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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS 600D
( aka EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
Canon EOS 550D
( aka EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
Canon EOS 650D
( aka EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i)
Release Date 2011-03-31 2010-04-01 2012-08-20
Camera Type Compact SLR Compact SLR Compact SLR
Current Price $799.00 $599.00 $497.97
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
18

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area
332mm2
332mm2
332mm2
Max ISO

6400

6400

12800

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 600D
( aka EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
Canon EOS 550D
( aka EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
Canon EOS 650D
( aka EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i)
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 4 fps 4 fps 5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00 m 13.00 m 13.00 m
Max Flash Sync 1/200s 1/200s 1/200s
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.53 0.55 0.53
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fully Articulated Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Technology TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor TFT color liquid-crystal LCD Clear View II TFT LCD
Screen Size
3"
3
3"
Resolution 1,040k dots 1,040k dots 1,040k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 600D
( aka EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
Canon EOS 550D
( aka EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
Canon EOS 650D
( aka EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.264
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Type Mono Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 570 g 530 g 575 g
Dimensions 133 x 100 x 80 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm 133 x 100 x 79 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

440 Shots

470 Shots

440 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 600D
( aka EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
Canon EOS 550D
( aka EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
Canon EOS 650D
( aka EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i)
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6× 1.6× 1.6×
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 9 9 9
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $799.00 $599.00 $497.97