Here is good news for gadget lovers, photographers and movie makers. Canon India has announced the arrival of the EOS 650D in India.
Positioned as the flagship of the entry-level DSLR range, the EOS 650D is an evolutionary leap forward. It has touch screen LCD monitor and features Auto-focus (AF) backed by a new Hybrid CMOS AF System. AF speeds are dramatically increased while focusing on live view and movie shooting modes.
Known as the Kiss X6i in Japan and the Rebel T4i in the Americas, Canon EOS 650D will be priced at Rs. 55,995 (body only), and Rs. 59,995 with EF S18-55 IS II lens.
The EOS 650D features a hybrid CMOS sensor with vastly improved continuous autofocus, a newly developed 18MP, APS-C sensor, 9-point, all Cross-type AF system and a 3.0-inch, vari-angle, capacitive-touch LCD screen.
"The EOS 650D is a revolutionary product developed from ground up to offer unmatched performance particularly while shooting video. It is the first DSLR in the world to feature a highly intuitive and usable capacitive touchscreen interface. It is also the first EOS camera to feature a Hybrid-Sensor based AF system, allowing continuous autofocus. This particular feature when combined with the new STM lenses, allows for unbeatable performance for video shooting. With the 650D, we are targeting highly discerning users who demand professional still and motion imagery results, at the most competitive price point," said Mr. Seiji Hamanishi, Assistant Director - Imaging Communication Products (ICP) division, Canon India Pvt. Ltd, in a press statement.
Canon is also launching two new EF lenses to compliment the EOS 650D. These lenses feature Canon's new STM (Stepped Motor), for faster, improved and virtually silent focusing - a huge boon for both still image and video shooters.
MAIN FEATURES OF EOS 650D
- New High-speed Sensor-based hybrid AF system that focuses even before the shutter is pressed
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor - quality and speed
- 9 High Precision, all Cross Type Focus Points
- Standard ISO Range from 100 to 12,800 with Auto ISO Feature
- 1.04 million dot, Vari-Angle 3.0-inch Capacitive Touch-screen LCD Viewfinder
CANON EOS 650D SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Digital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, Compatible with UHS-I
Image sensor size: Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm
Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Pixels: 18.00 megapixels
Recording format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 & EXIF 2.30
Image type: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
Noise reduction: Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror
Viewfinder Coverage: Vertical / Horizontal approx. 95% (with Eye point approx. 19mm)
Autofocus Type: TTL secondary image-forming, phase difference detection with dedicated CMOS sensor
AF points: 9 AF points. All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6. Centre AF point is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8
Metering range: EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
ISO speed: Basic zone modes - ISO 100 - 6400 set automatically. Creative zone modes - ISO 100 - 6400 set manually (whole-stop increments), ISO 100 - 6400 set automatically, maximum ISO speed settable for ISO Auto, or ISO expansion to "H" (equivalent to ISO 25600)
Shutter speeds: 1/4000sec. to 1/60sec. (Scene Intelligent Auto mode), X-sync at 1/200secs. 1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.) Settable in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increment.
Flash: Built-in flash, retractable, auto pop-up flash
Drive mode: Single shooting, continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous shooting speed: Max. approx. 5.0 shots/sec.
Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Variable (average) bit rate
Audio recording format: Linear PCM
Recording format: MOV
Sound recording: Built-in stereo microphone; external stereo microphone terminal provided
LCD Monitor: TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots: Wide, 3.0-in. (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Audio / video OUT / Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC / PAL) / stereo audio output
Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Qty.1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8.
* With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached, size-AA / LR6 batteries can be used.
Battery Life: Based on CIPA testing standards