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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.

While not the largest of Canon’s DSLRs, the 600D (including battery &SD Card) weighs in at around 570grams. Canon’s consumer-level DSLR’s usually sport excellent build quality – and the 600D is no exception. Its polycarbonate-resin-plastic body feels sturdy and isn’t easily damaged (however, the camera isn’t weather sealed).

Rubber grips are built into the body near the battery bay & thumb rest areas. The 600D fills the gap between the slightly lower spec 550D & the slightly higher spec 60D. As a result, it shares some of the tech found on both models. For example, its 9-point autofocus system is identical to the 550D’s.What primarily sets the 600D apart from the 550D, is its variable-angle, swiveling LCD screen (taken straight from a 60D), updated “software features” and a built in SpeedLite transmitter for wireless flash control. The variable-angle screen is particularly useful if you’re going to be shooting a lot of video, in a crowded room for example. In Kit form, the camera comes with Canon’s new 18-55mm IS II Kit lens which produces really good results but is no replacement for a proper Macro or Telephoto lens, should you requireshooting extreme close-ups or long distance objects you will need to invest in those lenses.

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