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

Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 450D

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Canon EOS 450D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

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
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 

differences

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
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
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
65.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.7 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon 450D

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
160 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
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
Slightly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$423.19 vs $491.04
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The best price we've seen is $68 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              600D:6,400 ISO
              450D:800 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              600D:0.53x
              450D:0.54x
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              600D:11.5 EV
              450D:10.8 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              450D:692 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 body only

              $500 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 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
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

              Canon EOS 450D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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