Canon EOS 60D vs. Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4) vs. Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D / EOS Kiss X6i)

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Aug 26, 2010
Feb 8, 2010
Jun 8, 2012
 
 
 
$849.99/€899 body only, $949.99/€999 with 18-55mm IS II, $1199/€1,249 with 18-135mm IS STM
 
Mid-size SLR
Compact SLR
Compact SLR
 
 
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
 
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
5184 x 3456
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
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
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
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 5
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
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 (25600 with boost)
12800
12800
25600
6
6
6
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
 
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • 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
 
 
by built-in flash
No
No
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×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
Fully articulated
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
No
No
Yes
Clear View TFT color LCD
TFT color liquid-crystal LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentamirror)
96%
95%
95%
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
0.87× (0.54× 35mm equiv.)
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
13.00 m
13.00 m
13.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
 
1/200 sec
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
5.3 fps
3.7 fps
5.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
  • 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)
±3 (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)
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 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 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)
H.264
H.264
H.264, Motion JPEG
Mono
Stereo
Stereo
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 (Optional)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
 
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
1100
 
440
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11)
129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 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
Optional
 
 
via GPE2