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

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

135

Canon EOS 550D

132

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

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

$460 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$451 body only

$515 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$540 body only

$613 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$293 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$451 body only

$515 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $649 body only

$355 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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