Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon EOS 600D
Member Name: DavidNaughton92
Canon EOS 600D
Advantages: Flip-out Screen, Auto-Gain Control, Excellent Image and Video Quality
Disadvantages: Lots of plastic(easily broken if dropped), Does not have a full-frame sensor
This really is a beauty of a camera and is probably one of(if not the best) option for budget photographers and even filmmakers. The image quality is amazing, of course this varies with different lenses, with a decent lens this camera can churn out professional grade photographs and videos.
The video mode is something Canon introduced with the 5D mark II(expensive), but have now made it available through this camera and its predecessors(550D etc.). This video mode makes this camera very popular in the filmmaking world, and as a film school student it was clear that these Canon DSLR's were trumping the bigger, bulkier cameras that our college had in stock, the students complained of their "home-videoish" look when they wanted to shoot something filmic, Canon DSLR's are great at doing this, coupled with a good lens the film look is easily achievable.
The Canon 550D was a great camera no doubt but it had its problems, two of which the 600D has resolved. One of these is the option of a flip out screen, for filmmakers this may not have been a huge problem but for consumers not looking to shoot the next Hollywood blockbuster on this camera, the flip out screen is great. Youtubers in particular, vlogers and tourists, actors that need to self-tape themselves for auditions etc, the list goes on. The second problem with the 550D that was been resolved with the 600D is the Auto-Gain Control, this was a huge problem for those who wanted to shoot video with clear sound but didn't want to spend and extra few hundred pounds on an external audio mixer. When you recorded audio there would be a hiss due to the gain being automatically turned up by the camera, very frustrating.
The camera has all the expected manual options(as expected) to take a great photographs, shutter speed, ISO, exposure etc. Like my headline says its an all-round winner. Although the 5D Mark II or III would be better options, they are considerably more expensive, this is a camera for budget photographs and filmmakers, an absolute bargain for what you get.
Summary: Great for budget photographers and filmmakers, better Canon DSLR's available at higher prices
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