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 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