600D is still what it was sold to me as.
"A great camera to learn video & photography on"
1. twisty-flex lcd screen for great angles & has sensor similar size to a red-one
2. Shoots 1280 10 bit raw, anamorphic virtually continuous, or higher res with fps variable rate set low for static shots.
3. Shoots H264 60 fps 1280 FHD, for slo-mo.,
4. Shoots H264 at 1.4X bit rate over sample (great for fine detail edging & blacks)
5. Shoots H264 with custom pics, like flat, to increase DR. Did I mention 10/12bit raw video that also increase DR.
*** And if you think 600D H264 sucks, go to vimeo and watch some Kendy Ty videos (shot on the 550D no less). Then recant ***
6. With ML can shoot 4k timelapse video.
7. With ML - Focus peaks & Zebras even Magic Zoom PIP for best focus info., crucial for manual focus helpful for AF.
8. With ML - AW to sample (small sample in pic) or dial in Temp. manually these blow away Canon s/w, and did I mention with global write on, you can record with an anamorphic black bars on viewer for proper framing.
9. With ML - Can program follow focus points. A poor mans focus pulls.
10. Lossless 3X zoom, that has no line skipping, made even more potent in post with 10/12 bit raw video. Not bad for shooting brick walls, tiles, wires, and zebras.
These are a crap load of useful stuff any photography & video student would want to play around with.
And with 1280 anamorphic raw video, guess what its actually a relevant inet cam!!!
So what is 1280p HD good for? V-Blogging, and creating portfolio video clips.
With 14 bit raw, it did not even support HD, so its raw video use was near nil.
Now with 1280 anamorphic video support it shakes the dust off, and as a great learning camera
its fully delivering on its potential.