The EOS 600D is a more affordable version of the Canon EOS60D. It features a large 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and offers 14-bit colour processing. The ISO sensitivity maxes out at ISO 6,400 and is expandable to 12,800. The EOS600D fires a burst of up to 3.7 frames per second. The 3-inch LCD screen extends 180 degrees out and swivels 270 degrees for a customised viewing angle. You can even shoot 1080p high-definition videos and also smaller clips of 2, 4 and 8 seconds.
The 600D also offers numerous Creative Filter Effects which can be applied to Raw and JPEG files after the shoot. But, the results of these inbuilt filters are quite basic, and you would have to process the images with image editing software to obtain the desired results. You can access a broad range of modes through the Quick menu button while the camera is in playback mode. The menu also allows you to protect, rotate, rate and resize your images.
The standard aspect ratio of Cannon 600D through the viewfinder is 3:2. Using the camera in live view mode, you can choose from aspect 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1 – which are perfect for recording either still images or movies.
In all the Canon EOS 600D is packed with improvements and refinements that adds power to an already very good camera. Apart from movie recording issues, the EOS 600D is a well built, easy-to-use entry-level digital SLR. A bit high on price, the camera is a worthy investment for photography enthusiasts.