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

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Canon EOS 600D

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.7 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

$739 - $1,199 body only

$788 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,049 - $1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Slightly thinner
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$867 body only

$978 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$365 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

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

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 :)