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

Announced Jun 8, 2012 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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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 5 fps shooting rate and quick phase-detection AF.

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Silver Award
77%
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Good for

Users who find a touchscreen interface more welcoming than dials and buttons but still want the option to grow into more manual control over their photography.

Not so good for

Users who need fast AF performance in live view or video mode.

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Canon EOS 650D review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Jul 3, 2012)

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.

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