The Canon EOS 650D, also known as the Canon EOS Rebel T4i in the US, is a DSLR camera that sits above the Canon EOS 600D in Canon’s DSLR range.
It is designed to be easy to use for beginners and experienced photographers alike. The camera has a touch-sensitive vari-angle LCD screen and new automatic shooting modes, as well as advanced features for experienced photographers.
The camera has an 18-megapixel sensor like the Canon EOS 600D, but with some of the pixels dedicated to phase detection tools for its Live View and video mode Hybrid AF system. This allows the camera to focus automatically during video recording, a first for a Canon EOS camera.
The camera also has a Digic 5 processor which is six times faster than the Digic 4 processor found in the Canon 600D, enabling a faster continuous shooting rate of 5fps. The camera also has a stereo microphone on the top and a slot for an external mic, making it well suited for videographers. The camera also has a Video Snapshot mode, that allows recording two-, four- or eight-second bursts and editing them together for a slicker movie.
The camera also has a mini HDMI port for playing home movies on any HD TV. The camera also has two new shooting modes, HDR Backlight Control and Handheld Night Scene, which are designed to help with tricky lighting conditions.
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