Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Canon EOS Kiss X5
Canon EOS 600D with EF-S 18-55mm.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
LensCanon EF lens mount, Canon EF-S lens mount
SensorCMOS APS-C 22.3 × 14.9 mm (1.6x conversion factor)
Maximum resolution5,184×3,456 (18.0 effective megapixels)
Film speedISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12800)
Storage mediaSecure Digital Card
Secure Digital High Capacity
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
Focus modesAI Focus, One-Shot, AI Servo, Live View
Focus areas9 AF points, (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Exposure modesScene Intelligent Mode (or Full Auto), Portrait, Landscape (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Sunset, Default setting), Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Manual, Auto Depth-of-field, Movie
Exposure meteringFull aperture TTL, 63-zone SPC
Metering modesEvaluative, Spot (4% at center), Partial (9% at center), Center-weighted average
FlashE-TTL II automatic built-in pop-up
Flash bracketingYes
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 sec and bulb, 1/200 s X-sync
Continuous shooting3.7 frame/s for 34 JPEG or 6 raw frames
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror SLR, 95% coverage, 0.85× magnification, and electronic (Live View)
Image processing
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
WB bracketing+/- 3 stops for 3 frames
LCD screen3 in 3:2 color TFT LCD, 1,040,000 dots, articulated
BatteryLP-E8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
7.2v 1120mAh (8.1Wh)
Optional battery packsBG-E8 grip
Dimensions133.1 mm × 99.5 mm × 79.7 mm
Weight560 g (20 oz) (including battery and card)
Made inTaiwan/Japan

The Canon EOS 600D is an 18.0 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, released by Canon on 7 February 2011.[1] It is known as the EOS Kiss X5 in Japan and the EOS Rebel T3i in America. The 600D is the second Canon EOS camera with an articulating LCD screen and supersedes the 550D, although the earlier model was not discontinued until June 2012, when the successor of the 600D, the 650D, was announced.

Feature list[edit]

  • 18.0 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Full HD 1080p video recording at 24/25/30 frame/s
  • HD 720p video recording at 50/60 frame/s
  • 3–10× Digital Zoom in video recording (available only in 1080p).
    • One reviewer concluded that this feature takes a 1920×1080 crop from the middle of the sensor frame for the "3×" zoom, but was unable to confirm this with Canon.[2] This feature has not been included in any subsequent models of the Rebel line, or in the EOS M mirrorless camera (although in that model, it can be implemented with Magic Lantern open source software), but returned with the 2013 release of the EOS 70D.
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • 14-bit analog to digital signal conversion
  • 3.0-inch (76 mm) Vari-angle 3:2 aspect ratio LCD articulating screen.
    • The screen, inherited from the mid-range 60D, is also notable in that its aspect ratio matches that of the sensor—a rare feature among DSLRs at the time of introduction.[3]
  • Live view mode
  • Built in flash with Speedlite wireless multi-flash support
  • 9-point AF with centre cross-type sensor sensitive at f/2.8
  • Four metering modes, using 63 zones: spot, partial, center-weighted average, and evaluative metering.
  • Highlight tone priority
  • EOS integrated cleaning system
  • sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces
  • ISO 100–6,400 expandable to 12,800
  • Continuous drive up to 3.7 frame/s (34 images (JPEG), 6 images (raw))
  • SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card file storage
  • RAW and large JPEG simultaneous recording
  • Eye-Fi support
  • USB 2.0, HDMI interface
  • LP-E8 battery


As with many DSLRs (and unlike the SLT cameras), the 600D lacks continuous auto-focus while filming video. To keep a moving subject in focus the user must either trigger the auto-focus (as when shooting stills), or track the subject's motion manually.


The successor of Canon EOS 600D was the Canon EOS 650D, equipped with a newly developed Hybrid CMOS sensor that enabled full-time AF during video and live-view mode, and had a multi-touch vari-angle display for one-touch shooting. The DIGIC V image processor gave 5 fps of continuous shooting speed and enabled the capture of HDR images with just one click of the shutter button. The Canon 650D also came with a multi-frame NR mode and Handheld Night Scene mode. DPReview praised its innovative touchscreen, but also pointed out that with regard to auto-focussing in live view mode the 650D was "still far behind the better mirrorless models we have seen from the likes of Panasonic and Olympus as well as rival Nikon's 1 series".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D announced and previewed". Digital Photography Review. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. ^ Laing, Gordon (April 2011). "Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i Movie Mode". Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  3. ^ Laing, Gordon (April 2011). "Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i design and controls". Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i In-Depth Review, Conclusion". DPReview. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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