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Canon 300D vs Canon 650D

Portability
63
Imaging
43
Features
33
Overall
39
Canon EOS 300D front
 
Canon EOS 650D front
Portability
65
Imaging
59
Features
76
Overall
65

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Key Specs

Canon 300D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
  • Announced September 2003
  • Additionally referred to as EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
  • New Model is Canon 350D
Canon 650D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 575g - 133 x 100 x 79mm
  • Introduced August 2012
  • Other Name is EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i
  • Old Model is Canon 600D
  • Successor is Canon 700D
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Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Overview

Following is a comprehensive analysis of the Canon 300D vs Canon 650D, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both are offered by Canon. There is a big difference among the sensor resolutions of the 300D (6MP) and 650D (18MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The 300D was unveiled 10 years before the 650D which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before delving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the 300D scores vs the 650D in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 300D over the Canon 650D

 300D 650D 

Reasons to pick Canon 650D over the Canon 300D

 650D 300D 
IntroducedAugust 2012September 2003More modern by 109 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"1.8"Larger display (+1.2")
Display resolution1040k118kCrisper display (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon 300D and Canon 650D

 300D 650D 
Manual focus More exact focus

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon 300D features physical dimensions of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 645 grams (1.42 lbs) and the Canon 650D has dimensions of 133mm x 100mm x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 575 grams (1.27 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the 300D and the 650D.

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the 300D and 650D is 63 and 65 respectively.

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D top view buttons comparison

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizes just by checking out specs. The picture here will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the 300D and 650D.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You should expect to see the Canon 650D to provide greater detail having an extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more aged 300D will be behind in sensor tech.

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D sensor size comparison

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 300D as a Portrait photography camera
Canon 650D as a Portrait photography camera
49
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview feature
low MP (6 megapixels)
75
has manual focus
good MP (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 300D Street photography info
Canon 650D Street photography info
54
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
69
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
has touch focus
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 300D as a Sports photography camera
Canon 650D as a Sports photography camera
38
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
max fps very slow (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
low MP (6 megapixels)
58
good MP (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
has phase detect AF
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
low battery pack (440 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 300D
Travel photography with Canon 650D
43
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
low MP (6MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
64
has touch focus
good MP (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
does not have Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (440 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 300D Landscape photography information
Canon 650D Landscape photography information
45
has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (1.8 inches)
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low MP (6MP)
no Time Lapse recording
63
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
good MP (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
low battery pack (440 shots)
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 300D
Vlogging with Canon 650D
9
no video recording
71
screen is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
has face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has mic support
no image stabilization
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Canon 300D vs Canon 650D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 300D and Canon 650D
 Canon EOS 300DCanon EOS 650D
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 300D Canon EOS 650D
Alternate name EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2003-09-04 2012-08-20
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Digic 5
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.7 x 15.1mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area 342.8mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3072 x 2048 5184 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max enhanced ISO - 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 7 9
Cross focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Total lenses 326 326
Crop factor 1.6 1.6
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 1.8 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 118 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - Clear View II TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.53x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (ISO 100) 13.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/200s 1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video format - H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 645 grams (1.42 pounds) 575 grams (1.27 pounds)
Physical dimensions 142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") 133 x 100 x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 55 62
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 21.7
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 11.2
DXO Low light score 544 722
Other
Battery life - 440 pictures
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model - LP-E8
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Retail price $54 $498