18 Megapixel Sensored Digital SLR Canon 600D

The 600D is built around an 18-megapixel, APS-C sized CMOS sensor and the same Canon DIGIC 4 processor as the 550D.

Sensitivity remains pegged at a useful, if not class-leading, ISO 100-6400 with ISO 12,800 available in expanded mode.

 

Year Introduced 2011
Megapixels 18.0
Total Pixels 18.7
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions 5184 x 3456
Pixel Size 4.3µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperture f/6.9
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Lens Mount EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF 1.6x
Image Processor DIGIC 4
Autofocus
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Working Range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Modes One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Predictive Yes, up to 10m
Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Microadjustment No
Exposure Control
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB 3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
Shutter Speed 30 – 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/Green +/-9
Custom WB Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias
 

Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage Approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.85x
Eyepoint Approx. 19mm
Diopter Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information
DOF Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter On strap
LCD
Type Vari angle 3.0″ (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle Approx. 170°
Coating Dual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness Adj Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
Flash
Built-in GN 13 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Coverage Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle Time Approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync 1/200sec
Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure Lock Yes
2nd Curtain Sync Yes
Hot Shoe/PC Terminal Yes / No
External Flash Comp E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control Via camera menu
Shooting
Shooting Modes Scene Intelligent Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye) – during image Playback only
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 3.7fps for approx. 34 JPEG images, 6 images RAW
Shutter Lag 90ms
Viewfinder Blackout 130ms
Live View
Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 99% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay, Histogram
File Information
Still ImageType JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Rec Yes, RAW + Large JPEG
Image Size JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184×3456, (M) 3456×2304, (S1) 2592×1728, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608×3456, (M) 3072×2304, (S1) 2304×1728, (S2) 1696×1280, (S3) 640×480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184×2912, (M) 3456×1944, (S1) 2592×1456 (S2) 1920×1080, (S3) 720×408
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound Files N/A
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Other Information
Wireless Features
GPS
Custom Functions 11 Custom Functions with 34 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination No / No
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound Memo No
Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x – 10x enabled in 15steps
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Interface
Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB
Other Interface Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer Support Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict Bridge Yes
Memory
Memory Type SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
Software
Browsing & Printing Software ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Software Digital Photo Professional
Other Software PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor
Batteries & Power
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Battery Life Approx. 440 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Power Saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
Power Supply Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8E
Physical Specs
Body Materials Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with conductive fiber
Shutter Durability Rating N/A
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1″ (133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7mm)
CIPA Weight 20.1 oz (570g)
Accessories
Viewfinder Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera Case Semi-Hard Case EH19-L
Wireless File Transmitter Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
Compatible Lenses All EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E8  Buy ►
Remote Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
Other Hand Strap E2

 

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