This is an 18.0 megapixel Digital SLR with a host of features allowing you to capture great quality photos or HD movies with no trouble at all and is ideal for those who are either new to the EOS system, or wish to upgrade from an older series camera.
Within the EOS 650D, you will find an 18.0 megapixel APS-C sized sensor along with Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor that has been brought across from their more professional cameras such as the EOS 5D Mark III or their high end compact, the PowerShot G1 X. The processor and the sensor work alongside one another to achieve high levels of performance in terms of processing speed and power, as well as being able to achieve greater noise reduction at higher ISOs something that is useful particularly in low-light shooting. The sensor, developed and manufactured by Canon, is their first sensor to feature both imaging auto focus pixels on the same chip, giving you stunning detail when taking stills, and tracking autofocus in your movies.
The LCD screen on the rear of the camera has been kept to the same physical size as seen on the EOS 600D (3.0”) and to same high quality with 1,040,000 dots meaning the clarity will be of a high quality when taking of reviewing pictures. Canon have also kept the ‘vari-angle’ design meaning you can swivel and twist the screen for a variety of situations, but have added touch-screen technology: a first for a Canon EOS digital SLR. This offers you additional control over viewing images and movies, with a pinch function to zoom as well as control camera settings and the ability to fire the shutter simply by tapping the screen. In the focussing mode, you will also be able to select one of the nine cross-type focus points simply by touching the LCD and dragging the highlighted square to where you want to focus, allowing you to focus your image with confidence even it slightly tricky situations.
As with many Digital SLRs currently on the market, the EOS 650D is no different featuring a Full-HD quality movie mode. With the 650D, focusing faster with a highly level of accuracy has been improved to ensure you keep a sharp level of focus throughout your recording. This is particularly true when using the EOS 650D combined with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (due in stock mid-July). With the EOS 650D, you can also shoot a series of short video clips (up to 8 seconds), edit them and then play the movie back in one movie file. This has been designed to make art of movie making with a Digital SLR not only fun and easy, but also to give your movie the look and feel of professionally edited footage.
The mode dial of the EOS 650D is extremely similar to that of the EOS 600D with the range of automatic and manual modes, along with Scene Intelligent Auto allowing the camera to analyse the scene to give you a true representation of the scene you are attempting to capture. The EOS 650D’s Auto Lighting Optimiser has been fine-tuned according to dynamic range, so that highlights and shadows are recorded and reproduced perfectly. An additional setting found on the mode-dial of the EOS 650D is the HDR backlight control which gives excellent results giving minimal loss of highlight detail and shadow detail – even in backlit conditions.
The EOS 650D will be available from us around Mid-June, although the kit with the 18-135mm IS STM lens is anticipated around Mid-July. On all purchases of a new Canon EOS 650D, you will receive a Canon Gadget bag 300EG (up until 31st August 2012).
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