Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DSLR-A350 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 dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha DSLR-A350 vs EOS 600D

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

Alpha DSLR-A350
595 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 600D
283 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Alpha DSLR-A350
1,000 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha DSLR-A350
2.5 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha DSLR-A350
730 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha DSLR-A350  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha DSLR-A350
3,200 ISO
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

Alpha DSLR-A350
26.6 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Alpha DSLR-A350  vs EOS 600D 

7.2
7.8
Ironically, this design is more suited to pros who plan to use the camera as a cheap video dSLR and never take it off the video setting than to the consumers at whom it's ostensibly targeted.
EOS 600D

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha DSLR-A350  vs
EOS 600D 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 14 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4592 x 3056 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 26.6 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 2.5 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 730 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
2.5 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 188 ms 283 ms
Shutter lag 88 ms 87 ms
Startup delay 1,000 ms 1,500 ms

video

Alpha DSLR-A350  vs
EOS 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

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.74x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.49x 0.53x

form factor

Size 131 x 99 x 75 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 75 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 674 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
Sensor shift
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