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

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
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
Lowest price Cheaper $519.99 vs $749.99
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The best price we've seen is $230 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Startup delay 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
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 269 ms vs 283 ms
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 133x99x79 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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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              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
              600D:133x99x79 mm
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              440 shots
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D:283 ms
              650D:269 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              600D:None
              650D:Contrast detection
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.53x
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              600D:11.5 EV
              650D:11.2 EV
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              650D:5 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D:65.0
              650D:62.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D:22.1 bits
              650D:21.7 bits
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              650D:722 ISO

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              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $634 - $750 body only

              $813 - $907 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,150 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $540 - $562 body only

              $578 - $703 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $435 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              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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