Canon 650D Ilse Jurriën : June 8th 2012 - 10:45 CET
Canon EOS 650D DSLR camera : Canon introduces a new user friendly digital SLR camera, the Canon EOS 650D offers high image quality and easy touch-screen operation. The Canon 650D is the first entry-level EOS camera to be powered by Canon DIGIC 5 processing, offering greater speed, responsiveness and advanced colour rendition. DIGIC 5’s 14-bit image processing provides beautiful and subtle transitions between colour tones, such as those of an evening sky, and its vastly-increased power also makes the camera ideal for capturing fast-moving action such as football or other sports. In addition, the Canon 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.
Canon 650D records Full HD videos
The Canon 650D digital SLR camera makes it easy for anyone to shoot Full HD (1920x1080p) videos. Thanks to Hybrid AF, users can focus exclusively on story-telling while the camera continuously tracks the subject. New Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses are also ideal for shooting videos, utilising a virtually-silent stepper motor to ensure movies are smoother and clearer than ever. The Canon 650D also offers a Video Snapshot mode, in which anyone can create fun, fast-paced videos with a professionally-edited feel. Snapshots can be recorded in two, four, or eight second segments, and then combined or reordered in-camera ahead of playback. The Canon 650D offers an integrated mini-HDMI port, making it easy to share the results on any HDTV.
HDR Backlight Control on the Canon 650D
Two brand new shooting modes located on the mode dial of the Canon 650D help beginners to shoot confidently in difficult lighting conditions. HDR Backlight Control tackles tricky, brightly-backlit scenes by capturing three different exposures - under, correctly, and over-exposed - and combining them into one HDR image displaying both highlight and shadow detail. The Handheld Night Scene feature on the Canon 650D makes it easier to capture beautiful low-light evening shots with no tripod, rapidly shooting four different images before combining them into one detailed, blur-free picture.
Creative photo filters on the Canon 650D
The range of shooting modes on the Canon 650D SLR also allows you to explore the boundaries of your creativity. Basic+ allows you to go beyond basic automatic settings, with a range of presets you can use to dramatically and instantly alter the mood of a shot. Canon’s fun range of Creative Filters can now be applied to images of the Canon 650D using the Touch-screen, with new ‘Art Bold Effect’ and ‘Water Painting Effect’ offering more ways to apply a creative twist to a shot. For people who simply want to point and shoot, the Canon 650D offers a Scene Intelligent Auto mode - analysing the scene and automatically selecting the best settings, so you can take great shots out of the box. Read more about the Canon 650D specifications.
Canon 650D camera features
• 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
• Full-HD movies with manual controls and continuous AF
• 5 fps continuous shooting
• Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen
• ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, extendable to ISO 25,600
• 9-point wide-area AF
• Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Canon 650D price & availability
• Canon 650D body : Price £700 / €840 RRP incl. VAT. - Available June 2012
• Canon 650D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II : Price £800 / € 950 RRP - Available June 2012
• Canon 650D + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM : Price £1020 / €1220 RRP - Available July 2012
• Canon 300EG Camera Bag - Price : £80 / €90 RRP incl. VAT. - Available June 2012
Canon 650D review
We will publish an in-depth Canon 650D review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos as soon as we receive a Canon 650D test sample.