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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
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82

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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

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

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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

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

Pro DSLR

$2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$521 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $634 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Thickness Thinner
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Thinner
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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