Canon’s new EOS 600D digital SLR is an attractive entry-level/enthusiast camera suited for a wide range of applications. A model up from the hard-to-top 550D model, the 600D includes such improvements as a swivelling screen for multi-angle viewing and Full HD video recording. Wireless flash control and additional filters complete the upgrades. But, does the performance of the 600D exceed its older brother, or merely match it?
The 600D uses an impressive 18-megapixel CMOS sensor to capture images and Canon’s Digic 4 image processor for compression and manipulation. Full HD video recording, which is virtually standard with all of Canon’s latest DSLRs, is accomplished at 24, 25 and 30 fps (frames-per-second). The quality of Full HD recording on a DSLR is actually comparable to many digital camcorders, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your video recorder at home. Another interesting feature is the video snapshot mode, which allows you to take a small amount of footage (a few seconds) and then arrange it on the camera.
Despite its power, the 600D is easy for beginners to use. The automatic adjustment features automatically choose the best settings for optimum picture quality – all you need to do is point and click. The wireless flash option is a godsend for avid photographers, as multiple flashes can be positioned anywhere around a subject and triggered without the need for complex wiring or fiddling with lots of settings.
The Canon EOS 600D is a great camera for those making inroads into the world of the Digital SLR. Its extensive but easy-to-use feature set makes is ideal for enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Call Kirk’s Camera Supply for prices, or drop into our Ringwood store to ask about purchasing your 600D.
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