Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

The latest model in Canon's popular Rebel series is very much the camera that the range's history leads us to expect: well featured, well-designed and competitively priced. It's a very conventional camera in a part of the market that is seeing some interesting innovations, but the conventional DSLR design still best suits many people's needs, especially when it's done this convincingly.

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Silver Award
77%
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Good for

Enthusiast shooters looking for some of the latest technology in a well-designed, well-priced package. Movie shooters on a budget.

Not so good for

Upgraders looking for a compact-camera-like user experience. Users for whom small size is paramount (who might want to consider a mirrorless alternative)

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Other reviews
Canon EOS 600D review (Rebel T3i review)
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (Mar 16, 2011)

There's no getting away from the fact that the Canon EOS 600D has inherited a lot from existing models in the Canon line-up, primarily the 550D and to a lesser extent, the 60D. In essence, the EOS 600D is a 550D with the 60D's vari-angle screen, with very little in the way of innovation. With the 550D still available for around £150 less than the 600D, you'll have to ask yourself how...

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Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) review

NEW: Canon T3i / 600D vs Nikon D5100 review Canon's EOS 600D / Rebel T3i is the company's latest upper entry-level DSLR, which at first glance appears to be little more than the EOS 550D / T2i equipped with a flip-out screen and wireless flash control. After all, both cameras are roughly the same size, shape and weight, and share the same 18 Megapixel sensor, core HD movie modes,...

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