Also known as the EOS 600D. I’ve mentioned I became a photo hobbyist, simply because I came across a good deal on a DSLR. I bought it without knowing anything about it. Heck, even if I did know the specs (below) I would have never understood what any of that stuff meant. Nevertheless, I bought it. So, for the sake of completeness, I am sharing what I have and what I have learned about it.
I’ve learned this is a great entry-level camera. Yet it still has all the bells and whistles of some of the more high-end cameras. For example, the ability to fire off camera speed lights. Which, as I understand it, is great for shooting Portraits (I’ll try this once I actually learn about it).
The battery life is pretty good too. However, having been caught with a dead battery at the exact moment of the perfect shot, I bought not one, not two, but three extra batteries. Just in case.
This camera has all the “easy” features if you’re not comfortable [or knowledgeable] enough to manage the multitude of settings. Yet for those who know what you’re doing, you can also manually set things like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. To name a few. Overall, and not knowing enough to compare to others, I like this camera and it’s very likely to last me a long time while I learn.
|Sensor (effective resolution)||18-megapixel CMOS – 22.3 x 14.9mm|
|Image processor version||Digic 4|
|Sensitivity range||ISO 100 – ISO 6,400/ 12,800 (expanded)|
|Continuous shooting||3.7fps – 6 raw/34 JPEG|
|Viewfinder (mag/ effective mag)||95% coverage – 0.87x/0.54x|
|Autofocus||9-pt AF – center cross-type to f2.8|
|Shutter speed||1/4,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/160 x-sync|
|Video||H.264 QuickTime MOV 1080/24p/ 25p/30p; 720/50p/ 60p|
|Manual aperture and shutter in video||Yes|
|Audio||Mono; mic input|
|Maximum best-quality recording time||4GB/12m|
|LCD size||3 inches fixed – 1.04 megapixels|
|Memory slots||1 x SDXC|
|Battery life (CIPA rating)||550 shots|
|Dimensions (WHD, inches)||5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0|
|Body operating weight (ounces)||18.6|