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Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS

Portability
66
Imaging
60
Features
72
Overall
64
Canon EOS 600D front
 
Canon PowerShot A2100 IS front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Key Specs

Canon 600D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 570g - 133 x 100 x 80mm
  • Introduced March 2011
  • Also referred to as EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5
  • Previous Model is Canon 550D
  • Renewed by Canon 650D
Canon A2100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-216mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 64 x 32mm
  • Announced February 2009
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Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Canon 600D and Canon A2100 IS, former is a Entry-Level DSLR while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both are sold by Canon. There is a large difference among the sensor resolutions of the 600D (18MP) and A2100 IS (12MP) and the 600D (APS-C) and A2100 IS (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The 600D was released 2 years after the A2100 IS which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Canon 600D being a Compact SLR camera and the Canon A2100 IS being a Compact camera.

Before going right into a detailed comparison, here is a short summation of how the 600D scores against the A2100 IS when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 600D over the Canon A2100 IS

 600D A2100 IS 
AnnouncedMarch 2011February 2009More modern by 26 months
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k230kSharper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Canon A2100 IS over the Canon 600D

 A2100 IS 600D 

Common features in the Canon 600D and Canon A2100 IS

 600D A2100 IS 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurements
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon 600D features external measurements of 133mm x 100mm x 80mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") and a weight of 570 grams (1.26 lbs) and the Canon A2100 IS has dimensions of 102mm x 64mm x 32mm (4.0" x 2.5" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the 600D vs the A2100 IS.

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the 600D and A2100 IS is 66 and 92 respectively.

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to envision the gap in sensor sizes only by researching specs. The pic below might offer you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the 600D and A2100 IS.

All in all, the two cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The 600D featuring a bigger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF simpler and the Canon 600D will result in extra detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The newer 600D is going to have an edge in sensor innovation.

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS sensor size comparison

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 600D as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A2100 IS as a Portrait photography camera
76
you can focus manually
decent MP (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
delivers RAW files
26
offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 600D as a Street photography camera
Canon A2100 IS as a Street photography camera
68
screen can move to multiple angles
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 600D
Sports photography with Canon A2100 IS
55
decent MP (18 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect auto focus
slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low battery life (440 shots)
25
built in image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon 600D Travel photography information
Canon A2100 IS Travel photography information
62
decent MP (18MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
doesn't have Timelapse function
low battery life (440 shots)
50
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 600D Landscape photography info
Canon A2100 IS Landscape photography info
63
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent MP (18MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery life (440 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
32
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
manual exposure not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 600D
Vlogging with Canon A2100 IS
70
selfie friendly display
comes with face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has microphone jack
lack of image stabilization
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
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Canon 600D vs Canon A2100 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 600D and Canon A2100 IS
 Canon EOS 600DCanon PowerShot A2100 IS
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 600D Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
Also Known as EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5 -
Type Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-03-31 2009-02-18
Body design Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 4 -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 6400 1600
Max enhanced ISO 12800 -
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Cross focus points 1 -
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S fixed lens
Lens focal range - 36-216mm (6.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.2-5.9
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Number of lenses 326 -
Crop factor 1.6 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 4.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.00 m 3.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 570 grams (1.26 lbs) 185 grams (0.41 lbs)
Physical dimensions 133 x 100 x 80mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") 102 x 64 x 32mm (4.0" x 2.5" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 65 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 793 not tested
Other
Battery life 440 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $799 $220