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

$965 body only

$2,606 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$443 body only

$553 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$488 body only

$569 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$373 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

$678 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support

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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