Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
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Canon EOS 650D Digital Camera Review
21 November 2012
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...
Summary: The Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D is Canon's latest upper entry level DSLR. It fits between its predecessor, the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D and the EOS 60D in the Canon line up and, to a casual observer, it might seem to have very little to offer over the model it replaces. It has a new sensor, but with the same 18 Megapixel resolution, the same sized 3 inch flip out screen and more or less the same movie recording options as the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D.
Pros: 3 inch LCD capacitive touch-screen., Hybrid CMOS AF sensor with continuous AF for movies., Quiet focusing STM kit lens option., Chromatic aberration correction., 5fps continuous shooting., Multi shot noise reduction mode.
Cons: Only 3-frame auto bracketing., Movie crop / digital zoom of T3i / 600D dropped., Live mode hybrid AF can be slow and unresponsive.
Summary: Combining a touchscreen into a DSLR would always be controversial, but DSLR LCDs have, for some time now, been much more than simply devices for viewing images post-capture - and this would always be the next logical move. Not only has Canon implemented the technology well, but it hasn't sought to make it obligatory for general operation. It's unlikely this will remain unique to the EOS 650D.
Excerpt: The Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D delivers 18 megapixels of professional grade image quality in a compact , lightweight , feature-filled , easy-to-use body that carries a very affordable price tag. That is the same opening line I used for the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D DSLR review . These are the same qualities have anchored the flagship Canon Rebel model in the top-selling DSLRs category for years - and I fully expect the T4i to sustain the Rebel's popularity.
Excerpt: and features a new touchscreen and Hybrid AF designed to give continuous AF during video recording. A number of other improvements have been included such as stereo microphones, quicker continuous shooting, built in HDR creation as well as the DIGIC 5 processor enabling higher ISO settings.
Pros: Excellent noise performance up to ISO3200 and above, Live view allows 5x and 10x magnification to aid manual focus, Excellent image quality, Excellent colour reproduction, Excellent touch screen, Solid body with good handling, Playback image star ratings
Cons: Slow live view focus (compared to Sony SLT or Mirrorless), Lens focusing motor loud and picked up by microphones, Noticeable barrel and pincushion distortion with 18-135mm lens, The lens aberration correction feature slows continuous shooting
Summary: Despite others sending in wave after wave of compact system camera combatants , Canon stubbornly continues to throw newer, stronger DSLRs into the fray. And the 650D looks like the kind of opponent that will chew you up, spit you out and fashion your bones into a scale model of the Eiffel Tower.
Pros: 18MP hybrid CMOS sensor, Continuous auto-focus in video mode, Beautifully crisp video footage, Controls to suit all
Summary: The EOS 650D replaces the popular EOS 550D at the top of Canon's entry-level DSLR line-up, sitting just above the EOS 600D. Many features from the 550D continue in the new model and, like its predecessor, the EOS 650D has been developed as a high-performing camera newcomers to DSLR photography can ‘grow into’. Buy this camera if : - You want a high-resolution DSLR camera that can record both still pictures and Full HD video clips.
Pros: You want a high-resolution DSLR camera that can record both still pictures and Full HD video clips., You want a camera with a straightforward user interface plus easy-to-use automated shooting modes and user-adjustable controls., You want a DSLR with a built-in auto flash plus a useful flash modes and exposure adjustments., You could make use of the extended sensitivity range for still photography and video capture., You could take advantage of the vari-angle monitor....
Excerpt: Mirrorless o reflex? Sono mesi che la domanda ci tormenta. Le prime, compattissime e votate alla semplicità, sono senza dubbio il nuovo che avanza in fotografia. Le seconde rappresentano “ l'usato sicuro ” e accessoriato, la fotocamera che non tradisce mai. Se non riusciamo a deciderci la colpa è di nuove reflex come questa Eos 650D , la prima della classe tra le consumer Canon che abbiamo avuto la fortuna di usare per quasi un mese.