The Canon EOS 650D have been rumoured for quite some time. It was a relief for a lot of people holding on to the 550D or even the 600D to finally get a closer inspection on the newly released EOS 650D. Top on everybody’s mind is the first of its kind for a DSLR, anywhere in the world – a fully capacitive touch screen panel, useful for pinching, zooming and swiping the menu as well as basic camera operations. This include auto-focusing anywhere on the 9 cross-type AF points within 31 AF zones.
The EOS 650D has retained the useful variangle screen panel so getting creative shots in unnatural positions can be done in the most relaxed manner. It has a wider ISO range between 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600) allows the user to capture moments in dimly lit environment with less noise.
The Multi Shot Noise Reduction function allows users to take four consecutive shots which the camera will automatically merge and align to compensate for noise while improving detail and definition. speed, then automatically merging them internally to form a single sharp image. The EOS 650D also offers HDR Backlight Control, where it shoots 3 images at different exposures to combine into a single, perfectly expose image, preserving details from both bright and dark areas.
Price & Availability
The EOS 650D will be available from the respectively stated dates at all Canon authorized dealers, in the following kits at the following recommended retail prices:
- Body only S$1,149, end-June
- Kit I (with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II) S$1,299, end-June
- Kit II (with EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM) S$1,699, mid-July
Check out the images of the Canon EOS 650D below.
Along with the EOS 650D, Canon also launched 2 new lenses, the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF40mm f/2.8 STM.
The EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features reduced chromatic aberration with the inclusion of one UD lens element and one PMo aspherical lens element. When used with the EOS 650D’s Movie Servo AF, it also offers smooth, speedy and quiet focusing while recording. This is achieved with the development of a new six-group zoom system, and the adoption of a stepping motor and focus mechanism. Along with it, the Dynamic IS system features an expanded correction range, with image stabilization equivalent to 4 stops of light, which proves very useful when shooting subjects on the move.
The EF40mm f/2.8 STM comes in an ultra-compact and lightweight design, with a diameter of 68.2mm, a thickness of 22.8mm and weighing 130g making it the slimmest and lightest EF lens produced. A fast f/2.8 aperture, 7-blade circular aperture and aspherical lens elements let the lens achieve a high level of image quality from centre to corner.