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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
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
Size
Smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 570 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$332.24 vs $425.27
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
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
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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D12.2 MP
              600D17.9 MP
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Size Large Help
              1100D130×100×78 mm
              600D133×100×80 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              1100D720p @ 30fps
              600D1080p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1100D3 fps
              600D3.7 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D0.54x
              600D0.53x
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1100D2.7"
              600D3"

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