Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
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Canon EOS 650D Review
27 August 2013
Summary: I would recommend the Canon EOS 650D. Definitely yes, it is an intermediate model that can please everyone, from those who have never picked up a camera for those who have been using for years the products of the Japanese. The movable monitor and tactile is also not a gadget to attract fans of the technology: its presence makes it much easier to bring home good shots in otherwise very difficult.
Pros: Fully adjustable screen, type tactile interface and well designed, King’s sense of proximity that turns off the screen when not in use, Image quality.
Cons: Body a little small and unbalanced, Shutter sounds a bit metal.
Excerpt: A while ago we looked at the Canon 650D and pitted it against it’s nearest Nikon rival, the D5200. There has always been the question of ‘do I need to invest that much as a beginner?’ ‘Is there any major advantage of spending the extra cash for a 650D over the D3200?
Excerpt: Canon has sent its DSLR rabble-raising Rebel to finishing school and today it has introduced — with degree in hand — the Canon Rebel T4i ($949, kit) . Packed with prosumer grade technology from the 7D and 60D models, the T4i packs an 18 megapixel APS CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, 5 fps shooting, 12,800 ISO, and a 3″ flip-out touchscreen. But this isn’t just a pared down enthusiast camera.
Excerpt: Canon and Nikon make excellent cameras and with Nikon’s release of the D5200 the obvious question is; how does it stack up against the Canon competition? Here we compare the D5200 against its main Canon competition, the 650D.
Conclusion: The 650D is the first Canon entry level DSLR to feature a DIGIC 5 processor that has far reaching benefits in terms of processing power. Another first is the inclusion of AF tracking in the cameras video mode (only available on certain lenses). However despite these new inclusions the 650D retains many of Canons tried and trusted features and functionality and this all adds up to a well rounded enthusiast camera.
Conclusion: When a company touts a new feature that turns out to be, well, not so hot, it casts a pall over the entire product, sometimes unnecessarily. This is one of those cases. Most people still don't think of SLRs primarily as video cameras, so that the on-sensor phase detect isn't as responsive or accurate as we'd like doesn't take away from the Canon T4i's excellence as a still camera.
Pros: 9 cross-type AF points, Records Full HD video, Improved AF during live view and movies (but still slow compared to most CSCs), Stereo microphones, plus external mic jack, Infrared remote port, Display sensor turns off LCD automatically when the camera is against your eye, Very good JPEG image quality, Accurate color, Low shutter lag, Good AF speeds with optical viewfinder, Remote flash function surprisingly easy to use, High-resolution articulating touchscreen LCD, Qu...
Cons: 9 cross-type AF points, Records Full HD video, Improved AF during live view and movies (but still slow compared to most CSCs), Stereo microphones, plus external mic jack, Infrared remote port, Display sensor turns off LCD automatically when the camera is against your eye, Very good JPEG image quality, Accurate color, Low shutter lag, Good AF speeds with optical viewfinder, Remote flash function surprisingly easy to use, High-resolution articulating touchscreen LCD, Qu...
Excerpt: The EOS Rebel T4i (from $849) is Canon's latest entry-level digital SLR, and the replacement to last year's Rebel T3i. The biggest change on the new T4i is related to autofocus. When shooting with the viewfinder, there's a new 9-point, all cross-type AF sensor, which improves focus speed and accuracy.
Excerpt: Over the last few years, Canon's EOS Rebel series of entry level DSLRs has become a fertile market for those wishing to make the jump to DSLR while remaining budget conscious. For 2012, Canon has announced the T4i , described as their flagship entry level model. Previous models, the T3i and T3 , will remain in production as more affordable options. The T2i is slated to be discontinued (so look out for steep discounts).
Canon's latest Rebel adds a faster processor, a video-friendly autofocus scheme... and a touchscreen
11 September 2012
Summary: At roughly $800 for a body-only camera or $1,200 with the 18-135mm STM kit lens, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i costs a considerable amount more than its predecessors right now. You can pick up a T3i for around $580 (or about $850 with the original, non-STM 18-135mm lens) at the time I wrote this sentence.
Pros: Great images and video from any angle, Genuinely useful touchscreen control, Better at picking settings for you, Vastly improved frame rate (and shutter sound!)
Cons: Image quality on par with cheaper predecessors, Continuous autofocus not (yet) worth the investment, Difficult to grip