Canon EOS 600D: Verdict

Although the 600D's focusing speed is generally good, the meagre burst rate and slow down upon processing mean that it's perhaps not the ideal camera for action photography. It's also probably not ideal for larger handed users, but otherwise there's little to complain about.

The various changes bestowed upon the 600D perhaps make a little more sense here than they do in the enthusiast EOS 60D, and what results is a model that provides plenty of growing space for beginners but enough to keep the more adventurous happy from the off.

When the LCD screen, wireless flash capabilities and numerous other improvements are considered, the premium of around £150 over the EOS 550D isn't entirely unreasonable, but the 600D is nevertheless a minor upgrade to an already-acclaimed formula.

We liked

A raft of new featurers and up-to-date specs give the beginner buying this DSLR more room to grow than with, for example, the Canon EOS 1100D announced at the same time as the EOS 600D.

We disliked

The Canon 600D burst mode averaged 19 high-quality JPEGs before slowing down, and about six Raw frames at a continuous speed. Also, only around six or seven Raw and JPEG captures may be taken at a much slower rate of around one per second before the camera prohibits images from being shot without needing a few seconds in between exposures.

Verdict

It's far from revolutionary, but the Canon EOS 600D is a well specified camera that's ideal for those wanting to get creative and elevate their photography to the next level.

The various changes bestowed upon the EOS 600D make a little more sense here than they do in the enthusiast EOS 60D, and what results is a model that provides plenty of growing space for beginners but enough to keep the more adventurous happy.

Features: 4/5

Build quality: 4/5

Image Quality: 4/5

Value: 4/5