Updated (July, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Canon EOS 6D

89

Canon EOS 600D

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,340 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
570 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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Explore 23 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D and 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D

differences

Advantages of the Canon 600D

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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
Lens availability
More lenses available
197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight
Lighter
570 g vs 770 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
133x99x79 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$518.87 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $880 cheaper (2.7x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The 6D has excellent image quality 1.6 f-stops higher ISO than the 600D
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
82.0 vs 65.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
Color depth
Better color depth
23.8 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.1 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
500 ms vs 1500 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Longer battery life
980 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 6D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.8" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              600D95%
              6D97%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Focus points Few focus points Help
              600D9
              6D11
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D283 ms
              6D290 ms
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D3.7 fps
              6D4.5 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $752 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $830 - $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $685 body only

              $800 - $900 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,184 body only

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $891 body only

              $849 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $596 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $619 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $630 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $393 - $677 body only

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,374 - $1,497 body only

              $2,297 with 28-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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