Compare different Canon DSLR models and make a wise choice based on your budget and requirement. The prices mentioned are for Body only unless specified. It always works out cheaper to buy the KIt compared to buying the body alone. Kindly refer to Canon website for exact specifications. This comparison has been explained in easy to understand language and may not cover all technical aspects.

Features/Models 1DX 5D III 6D 7D 60D 100D 700 650 600 1100 * EOS M *
Body only Rs. 417095 Rs. 199912 Rs. 121245 Rs. 85355 Rs. 54606 Rs. 47525 Rs. 52375 Rs. 54315 Rs. 34910

Rs. 26181
EFs15-85 IS II ___________
Rs. 50435  EFs 15-85 IS II   &            EFs 18-135 IS

Rs.48495* 18-55mm lens+speedlight 90X red/black/silver

with lens Kit 1


Rs.242592       EF 24-105 f4 IS


Rs. 128035        EFs 15-85 IS

Rs. 58486
EFs 18-55 IS ____
EFs 18-135 IS ______
Rs.90205 EFs 18-200 IS

Rs. 52375
EFs 18-55 IS
Rs. 58195
EFs 18-55 IS
Rs. 58195
EFs 18-55 IS II
Rs. 33945
EFs 18-55 IS II
Kit 2 / 3       Rs. 105725        EFs 18-135 IS   Rs. 75655
EFs 18-135 IS
  Rs. 50435
EFs 18-135 IS
Announced oct 1,2011 mar 2, 2012 sept 17,2012 sept 1, 2009 Aug 26,2010 mar 21,2013 mar 21, 2013 june 8, 2012 Feb 7, 2011 Feb 7, 2011 jul 23, 2012
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Megapixel More is better. atleast 12 or more. If you are a commercial photographer, go for the highest number as this is the first thing any prospective client asks for.
  18.1 22.30 20.2 18 18 18 18 18 18 12.20  
Processor Faster is better. However, earlier processors are also fast enough and difference is not noticiable in general use. Go for faster one if you are a demanding photographer and you will feel the difference.
sensor  size Bigger sensor size is better. ccd/cmos both are fine
  Full frame APS-C APS-C APS-C APS-C APS-C    
Maybe Approx 36 x 24mm
36 x 24mm
35.8 x 23.9mm
22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm 22x14.7mm  
Metering modes more options are beter. multipattern, center weighetd, spot. lower versions generally do not have spot.
  252-zone TTL Evaluative, EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) 63-zone TTL evaluative, all all 63-zone TTL evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average, Spot        63-zone TTL evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average  
Partial, Centre-weighted average, Spot  
Spot metering Most of the lower priced cameras do not have spot metering
  yes yes   yes yes yes       No  
ISO range Lower the starting range beter is the picture quality. Having 50iso is a good option. having higher iso is helpful only in low light photography with relatively lower quality



100 to 12800 (H:12800) 100 to 12800 (H:25600) 100 to 12800 (H:25600) 100 to 12800 (H:25600)   ISO 100 - 3200 set automatically  
HDR In Digital photography today HDR mode is quite helpful in a lot of situations
  - yes yes              
Multi exposure  
  2 to 9 exposures

2 to 9 exposures additive, average

  ISO Performance less noise at higher ISO is preferred
  very good very good very good                
Focusing points More is better. Its good to have focusing assist in low light situations.
  61 61 11 19 9 9 9  
Focusing assist Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite   Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash   by built-in flash by built-in flash flash strobe    
orientation sensor     yes          
frames per sec More is good if required. If you shoot in studio or products, not needed. Figures are for RAW files.
  14 6 4.5     4 5 5 3.7 25.00fps  
  1DX 5D III 6D 7D 60D 100D 700 650 600 1100 EOS M
Flash Sync Higher is better as you get more flexibility while shooting outdoors with flash
  1/250 1/200 1/180 1/250   1/200 1/200 1/200      
Inbuilt flash Most pro cameras would not have one. If you are a pro / serious amateur, you would certainly need an external flash as well. For an amateur this is an added feature. You may go for a small external flash if portability is required as well. More Guide number means more power.
Guide no. no inbuilt flash 12/39 13/43 9.4 13 13 13 9.2  
flash range         13 m 13 m 13 m    
Shutter speeds Higher is better, look for 1/800th sec but atleast 1/4000th sec
  1/8000 1/8000 1/4000 1/8000 1/4000 1/4000 1/4000 1/4000 1/4000  
monitor size 3"atleast but does not effect picture quality
  3.2 in 3.2 in 3 in 3 in 3 in 3 in /7.7cm       2.7-in.  
Articulated LCD fixed fixed fixed       Articulated Articulated Articulated fixed  
Touchscreen no no no no no yes, capacitive yes yes no no  
LCD pixels/dots more is beter but does not effect picture quality.
  1,040,000 1,040,000 1,040,000 920,000 1,040,000 1,040,000 1,040,000 1,040,000   230,000 dots  
Lens compatibility All lenses can be attached  to smaller sensor size but only full frame lenses are compatible with full sensor. 
  EF EF EF EF , EF s EF, EFs            
coverage 100% 100% aprox   100% 96%   95% 95% 95%    
Movie These are added features but not at the cost of the image quality. 5D mark III is being used professionally as well
video resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080         1280 x 720 (HD)  
  1DX 5D III 6D 7D 60D 100D 700 650 600 1100 EOS M
camera body buildup Better build /whether sealing will ofcourse be more expensive. If you are an amateur and intend to use the camera mostly indoors unlike in sports, wildlife or jounalism, you may go for a model with more features than beter construction.
          smallest lightest in its class Compact SLR Compact SLR Compact SLR    
            stainless steel & polycarbonated resin with glass fiber stainless steel & polycarbonated resin with glass fiber      
whether sealing yes yes yes water and dust resistant         no  
Weight aprox - 860 750 820 675   580 575 570 450  
shuter durability More is better but then the camera will be expensive as well.
  400,000 cycles                    
Sensor cleaning Must have feature.
  yes yes yes yes yes            
File formats Must have RAW format
  yes yes yes yes yes            
Depth of filed preview Extremely important and useful in Film cameras. But in digital cameras since you can always take a shot before the actual shot and  preview the depth of feild on the screen.
  yes yes yes yes         yes
Enabled with Custom Function setting
Overall system cost check equipment buying form. what is the total cost of equipment you intend to buy.
  If you need fast reliable and rugged body Value for money. Best Buy - - -            
Review / ratings check reviews from websites like
  1DX 5D III 6D 7D 60D 100D 700 650 600 1100 EOS M
Memory card SD cards are cheaper than Compact flash cards
  CF Card x 2 (Type I or II) CF card (Type I, UDMA mode 7-compatible), SD,  SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card (compatible with UHS-I)   CF Card (Type I or II) SD, SDHC, SDXC      SD, SDHC, SDXC  SD, SDHC, SDXC  SD, SDHC, SDXC  SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
    Two slots                  

* EOS 1100 price is with 18-55 IS II lens, Camera available in Grey and Black colours

* EOS-M 18-55 STM with Flash - available in Black, Red, Silver



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