Canon has released its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS 650D or the Rebel T4i for the US market.
So, what’s new with the 650D? Well, the 650D still has an 18MP APS-C sensor but the processor is Canon’s Digic 5 from the Digic 4 on the 600D. The camera is also speedier at 5fps and the ISO can now reach up to 25,600. The 650D is also the first Canon DSLR to use a new auto-focus system that offers speedier and sharper auto-focus in still as well as HD video capture.
Speaking of video, the 650D has a Movie Servo AF which allows for continuous AF while recording video. Aside from the new auto-focus system, Canon has developed new Stepping Motor (STM) lenses that offer fast and silent auto-focus so that the 650D does not record the sound of the auto-focus while recording video.
The 3″ display is now touch-sensitive. Gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll are now possible with the display. The 650D is also capable of Touch Focus and Touch Shutter functions with Live View. Did we also mention that the screen can flip out to the left and can rotate 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward to get the best possible views while taking a photo?
As mentioned earlier, the Canon has announced with the 650D two STM lenses, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses that are perfect for the 650D’s Movie Servo AF.
The Canon 650D will be available in three varients, body only for $849.99 (PhP36,500), bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II for $949.99 (PhP40,800), and bundled with the new 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $1,199 (PhP51,500) and will be available at the end of June.
As for the new STM lenses, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM will also be available at the end of June for $199.99 (PhP8,600) and $549.99 (PhP23,600) respectively.
Source: Canon UK