Canon EOS 600D Review

By on September 22, 2011
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An entry level DSLR with great video recording.

Good: Variable-Angle Screen, Excellent image/video capability right-out-the-box
Bad: Slow Video AutoFocus, Internal Mic. will pick up focus noise
Price: AED 4,000
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Purchasing a DSLR camera can be testing for anyone new to the world of photography. There’s a lot to choose from. It’s a bit like walking into your local Starbucks; you can have your coffee with milk, without milk, with or without caffeine, in beige, in black, and with or without whipped cream.

It’s a similar tale of confusion when purchasing a DSLR camera. You’ll first have to pick sides for the Canon vs Nikon war. Then there’s all those pesky model numbers to pick from. Canon’s EOS lineup is roughly divided into 4 categories. You’ve got the pocket-friendly 4 digit, 1000D series, followed by entry level DSLRs which are denoted by 3 digits (EOS 500D, EOS 550D, 600D), then by the mid-range semi-pro DSLRs(50D, 60D) and topped off by the professional single-digit series (7D, 5D and the range topping EOS 1Ds)

At the moment, the EOS 600D rules the roost of Canon’s entry level lineup and here’s why:

  • It’s got an 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 9 point AutoFocus
  • 95% ViewFinder
  • Full HD 1080p recording at up to 30FPS
  • 10xDigital Zoom in video recording (only in 1080p mode)
  • Manual control of audio settings
  • Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor
  • 3.0 inch Variable Angle LCD screen(1,040,000 pixels)
  • ISO range from 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12,800, with boost enabled)
  • Continuous shooting of up to 3.7frames/sec
  • Live View
  • LP-E8 Lithium Ion battery that will last 440 shots (according to CIPA Standards) or 1:30 hours in Video Mode.
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