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Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon EOS Kiss X6i
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
LensInterchangeable (EF / EF-S)
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size22.3 × 14.9 mm (APS-C format)
Maximum resolution5184 × 3456 (18.0 effective megapixels)
Film speed100 - 12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
Storage mediaSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I bus supported)
Focus modesOne-Shot, AI Focus, AI Servo, Live View (FlexiZone - Multi, FlexiZone - Single, Face Detection, Movie Servo), Manual
Focus areas9 cross-type AF points
Exposure modesScene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Movie
Exposure meteringFull aperture TTL, 63 zones iFCL SPC
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted Average
FlashE-TTL II auto-pop-up built-in / External
Flash bracketingAvailable
ShutterElectronic focal-plane
Shutter speed range1/4000 sec. - 30 sec. and Bulb; X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Continuous shooting5.0 fps for 22 JPEG frames (30 frames with UHS-I card) or for 6 RAW frames
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror with 95% coverage and 0.85x magnification / LCD (Live View)
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC 5
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
WB bracketing+/- 3 stops for 3 frames
LCD screen3.0" (7.7 cm) Clear View II colour TFT vari-angle LCD touchscreen with 1,040,000 dots
BatteryLi-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable (1040 mAh)
Optional battery packsBG-E8 grip allows the use of one LP-E8 battery or two LP-E8 batteries
Dimensions133.1 × 99.5 × 79.7 mm (W × H × D)
Weight525 g (18.5 oz) (body only)
Made inTaiwan / Japan
PredecessorCanon EOS 600D
SuccessorCanon EOS 700D

The Canon EOS 650D, known as the Kiss X6i in Japan[1] or the Rebel T4i in America, is an 18.0 megapixels digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), announced by Canon on 8 June 2012. It is the successor of the EOS 600D/Kiss X5/Rebel T3i and is the predecessor of 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]


The 650D is the first Canon DSLR that has continuous autofocus in video mode and live view, which Canon calls "Hybrid CMOS 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 CMOS 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 CMOS 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.[9]

Feature list[edit]

  • 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 5 image processor with 14-bit processing
  • 95% viewfinder frame coverage with 0.85x 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 H: 25600)
  • 3.0" Clear View II vari-angle LCD touchscreen with 1.040.000 dots resolution
  • 9 points AF system, all cross-type at f/5.6. Center point is high precision, double cross-type at f/2.8
  • 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.
  • 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 3-10x digital zoom capability when shooting 1080p video.[10]


The articulated screen

The 650D has roughly the same dimensions as the 600D, and apart from the touchscreen has largely the same physical controls as previous 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]


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]


  1. ^ dc.watch.impress.co.jp (8 June 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 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Canon unveils the new EOS 650D – get in touch with your creative side" (Press release). Canon (UK) Ltd. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  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. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ Grunin, Lori (7 June 2012). "CNET Editor's Take: Canon EOS Rebel T4i". CNET. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Key technology / what's new". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  6. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Touchscreen controls". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b Barnett, Shawn; et al. (8 June 2012). "Canon Rebel T4i Hands-on Preview". Imaging-Resource.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  9. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i specifications". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  10. ^ Westlake, Andy (23 July 2012). "Canon EOS M hands-on preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  11. ^ Westlake, Andy (June 2012). "Operation and controls". Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) Hands-on Preview. Digital Photography Review. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  12. ^ Tomkins, Mike (6 June 2012). "Touchscreen Canon T4i SLR, two new lenses unveiled, previewed!". Imaging-Resource.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Canon 650D vs Canon 600D!". thenewcamera.com. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.

External links[edit]

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