Canon Announces New EOS 650D with Touchscreen
Canon EOS 650D.
Canon's newest DSLR, the EOS 650D, features several 'firsts' for an EOS camera including a touchscreen and a new hybrid AF system.
Key features include an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, continuous shooting speeds of
up to five frames per second, a 9-point all-cross-type AF system and Full HD video capture.
The camera's 3-inch touchscreen delivers a resolution of 1.04 million dots and accepts commonly used touch gestures such as 'pinch-to-zoom' and 'swipe' to scroll. Photographers can also choose to use touch gestures to focus and fire the shutter.
A new 'Hybrid CMOS AF' system has been introduced to improve the camera's Live View focusing performance, and combines 'phase detection' and 'contrast detection' autofocus systems to enhance focusing speed and accuracy when shooting stills and video.
In addition to the new camera, Canon is releasing two new lenses: the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM. Optimised for video, both lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, which allow the lenses to focus smoothly and quietly.
The EOS 650D digital SLR camera will be available at the end of June in body-only and a selection of three kit configurations: Single IS Lens Kit (including EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens); Twin IS Lens Kit (including EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lenses); Super Kit (including EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens). The new lenses will also be available separately.
Pricing was unavailable at time of writing.
More info: http://www.canon.com.au