Canon EOS 550D vs. Canon EOS 600D vs. Canon EOS 60D

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3 cameras compared
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Feb 8, 2010
Feb 7, 2011
Aug 26, 2010
 
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456, 3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
18 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Digic 4
Digic 4
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
12800
12800
12800
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
Yes (3-10x )
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
9
9
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
No
TFT color liquid-crystal LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Clear View TFT color LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
96%
0.87× (0.54× 35mm equiv.)
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
13.00 m
13.00 m
13.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
3.7 fps
3.7 fps
5.3 fps
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±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)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
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 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
None
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
 
 
Yes
 
 
No
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (Optional)
 
No
No
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
 
440
1100
530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
None
None
None