Canon 500D wrote:
The 550D was brought out with a new sensor and an articulated screen, which some users had been waiting a while for. They also introduced auto focus in live mode from the shutter release..
For the sake of clarity, you do mean the 600D, don't you
? It's getting rather confusing, all these (very similar) cameras...
Quite frankly, I think the 18 MP sensor might be the very same sensor Canon has used previously in its 550D/60D/7D. I like the fact they added a swiveling screen (at last!) though.
But I think that if I had a 600D, I would rather focus manually instead of using the 'autofocus' which essentially does nothing but refocus when you push the shutter release. And it goes very, very slow.
From Gordon's review (thanks again, Gordon):
Gordon Laing wrote:
Like the EOS 60D, EOS 550D / T2i and EOS 7D before it, the EOS 600D / T3i offers auto-focusing while filming, but before you get too excited, it's fairly useless. First of all, it doesn't operate continuously like a camcorder. Instead it only refocuses when you half-press the shutter release and worse, takes several seconds to do so using the contrast-based Live mode. So while you can refocus while filming, you'll just end up recording the leisurely adjustment process. To be fair, it's occasionally handy for ensuring the subject is in focus without manually adjusting the lens or exiting to make an automatic reading, but it's a process you'll definitely want to edit out later.
@ Gordon, I agree, but not completely
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