Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

70

Canon EOS 600D

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$830 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,255 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,599 body only

$1,594 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$505 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$304 body only

$350 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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Viking81 (8:15 PM, September 26, 2013)
I am not a pro user...but I have 7D and is definitely dedicated to the sport or action photography....it is not just about faster shutter speed (1/8000) but is mainly about FPS...8 frames per second is such a great number. And what about AF system....works perfectly...really fast and 19 cross type points it is enough for each kind of photography. And also overal reactions and response of camera are really fast...
 
Morpheus0b1 (9:44 PM, March 04, 2012)
Not being much difference between the 550d & the 600d (Photo wise.)  Have a look.
http://www.digitalrev.com/article/canon-eos-550d-vs-7d/NTI0NA_A_A
 
DanTheMan (7:19 AM, October 21, 2011)
Would appreciate some feedback from a range of Pro SLR users. What type of photography would each camera be better suited to? I can imagine the 7D, with faster shutter speed, would be much more equipped for sports etc.. what of the 600D?
 
Dana (0:41 PM, October 13, 2011)
To make the 7D perfect, it needs to have a flip-out screen. 
 
DVZ (9:25 AM, August 28, 2011)
Xyz, it does. But the 600D means business.
Most of the features the 7D has over the 600D, I could probably live without.
The 600D comes in at HALF the price of the 7D.
Great for entry-level photographers that want good quality without robbing the bank.
 
Xyz (6:22 AM, June 28, 2011)
7D kicks butt big time :)