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650d sensor viewEOS 650D - Rebel T4i

Replacement for the 600D / Rebel T3i

The next EOS camera in the XXXD and Rebel series. This page contains all our assorted Canon 650D information, collected since before the initial product announcement.

I've been collecting review details and other camera information since it was launched.

The camera info here will be updated over time as I find newer and relevant items.

Latest Info >

A note to new site visitors
This is the continuation of what was the 650D Rumours page - updated with post-anouncement info - see all of Keith's articles/reviews on the 'Articles Home' page.

Key Features

More info > indicates latest

Canon 650D information

650D/T4i Reviews /previews /sample images

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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199
Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $549
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199
Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $549
Canon Rebel T4i Body Only $849
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS $949
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199
Canon Rebel T4i Body Only $849
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS $949
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199

650D/T4i Latest Information

2013 June

  • 15th New firmware Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i Firmware 1.04
  • 1. Fixes the following phenomena which may occur when the camera is used in combination with certain lens models equipped with a stepping motor.
  • Affected lenses: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
    The camera may freeze in rare instances if you try to shoot with a lens cap attached or meter a subject in low contrast in Live View (or Movie) shooting.
    Fine focus adjustment may not be possible in Remote Live View on the EOS Utility software.
    2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some SD card products are not recognized by the camera.
  • 3. Corrects some misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

2012 December

  • 31st 2nd Alpha release of Magic Lantern software for the 7D [ML] and 1st Alpha for the EOS-M and 650D [ML] - just remember that it's Alpha level software and read all the instructions/warnings.

October

August

  • 21st Review at DPR
  • 16th Canon USA extends the range of T4i serial numbers affected with possible 'rubber whitening'
  • First up, check that the sixth digit of your camera serial number is '1' - if so then a Canon US site has more details.
  • Note though that other Canon regions do not seem to have released such info?
  • 8th Review at CameraLabs

July

  • 9th Two reviews added above... TR and a rather more lightweight one from CNET
  • 7th Interesting 650D 'teardown' and analysis of how the phase detect pixels are placed on the sensor [CW]
  • 6th Service advisory - a few cameras may have defective rubber grips on the front.
  • See advisory below for full info.
  • 4th Updated review samples DPR

June

  • 18th Video samples from C5D
  • 11th Bob Atkins has a good overview of what's new in the 650D/T4i
    • "HDR backlighting - If the camera detects a significantly backlit scene, it can take three image at different exposures and blend them into a single HDR image.
      Handheld night scene - In low light the camera can take a series of images with a fairly fast shutter speed to prevent camera shake, then blend them together to give a low noise image.
      Creative filters - There are now in-camera effects including a Fish-eye Effect, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, a Toy Camera Effect and a Miniature Effect. There are also Art Bold and Water Painting filters.
      Resizing and rating images -The EOS 650D allows for in-camera resizing of JPEG images and image recording capabilities are the same as the EOS 600D – Large JPEG, Medium JPEG, S1 JPEG, S2 JPEG, S3 JPEG, RAW, M-RAW and S-RAW. In addition users can add a rating of 1 to 5 to their images. Rating tags can be viewed in software like DPP.
      GPS - The T4i is compatible with Canon's GP-E2 GPS Receiver
      EYE-FI cards - though the EOS 650D doesn’t have a dedicated WFT WiFi Transmitter it has added extra compatibility with Eye-Fi cards (SD cards with built-in wireless transmitters) that allow users to send images wirelessly over a local WiFi network."
  • Also, he discusses how it compares with the similarly priced 60D
  • 9th Good initial review at DCI
    • "The Canon Rebel T4i is the new flagship of Canon’s line, offering 1080p video recording, a new 18-megapixel image sensor, improved autofocus, faster shot-to-shot time, and a greater ISO range than last year’s T3i.
    • In shooting with the T4i, it’s clear that the sum of all those spec upgrades is a camera that truly feels new. That’s a good step for Canon, as we felt the T3i was a lackluster, marginal improvement on the massively successful T2i that preceded it. With the T3i staying in the line as a mid-level option (above the T3 and below the T4i, for now), that separation was necessary for the T4i to be relevant."
  • BTW - If you're new to this site, please do check out all Keith's photography related articles and reviews at the 'What's New' on the site page. There are several hundred articles - the rumour/camera info is only a small part of the site.
  • 8th the 650D/T4i is launched
  • I'll be updating this page over the next few days as soon as new stuff appears.
  • There is of course a 700D rumours page

Service advisory from Canon US

The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.

Canon continuously strives to provide our customers with high quality, reliable products that can be used with confidence. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who may be inconvenienced.

Phenomenon
The front rubber grips of some EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots during the sixteen-day period between May 31st through June 15th, 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and analysis, that the substance zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is what causes the rubber surface to turn white.

Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. However, the quantity of rubber accelerator used in the affected production lots was slightly higher than usual. As a result the rubber grips may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.

Affected Product
Some EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras produced from May 31 through June 15 may be affected.

You can use the serial number to check whether your camera is affected by this phenomenon. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "1" please follow the procedure below. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "2" or higher, your camera is not affected.

Procedure:
1) Click on the link below to enter your serial number.

2) Enter the 12-digit serial number (reference the image below) from your camera then click the Submit button

3) One of the following messages will appear.

· “Your camera is NOT affected” ? No further action is required

· “Your camera is affected” ? Please see the Support section below

Click here to enter your serial number (hint: read this instruction before opening that page)

Caution on Use
The amount of zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) detected during our testing was minimal. While Canon has not received any reports of injury or allergic reactions, depending on one’s health and physical condition, in rare cases when this substance comes into contact with skin, allergic skin reactions* may develop. In addition, if eyes are rubbed after contact with the substance, symptoms, such as red eyes, may develop.

As a precautionary measure, thoroughly wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grips that have turned white. (If any medical symptoms develop, please consult your physician immediately.)

*Please note that the occurrence of allergic skin reactions depend on the target substance, length of contact with the target substance, one’s health and physical conditions, and sensitivity of one’s skin structure, and not everyone will be affected by allergic symptoms.

Support
Preparations are underway to provide free repair service for affected cameras by replacement of the rubber grips. Once this repair service is available (ETA of mid July 2012), we will post an update on our web site and also notify registered users via email. Please register your EOS Rebel T4i, so that we can inform you via email when the free repair service will commence.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

UK Announcement info
Canon unveils the new EOS 650D – get in touch with your creative side

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8th June 2012 – Canon UK & Ireland today launch the EOS 650D – a new, easy-to-use Digital SLR (DSLR) that offers high image quality and simple touch-screen operation, allowing anyone to capture beautiful images and Full HD movies. Ideal for photography beginners, the EOS 650D combines intelligent automatic shooting modes with a range of advanced features – making it easy-to-use today, with a full range of manual modes to explore tomorrow.

front view of 650D with flip out screen

650D shutter assemblyThe EOS 650D is the first-ever EOS to feature a dual AF system, which ensures exceptional detail in stills and continuous autofocus tracking when shooting movies.

At the camera’s heart is an 18 megapixel (MP) Hybrid CMOS sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 processing, enabling the capture of sharp, full resolution images at up to 5 frames per second (fps).

A Vari-angle capacitive touch-screen also makes camera operation quick and easy, providing instant access to an extensive range of settings and scene modes.

  • Right > The 650D shutter unit

Outstanding quality in all conditions

The EOS 650D offers outstanding image quality and performance. Its newly-developed 18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor provides super-fine resolution, capturing poster-sized images that are rich in colour and detail. Ideal for shooting in low light without flash, the camera features a native 100-12,800 ISO range, allowing the capture of natural-looking shots with minimal noise, while an expanded ISO 25,600 range also offers the ability to shoot in more extreme low-light conditions.

The EOS 650D is the first entry-level EOS to be powered by Canon DIGIC 5 processing, offering greater speed, responsiveness and advanced colour rendition. DIGIC 5’s 14-bit image processing provides beautiful and subtle transitions between colour tones, such as those of an evening sky, and its vastly-increased power also makes the camera ideal for capturing fast-moving action such as football or other sports.

rear view of t4i / 650D with screen covered

The new dual AF system makes it easy to capture sharply-focused shots of all subjects, whether capturing stills or movies. A superior 9-point all cross-type AF system provides exceptional performance during stills shooting, offering precision accuracy when capturing sports, action and wildlife. Additionally, a new Hybrid AF System offers continuous autofocusing during movie recording, and when shooting in Live View AF in Live View and Movies - subject to use with Canon stepping motor (STM) lenses mode.

Touch control and Vari-angle flexibility

Getting the perfect shot has never been easier thanks to the new 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen. Featuring capacitive technology, the screen is highly responsive and supports a variety of multi-touch gestures, such as pinching and swiping – making it easy to access shooting modes, alter settings and even capture a shot using the screen alone.

Touch control adds a different dimension to Live View shooting. You can select AF points, track faces and objects, and fine-tune image settings via the camera’s Quick Control screen. Navigation is instant and intuitive, while pinch-zooming in playback provides a great way to check the finer details of a shot. The Vari-angle hinge allows the screen to be angled and tilted to suit virtually any situation, while a super-sharp 1,040k-dot resolution ensures every detail is clearly displayed.

EOS Movie: Enhanced with Continuous AF

The EOS 650D makes it easy for anyone to shoot Full HD (1920x1080p) videos. Thanks to Hybrid AF, users can focus exclusively on story-telling while the camera continuously tracks the subject. New EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses are also ideal for shooting videos, utilising a virtually-silent stepper motor to ensure movies are smoother and clearer than ever.

phase detect on sensor

With Video Snapshot mode, anyone can create fun, fast-paced videos with a professionally-edited feel. Snapshots can be recorded in two, four, or eight second segments, and then combined or reordered in-camera ahead of playback. An integrated mini-HDMI port also makes it easy to share the results on any HDTV.

Explore with EOS

Two brand new shooting modes located on the mode dial help beginners to shoot confidently in difficult lighting conditions. HDR Backlight Control tackles tricky, brightly-backlit scenes by capturing three different exposures – under, correctly, and over-exposed – and combining them into one HDR image displaying both highlight and shadow detail. Handheld Night Scene, meanwhile, makes it easier to capture beautiful low-light evening shots with no tripod, rapidly shooting four different images before combining them into one detailed, blur-free picture.

The camera’s range of shooting modes also allows you to explore the boundaries of your creativity. Basic+ allows you to go beyond basic automatic settings, with a range of presets you can use to dramatically and instantly alter the mood of a shot. Canon’s fun range of Creative Filters can now be applied to images using the Touch-screen, with new ‘Art Bold Effect’ and ‘Water Painting Effect’ offering more ways to apply a creative twist to a shot. If you simply want to point and shoot, Scene Intelligent Auto mode does the work for you – analysing the scene and automatically selecting the best settings, so you can take great shots out of the box.

The EOS system – freedom to explore

As part of Canon’s EOS system, the EOS 650D is compatible with the world’s most comprehensive selection of lenses and accessories. Over 60 EF lenses cover everything from wide-angle and macro to extreme telephoto, and countless accessories provide the tools to meet virtually any creative challenge.

EOS 650D – key features
18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
Full-HD movies with manual controls and continuous AF
5 fps continuous shooting
Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen
ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, extendable to ISO 25,600
9-point wide-area AF
Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

New lifestyle camera bag - 300EG

Canon also today announces the launch of a new camera bag, the new 300EG - designed with enough room to hold one camera body, 2-3 lenses, as well as a number of accessories. The 300EG bag also features padded pockets and compartments to keep your photographic equipment safe and secure. The cross strap, messenger style bag makes it easy to access your equipment when you need it, while the additional waist straps give you a more stable carrying position when on the move.

EOS Launch Promotion

For a limited time only, purchase the new EOS 650D and receive the Canon 300EG camera bag free of charge. The promotion runs from 15th June to 31st August 2012. Participating retailers only.

Pricing and Availability

The EOS 650D is available from 15th June 2012, priced at £699.99/€839.99 RRP incl. VAT.
The EOS 650D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is available from 15th June 2012, priced at £799.99/€949.99 RRP incl. VAT.
The EOS 650D + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is available from July 2012, priced at £1019.99/€1219.99 RRP incl. VAT.
The 300EG Camera Bag is available from 15th June 2012, priced at £79.99/€89.99 RRP incl. VAT.

650d sensor view

Compact, versatile and powerful - introducing the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8th June 2012 – Canon UK & Ireland today unveils two new compact, lightweight lenses - the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. Showcasing a number of new features, including continuous autofocus in Movie mode, both models offer superior image quality and enhanced flexibility to enable photographers of all skill levels to capture both stills and movies of practically any subject.

Fast, accurate autofocus for film-makers and photographers

As well as offering full-time manual focus controls when shooting stills, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM are both also ideal for aspiring movie makers, allowing them to focus more accurately during shooting. The perfect companion lenses to the new EOS 650D, both models feature new stepper motor technology (STM), enabling fast, continuous focus when recording moving subjects - ensuring movies will be smoother and clearer than ever before.

Offering enhanced AF performance with high-speed, high-precision focusing, the two new lenses make it easy for photographers to capture more spontaneous shots, with exceptional detail and clarity. This is particularly useful for documentary, action or travel photography. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.39m and 0.3m respectively, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM allow you to get even closer to the action whilst keeping the subject in perfect focus.

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – versatile, high-performance zoom

Offering a focal range of 18–135mm, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM has been created to offer photographers a compact, versatile zoom lens which can be used to capture a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes and action shots. Ensuring high-quality stills at slow shutter speeds, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer which offers a 4-stop advantage over non-IS models. The lens will also sense whether the photographer is shooting normally or panning, engaging the most appropriate IS mode to capture the best possible image. When shooting movies, Dynamic IS automatically engages, countering any shake caused by the videographer’s movement to produce smooth, stable footage.

For subtle background blur when exploring shallow depths of field in stills and movies, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM features a circular aperture with an Electro Magnetic Diaphragm (EMD) which permits highly-accurate control over aperture settings. High image quality is also assured throughout the zoom range thanks to four groups of lens elements including one Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) and one Precision Molded Optics (PMo) element to counter chromatic aberration. Canon’s optimised Super spectra coatings on each lens element also reduce ghosting and flare, ensuring images require minimal post-processing.

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM – super-slim, high image quality

The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is Canon’s first EF pancake lens with a fixed focal length of 40mm and wide f/2.8 aperture, making it ideal for photographers who want a versatile, compact and lightweight lens for portrait, reportage, travel or landscape situations. Precision control over the circular, seven-blade aperture is enabled by the EMD, producing a beautiful bokeh effect and an aspheric lens with Super spectra coatings ensures optimal image quality from the centre of the lens to the periphery for stunning shots of practically any subject.

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – key features

Versatile 18-135mm zoom range – perfect for travel
Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
Dynamic Image Stabilizer for smooth movie footage
Fast autofocus with full-time manual override
Minimum focusing distance of 0.39m

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM – key features

Portable pancake design
Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies on compatible cameras
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting
Close focus to 0.3m
Fast, quiet AF for pin-sharp results
Great image quality right across the frame

Pricing and Availability

The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is available from July 2012, priced at £479.99/€569.99 RRP incl. VAT.
The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is available from 15th June 2012, priced at £229.99/€279.99 RRP incl. VAT.

US T4i Announcement info

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.

The camera includes a revolutionary new autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus and smooth HD video. The new AF system includes a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF which achieves fast focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode. Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere, the Rebel T4i features Canon’s new Movie Servo AF providing a quiet, continuous AF during HD video recording when using one of Canon’s newly introduced Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. The silent continuous autofocus when shooting HD video helps ensure the camera only captures the sounds of the scene being recorded. When combined with the camera’s new Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II and intuitive “fingertip” controls, touch-menu and advanced still and video capabilities, the EOS Rebel T4i stands as Canon’s most “consumer-friendly” DSLR to date.

top view of camera - T4i / 650D

“Our Rebel line of cameras bridges the gap between the casual photographer and someone looking to advance their photography and capture moments in new and creative ways. The EOS Rebel T4i boasts full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation, inspiring even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

New AF Capabilities

AF sensor on the T4i/650DOne of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at center.

The EOS Rebel T4i is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View.

Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS Rebel T4i provides highly accurate focus regardless of your shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame.

The addition of the dual-cross point in the center allows for much faster and precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.

Using the touch panel, parents can select their child on the LCD screen and the camera will remain focused on that child while they stay in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables Touch Focus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. To make capturing photos even easier, a Touch Shutter function can also be enabled, whereby selecting a subject on the LCD screen, the camera will instantly take a photo, once focus is locked.

Continuous AF during HD Video Recording

For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS Rebel T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS Rebel T4i to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, producing stunning videos of parties, events, summer vacations or graduations.

When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS Rebel T4i features a built-in stereo microphone, a first for the Rebel line, that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.

Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR

650D touchscreen examplesAnother Canon first, the EOS Rebel T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing.

The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures.

Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen.

The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy, and allowing improved views during photo or video capture.

That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd or at a graduation march just got a little easier to shoot.

Improved Imaging Performance Features

The EOS Rebel T4i helps novice photographers capture great images and video, even in low-light with a range of new and upgraded modes

• Handheld Night Scene

• HDR Backlight Control

• Multi-Shot Noise Reduction

• Video Snapshot

• Scene Intelligent Auto

Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction), take multiple pictures, an d combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimize the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colors so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.

Families have enjoyed coming home from a vacation or outing with a fun, short Video Snapshot highlight reel shot on their Canon camera to share the full story of their adventure. Now with the EOS Rebel T4i users will also have the option to delete, cut or re-order the clips before exporting the Snapshot album to post or share.

Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode – the “green” mode on the dial – analyzes the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colors, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings and help produce the best possible image. This mode has been enhanced to deliver the best possible exposure, particularly when shooting in low-light.

New STM Lenses and Accessories

To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the EOS Rebel T4i, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, and when used in combination with Canon’s new EOS Rebel T4i Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video. The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the EOS Rebel T4i’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.

The versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilization and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and video. This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes, and close-ups. Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance. The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning video. The lens is under an inch thick when attached, making it easy to carry and fit conveniently into a purse or pocket.

The EOS Rebel T4i is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver that can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has traveled as well.

Preoreder from B&H Preorders from Adorama
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199
Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $549
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199
Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $549
Canon Rebel T4i Body Only $849
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS $949
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199
Canon Rebel T4i Body Only $849
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS $949
Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199

t4i kit

Canon Australia Press Info

New EOS 650D DSLR camera puts the power and creativity of high quality stills and video at your fingertips
Multiple Canon EOS ‘firsts’ make the EOS 650D the most powerful and accessible creative tool yet for budding photographers

Key features:

  • • New DiG!C 5 image processor
  • • New 18 megapixel CMOS sensor with fast 4 channel read-out
  • • High speed continuous shooting up to 5 fps
  • • Superior focusing performance with 9-point all cross-type array (f/2.8 centre)
  • • Low noise with ISO speeds up to 12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode)
  • • Intuitive fingertip control with new Vari-angle Touch Screen LCD – EOS first
  • • Enhanced movie shooting with Movie Servo AF – EOS first
  • • Silent focussing when used with one of Canon’s new ‘Stepping Motor’ lenses – EOS first

Sydney, 8 June, 2012: Canon Australia today announced a new flagship addition to the entry-level EOS digital SLR camera range – the EOS 650D.

Sitting above the popular EOS 600D, the new EOS 650D introduces significant quality and performance enhancements to suit hobbyists, while easy-to- use functions allow photography newcomers to take the shots that only a DSLR camera can achieve.

“The Canon EOS 650D is the most powerful creative tool for the rapidly growing number of budding photographers, offering ease of use for complete newcomers and huge scope to grow into the camera as their skills develop,” says Rebecca Pearson, Assistant Brand Manager – EOS, Canon Australia.

“This camera has arrived at the right time given the rapid growth in entry-level and hobbyist photographers in the DSLR category in Australia. New features such as full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation will inspire even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses.”

The imaging system is built around a new 18 megapixel CMOS sensor with fast 4 channel read-out, and the new DiG!C 5 image processor. These two components combine to deliver continuous shooting speeds of five frames per second (fps), while noise is expertly controlled at ISO speeds up to 12800, expandable to 25600 in H mode.

For the first time in an entry-level EOS, the AF system adopts a 9 point all cross-type array for superior focusing performance through the viewfinder. The addition of the dual-cross point in the centre allows for much faster, precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.

‘Hybrid CMOS AF’ offers the most dramatic improvement to focusing with the LCD screen since Live View first appeared on EOS cameras. The technology combines the benefits of two different focusing systems – ‘phase detection’ and ‘contrast detection’ – to deliver focusing performance that is fast and accurate for stills and video, even when the subject is moving. Another EOS first is the Clear View II LCD Monitor featuring ‘Touch Screen’ operation, placing focusing control at the fingertips.

Movie capture is enhanced yet further, with on-board stereo sound, and silent AF performance when used in conjunction with one of Canon’s new ‘Stepping Motor’ lenses.

hose who choose a Canon EOS to begin their photographic journey will find that Intelligent Auto enables them to easily capture superb shots in a variety of conditions. And as they step up to intermediate features such as Creative Auto and other Basic Zone shooting modes, the built-in feature guide will offer enough assistance to help them accomplish their photographic goals.

Detailed feature information

New AF Capabilities

The EOS 650D features a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at centre. The model is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system, which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View. Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS 650D provides highly accurate focus regardless of the shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame. The addition of the dual-cross point in the centre allows for much faster, precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.
With the camera’s touch screen, users can touch the face of the person they would like to focus on and the camera will remain focused on them while they remain in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables touch autofocus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. Touch Focus can be used in video mode, with or without an STM lens. However the effects of continuous AF will only be achieved with the use of an STM lens.

Continuous AF during HD Video Recording

For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS 650D includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording movies. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS 650D to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, for stunning creative effects.

When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS 650D features a built-in stereo microphone – a first for the EOS line – that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.

Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR

Another Canon first, the EOS 650D includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro- static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen.

The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy and allowing improved views during photo or video capture. That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd just got a little easier to shoot.

Improved Imaging Performance Features

The EOS 650D helps novice photographers capture great images and video, even in low-light with a range of new performance features:

Handheld Night Scene mode HDR Backlight Control mode Multi-Shot Noise Reduction mode Upgraded Video Snapshot mode

Upgraded Scene Intelligent Auto mode

Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction), take multiple pictures, and combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimise the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colours so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.
Creating movie masterpieces just became much easier with the upgraded Video Snapshot mode. Now with the EOS 650D users will also have the option to delete, cut or re-order the clips before exporting the Snapshot album to post or share.

New STM Lenses and Accessories

To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the EOS 650D, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses: the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus and, when used in combination with the EOS 650D’s Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording movies. The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the EOS 650D’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.

The versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilisation and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and movies. This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes and close-ups. Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only), which uses a wide image stabilisation correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance. The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8, making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning movies. The lens is 2.28cm thick when attached, making it easy to carry and fit conveniently into a purse or pocket.

Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode – the “green box” mode on the dial – analyses the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colours, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings help produce the best possible image.

The EOS 650D is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver, which can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has travelled as well.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June.

650D specifications

Price
MSRP $849.99/€899 body only, $949.99/€999 with 18-55mm IS II, $1199/€1,249 with 18-135mm IS STM
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Body material Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 18.5 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 5
Color space sRGB,Adobe RGB
Color filter array RGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
File format JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: 14bit RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lamp by optional dedicated Speedlite
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S mount
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3"
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.85×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual
Scene Intelligent Auto
No Flash
Creative Auto
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sports
Night Portrait
Handheld Night Scene
HDR Backlight Control
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 13 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes

Single
Continuous
Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)

Continuous drive Yes (5 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Metering modes Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Format H.264
Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30fps (actually 29.97fps)
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 25fps
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 24fps (actually 23.976fps)
720p: 1280 x 720 pixels at 60fps (actually 59.94fps)
720p: 1280 x 720 pixels at 50fps
SD: 640 x 480 pixels at 30fps (actually 29.97fps)
SD: 640 x 480 pixels at 25fps
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless EyeFi
Remote control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440
Weight (inc. batteries) 575 g (1.27 lb / 20.28 oz)
Dimensions 133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11")
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS None

Pre-release rumours

2012 June

  • 7th Full specs of the 650D appear on the net
  • The versions I've seen all look like rather poor drafts but have some interesting features, showing a definite move up-range for the 650D.
  • Draft Specifcations
  • Lots more information [CR]
  • Touch screen demo movie #1 , #2

Key EOS 650D specs

  • 6th The T4i is spotted by [CPW] - looks like we're close to launch.
  • An EF 40/2.8 pancake lens is also spotted
  • Note the new silent 18-135
  • 3rd Rebates are almost over (5th in the UK) Two public holidays at the start of this week might push the announcement to the end of the week, or early next week.
  • Specifications wise, all we're hearing is the same 18MP, touch screen and digic 5, there has been for a while.
  • At [CR] they are more certain for this coming Friday (8th), along with two lenses.

May

  • 16th June 'when the rebates are finished' is a popular 650D suggestion. There's not much sign of activity for a May launch...
  • 10th For a camera due 'real soon now', there is not much advance evidence.
  • 7th No signs yet of any imminent announcements - we were told to expect a 600D replacement and maybe a lens this month, but still no solid information.
  • 1st In one of few direct comments we've had about the 650D, it's suggested [thanks] that the viewfinder has had several improvements, with the intention of showing that a 'real optical' viewfinder has benefits over current EVF technology.
  • There is also suggestions [CR] that the T4i is 'coming soon'.

April

  • 25th Two new comments received [thanks] about a mid May announcement for the 650D, but as yet, no sign of any invites or scheduled events. If this one has any legs, expect to see some more detailed 'hints' within a week or two.
  • Both suggest an 'improved' 18MP sensor and Digic 5
    • ...but that's what we've been sent for months now ;-)
  • Note: Rumour tracking has been a bit slow of late, whilst I've been working on the images and prints for a big upcoming exhibition - I've now got the main 14 metre long panoramic print finished and rolled up in a box.
  • 15th In the US, the various T3i rebate deals run until April 21st
  • [info at B&H click “Buy together and save” link to see all offers]
  • 12th More rumours of an imminent release with the appeareance of a French language '650D for Dummies' link on several Amazon stores - release set for May 17th.
  • 9th Although there are reports of 600D shortages [CR], there appear to be a lot in stock at the moment, if you look around ... that and and the UK cashback runs till June.

March

  • 30th Canon UK 'cashback' until 5th June, covering 550D and 600D
    • XXXD cameras have been announced early in the year or in August, although the 1000D was a June announcement (2008)
  • 20th No new mentions of 650D/T4i for some time now - all we've heard is similar to the vague suggestions that seem to have been sent to CR
  • 2nd EOS 25th Anniversary and it's a $3500 5D mark 3 that's announced. The recent annual updates (see below) in the Rebel (XXXD) range would suggest that we're due for the 650D before long, although the 7D2 (7D has the same 18MP sensor as the 600D) is on the pending list too.

February

  • 26th A correction, in that the EOS system was launched on the 17th Feb 1987, according to this article about the 20th anniversary - that said, we've not had any 25th anniversary stuff yet... It still seems too good a marketing event to pass of without something significant though.
  • 23rd Some new lenses suggested [CR] including a video optimised (quiet) EF-S 18-135 mk 2 for the 650D/T4i
  • 11th Just coincidence that the EOS650 was launched in March 1987 and next month is the 25th anniversary of EOS? (see the timelines below)
  • EOS 650EOS650 at Canon
  • Will we see the digital 650 soon?
  • 10th No T4i/Kiss/650D announcement at CP+, perhaps later in February [PB]
  • 4th Price drops on the 600D/T3i and low stock levels. Announcements this coming week?

January

  • 25th Once again, we've been told (thanks) that the only Canon DSLR for CP+ will be the 650D/T4i and that the 5D3 won't be announced until after the 1D X ships...
    • Most of the rumour noise is 5D3 related at the moment, after that test camera was seen in Kenya. Everyone also expects the Nikon D800 as a near certainty for CP+
  • 9th Looks like compacts and camcorders for PMA/CES - so we move on to CP+ (9-12 February 2012)

2011 December

  • 5th A suggestion for 24MP and Digic V or maybe just 18MP [CR]
  • 1st Expect to see the camera announced some time before CP+ from 9-12 February 2012, at the Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. PMA in Vegas is on January 10-12th - perhaps a little soon for the announcement?

November

  • 8th February is mooted as an announcement date [CR]
    • Hardly astounding news given Canon's 'Rebel' launch history (see below) and the new stuff they can pack into it.

October

  • 17th There is a new Canon patent for touch screen use (inc. built in Wi-Fi) [PB]
  • It shows some of what may be coming early next year to the 650D.
  • If you include Digic 5 and its tricks, then there are plenty of features to advance on the 600D, without moving up from the current 18MP sensor.
    • Let's hope the eye sensor works fine, given the number of nose marks I see on my own camera screens ;-)

September

  • 17th The Digic 5 processing chip has appeared in Powershot cameras - look for this and assorted improvements in the 650D rather than any more MP.
  • The next camera after the 650D (700D?) will be the one more likely to up the MP from the current 18MP. This would gives the 7D2 a chance to shine as top MP for APS-C for a while.

May

  • 6th Early 2012 is picked in the latest at CR

2011 February

  • 7th The 600D is announced pretty much exactly a year after the 550D
  • I'd normally suggest you come back here in a year's time to see what the 650D might bring.
  • ...However, look at the 60D and 7D - both at 18MP. There is a bit of a queue of cameras waiting to be updated before we see much of an advance in the 650D (1Ds3, 5D3, 7D, 60D)

2010 August

  • 22nd Some historical info: (updated for 650D)
      • 300D / Rebel - 20 Aug. 2003
      • 350D / Rebel XT – 17 Feb. 2005
      • 400D / Rebel XTi – 24 Aug. 2006
      • 450D / Rebel XSi - 23 Jan. 2008
      • 1000D / Rebel XS - 8 July 2008
      • 500D / Rebel T1i - 25 March 2009
      • 550D / Rebel T2i – 8 Feb. 2010
      • 600D / Rebel T3i - 7 Feb 2011
      • 650D / Rebel T4i - 8 June 2012
      Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
    1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
    Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X    
    APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D Mk II N 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV              
    Video                           1D C    
    High Full             5D 5D Mk II 5D MkIII    
    APS-C                     7D    
    'Better'  Full                             6D    
    APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D    
    Mid APS-C         300D
    Digital Rebel
    Kiss Digital
    350D
    Digital Rebel XT
    Kiss Digital N
    400D
    Digital Rebel XTi
    Kiss Digital X
    450D
    Rebel XSi
    Kiss X2
    500D
    T1i
    Kiss X3
    550D
    T2i
    Kiss X4
    600D
    T3i
    X5
    650D
    T4i
    X6i
    700D
    T5i
    X7i
       
    Micro APS-C                           100D
    SL1
    X7
       
    Entry APS-C                   1000D
    Rebel XS
    Kiss F
    1100D
    Rebel T3
    Kiss X50
    1200D
    T5
    X70
    Mirrorless APS-C                           M M2  

    Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

    Video capable | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual

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    Rough translation of 650D specs - see 'real' 650D/T4i specs

    650D/T4i Specifications

    *Not Final Specs* - from pre-release rumours

    600D / T3i Specs

    List price (US) Body only: $tbc
    Body+18-55 IS II Kit: $900
    List price (EU) Body only: €tbc
    Body+18-55 IS II Kit: €tbc
    List price (UK) Body only: £679
    Body+18-55 IS II Kit: £769
    Body material Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
    Sensor 18.7 million effective pixels
    18.0 million total pixels
    22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
    RGB Color Filter Array
    Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
    3:2 aspect ratio
    Dust reduction Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
    Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
    Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
    Image sizes * RAW
    5184 x 3456
    JPEG
    3:2
    5184 x 3456
    3456 x 2304
    2592 x 1728
    1920 x 1280 *
    720 x 480 *
    4:3 *
    4608 x 3456
    3072 x 2304
    2304 x 1728
    1696 x 1280
    640 x 480
    16:9 *
    5184 x 2912
    3456 x 1944
    2592 x 1456
    1920 x 1080
    720 x 400
    1:1 *
    3456 x 3456
    2304 x 2304
    1728 x 1728
    1280x1280
    480 x 480
    Still image formats RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
    RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large / Fine
    JPEG (EXIF 2.3) * - Fine, Normal
    Movie recording * 1920 x 1080 (1080p, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps
    1280 x 720 (720p, 16:9) @ 60/50 fps
    640 x 480 (4:3) @ 60/50 fps
    Quicktime MOV format (H.264 compression, linear PCM audio)
    Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)
    Image processor DIGIC 4
    Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
    1.6x field of view crop
    Focus modes Auto Focus
    Manual Focus (switch on lens)
    Auto Focus 9-point CMOS sensor
    F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
    AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
    Predictive AF up to 8m
    AF modes AI Focus
    One Shot
    AI Servo
    AF point selection Auto
    Manual
    AF assist Flash strobe
    Shooting modes Scene Intelligent Auto
    Flash off
    Creative Auto
    Portrait
    Landscape
    Close-up
    Sports
    Night portrait
    Movie
    Program AE (P)
    Shutter priority AE (Tv)
    Aperture priority AE (Av)
    Manual (M)
    Auto depth-of-field
    Metering TTL 63-zone SPC
    Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
    Metering modes Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
    Partial 9% at center
    Spot 4% at center
    Center-weighted average
    AE Lock AE lock button
    AE Bracketing +/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
    0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
    Exposure compen. +/- 5.0 EV
    0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
    Sensitivity Auto (100 - 6400)
    ISO 100
    ISO 200
    ISO 400
    ISO 800
    ISO 1600
    ISO 3200
    ISO 6400
    H1 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.)
    Highlight tone priority
    Shutter Focal-plane shutter
    30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
    Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
    Bulb
    Aperture values F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
    Actual aperture range depends on lens used
    White balance  Auto
     Daylight
     Shade
     Cloudy
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Flash
     Custom
    WB Bracketing +/-3 levels
    3 images
    Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
    WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
    Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
    Color space sRGB
    Adobe RGB
    Picture style Standard
    Portrait
    Landscape
    Neutral
    Faithful
    Monochrome
    User 1
    User 2
    User 3
    Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7
    Contrast: -4 to +4
    Saturation: -4 to +4
    Color tone: -4 to +4
    B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
    B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
    Image processing Highlight Tone Priority
    Auto Lighting Optimizer - 4 settings
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction
    Peripheral illumination correction
    Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type) *
    Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye) - during image Playback only *
    Drive modes Single
    Continuous: 3.7 fps up to 34 Large/Fine JPEG / 6 RAW frames
    Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
    Self-timer continuous
    Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
    Viewfinder Pentamirror
    95% frame coverage
    Magnification: 0.85x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
    Eyepoint: 19 mm
    Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
    Fixed precision matte
    Viewfinder info AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
    Shutter speed
    Aperture value
    ISO speed (always displayed)
    AE lock
    Exposure level/compensation
    Spot metering circle
    Exposure warning
    AEB
    Flash ready
    High-speed sync
    FE lock
    Flash exposure compensation
    Red-eye reduction light
    White balance correction
    SD card information
    Monochrome shooting
    Maximum burst
    Highlight tone priority
    DOF preview Yes, button
    LCD monitor * Vari-angle 3.0" 3:2 TFT LCD *
    1,040,000 dots
     Approx 100% coverage
    Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
    Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
    7 brightness levels
    Up to 10x zoom playback
    LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
    Approx 99% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
    Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
    Grid optional (thirds)
    Live Histogram optional
    Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
    Quick or Live mode autofocus
    Record review Uses last play mode
    Magnification possible
    2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
    Flash * Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
    Guide number approx 13
    Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
    Integrated Speedlite Transmitter, wireless multi-flash support *
    X-Sync: 1/200 sec
    Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
    Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
    External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
    Hot-shoe
    Other features Orientation sensor
     In-camera copyright information
     Image rating (0-5 stars) *
    Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
    Auto rotation On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
    Off
    Playback mode Single image
    Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
    Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
    4 and 9 image index
    Auto play
    Image rotation
    Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
    Custom functions * 11 custom functions with 34 settings
    Menu languages * English
    German
    French
    Dutch
    Danish
    Portuguese
    Finnish
    Italian
    Norwegian
    Swedish
    Spanish
    Greek
    Russian
    Polish
    Czech
    Hungarian
    Romanian
    Ukrainian
    Turkish
    Arabic
    Thai
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    Korean
    Japanese
    Firmware User upgradable
    Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
    Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal)
    HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
    E3 type wired remote control
     Remote Controller RC-6
    External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack
    Audio Mono microphone on front
    Mono speaker on rear
     External stereo mike (optional)
    Storage SD / SDHC /SDXC cards
    Power Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
     Approx 440 shots (23°C AE 50%, FE 50%), CIPA standard
     4 level battery life display
    Optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit
    Battery Grip Yes, BG-E8
    Direct printing Canon Selphy Printers
    Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
    Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
    PictBridge
    Dimensions * 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in)
    Weight (inc batt/card) * 570 g (1.26 lb)
    Software Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
    Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
    PhotoStitch
    EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
    Picture Style Editor

    550D / T2i Specs

    List price (US) Body only: $799
    Body+18-55 IS Kit: $899
    List price (EU) Body only: €729 + VAT
    Body+18-55 IS Kit: €829 + VAT 
    International naming US: Canon Rebel T2i
    Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X4
    Elsewhere: Canon EOS 550D
    Body material Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
    Sensor 18.7 million effective pixels
    19.0 million total pixels
    22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
    RGB Colour Filter Array
    Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
    3:2 aspect ratio
    Dust reduction Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
    Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
    Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
    Image sizes 5184 x 3456
    3456 x 2304
    2592 x 1728
    Still image formats RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
    RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
    JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
    Movie recording 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps
    1280 x 720 (720P, 16:9) @ 60/50 fps
    640 x 480 (4:3) @ 60/50 fps
    Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video,linear PCM audio)
    Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)
    Image processor DIGIC 4
    Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
    1.6x field of view crop
    Focus modes Auto Focus
    Manual Focus (switch on lens)
    Auto Focus 9-point CMOS sensor
    F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
    AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
    Predictive AF up to 10 m
    AF modes AI Focus
    One Shot
    AI Servo
    AF point selection Auto
    Manual
    AF assist Flash strobe
    Shooting modes Auto
    Portrait
    Landscape
    Close-up
    Sports
    Night portrait
    Flash off
    Movie
    Program AE (P)
    Shutter priority AE (Tv)
    Aperture priority AE (Av)
    Manual (M)
    Auto depth-of-field
    Metering TTL 63-zone SPC
    Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
    Metering modes Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
    Partial 9% at center
    Spot 4% at center
    Center-weighted average
    AE Lock AE lock button
    AE Bracketing +/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
    0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
    Exposure compen. +/- 5.0 EV
    0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
    Sensitivity Auto (100 - 6400 )
    ISO 100
    ISO 200
    ISO 400
    ISO 800
    ISO 1600
    ISO 3200
    ISO 6400
    H1 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.)
    Highlight tone priority
    Shutter Focal-plane shutter
    30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
    Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
    Bulb
    Aperture values F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
    Actual aperture range depends on lens used
    White balance  Auto
     Daylight
     Shade
     Cloudy
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Flash
     Custom
    WB Bracketing +/-3 levels
    3 images
    Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
    WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
    Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
    Colour space sRGB
    Adobe RGB
    Picture style Standard
    Portrait
    Landscape
    Neutral
    Faithful
    Monochrome
    User 1
    User 2
    User 3
    Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7
    Contrast: -4 to +4
    Saturation: -4 to +4
    Colour tone: -4 to +4
    B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
    B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
    Image processing Highlight Tone Priority
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction
    Peripheral illumination correction
    Drive modes Single
    Continuous: 3.7 fps up to 34 Large/Fine JPEG / 6 RAW frames
    Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
    Self-timer continuous
    Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
    Viewfinder Pentamirror
    95% frame coverage
    Magnification: 0.87x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
    Eyepoint: 19 mm
    Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
    Fixed precision matte
    Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
    Viewfinder info AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
    Shutter speed
    Aperture value
    ISO speed (always displayed)
    AE lock
    Exposure level/compensation
    Spot metering circle
    Exposure warning
    AEB
    Flash ready
    High-speed sync
    FE lock
    Flash exposure compensation
    Red-eye reduction light
    White balance correction
    SD card information
    Monochrome shooting
    Maximum burst
    Highlight tone priority
    DOF preview Yes, button
    LCD monitor 3.0" 3:2 TFT LCD
    1040,000 pixels
    Approx 100% coverage
    Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
    Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
    7 brightness levels
    Up to 10x zoom playback
    LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
    100% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
    Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
    Best view or exposure simulation
    Grid optional (thirds)
    Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
    Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
    Quick or Live mode autofocus
    Record review Uses last play mode
    Magnification possible
    2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
    Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
    Guide number approx 13
    Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
    X-Sync: 1/200 sec
    Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
    Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
    External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
    Hot-shoe
    Other features Orientation sensor
    In-camera copyright information
    Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
    Auto rotation On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
    Off
    Playback mode Single image
    Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
    Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
    4 and 9 image index
    Auto play
    Image rotation
    Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
    Custom functions 12 custom functions with 36 settings
    Menu languages English
    German
    French
    Dutch
    Danish
    Portuguese
    Finnish
    Italian
    Norwegian
    Swedish
    Spanish
    Greek
    Russian
    Polish
    Czech
    Hungarian
    Romanian
    Ukrainian
    Turkish
    Arabic
    Thai
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    Korean
    Japanese
    Firmware User upgradable
    Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
    Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal )
    HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
    E3 type wired remote control
    Remote Controller RC-6
    External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack
    Audio Mono microphone on front
    Mono speaker on rear
    External stereo mike (optional)
    Storage SD / SDHC card
    SDXC card
    Power Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
    Approx 440 shots (23°C AE 50%, FE 50%), CIPA standard
    4 level battery life display
    Optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit
    Battery Grip Yes, BG-E8
    Direct printing Canon Selphy Printers
    Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
    Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
    PictBridge
    Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
    Weight (inc batt/card) 530 g (1.17 lb)
    Software Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
    Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
    PhotoStitch
    EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
    Original Data Security Tools
    Picture Style Editor

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