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Canon EOS 600D review

Is Full HD video capability and an articulated screen enough of an improvement on the 550D?

To test the Canon EOS 600D image quality, we shot our resolution chart with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon 600D is capable of resolving up to nearly 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 100
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 100

JPEGs

Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 100
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 100
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Canon eos 600d review - iso 200

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Canon eos 600d review - iso 400
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Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 800
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 800

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Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 1600
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 1600

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Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 3200
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 3200

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Canon eos 600d  resolution iso 6400
Canon eos 600d: resolution iso 6400

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesExternal Flash Shoe, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)570 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height99.5 mm
Width133.1 mm
Depth79.7 mm
Autofocus Points9
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model600D
Product NameEOS 600D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5170B065
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

With class-leading 18-megapixel resolution, user-friendly design, and the entire EOS family of lenses and accessories at your disposal, the EOS 600D lets nothing stand in the way of your photography.

Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year