Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 600D
Top Seven Reasons for the
Canon EOS 500D
Compared to Canon EOS 600D
90 g lighter
Appreciably more battery power
1.61x more battery power
Much less body volume
35.78% less body volume
4.30 mm narrower
Vastly less startup delay
0.10 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
17.80 mm thinner
2 mm shorter
Canon EOS 500D is better than Canon EOS 600D because...
Top 16 Reasons for the
Canon EOS 600D
Compared to Canon EOS 500D
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
20.65% more megapixels (photo)
Substantially lower noise at high ISO
19.61% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Measurably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
8.82% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Better image quality
2 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Considerably better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
1080 x 20 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Modestly better color depth
1.84% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Modestly higher pixel density
6.37% higher pixel density
Explicitly higher resolution
13.18% higher resolution
Considerably longer battery life
40 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Significantly less shutter lag
158.72 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Substantially higher resolution (screen)
1040 k dots
920 k dots
120 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has an eyepiece viewfinder included
Olympus charges extra for the viewfinder