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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
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Advantages of the Canon 550D

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Size
Much smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$332.24 vs $425.27
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The best price we've seen is $93 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
530 g vs 570 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D283 ms
              550D252 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              600D1500 ms
              550D400 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3.7 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              440 shots
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              600D0.53x
              550D0.54x
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

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