Canon EOS 600D review

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

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22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C) 18.0-million effective pixel CMOS sensor

Focal length conversion
Approx 1.6x


Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage with 0.85x magnification and approx. 19mm eye point

Video resolution
MOV format, 1920 x 1080 (at 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (at 59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (at 59.94, 50 fps). Mono sound

ISO range
ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 12,800

9 points (1 cross-type)

Max burst rate

LCD screen size
Three-inch articulated Clear View LCD, 1,040,000 dots (346,666 pixels)

Shutter speeds
1/4000-30sec, bulb

570g (including battery and memory card)

133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7mm

Power supply
LP-E8 (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
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
Image Sensor Size22.30 mm x 14.90 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height99.5 mm
Width133.1 mm
Depth79.7 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model600D
Product NameEOS 600D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5170B065
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

Limited Warranty1 Year