Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 7D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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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
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 148x111x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $492.28 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $507 cheaper (2x less)
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 131 ms vs 283 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 8 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life Longer battery life 800 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 66.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              600D:11.5 EV
              7D:11.7 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D:22.1 bits
              7D:22 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D:65.0
              7D:66.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              7D:854 ISO

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              competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $379 body only

              $500 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
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $400 body only

              $458 - $669 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 7D Competitors

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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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 :)