PM, February 26, 2013)
              How on earth is 1100D's IQ better than 600D, that has a much larger sensor + higher dynamic range? Bad photographer maybe? Or is it possible that you lot only own 1100D? =)
               
              Avatar for Photography Photography (3:19 PM, December 15, 2012)
              1100D is kicking 600D.Because 1100D image quality better than 600D.I used 600D and 1100D.600D body quality is better but image quality bad
               
              lol (7:12 PM, November 27, 2012)
              to my mind 1100D so much better than 600D.I see 600D pictures and I didn't like them.1100D image quality is better but 600D body is much better than 1100D ;)
               
              Avatar for qwq qwq (8:38 PM, November 19, 2012)
              1100D is better Than 600D.I Saw 600D and 1100D photos 1100D is Much better!.but 600D body and Video quality better than 1100D ;)
               
              PhotographyTurkey (10:17 AM, August 27, 2012)
              EOS1100D And 600D image quality Same.But 600D specifications is better than 1100D.
               
              Rdcomar (9:33 PM, May 09, 2012)
              how did you find it
               
              Kaytee Farel (11:56 PM, January 25, 2012)
              Lol i have both. but i love my 600D more 
               
              Gjc098 (8:00 AM, December 25, 2011)
              i much rather canon 1100d.