Bulkier, heavier and far too expensive, Canon kill the XXXD..

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Bulkier, heavier and far too expensive, Canon kill the XXXD..
Jun 8, 2012

650D 575 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm

550D 530 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm

500D 520 g "

450D 475 g "

Yep like the uptenth sequel of an original blockbuster movie the Canon 650D carries the name and branding of the original award winning hit, but there endith the similarities.

Bloated, fat and overlong is what Hollywood sequels usually end up as, and replace 'overlong' for 'too heavy' and you've got the 650D.

The XXXD line has finally lost all touch with its orginal raison d'etre, ie a lightweight value DSLR. Add on a 15-85 mm lens and it all adds up to 1.150 Kg which is far too heavy, thank you Canon.

Sony's NEX line-up offer far better size, weight, sensor size, and IQ ratios for my taste. And indeed given the 650D's USD 950 launch price the Sony's are far better value for money as well - USD 950 taking the 650D close to NEX-7 territory, and that's a no brainer for anyone!

I'll be selling my Canon kit and moving on. This is one sequel too many.

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