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

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

115

Canon EOS 550D

113

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Much more expensive
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$325 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$325 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$448 body only

$560 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger

discussion

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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