Canon EOS 600D video review

Audley Jarvis

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Given that the twelve-month-old 550D is set to remain in production for the time being as a kind of kid brother to the 600D, is the newer model worth the extra £150 or so? Well, of course, that very much depends on your priorities. If an articulated screen is at the top of your must-have feature list, then only the 600D can deliver this. In many other respects, however, the 600D is much the same camera as the 550D. That’s not to do the 600D down in any way. The new model adds some improvements and refinements to what was already a very good camera. Movie recording issues aside, the 600D remains a well specified and easy-to-use entry-level digital SLR that delivers consistently good results. As with all new models we’d expect the street price to fall a bit before long, at which point it’s definitely a camera that deserves to be on your shortlist.

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Metalex

April 20, 2011, 5:54 pm

I see you mention the Sony A580. Do you have any plans to review this model?

Available for between £150 and £200 less than the 600d, it is a very tempting proposition and it offers arguably better image quality, has class leading live view and in-body stabilisation.

Money

April 28, 2011, 10:11 am

The Canon D60 is a decent option for existing Canon DSLR users to upgrade to, but it is seriously falling behind the other competitors at the inter-changeable lens camera markets; as we can see that the latest Nikon D5100 and Nikon D7000 can both can outperform most of the Canon cameras in term of ISO performance, color depth, and dynamic range.
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/eng/Camera-Sensor/Sensor-rankings/Sheet-view
According to the DXO site, even Sony's A580 can outperform the Canon D60.
Canon presumes their customers will be easily satisfied with modest new features and derelict efforts to increase camera performances; their marketing strategy had clearly misjudged their opponents' abilities to make better cameras at a lower price.

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