Canon 600D overview
Canon 600D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially released on March of 2011. The camera uses a 18MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 5184 x 3456. The camera is also known as "EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5" in some countries.
The 600D stands at #29 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all round #215 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Canon 600D history
The Canon 600D comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can discover all past and current models alongside main features.
Canon 600D Gallery
You can look at the 600D from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon 600D Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon 600D based on things which are typically seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon 600D Sensor features
The Canon 600D is powered by the Digic 4 processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon 600D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can resolve 5184 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. The ISO can also be widened electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the 600D's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 600D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon 600D dimensions
Canon 600D has a weight of 1.26 pounds (570g or 20.11 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 133mm x 100mm x 80mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g so the Canon 600D is very similar when compared with various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Canon 600D next to a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the 600D.
Canon 600D Lens features
The 600D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses available for purchase. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the 600D.
Canon 600D Connectivity
The 600D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy files and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Canon 600D Video features
The highest video quality in the Canon 600D is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance for video quality vs file size but FULL HD will not leave you with much room to crop. Although the body comes with a mic port, it is lacking a headphone port so you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Canon 600D Weather Sealing
Canon 600D doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Canon 600D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 600D houses a 3" fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It includes a selfie friendly screen to get self portraits as well as group shots when required. Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon 600D are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders can be rather helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Canon 600D Shutter features
Canon 600D continuous shooting rate is 4.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon 600D Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon 600D has got both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 sec.
Canon 600D Autofocus features
Canon 600D has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which makes it useful for portraits.
The Sensor boasts 9 focus points to select from. Canon 600D can use manual focus in case it is needed for low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Canon 600D Battery life
The battery power for the Canon 600D is designed to last for 440 clicks with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser when compared with its rivals. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x offers the highest (1900) battery life for this kind of cameras.
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Canon 600D for different forms of photography
The following illustration gives a analysis of the Canon 600D for different forms of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon 600D Portrait photography factors
The Canon 600D receives a rating of 76 which is very high, and means the camera is a outstanding choice for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files and option to work with off-camera lighting.
Canon 600D Street photography features
Getting a very good points total of 68, the Canon 600D is a fine pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon 600D Sports photography factors
A average sports photography score of 55 suggests the Canon 600D is reasonably suitable for shooting sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 600D Travel photography features
Portability is very critical in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Canon 600D gets a very good 62 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine option for your trips.
Canon 600D Landscape photography highlights
When you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 600D with it's very good rating of 64 as a landscape camera is a very decent pick in the current marketplace.
Canon 600D Vlogging details
A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon 600D is a fine pick as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice rating of 70.
Canon 600D Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the 600D, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The diagram underneath will give you a bird's eye view of the 600D versus it's highest scored competitors shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might regard as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.