Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of Rebel XTi vs 600D

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

Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Digital Rebel XTi vs 600D

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

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 600D
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 600D
440 photos

Features Key features of the EOS Digital Rebel XTi  vs 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 600D
12,800 ISO

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 Digital Rebel XTi
32.6 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS Digital Rebel XTi  vs 600D 

9.0
8.0
1/30th sec, F5.6, ISO 100 At 100 ISO the picture is clean, well detailed and noise free, everything we've come to expect from a Canon DSLR.
EOS Digital Rebel XTi

7.8
7.8
The LCD display grew from 1.8 to 2.5 inches, which essentially squeezed the status/info LCD into the ether.
EOS Digital Rebel XTi

9.0
8.0
In terms of looks, build and sheer usability, this tiny powerhouse of a camera borrows heavily from its acclaimed forerunner, the hugely successful and very likeable eightmegapixel 350D.
EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Overall

8.8 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Digital Rebel XTi  vs
600D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10.1 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 3888 x 2592 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 32.6 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.49x 0.53x

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 65 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 65 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 556 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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

video

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

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view No Yes

shutter

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 370 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms 283 ms
Shutter lag 105 ms 87 ms
Startup delay 2,500 ms 1,500 ms
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