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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.7 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
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
Lens availability
More lenses available
220 lenses vs 165 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
133×100×80 mm vs 152×113×75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$425.27 vs $2,499.00
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The best price we've seen is $2,074 cheaper (5.9x less)
Weight
Significantly lighter
570 g vs 895 g
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Around 40% lighter
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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Advantages of the Canon 5D

Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.53x
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More than 80% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              600D17.9 MP
              5D12.7 MP
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              600D1080p @ 30fps
              5DNone
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D3.7 fps
              5D3 fps
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              600D95%
              5D96%
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              600D6,400 ISO
              5D1,600 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              600D3"
              5D2.5"

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