Updated (May, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 152x114x75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 850 g
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More than 30% 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
Lowest price Cheaper $549.99 vs $2,279.99
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The best price we've seen is $1,730 cheaper (4.1x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark II

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Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,815 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The 5D Mark II has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the 600D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 79.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.53x
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More than 80% larger viewfinder
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 206 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life Longer battery life 850 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 21 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 5D Mark II's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

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              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              5D Mark II:3.9 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              600D:11.5 EV
              5D Mark II:11.9 EV

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $1,899 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,478 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,152 - $1,664 with 18-135mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

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              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 body only

              $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $590 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,150 body only

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Movie format Does not take movies
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor

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