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

Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 600D

62

Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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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
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 283 ms vs 290 ms
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $549.99 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,149 cheaper (3.1x 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
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
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
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
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
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
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
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.9 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
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
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 97% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4.5 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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

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              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
              600D:95%
              6D:97%
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D:283 ms
              6D:290 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              600D:9
              6D:11
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              6D:4.5 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              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

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $200 - $1,249 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

              $699 - $870 body only

              $450 - $1,182 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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $930 - $1,299 body only

              $1,099 - $1,399 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,760 body only

              $3,299 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              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 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $940 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner

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              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 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 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,559 - $1,600 body only

              $1,999 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

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

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