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.

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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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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