Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

117

Canon EOS 550D

114

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
252 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.

competitors

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$558 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Olympus Stylus SP-100

Olympus Stylus SP-100

Super zoom

$397

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Avatar for Steve Fallon Steve Fallon (2:43 AM, January 14, 2014)
So does the 550D
 
john (4:43 AM, June 10, 2013)
650d also has external mic socket