Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

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

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
793 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The 600D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$514.67 vs $676.19
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The best price we've seen is $162 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
700 ms vs 1500 ms
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2.1x less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
269 ms vs 283 ms
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              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%
              Size Large Help
              600D133×100×80 mm
              650D133×100×79 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D283 ms
              650D269 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              440 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              600D6,400 ISO
              650D12,800 ISO
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.53x
              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
              600D11.5 EV
              650D11.2 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D65.0
              650D62.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D22.1 bits
              650D21.7 bits
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D793 ISO
              650D722 ISO

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $776 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              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 significantly better image quality
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $510 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is much smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $477 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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              Jasmar (1:57 PM, June 12, 2013)
              Just plain STUPID
               
              Jasmar (1:56 PM, June 12, 2013)
              Stupid review and comparison !
               
              FRED (1:55 AM, November 27, 2012)
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