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Category: Digital SLRs
Product: Canon EOS 650D
Price: £310.00

Canon EOS 650D Digital SLR Hands-On Preview - We have a hands-on look at the new 18 megapixel Canon EOS 650D Digital SLR and give our first impressions on this new camera.

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Canon Eos 650d Hands On (7) (Custom)

At the Jessops re-launch of the New Oxford Street store in London, we had a hands-on look at the new Canon EOS 650D in the Canon section of the store. Unfortunately it was a pre-production sample so we were unable to put a memory card in it to have a look at the image quality.

We were, however, able to use the camera's new touch-screen interface, this lets you touch an area of the screen to select focus and take a photo. It's also possible to use the rear control screen to change settings directly on the screen. There are further benefits in playback with swipe to go from photo to photo, as well as multi-touch zooming - much like the iPhone interface. There are also new creative filters in playback mode. 

Canon Eos 650d Hands On (4) (Custom)

Improved live view and video modes are thanks to a new sensor based 9 cross type hybrid focus system, that is said to be more precise than the focus system on the 600D. Another benefit for anyone recording video is the built in stereo microphones.

Canon Eos 650d Hands On (13) (Custom)

The 650D now features in-camera HDR creation, combining three exposures into one shot with extended dynamic range. There is also lens aberration correction, that now corrects for chromatic aberration, based on built in lens profiles. 

Canon Eos 650d Hands On (1) (Custom)

Pressing the Q button on the touch-screen activates the rear control screen, letting you change options. Live view focus seemed a little slow with the 18-55mm lens, although it will be interesting to see how a final production version performs, particularly with the new lenses and we will be putting the camera through the full tests when we get the camera in to review.

Canon EOS 650D Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Canon EOS 650D Top
Canon EOS 650D Top
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Canon EOS 650D Live view
Canon EOS 650D Live view
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Canon EOS 650D Grip
Canon EOS 650D Grip
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Canon EOS 650D Live histogram
Canon EOS 650D Live histogram
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Canon EOS 650D Side ports
Canon EOS 650D Side ports
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Canon EOS 650D Underneath
Canon EOS 650D Underneath
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Canon EOS 650D Memory card slot
Canon EOS 650D Memory card slot
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Canon EOS 650D Menus
Canon EOS 650D Menus
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Canon EOS 650D Menus
Canon EOS 650D Menus
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Canon EOS 650D Live view
Canon EOS 650D Live view
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Canon EOS 650D ISO settings
Canon EOS 650D ISO settings
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Canon EOS 650D Rear control / Info screen
Canon EOS 650D Rear control / Info screen
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Canon EOS 650D Lens correction
Canon EOS 650D Lens correction
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Find out more in our Canon EOS 600D vs 650D Comparison

Canon EOS 650D Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Effective Magnification 1.6x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 18Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5184
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Size (width) 22.3mm
Sensor Size (height) 14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 1,040,000
Touch Screen Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • AF Fine Tuning
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Partial
  • Spot
  • TTL
ISO sensitivity 100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 5fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS 30/25/24
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
CIPA Rating 440
Box Contents
Box Contents 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
Dimensions
Weight 575g
Width 133.1mm
Height 99.8mm
Depth 78.8mm

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