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Canon 600D - Is It Worth Upgrading From the 550D?
Canon EOS 600D
Member Name: jl100ct
Canon EOS 600D
Advantages: 18.7 mega-pixel, ability to zoom whilst Capturing video, without forfeiting movie quality
Disadvantages: No Core Feature Changes from 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!)
Summary: perfect Starter DSLR - but if you already own a 550D, i would not recommend buying this
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