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At first glance, the Canon EOS 650D (aka Rebel T4i) may seem like a subtle upgrade to the Canon EOS 600D (read our review here), but looking more closely it has a number of interesting new features and technologies. The Canon EOS 650D is already available for pre-order from WEX Photographic priced at £699 body only.
|Canon EOS 650D Top||Canon EOS 600D Top|
The top of the 650D features a video setting as part of the on/off switch, although this has meant the DISP button from the 600D has been removed. Another noticeable improvement is the inclusion of stereo microphones.
Canon EOS 650D Key Improvements:
- Increased max ISO25600 (ISO12800 max on 600D)
- Increased continuous shooting: 5fps vs 3.7fps
- New Touch screen with multi-touch gestures, such as pinching and swiping
- DIGIC 5 vs DIGIC 4 processor
- 9-point all cross-type AF system vs 9-point AF (cross-type at centre)
- New Handheld night scene
- New HDR mode combines 3 shots
- Full-HD movies with manual controls and continuous AF
|Canon EOS 650D Rear||Canon EOS 600D Rear|
Other new features give additional benefits for focus including improved AF and performance in live view and movie modes, which were noticeably slow on the 600D:
"A newly-developed 18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor providing super-fine resolution, capturing poster-sized images that are rich in colour and detail. The EOS 650D is the first-ever EOS to feature a dual AF system, which ensures exceptional detail in stills and continuous autofocus tracking when shooting movies. Additionally, a new Hybrid AF System offers continuous autofocusing during movie recording, and when shooting in Live View AF in Live View and Movies." - Read more in the Canon EOS 650D Announcement.
Here's a sample video shot with the new Canon EOS 650D:
|Canon EOS 600D||Canon EOS 650D|
|CCD pixels||18Mp (Megapixels)||18Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size (width)||22.3mm||22.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||14.9mm||14.9mm|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 12800||100 - 25600|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||Yes|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2|
|Battery Type||LP-E8||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8|
|Box Contents||Canon EOS 600D with eyecup and body cap, Battery pack LP-E8, Battery charger, Wide strap, Interface cable, Stereo AV cable, EOS Software CD-ROM, Instruction Manual CD-ROM, Camera intruction manual (printed).||Eyecup Ef, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-100DBIV, Battery Charger LC-E8E, AC Cable (with E-type plug) 1m, Battery Pack LP-E8, Battery Cover, Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST, Interface Cable IFC-130U|
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