General

Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 50D
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$1,299.00 $1,299.00
Announced
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February, 2011 August, 2008

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 22.3x14.9mm APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.6x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP 15.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO 12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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17.9 MP 15.1 MP
Native resolution
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5184 x 3456 4752 x 3168
Pixel size
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18.5 µm² 22.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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197 lenses 197 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Canon EF

Form factor

Size
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133x99x79 mm 146x108x74 mm
Depth
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3.1" 2.9"
Weight
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570 g 822 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.53x 0.59x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps None
Supports 24p
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Yes n/a
High-speed framerate
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None n/a
External mic jack
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Yes n/a
Autofocus
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None None
All formats
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480p @ 60fps
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
480p @ 50fps
720p @ 30fps
1080p @ 25fps
720p @ 60fps
720p @ 50fps
n/a

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1500 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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283 ms 131 ms
Battery life
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440 shots 640 shots
Continuous shooting
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3.7 fps 6.3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 9
Cross type focus points
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1 9

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SDXC
SDHC
SD
CompactFlash (Type II)
CompactFlash (Type I)

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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65.0 63.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits 21.8 bits
Dynamic range
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11.5 EV 11.4 EV
Low light performance
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793 ISO 696 ISO
Canon EOS 600D
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