Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

89

Canon EOS 600D

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$825 body only

$1,150 with 18-135mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Larger

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