Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 450D

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Canon EOS 450D

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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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 793 ISO vs 692 ISO
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The 600D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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
Lowest price Much cheaper $609.00 vs $1,633.25
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The best price we've seen is $1,024 cheaper (2.7x less)
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 600D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 600D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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Almost the same
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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 160 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Size Much smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 133x99x79 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 524 g vs 570 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              600D:12,800 ISO
              450D:1,600 ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              600D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              450D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              450D:3.5 fps
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              600D:6,400 ISO
              450D:800 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              450D:10.8 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              600D:0.53x
              450D:0.54x
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              600D:440 shots
              450D:500 shots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D:65.0
              450D:61.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D:22.1 bits
              450D:21.9 bits
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              600D:1080p @ 30fps
              450D:None
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              450D:692 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $634 - $750 body only

              $813 - $907 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $435 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $515 - $562 body only

              $531 - $703 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $784 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $836 - $990 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Live view No live view

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