Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
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Canon EOS Rebel T4i
27 November 2012
Conclusion: The Canon EOS Rebel T4i delivers top speed along with excellent image quality, and supports smooth video autofocus when paired with the right lens. It's a laudable performer, but doesn't quite edge out the Nikon D5100 as our top pick for under-$1,000 D-SLR.
Pros: Fast to start and shoot. Sharp, articulated touch-screen LCD. Compact. Nearly silent video autofocus when used with STM lenses. 5fps shooting. Good image detail at high ISOs. Fast autofocus.
Cons: Tiny viewfinder. Very limited burst shooting in Raw mode. Video autofocus is choppy with non-STM lenses.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i review: testing the world's first touchscreen DSLR
11 September 2012
Excerpt: "The best camera is the one you have with you." You've probably heard the quote: it's often used these days to explain why smartphones are threatening to push traditional point-and-shoot cameras into early retirement. Pocketcams aren't the only category under siege, though.
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
Summary: The EOS 650D is Canon's best entry-level dSLR to date, but with several interchangeable-lens compacts offering similar touchscreen features, higher resolutions and a healthy range of lenses, there are too many lower-priced alternatives to make it a no-questions-asked must-buy.
Pros: Responsive touchscreen; impressive video performance; Punchy, accurate colours.
Cons: Some colour fringing with 18-55m kit lens; Price undercut by rivals; No resolution enhancement over predecessor.
Summary: Canon sticks to a successful formula by using the same 18-million-pixel sensor and metering system as the EOS 7D and 60D, so the 650D performs as expected, which is good news for photographers.
Conclusion: There's no denying the 650D looks and feels like an entry-level DSLR, but it's intuitive to use, large enough to be comfortable to hold and small enough to be discreet. During our test shoot we carried the camera in our hand for a few hours and it never once felt heavy or uncomfortable.
Excerpt: Although continuous autofocus during video capture has already been seen on the likes of the Nikon D3100 and D3200, for Canon users, this is a significant development. The 650D isn't a direct replacement for the 600D, which Canon intends to continue producing, but this latest arrival clearly shares...
Excerpt: The EOS 650D sits between the 600D and the 60D in Canon’s digital SLR range, and is classed as an entry-level model. There’s nothing entry-level about its capabilities, though: it’s fast, has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, is well built and has a touchscreen.
Pros: Fast performance; good usability; accurate focusing
Cons: Optical viewfinder leaves out some edge details