Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 1100D vs Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 1100D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 1100D

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
110 ms vs 269 ms
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2.4x less delay when taking photos
Color depth
Better color depth
21.9 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
100 ms vs 700 ms
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7x less delay when turning on
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
755 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The 1100D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$416.92 vs $678.33
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The best price we've seen is $261 cheaper (around 40% less)
Weight
Lighter
459 g vs 575 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
130×100×78 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D12.2 MP
              650D17.9 MP
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1100D11 EV
              650D11.2 EV
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D6,400 ISO
              650D12,800 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1100D21.9 bits
              650D21.7 bits
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              62.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D0.54x
              650D0.53x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              1100D720p @ 30fps
              650D1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1100D755 ISO
              650D722 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $733 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              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 much 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

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $274 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $724 body only

              $929 with 18-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 650D.

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