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Canon EOS 650D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the video and lens are generally positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the viewfinder, while views are divided on the low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 650D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D


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...


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Canon EOS 650D (EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i)


The Canon EOD 650D / Rebel T4i is the company's latest addition to its novice-oriented 'Rebel' series. With more than two decades of continuous success in its film and digital incarnations, these little SLRs have been improved and refined to the point...

Comprehensive touchscreen interface that is intuitive and efficient ; High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output ; Good subject tracking AF in viewfinder shooting mode (compared to mirrorless competition) ; 5...

Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes (compared to mirrorless competition) ; Slightly higher noise levels than its peers ; Default dynamic range lags a bit behind its peers ; Using flash with Auto ISO enabled results in ISO 400 even...

The Canon EOS 650D combines very good image quality with easy access to shooting parameters and extensive manual control. Its touchscreen interface brings a new level of operational efficiency to the DSLR market. Added to this is a fast 5fps shooting...

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D)


Canon's T4i raises the bar in terms of important enthusiast features, including a faster frame rate, new multi-shot modes, and Full HD stereo movies, but its new phase-detect autofocus falls short for movies.

Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes

Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator

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...


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Canon 650D Review


A solid entry level DSLR from Canon, but some glaring issues remain.

Sharp and detailed image quality in well-lit conditions; Surprisingly snappy and effective touchscreen; Robust video mode with complete manual control; Strong build

Problematic noise in low light conditions; Still slow autofocus; No headphone jack

Substituting the button controls for touch screen proved to be surprisingly snappy as Canon’s implementation of touch screen makes the simplest tasks much faster, even if you never realised you needed it. Instead of pressing buttons to reach to a...

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Canon EOS T4i / 650D


The Canon EOS Rebel T4i, or EOS 650D as it's known outside North America, is the company's latest upper entry level DSLR. Announced in June 2012, it replaces the massively popular Rebel T3i / 600D which has held the upper entry-level position in the...

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

Only 3-frame auto bracketing ; Movie crop / digital zoom of T3i / 600D dropped ; Live mode hybrid AF can be slow and unresponsive

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Canon EOS 650D review


Find out what our in-house testing team thought of this new Canon DSLR. Read their verdict from their Canon EOS 650D review.

We found the articulated touchscreen responsive and easy to use. It enables quick settings adjustments and fast shooting from awkward angles, but if you don’t want to use it you still have all the button controls you would expect on a DSLR

Although it has Canon’s rating system that enables you to score images with up to five stars, there’s no dedicated rating button, so it’s not quite as quick to use as with the Canon 5D Mark III. It’s also a shame that the new Multi Shot Noise Reduction...

With its touchscreen, Hybrid AF and other user-friendly functions, the Canon 650D transforms the way you use a camera and how you take pictures.

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Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i Review


There was a lot of excitement recently as Canon launched its EOS 5D Mark III, which answered many ‘wants' that arose from the previous Mark II model and, while not replacing the earlier camera, the newcomer still kept the excitement going.

Similarly, I feel, with the Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i: evolution not revolution!

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At last somthing new on the market


This camera has so many new and brilliant features I don\'t know where to start. To name a few :- Live view, touch screen technology including full camera comtrol,touch screen magnified focussing, swing screen for low level on the ground shots. Fancy...

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Live view","Simple Controls","Touch Screen Control


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Excellant Camera


This is a well built lightweight camera producing quality high pixel images. Shutter is precise and pleasant to use. Bright and large LCD screen that can be angled in use. The ability to take 3 exposures in one shot to retain detail in the highlights...

Durable","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Large Capacity Sensor","Lightweight","Seperate Video Control

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Entry level? That\'s being very modest.


I purchased this as a back up for my EOS 40D, but with the excellent 18 mp sensor and adjustable screen I am tending to use it more and more. Ok it might not have the build quality of the 40D, but used with respect it should be tough enough for many...

Durable","Excellent Lcd","Great Features","Great Picture Quality","Lightweight","Simple Controls


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:1/2.8'' / 22.3 x 14.9 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon LP-E8
Battery Type:Canon LP-E8


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes