Canon EOS 60D is a more expensive mid-range or semi-pro camera while EOS 600 D is a relatively cheaper low-end or amateur camera. But the fact is they are very similar in many ways and although there are a few differences, it is difficult to decide between the two, unless we are clear about what we are looking for.
First the similarities. Canon EOS 60D and EOS 600D are identical in many ways:
1. Both have a 18 megapixel, sensor 22.3 x14.9 mm. APS-C-CMOS sensor (1.6 crop factor)
2. Both have High Definition Movie capability (1920 x 1080 @ 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps or 1280 x 720 @ 59.94, 50fps)
3. Both have TTL metering system with 63 zone dual layer SPC
4. Both have sensitivity ranging from ISO 100 to 6400 (extendible to 12800)
From these similarities it will be clear that there will be no difference in image quality or ISO / noise control.
Now for the differences :
1. The 60D has a better view finder (pentaprism unlike the pentamirror in 600D), with a very slight improvement in viewfinder coverage (96% as against 95% in 600D) and magnification.
2. The 60D has a maximum continuous burst speed of 5.3 fps which is much better than 600D (3.7 fps)
3. Autofocus system is a 9 point system in both cases but the 60D has cross type all over, whereas the 600D has cross type at center only.
4. The shutter speed ranges from 30-1/8000 seconds (plus Bulb) in the 60D, whereas the 600D has a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 seconds only.
5. 60D has better user interface controls including a top LCD, making it more like their professional cameras. On the 60D for example, there is a wheel on the back for the thumb whereas the 600D uses four way buttons.
6. The 60 D weighs 755 grams whereas the 600D is much lighter (570 grams)
7.The price of course! The canon 60D will cost you approximately $900 as against $700 for the 600D.
Therefore if you have the budget and do a lot of sports or action photography and want a more rugged body with better user interface controls, go for the 60D. The better Auto Focus will give you sharper shots especially with moving objects. But if you do not want to spend $200 more, but want a good camera with equally good image quality, video capability and a lighter but not so rugged body, you can look at the 600D.
· 8 years ago