EOS 650D: Canon DSLR First with Touch Screen and Dual AF

Continuing our series of beginner classes his DSLR camera, Canon announced a new family member of the Canon EOS 650D EOS. With the increasing competition in the entry-class digital SLR camera that gets the onslaught of mirrorles cameras, Canon EOS 650D brings many exciting improvement through its series of new technologies.

From the look of it is not visible at a glance there is no difference between the Canon EOS 650D and Canon EOS 600D. Canon EOS 650D is packed newfangled rotary screen-resolution 18-megapixel sensor and the same as its predecessor. Just swivel screen on the Canon EOS 650D has now been equipped with a capacitive touch screen for easy navigation and retrieval of images, while making the first Canon DSLR cameras that use the touch screen. Even the screen can be rotated to facilitate the photographing or viewing photos.

In addition to the touch screen, another increase was also seen on the inside. On the sensor, Canon introduced the APS-C sensor CMOS Hybrid. With this new sensor, the camera’s autofocus system can work faster and more accurately. This happens because the camera autofocus capabilities enhanced with the help of autofocus to detect contrast. This principle is actually not new, given many mirrorless cameras that implement a similar system to get faster focus when recording video or taking pictures using the LCD screen (or also known as Live View).

Unlike the Canon EOS 600D is still wearing DIGIC 4 processor, the Canon EOS 650D is now equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor chip that promises noise performance and better image processing. ISO option option now supports up to ISO 12800 (ISO can be expanded up to 25 600).

For shooting in low light conditions or low light, the Canon has incorporated some special features such as Backlight HDR, Handheld Night Scene and Multi Shot Noise Reduction that combine 4 photos with different levels of exposur become one of the photos that more minimal noise. Hybrid AF system makes it ideal for video recording and fast action scenes such as sports or motor racing. Continuous Autofocus systems exist that can lock focus on the subject while recording video, continuous shoot 5 frames per second, as well as 9-point autofocus system and method that carries metering system 63-zone iFCL.

For those of you who love to take video also need not worry. Unlike the entry-class digital SLR camera Canon other can only record limited video 720p HD quality, the Canon EOS 650D can now be used to record Full HD 1080p video resolution. You can also record sound when shooting video using his internal microphone. Even if it is less, you can also add additional accessories such as an external microphone.

Currently there is no word when the Canon EOS 650D will be released in Indonesia. As for the price, is expected to be sold in the range of U.S. $ 849 (body), U.S. $ 949 with 18-55mm IS lens, or U.S. $ 1,199 with 18-135mm lens IS the new STM announced.

Overview Specifications Canon EOS 650D:
– Sensor 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’
– Phase detection AF darisensor for Live View and Video
– Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking facility
– 14-bit processor DIGIC 5
– ISO 100-12800 standard, expanded 25,600
– 5 fps continuous shooting
– 9-point AF system, cross type, central F2.8 sensor (like the 60D)
– 63 zone iFCL metering
– 1080p30 video recording, stereo microphone with an internal or external
– 3-inch LCD touch-sensitive 3:2 Vari-angle ClearView II (1.04 million pixels)
– Weight: 575 grams
– Size: 133 x 100 x 79 mm