Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D/EOS Rebel T4i/EOS Kiss X6i
EOS 650D.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 22.3 mm × 14.9 mm
Maximum resolution 5,184×3,456 (18.0 effective megapixels)
Lens Canon EF lens mount, Canon EF-S lens mount
Flash E-TTL II automatic built-in pop-up
Shutter focal-plane
Shutter speed range 1/4000 to 30 sec and bulb, 1/200 s X-sync
Exposure metering Full aperture TTL, 63-zone SPC
Exposure modes Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Program AE, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Manual,, Movie
Metering modes Evaluative, Spot (4% at center), Partial (9% at center), Center-weighted average
Focus areas 9 AF points, all f/5.6 cross-type (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at central point)
Focus modes AI Focus, One-Shot, AI Servo, Live View, Movie Servo
Continuous shooting 5.0 frame/s for 22 JPEG (30 with UHS-I cards) or 6 raw frames
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror SLR, 95% coverage, 0.85× magnification, and electronic (Live View)
ASA/ISO range ISO 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600)
Flash bracketing Yes
Custom WB Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
WB bracketing +/- 3 stops for 3 frames
Rear LCD monitor 3 inch 3:2 color TFT LCD touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC; fully exploits UHS-I bus
Battery LP-E8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions 133.1 mm × 99.5 mm × 79.7 mm
Weight 575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
Optional battery packs BG-E8 grip
Made in Taiwan/Japan

The Canon EOS 650D is known as the Kiss X6i in Japan[1] and the Rebel T4i in the Americas. It is an 18.0 megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), announced by Canon on 8 June 2012. It is the successor to the EOS 600D/Kiss X5/Rebel T3i and was later superseded by the EOS 700D/Kiss X7i/Rebel T5i. Sales began on 15 June 2012.[2] At introduction, recommended retail prices for the body were US$849.99,[3] £699.99 (including VAT),[2] and 839.99 (including VAT).[2]

Features[edit]

The 650D is the first Canon DSLR that has continuous autofocus in video mode and live view, which Canon calls "Hybrid AF". This feature, intended mainly for video recording, is implemented through a new sensor technology in which certain pixels are dedicated to phase-detection AF (traditionally used in DSLRs) and others to contrast-detection AF (used in camcorders).[4] When the subject is in the center of the frame, phase detection is used to identify the subject's current location, with contrast detection then used to fine-tune the focus.[5] Hybrid AF will be available with all lenses, but other improvements to video autofocus, specifically in smoothness and quietness, will depend on the use of Canon's new STM lenses, two of which were announced alongside the 650D.[5] DPReview noted that the Hybrid AF system was similar to the focusing system of the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.[6]

The 650D is also the first DSLR from any manufacturer equipped with a touchscreen, although it is not the first interchangeable-lens camera with this feature. Almost all shooting parameters and camera functions can be controlled either via the touchscreen, or by buttons and the control dial.[7]

The AF system used for stills shooting through the optical viewfinder is inherited from the EOS 60D. All 9 points are cross-type, as opposed to only the central point in the 600D.[5] The central point is also dual cross-type (i.e., also sensitive to diagonal lines) at f/2.8.[8] The EOS 650D is built with two new shooting modes designed for inexperienced photographers. The Handheld Night Scene mode and the HDR backlight mode. The Handheld Night Scene mode reduces the risk of blur while taking nighttime shots without a tripod while the HDR backlight mode uses Canon's patented multishot system to combine three images into one, balancing both foreground and background exposure. A more complete feature list follows:[9]

  • 18.0 effective megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor with 14-bit processing
  • 95% viewfinder frame coverage with 0.85× magnification
  • 1080p HD video recording at 24p, 25p (25 Hz) and 30p (29.97 Hz) with drop frame timing
  • 720p HD video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz)
  • 480p ED video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz)
  • 5.0 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO sensitivity 100–12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD touchscreen with 1.04-megapixel resolution
  • 9-point autofocus system, all cross-type
  • 63-zone color sensitive metering system
  • Built-in Speedlite transmitter
    • The camera is compatible with Canon's latest radio-controlled flashes, but the built-in transmitter is infrared-only.
  • Popup flash
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 3.5mm microphone jack for external microphones or recorders

One feature of the 600D missing from the 650D is the former's 3–10× digital zoom capability when shooting 1080p video.[10]

Ergonomics[edit]

Clear View LCD II Touch screen open

The 650D has roughly the same dimensions as the 600D, and apart from the touchscreen has largely the same physical controls as previous xxxD models. One notable difference is that the two-position power switch of the 600D is replaced with a three-position switch on the 650D, with the added position used to activate the video shooting mode.[11]

Speed[edit]

The DIGIC 5 processor, used for the first time in a consumer-level Canon DSLR,[12] allows for a significant increase in continuous shooting from the 600D of 5.0 frames per second, up from 3.7 frames per second. The 650D is also the first Canon DSLR to support the UHS-I bus .[8] The 650D's autofocus during live view mode is approximately two times faster than the 600D.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ dc.watch.impress.co.jp (June 8, 2012). "キヤノン、タッチパネル式バリアングル液晶採用の「EOS Kiss X6i」" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Canon unveils the new EOS 650D – get in touch with your creative side" (Press release). Canon (UK) Ltd. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  3. ^ "The New EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Puts The Power And Creativity Of DSLR Stills And Video At Your Fingertips" (Press release). Canon U.S.A., Inc. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  4. ^ Grunin, Lori (2012-06-07). "CNET Editor's Take: Canon EOS Rebel T4i". CNET. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  5. ^ a b c Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Key technology / what's new". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  6. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  7. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Touchscreen controls". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  8. ^ a b Barnett, Shawn et al. (2012-06-08). "Canon Rebel T4i Hands-on Preview". Imaging-Resource.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  9. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i specifications". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  10. ^ Westlake, Andy (July 23, 2012). "Canon EOS M hands-on preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Operation and controls". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  12. ^ Tomkins, Mike (2012-06-06). "Touchscreen Canon T4i SLR, two new lenses unveiled, previewed!". Imaging-Resource.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  13. ^ "Canon 650D vs Canon 600D!". thenewcamera.com. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Canon EOS 650D at Wikimedia Commons