General

Canon EOS 600D Nikon D90
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$519.99 $599.99
Announced
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February, 2011 August, 2008

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 22.3x14.9mm APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.5x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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5184 x 3456 4288 x 2848
Pixel size
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18.5 µm² 30.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 930k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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197 lenses 205 lenses
Lens focus motor
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Yes Yes
Lens mount
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Canon EF Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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133x99x79 mm 132x103x77 mm
Depth
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3.1" 3"
Weight
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570 g 703 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.53x 0.63x
Coverage
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95% 96%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes No
Autofocus
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None None
All formats
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720p @ 50fps
720p @ 60fps
1080p @ 25fps
1080p @ 30fps
480p @ 60fps
720p @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
480p @ 50fps
640 x 424 @ 24fps
320 x 216 @ 24fps
720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1500 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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283 ms 208 ms
Battery life
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440 shots 850 shots
Continuous shooting
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3.7 fps 4.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 11
Cross type focus points
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1 1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDHC
SDXC
SDHC
SD

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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65.0 73.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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11.5 EV 12.5 EV
Low light performance
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793 ISO 977 ISO
Canon EOS 600D
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