General

Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 5D
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$425.27 $2,499.00
Announced
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February 2011 August 2005

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 1x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP 12.7 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO 3,200 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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17.9 MP 12.7 MP
Native resolution
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5184 × 3456 4368 × 2912
Pixel size
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18.5 µm² 67.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 2.5"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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Yes No

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 165 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Canon EF (Full-frame)

Form factor

Size
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133×100×80 mm 152×113×75 mm
Depth
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3.1" 3"
Weight
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570 g 895 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
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 0.71x
Coverage
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95% 96%

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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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 50fps
  3. 480p @ 60fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 50fps
  6. 720p @ 60fps
  7. 1080p @ 24fps
  8. 1080p @ 25fps
  9. 1080p @ 30fps
n/a

Features

Panorama
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No Unknown
HDR
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No Unknown
3D
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No Unknown
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 Unknown
Shutter lag
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283 ms Unknown
Battery life
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440 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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3.7 fps 3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Unknown
Focus points
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9 n/a
Cross type focus points
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1 n/a

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 No
Popup
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Yes n/a
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

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

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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65.0 71.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits 22.9 bits
Dynamic range
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11.5 EV 11.1 EV
Low light performance
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793 ISO 1,368 ISO