Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 600D vs 1Ds Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II  based on its image quality, focusing and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 600D vs 1Ds Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 600D
793 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,480 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 600D
440 photos
EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,200 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS 600D
22.1 bits
EOS 1Ds Mark II
23.3 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS 600D
11.5 ev
EOS 1Ds Mark II
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the EOS 600D  vs 1Ds Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 600D
17.9 MP
EOS 1Ds Mark II
16.6 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 600D
12,800 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark II
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 600D
18.5 microns
EOS 1Ds Mark II
52.0 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 600D  vs
1Ds Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 16.6 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4992 x 3328
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 52.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO 50 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 9 45
Cross type focus points 1 7
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 100%
Magnification 0.85x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.53x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.7 fps 4 fps
Battery life 440 1,200
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
4 fps

video

EOS 600D  vs
1Ds Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Manual N/A
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Thickness 79.7 mm 80 mm
Weight 570 g 1,500 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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