Two weeks ago, I attended the media launch event
for the soon-to-be-released Canon EOS 650D DSLR camera at Klapsons Hotel.
As of 08 June 2012, the EOS 650D camera is the world's first DSLR with Touchscreen technology. The camera's 3-inch touchscreen allows one to change the camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value quicker and easier. But rest assured that the physical buttons for the settings still remain on the camera itself. The 270-degrees swiveling screen allows one to take photos from awkward/difficult angles.
I got the opportunity to touch it and took some shots with the 650D.
I really liked the touch screen, how I can adjust the angle of it to take from a high or low position, even to the extent if I wanna take shots of myself (No, I didn't do that on that day haha!), and it was really convenient to adjust the camera settings via the touch screen. :)
- ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)
- Multi Shot Noise Control, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
- 9 cross-type AF points within 31 AF zones, with Hybrid CMOS AF System
- Continuous AF Servo
- DIGIC 5 imaging processor (also found in Canon 5D Mark III)
This is the first Canon camera that comes with the new Hybrid CMOS AF sensor, capable for contrast and phase detection auto-focusing. Also, it is possible for continous auto-focusing when shooting a video... A first in any Canon EOS camera.
Along with the EOS 650D, Canon also introduced two new lenses, the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF40mm f/2.8mm STM, featuring a stepping motor for fast and quiet auto-focusing.
The Canon EOS 650D DSLR was recently made available in Singapore at all authorised Canon dealer stores on 14 June. (***The EOS 650D Kit II (with EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM) will be available only from mid-July***) Check out the following for price:
EOS 650D DSLR (body only): S$1,149