Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 600D
Top Seven Reasons for the
Canon EOS 500D
Compared to Canon EOS 600D
90 g lighter
Vastly more battery power
1.61x more battery power
Lots less body volume
35.78% less body volume
Significantly less startup delay
0.10 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
4.30 mm narrower
2 mm shorter
17.80 mm thinner
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.
Notably 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.
Measurably better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
1080 x 20 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Slightly 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.
Marginally higher pixel density
6.37% higher pixel density
Explicitly higher resolution
13.18% higher resolution
Sizably 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.
Sizably 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.
Appreciably 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