The lower end of Canon EOS DSLRs have always been popular with consumers, with the high megapixel count, stellar video quality and great user experience all around, it certainly is no surprise. Out with the old and In with the new then as the incredible 550D gets EOLed and replaced by the 600D as the brand new EOS 650D swoops in and takes its place at the peak of the Canon beginner DSLR line.
In all honesty, there is nothing beginner about this Camera, 18MP sensor with DIGIC 5 processors, highest ISO capabilities in it’s class at 12800, 5fps shooting, 9 AF points which are ALL cross type, S-AF modes during live view. Coupled with the upcoming 18-135IS STM lens, you will get quick, silent and smooth autofocus action.
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One of the features of the 650D is the full touch screen which swivels 360degrees. You can use the touch screen to manipulate most of the features in the shooting menu, settings menu or even take pictures using the screen allowing beginners to do away with all the complex buttons and instead use the screen when learning. Coupled with a few features like handheld night scene where it takes 4 photos and combines them, HDR mode and creative features, the 650D is a pretty well rounded camera. From what I can see on the sample photos (which they didn’t let us keep), the high ISO noise is not too apparent and is very impressive for what it is. Hopefully we can tell you more when we get our very own review unit =)
More photos of the camera after the jump!