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So, this canon 600 D was my very first SLR camera for my very own use, my dad is a professional and he got tons of different one so, this camera was only for my own. When it first came out, I was really attacked to it,18.0 megapixel,the all new CMOS sensor ( i have to give comment on this, it is really useful especially if you want to take pictures that is nice and easy). Girls would really love this camera as the screen could actually turn on the other side and let you take your own selfie, selfie in a really good quality.
The other thing that I notice about is it is so much lighter then other SLR, for example the Nixon 9D, it is so heavy...
If you want to buy this camera because you want to capture the beauty of human, I would totally recommended it, but if you want to buy a SLR camera to take sceneries then i would recommended a Nixon more.
Hope this helps :)
After sending back to Amazon two cameras in 3 months, a mirrorless Olympus and a compact Sony, both of which I reviewed here on DooYoo, I decided to indulge my age-old wish and get myself a DSLR. Now, if you do not know what the DSLR acronym means, don't stress about it too much. What it means for a simple, non-professional user, is that it's a big camera with a similar price tag attached to it, a camera so big that it does not fit into your pocket, in fact you will always need to carry a bag for it and most people will think you're some hot-shot professional photographer that actually has a clue about when and how to press the shutter release button. And that's really what the Canon 600D is about. Looking professional, creating more or less professional results, without actually being one. It's the camera that will make your friends call you over for every birthday party, baby-shower, wedding rehearsal, graduation, and you name it, just to take pictures, because they'll be convinced you're a pro, when in fact you'll keep the camera on A+ mode all the time and just press the button every time anything remotely interesting happens.
Now on a more serious note, the Canon 600D is a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), which means that beside it being bulky and expensive, it's also a gateway into professional photography, meaning that its 570 grams and 18 megapixels will eventually turn you into at least a keen amateur photographer if not a junior professional. This being a DSLR also means you'll have a myriad of interchangeable lenses to choose from, 197 to be more exact, all of which cost an arm and a leg each, but to be fair and honest, they're all worth it. Price-wise the camera sells for anywhere between £350 and £450, depending on retailer and the kit lens you choose - if you choose one. Personally, I went for the £421 option on Amazon which has the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens because its image-stabilization capabilities. Not a bad price, though I have seen it cheaper at some point in time.
As usually Canon products are, while looking crowded inside, it is still nicely packaged and gives you the feel of a premium brand, which Canon really is. In the UK you'll probably get what I got in the box: EOS 600D Body, Eyecup Ef, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-100DBIII, Battery Charger LC-E8E, AC Cable (with E-type plug) 1m, Battery Pack LP-E8, Battery Cover, Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST, Interface Cable IFC-130U, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, Lens Cap E-58, Lens Dust Cap E, EOS Digital Solution disk, Software instruction manual disk, Camera instruction manual disk. Basically that's all you need really. I will say this though: get a second battery pack, and a wireless remote, both of which will cost you next to nothing. Why the extra battery you say? Well, being an expensive camera does not mean it takes more photos than a compact with a single charge. On average a 350 shots is what you'll get from the 600D. Last bar means you have around 50 shots left. Also, as an advise, don't leave the battery inside the camera while not using it - it tends to discharge, something that I have noticed on point and shoot Canons as well.
The camera feels great in the hand, especially if you don't have Goliat hands. If you do, after extended use, you might feel cramps in your fingers. Still, a great camera, so great in fact that it wants to make you shoot pictures all the time. Now, about that... Be prepared to become tired after a while, because this is not a feather and a half camera. Its 570 grams can feel more after a while and you will really feel the need to let go of it for a little while. But that's what the shoulder strap is for, isn't it? And it's a good one too. Wide and strong, really comfortable, just the way you want it. What else about the build? Well, it does come with some bells and whistles in addition to its predecessor the 550D. Its main new feature is the flip-out 1,040,000 pixels screen, great for "selfies" - so darn trendy these days - and for many other challenging shots, which otherwise would require some neck-breaking or awkward positions in even more awkward settings out of which laying on the church floor is my personal favourite. :))
Other than that, it's usual stuff: mode dial and settings dial on the top area, loads of other buttons on the back and top, hot-shoe for flash-gun and optical view-finder on the top. All in all, you really have everything at the tip of your fingers, and maybe for the first time you will actually feel in control while composing a shot. Again, as most DSLR cameras nowadays, it features all the desired connections like Hi-Speed USB, composite video/audio output, HDMI output (yes the camera knows 1080p video recording), remote control, microphone. And here is where I am going to stop talking about specs, given the fact that the specs list is just a click away.
What's really important to me, and should be to you as well, is how well this camera performs. This camera is often compared to the Nikon D3200, which while has higher specs, does not perform as well as the Canon 600D, especially not with the kit lens, which in my case (and hopefully yours as well), is a very good lens that offers image stabilisation - something you will want, especially after seeing pictures taken with a lens that does not offer it.
The Canon 600D takes spectacular shots in virtually every situation. Thanks to the optics and the software behind the curtains, this camera offers punchy, crisp and pleasing results. The 600D really aims to please in all situations, including low-light. I am not saying that out of 100 pictures taken, all of them will be breathtaking, however, there's a good chance that you'll keep at least 50 of them and fight with your hubby or wife which ones to print for the grandparents, cause well, it's just hard to choose from 50 really good shots. The amount of shooting modes (Landscape, portrait mode, action, close-up, night scene) directly accessible from the mode dial will definitely get you that special shot you always wanted, especially after getting used to it. And that's another aspect. While admittedly the Nikon D3200 is very much oriented towards amateurs and its user friendliness does indeed impress, the Canon 600D does not fall far behind either. Simple and efficient menu system which will not take more than a couple of hours to truly master.
Now, what about movies? The 600D is actually considered even by professional videographers an impressive little camera, so impressive that even the hard-core Nikon fans admit its superiority. I'd have to say the same. Videos are full HD, crisp and clear and you even get an up to 10x digital zoom while shooting video, without losing any quality. That means no zoom-noise while recording. Trust me, you want that. It also focuses just as well in video mode as it does in regular photo mode.
The Canon 600D has also post-processing capabilities both for images and video, in-camera, like various effects for both photo and video mode, and stitching for videos to create your own little movie with soundtrack directly on your camera.
First of all, I need to clarify that I'm not a professional, so this review is going to be from a leisure point of view.
I got my Canon EOS 600D as an upgrade from my Canon EOS 400D that I had for ages. I take a lot of pictures for my blog, so I expect excellent quality pictures that I can't have with a digital compact camera. There's a lot of mixed opinions about the articulated vari-angle LCD screen, but personally I think it's brilliant. It's bigger and the photos fill the screen completely.
It obviously has all the scene modes, and includes a close-up mode, which is excellent for the type of pictures I take most of the times. Overall, I think all tha Canon SLRs are begginer's friendly, and with a good guide, you can take the most out of your gadget.
This camera also includes video recording in HQ (a feature that wasn't included in the 400D), and that I find very easy and instinctive to use.
Overall, this is a very responsive and versatile camera.
I purchased this camera as an up-grade from a Canon 300D, which which I'd had for a number of years. Immediately, I was impressed with the camera. It's light, fully featured and relatively simple to use.
I already had a Canon EFS 18-200mm IS lens so i only needed to purchase a camera body.
I have been very pleased thus far with the quality of images I have taken. The larger screen makes it much easier to check the quality of photograph's taken.
Higher iso settings can now be used, speeding up exposure times without much noise unlike the 350D.
This camera is packed full of features that used to be only available on the pro cameras.
I would say that this camera is ideal for any keep amateur photographer.I am certainly not disappointed with my choice of camera and would highly recommend purchasing this camera to my friends.
The cost is also very good considering the quality of the product.
Amongst its class of entry-to-intermediate level cameras, the 600D represents great value for money now that it's replacement the 650D has been announced - causing a price drop on the 600D. It also represents a leap from its predecessor the 550D, the flip-out screen isn't just a gimmick and really adds versatility to the angles you can achieve and helps you tilt the camera to reduce glare in bright light, and in video the full HD zoom and manual audio control are welcome additions over the 550d.
The build is good, solid and the buttons respond well to the touch - all in all a class act from Canon though lacking the pro-feel of mechanical robustness of the 7D, 5D and 1D
In terms of the brand, Canon is the market leader - they have the largest lens line-up of any manufacturer so there genuinely is a lens for everything - also for me the ability to hire lenses for one-off use from companies is vital, and for that you really need Canon or Nikon.
There are a few minor irritations, including the plasticky feeling of the flip out screen - I always feel in danger of snapping it off. It is also just a little disappointing on image noise at ISO 800 to 1600, I feel at 100% size they are quite badly affected by loss of sharpness and the appearance of blotchy noise which means large size printing is out of the question at high sensitivity. Would also like to see better weather protection and a top screen, but you have to upgrade to the significantly more expensive 7D for that.
All in all, great camera - particularly right now, as the price has dropped.
So since the age of about 11 I'd been longing for an SLR camera, but coming from a lower income family my parents could only afford a cheapish fujifilm bridge camera. Until now of course, earning my own money from a part time job meant it only took a several months to save up for this bad boy, the 600D. I purchased mine the day after Christmas when canon were doing the £50 cash back offer, so in total my camera cost me £550, this was with the starter 18-50mm IS lens. If you're familiar with DSLR's or have been looking around, I'm sure you know that this is just above average price for a decent DSLR camera. Personally I didn't hesitate at all to part with the money as I'd watched all the you tube reviews, read all the comparison reviews and everything sounded great.
You have to make sure you have a fully charged battery before using the camera for the first time, one lithium battery is supplied with the body of the camera ready to be charged. The batter goes into a compartment located at the bottom of the camers which needs a trigger/pull button to be moved until it opens, making the battery secure and safe.
Before you can start using the camera you need to make sure you have a memory card that is compatible with HD I managed to get an 8GB ultra San disc card from Argos the same day for about £15. 8GB is okay but if you get snap happy over a week holiday you may want to upgrade or buy extras. The memory card goes into a slot on the side which is also surprisingly secure and safe.
The camera body arrives in a Canon cardboard box with all the relevant leads, charger, strap and of course the lens (or without the lens if you buy the body only). Both the body and lens come with dust and lens caps to ensure the mechanisms inside the products do not get and dust or fungi, and it makes them a lot easier to look after, prolonging their life. It's easy enough to attach lens' to this camera, you just unscrew the relevant caps then place the lens into the lens mount on the body and twist until it the symbols engraved on both products match up, then you have securely attached the two. To remove the lens you press a button located on the camera body and twist the opposite way.
There is a simple on and off switch at the top of the camera located near the function wheel, once this is on you're ready to start playing. The next thing to do is choose your function, this could be a problem if you're just coming into the world of photography as this camera offers a wide range of functions; every function is explained in the free instruction booklet. Personally I jumped straight into the manual setting as I'd had experience with this setting on my bridge camera, though just to get the feel of how the camera takes photographs auto would be fine to begin with. Easy enough to use just spin the wheel until the function you want reached the engraved arrow. You'll know what function you've selected as it will appear on the preview screen and give you a brief explanation of what it is and what it can do.
The HD filming function is probably one of the biggest selling points of this camera, especially for arts and media students like myself. I can't fault the image quality of the film, its absolutely stunning, with that in mind the filming funtion doesn't autofocus during filming ans stays on the focal length you set when you begin, which is a pain if you're recording movement. The sound is pretty clear, not perfect but for a photography camera I was still very impressed.
So thats the very basics of how easy it is to use this camera, however because there are so many functions and button combinations it will take you a week or two to fully get to grips and remember everything without needing the aid of the instruction book.
I was very impressed with the image quality of this camera, my previous bridge camera was a 12mp so this camera is quite a step up. The shutter works very efficiently and prompt, however there can be a lot of focusing noise if you're on the AF setting, maybe not so good for weddings and christenings!
The camera has never frozen on me and isn't showing any signs to say that it ever will. The battery life of the camera is also very impressive, I managed to get a 6 hour full HD video shoot out of my camera and it was still going (almost dead, but made it to the end!)
OTHER ADDITIONAL FEATURES
There are loads of other small features that I haven't mentioned simply because I don't know where to start and there are so many I probably would forget a couple too. So I'm just going to briefly mention some of the ones I consider to be important.
There are three different types of shooting modes, single shooting, timed shooting, and remote control shooting, this offers great versatility for pretty much every shooting situation.
There is a mini editing tool built into the camera which enables you to change the colour, crop and add cool effects such as fish-eye illusion to the images you have already taken. There are also tools which allow you to take photos in different colours and effects, however I wouldn't recommend using these tools in any serious shoots because it does take some quality away from the images.
You can alter the focus in the view finder to fit your sight abilities and theres also padding around the viewfinder which is a lifesaver if you're doing a long day of photography and don't want viewfinder marks or pains around your eye! It used to happen to me with my old camera, so I adore this feature.
This camera is a large investment but you won't be disappointed, the quality is spectacular and can only get better with additional lens'. You get the extras like HD filming which is also a handy thing to have, there's literally something for everyone with this camera great to lead you into the world of professional photography and to set you up with the basic skills. If you're looking for a beginner DSLR this one is the best on the market at the moment in my opinion.
I took some time to upload a few examples of things I took with the body and the starter lens so you can get some idea of the quality,
I have always been a fan of photography as a leisurely activity and from using my friend's Canon DSLR, I knew I had to upgrade from a point and shoot to a DSLR.
Whilst the price point is more expensive then a regular camera, I truly believe in most cases you pay for what you get.
The thing that drew me to this model over earlier and significantly cheaper models is the back screen. It flips out and you can turn it around. This is helpful when taking photos at low angles, if you can't bend down. Or if like me, you need to take self portraits - you can actually see what you're doing!
For me, image quality on this is second to none. Obviously there's a few other Canons with much better quality picture but for the price point I thing this is brilliant value. If a picture isn't quite right I can open it in Photoshop, crop it and still have the image looking crystal clear. The large photo sizes allow me to be able to do this.
If you're a first time DSLR user it might be worth getting a cheap manual for it, to help show you the best settings for different photo settings etc. Whilst the manual included tells you how the camera works it doesn't really help with lighting/positioning. I managed to pick this up quite quickly by just photographing things using different settings and seeing which came out best.
It carries all the same features previous Canon DSLR's have except for the camera screen flipping out. This also causes for a small move around of the buttons on the back but nothing too drastic, everything is in a mostly similar area as to before.
The build is sturdy and feels nice to hold. The body is made of plastic which is somewhat disappointing for the price point but the quality of photos more than makes up for it.
This is one of my most expensive purchases and one I honestly cannot do without. I really would recommend.
The canon 600d has an impressive 17.9mp APS-C 22.3*14.9 sized sensor which performs very well from my personal experience the kit featuring an 18-55mm image stabilization lens which fits snugly into place on the EF mount on the other side there if a 3 inch fantastic 1040k dot resolution display which is the best currently on the market the screens also flips out which is a useful feature in some situations the menu is user friendly and very clear, the camera also features a pop up flash as well as a hot shoe for an external microphone as well as the flash. Also include in the roughly £500 costing camera is a video mode that shoots 1080 24fps the best you can get basically but a big let no video autofocus a massive disappointment for many canon users. In terms of low light performance there is a maximum ISO of 6400 which is expandable to 12800 very useful in low light situations, in terms of focusing it has only 9 focus points which is no real change to the previous models. At this price point in the market i would expect there to be some eye raising features such as 3D photos,a GPS and some colour effects that are included in models from Sony and Olympus in the case of Olympus costing £200 less with a more compact body
In conclusion the 600d has superior image quality to other models in class and low light performance but it lacks special features that for me separate it between the D5100 which I rate as better
I received the Canon EOS 600D as gift on my birthday. I quite liked it. For one, it scores in the image and quality department. Those seeking excellent image and video quality should certainly get their hands on it. It will serve the desired purpose. The overall shooting performance is up to the mark. I like to capture special photographs using this camera - I like to click friends, pets, random pictures and more. It is my latest prized possession. I also think that it is an economical option - I didn't pay through my nose to buy it.
Canon has always delighted users with innovative strategies. Its JPEG processing continues to be excellent! You will not have to compromise on photo quality. It is also a user friendly camera in my opinion. Some of the features include 18.0 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, 14-bit analog to digital signal conversion, last view mode and highlight tone priority.
Cameras are like cars. What's the best? It's a question no-one can answer. A Lotus may do 0-60 in seconds but it won't get your caravan out of a muddy field. Horses for courses.
In my case I've used Canon cameras for years - as much as anything because I now find the controls intuitive. The film era ended (for me) with a Canon compact in my pocket (I'm 68 and I haven't left the house without a camera since I was 13) and a Canon EOS SLR in the 'big bag'. A keen photographer most of my life, I'd latterly almost given up photography - partly for health and disability reasons, partly because of the near-impossibility of getting decent processing any more (in my area at least).
So for the last few years it's been a Canon Powershot A620 digital in my pocket. A camera I liked a lot to be fair, but somehow I just wasn't a natural digital convertee. I've taken some decent photos - but never in the volume I used to when using my film SLR - curious considering the cost of film and processing has been removed.
Clearly I wasn't going to be doing much more quality photography short of a really good digital SLR - and being retired, disabled and on an almost fixed income, that was a pure pipe dream.
Until this Xmas, when a joint family effort allied to a small windfall had me looking around at digital SLRs with - for once - no fantasy involved. I was taken with a number of models - I really liked some of the Nikons. But given I was used to Canons, and still have a couple of EOS lenses, I decided to go for Canon again.
My first choice was the Canon 550D - just inside my upper spending limit of £550. But when I learned that Canon was offering a £50 cashback (which a couple of friends assured me had proved genuine) I went for the 600D at around £590 from Amazon with a basic lens. I chose this specifically because it has a swivelling screen which makes low-level shots possible for someone whose back and legs aren't what they were. I haven't spent so much money in one go in quite a long time - I spent an entire evening building up the courage to press that Order button.
And I haven't been disappointed. It's a complex camera - no question - to the point I've even bought a couple of books devoted to it. Is it better than the Nikon, Fuji, etc? Who's to say? I don't have all of them to compare. All I can say is that the 600D hasn't disappointed. To date I'm using it mainly on manual setting - I've used SLRS for enough years not to find that a problem. But I'm working on getting to grips with all the other options - and I don't eschew fully automatic - it's often better than losing a shot. And - as with all cameras - every poor shot at least teaches a new lesson (and doesn't cost in the way film used to.) The image quality is in fact better than film (given recent processing anyway) and that's a first among the digitals I've had so far.
The first couple of weeks with this camera were nerve racking - such a LOT of money - had it been a silly idea? Not in the least. Even my family have noticed my photography has taken on a new life, not entirely just down to the novelty. The best of all was some Xmas photos of my grandchildren - just a cut above the usual compact camera snapshots - that had my family saying "Good heavens, Dad - you're really quite good with that thing aren't you?" Well - I used to be some time ago. Courtesy of this Canon - possibly once again.
A final point. Two friends have the Canon 550D. It's a bit cheaper and the image quality is almost indistinguishable. So is it worth upgrading and what are we paying the extra for? In my opinion it's not worth upgrading unless you need that swivelling screen - pretty vital for me - possibly incidental to younger photographers. If you have a 550, stick with it - it's a great camera and it's what pointed me towards my purchase.
By the way, the £50 Canon cashback came through in about 3 weeks. Not sure if that's still on, though - you should check.
My wife and I got married back in May of this year and my parents (knowing we like taking pictures of where we have been and the beautiful landscapes we see) thought this would be great for our honeymoon - they were right there!!!
I am by no means a professional photographer, nor even a very experienced amateur (getting there though!!) - what I would say though, is no matter your level, this camera makes it so much easier for you to take the picture you want. The multitude of settings that are preset and the ability to alter different levels for particular shots is extensive.
For our honeymoon, we spent a week on the Isle of Wight at a family apartment overlooking a beautiful view of the sea, so when the sun rises I was out there at the crack of dawn with the new SLR and the results were not disappointing!! Furthermore, we went on to Sicily for two weeks and for one of the day trips we were 10000 feet high virtually at the top of Mt Etna and again the SLR lived up to its fine reputation and more. To be honest we were surprised that the camera managed to cop well with the drastic temperature changes and didn't suffer from misting of the display etc. The wisps of snow in the air were clear captured a sight that you have to be there to see in person and amazingly enough, a picture of a snowflake was inadvertently taken - but the clarity of the snow flake at close range was again amazing.
So, what else could I tell you - I could tell you more about the spec.'s but you will have read about those already, what I can tell you is that the feel of the camera in your hand is comfortable and allows you to keep a steady balance. The magnifying range with lens is fantastic and vast. Playing around with the various settings, whether a seasoned pro, or a novice snapper looking to develop their skills - the menu system is clear and even without reading the manual, you will get to grips with it like a duck to water. Even my wife can use it and she's a complete novice.
The accessories you can find on the market are great complements to a marvelous piece of photographic genius. I know that there are more expensive and advanced items out there, but I do strongly believe you are getting some serious value for money when you invest in this product and it will last for many years to come. In fact, my brother is doing a media course at university and has a similar (but higher spec) model to this - personally I see no difference in the quality of image captured.
Overall, if you are looking to buy your first, or even upgrade from an older SLR type - you will not go wrong by visiting your nearest tech shop and asking to see one of these and you will see exactly what I am trying to convey. Words work well, but images can speak a thousand words.....or in this case 532!! lol
This camera for the price dissapointed me a little.
The main thing that a company charges you for the camera is the body of the camera as its normally what is the most expensive to create. On this camera you are DEFINITELY paying for the body. This comes with its pros and cons in my opinion.
Because of the size, shape and texture of the camera, it is very easy to grasp therefore it makes it much easier to take much better photos.
Because of the price of the body, I did a little research and for the lense on the camera that you get with it, they only payed 80 pounds. In every store to buy it properly, its almost twice the price.
I would then begin to say this cameras quite cheap.
You would have definitely brought a fantastic camera after paying for extra lenses ontop of that price.
The picture quality when you do buy the lenses though is PERFECT. The details and the colours of breathtaking. '
One thing that surprised me aswell is that the cameras very light for what it is which makes it very portable but the camera sometimes feels abit too compact in your hand.
A feature which I wasnt expecting was the video recording and how great it actually was.
There is a flip out screen which makes it easy to see what your recording. But I feel that this camera has been advertised too much as a normal camera when all of the quality actually lies in the video recording.
This camera is definitely not for me.
I was looking at other peoples reviews on other websites to see if there was any similiarities and differences in the cons and the pros that I have wrote when I found this link; if you thinking of buying it, then buy it from this website and follow the link for without a doubt the cheapest deal you can find on the internet: amazon.co.uk > type in the camera's make. GET SHOPPING!
WOW, this camera is my first SLR and am I impressed?!The camera is 18 mega pixels, the quality of the shots is amazing, my previous compact camera was a Panasonic I think it was 10 mega pixels, it is great to have a camera which takes such excellent shots.
It has the swivel digital screen which is great if you need to hold the camera above your eyeline - allows you to tilt the screen down or do good self portraits. I'm still getting to grips with the settings but it is pretty easy to use and it came with the standard lens kit (18-55mm) I would like to buy a better lens for better focus on objects further in the distance
I was orginally going to buy the 550D but my Dad and cousin are really into photography, I guess thats where I get it from, and recommended the 600D for all of its improved features on the 550D
A year or so ago i bought a canon 550D, as i was attracted to features such as an 18.7 mega-pixel sensor, full HD movie capture and large 3" screen - all for such an affordable price.All These core features had significantly improved from Canons previous SLR - the 500D.
Impressed with my Canon 550D I decided to buy a Canon 600D.
The picture quality on this camera is absolutely breathtaking - picture are vibrant and vivid and there are many different features that allow you to change the picture( many more than the 550D I must say).
To My disappointment - the Canon 600D has no core feature changes, however it does have some feature differences both good and bad. Here are the major differences that i have found:
Vari-angle display - this allows you to tilt the screen 270 degrees, although why you would want to take a picture of yourself and turn the screen upside down I'll never know ( maybe that's how youngsters get there kicks these days)
Scene intelligent Auto Mode - whether it be an (average) groggy, British morning - or summertime in California, this nifty feature recognizes your surroundings and adjusts the picture accordingly
'Basic+' creative controls in scene modes - Basic+ technology allows photographers to customize basic auto settings according to lighting conditions or ambience.
'Creative Filters' can be applied to images in playback mode- including Toy Camera, Soft Focus, Miniature, Grainy Black & White and Fish Eye.
Multi-aspect ratio shooting (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1, previewable in Live View)
Integrated Wireless flash controller with multi-flash support
'Video Snapshot' mode
Auto Lighting Optimizer now adjustable in 4 levels
Image rating (1-5 stars)
Eye sensor for LCD display replaced by 'DISP' button
Marginally larger and heavier - 570 grams compared to the 550D's 530 grams
Overall, although these features may sound attractive - this camera lacks core feature upgrades - however with the the 550D being compared with older professional DSLR's - it would be hard to add core feature upgrades that would most certainly bump up the price of this first class entry level DSLR. I would recommend this Camera To any beginner looking to buy their first DSLR - however I would not buy this camera if you have the 550D( unless you would love rating all the pictures of your mother in-law 1 star( which i must admit i did enjoy!)