Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Canon Rebel T3

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Canon Rebel T3

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 755 ISO
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The 600D has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 283 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon T3

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x 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
Size Smaller 130x100x78 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 570 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $399.00 vs $549.99
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The best price we've seen is $151 cheaper (around 30% less)
Thickness 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 Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              600D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              Size Large Help
              600D:133x99x79 mm
              T3:130x100x78 mm
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              T3:3 fps
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D:283 ms
              T3:309 ms
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              600D:11.5 EV
              T3:11 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              600D:0.53x
              T3:0.54x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D:65.0
              T3:62.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D:22.1 bits
              T3:21.9 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              T3:755 ISO
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              600D:1080p @ 30fps
              T3:720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $849 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is much heavier
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 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
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 600D.

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much smaller
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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