Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) Review

Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) Review: Canon equips EOS 650D with dual AF and touch screen

Canon launched in the US the Canon Rebel T4i (named Canon EOS 650D almost elsewhere). The CMOS sensor still has a resolution of 18 megapixels, but supports a dual autofocus system that allows continuous focusing even while filming. The Japanese manufacturer designed new lenses with STM drive especially for this purpose. Also new is the touch screen, which is mounted like the EOS 600D swivel and rotate.

Brief assessment

Pros

  • Long series of images (with JPEG)
  • Good image quality (typical Canon “crisp”)
  • Very high reaction and storage speed
  • Hybrid AF quickly adjusts focus during video recording (but only with STM lenses)
  • Very easy to operate thanks to touch display

Cons

  • Full HD video not at 50 fps
  • Viewfinder image small and slightly dark
  • Contrast AF slow and uncertain

While automobile manufacturers are primarily renewing the external appearance of their models, the camera industry is increasingly taking a different approach: On the outside, everything remains the same, the innovations are under the hood. The brand-new Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is no exception – its housing is like its predecessor, the 600D. But a lot has happened under the plastic cover. This review article clarifies how the innovations prove themselves in practice. And, of course, we’ll go into detail about the image quality of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) with its 18-megapixel sensor.

The necessary computing power is provided by the Digic-5 processor, which can effortlessly process five frames per second for continuous shooting. In addition to the hybrid CMOS image sensor, it is also essential for continuous focusing in LiveView mode and during filming. To use this function, however, the new STM lenses from Canon are required. The sensor has a special function for this purpose and acts as a hybrid focus sensor for phase and contrast measurement. Movies, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) takes up maximally in FullHD resolution, the frame rate is selectable between 24, 25, 30, 50 and 60 pictures per second, whereby 50p and 60p are available only with 720p video resolution. The exposure can be fully manually controlled if desired.

The conventional phase autofocus is equipped with nine cross sensors. More modern is the dual-layer exposure metering system over 63 zones. Both color and brightness are included in the exposure metering, with sharpness information also taken into account. The two layers of the light metering sensor react to different colors: one to red and green light and the other to green and blue. By comparing the measured values, the exposure can be precisely adjusted. On the back of the camera is a three-inch (7.7 centimeters) display with a resolution of 1.04 million pixels, which should be easy to read even in sunlight. The screen can be rotated by 175° to the side via a hinge and then by 90° to the front or 180° to the rear via the swivel joint. This makes it easy to take self-portraits, overhead shots or photos close to the ground. A new feature is the touch sensitivity of the screen, so that the camera can be operated via this screen.

The Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) offers numerous special programs for both beginners and ambitious photographers. These include “Night shot without tripod”, for example, in which four photos are taken in quick succession and combined into one. But the camera can also combine four shots for noise reduction. Only three images are taken in the HDR program and then offset against each other. This enables the camera to cope with high contrasts, for example in backlight situations. But also those who simply want to press the shutter release without worrying about the camera settings will get their money’s worth. Because the EOS 650D recognizes motives automatically and adjusts the suitable motive program independently. The photographer can give free rein to his creativity with the help of the image styles and creative filters. In addition, numerous functions help to optimize the image quality. The “Auto Lighting Optimizer” (ALO) analyzes the image data and adjusts the brightness for a balanced image effect, such as a person in front of a bright light source, where the face is then brightened up to make it recognizable. Ambitious users should be particularly pleased that Canon has integrated wireless flash control.

The Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) can also get rid of lens aberrations thanks to Digic 5. In this way, vignetting (darkening of the edges), which can be caused by the lens, can be eliminated electronically. Even more possibilities are offered to the image processing photographer by using the RAW-format, here, he can adjust the correction in Digital Photo Professional (DPP), that is the provided RAW-development software. Using a database, DPP can reduce even more lens errors and the effect of the camera’s low-pass filter. The Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) uses complex mathematical functions to replicate the flow of light in the lens and can therefore reduce image errors and loss of detail. Also included with the camera is the EOS Utility software, which allows the camera to be controlled remotely from a PC. Since 2013, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is be available at a price of almost EUR 800. With the EF-S 18-55 mm IS II set lens, the price rises to almost 900 EUR at market launch, but much cheaper right now more than ten years after its market launch.

Ergonomics and Workmanship

If one puts the current Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) next to its predecessor, the 600D, it seems as if Canon only changed the type plate of the new one. The new great-great-great-granddaughter of the legendary 300D does not even try to hide the fact that her housing is made of the dreary materials of the petrochemical industry. The quite smooth plastic doesn’t make the case of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) look very high-end. But once taken in hand, this small shortcoming is quickly forgotten. The slim handle stretches quite far forward, and like the well-shaped thumb rest on the camera back, it is also coated for a good grip. Canon has arranged almost all controls on the right side of the housing. A pleasantly large mode dial on the top plate is easily accessible for thumb and index finger. It offers no less than 14 adjustment positions and snaps in tightly – making accidental adjustment almost impossible. The same applies to the main dial under the index finger – this also runs quite tight, just as you would like it to. The shutter release could be a bit bigger, but it convinces with two clearly defined pressure points.

The switches and buttons on the back are less enthusiastic. They are quite small and sometimes lie too close together. However, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is much easier to live with than its predecessor. Because the Rebel T4i comes up with an innovation which simplifies the use noticeably: Its display is touch-sensitive, accepting input by fingertip and wipe. This idea is not entirely new, for example Panasonic has been equipping selected system cameras with a resistive touch display for several years. Meanwhile, Canon has opted for a capacitive touch screen. This technology, which is mostly used in today’s smartphones, reacts to even the lightest touch. Once you have familiarised yourself with the possibilities, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is amazingly quick to operate. A tap on the “Q” symbol is all it takes for the display to present pleasantly large icons and controls. The camera even masters two-finger gestures, for example for zooming in playback mode. If necessary, you can also use your fingertip to place the focus point on the desired part of the image or trigger the camera.

The monitor also impresses with its display performance: with a diagonal of three inches, it offers a very fine resolution of over one million pixels. The display is just bright enough under the glaring midday sun. It’s just a pity that the display brightness doesn’t adjust automatically to the ambient light, it has to be adjusted manually. To do this, it can be swung 180 degrees to the left of the camera and can then be folded 90 degrees down, 90 degrees up or 180 degrees forward. Not only can you take photos close to the ground without dislocation, but also overhead photos; even self-portraits on the outstretched arm or snapshots from the hip are no problem. As usual with DSLR cameras, however, the viewfinder image only appears on the display in live view mode; it is quickly switched on with a small button. If you want to shoot with the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) rather classically, i.e. with a view through the viewfinder eyepiece, you’ll have to make do with a comfort typical of the class. The viewfinder image is somewhat dark and not very large due to the inexpensive pentangle mirror construction.

The battery capacity is rather average. The rather small lithium-ion battery of the type LP-E8 holds out at best for 440 pictures. It is recharged in a separate charger, so an optional second battery can be used to power the camera. The battery is stored in a compartment accessible from the bottom of the camera. Its flap is, however, dimensioned so large that it is at best not blocked by a small tripod plate. The tripod thread of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is made of solid stainless steel and sits where it belongs – on the optical axis.

Equipment

The Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is richly equipped and enjoys many features. If you want to concentrate fully on your subject and don’t want to worry about the shooting technique, you can leave all camera settings to the subject automatics. There is no possibility of intervention here, only the flash can be deactivated. The creative automatic offers a little more control options with functions such as “background blurry/sharp”, continuous shooting as well as colour reproduction specifications such as “cold” or “warm”. Alternatively, the desired subject program, or scene mode, such as “Portrait” or “Landscape” can be selected directly using the handy mode dial. All these automatisms offer quite few control possibilities, for example, no exposure correction is possible, the ISO sensitivity is always fixed by the automatism. After all, so-called “environment effects” can be configured, such as “darker/brighter”. The Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) also doesn’t do without the “creative” effects that have been unavoidable lately; for example, it distorts the images with grain, draws them softly or gives them a miniature effect. Alternatively, Canon’s “creative filter” functions can be applied to an image in playback mode.

With the Rebel T4i (EOS 650D), Canon introduces two special functions via multiple shooting, which have been commonplace for some manufacturers for some time. The program “night shot without tripod” takes four photos, which it then combines into one image that is much less noisy than the single shots. And automatic backlighting combines three differently exposed photos in such a way that even in very high-contrast scenes, depth and highlights are well defined. However, the HDR automatic cannot be configured, you are at its mercy for better or worse. In practice, the function proved to be not yet fully developed. The image results were consistently too bright, with tearing highlights and missing depths – in other words, classically overexposed. This problem could be easily solved by selective underexposure, but like all subject programs, the automatic backlighting does not allow exposure compensation! In contrast, the program “Night shot without tripod” is more flexible. It can even be combined with a fill-flash, in which case the flash is triggered sufficiently only with the first image of the series. Canon saved the special depth of field automatic “A-DEP” on the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) – which is certainly bearable.

Who would like to leave nothing to the chance or the automatic functions with the admission, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) can adapt to his ideas as well as the respective motive situation to a large extent. On request, the exposure can be controlled completely manually or semi-automatically with preselection of aperture or exposure time. To avoid vibrations, the camera is equipped with a mirror lock-up function. Canon has also thought of a depth-of-field button to control the depth of field. The ambitious photographer can set the ISO sensitivity manually, the sensitivity ranges up to ISO 25.600. The ISO automatic selects a maximum of ISO 6.400, but the upper limit can be limited to lower values. The Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) also allows the internal image processing to be configured in a wide range of areas, such as sharpness, saturation and contrast. You can also adjust the strength of the noise reduction. If desired, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) can take exposure series with a spread of up to 2 EV, the exposure can be corrected in a very wide range of +/- 7 EV. The exposure compensation feature has proven to be extremely useful in practice, as the Rebel T4i tends to have a very rich exposure.

The flash system of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) leaves hardly anything to be desired, external flashes even control the camera wirelessly. Apart from that, the camera offers everything your heart desires: flash exposure correction, long time synchronization, synchronization to the second curtain – to name just a few possibilities.

While its predecessor was not exactly a sports ace, theCanon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) sprints at around five frames per second (fps) when shooting continuous bursts in JPEG format. Although this is not a record-breaking speed, it is sufficiently fast in many situations. In practice, much more important than an even higher continuous shooting rate is that the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) maintains its top speed for a remarkable 39 shots. Only then does it fall into endurance running, proving its endurance at a rate of 3.6 fps. This and the fact that the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is immediately ready to shoot again, even after long series of pictures, indicate a very fast image processor and data bus. However, the buffer memory seems to be a bit tight: With voluminous RAW shots, the sprint is over after only six shots, then it continues very contemplatively at a continuous frame rate of 0.8 fps.

At first glance, Canon has left everything as it was with the video function. Like its predecessor, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) films in full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, with a maximum frame rate of 25 full frames per second. When filming at 50 frames per second, the resolution drops to 1,280 x 720 pixels. But the Rebel T4i offers the videographer more than its predecessor. For example, it now also records the film sound in stereo with the internal microphone. But more importantly, theCanon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) can now continuously adjust the focus during video recording. With the new EF-S 3.5-5.6/18-135 mm IS STM lens equipped with stepper motors, this works amazingly well. The pictures hardly show any pumping focus, the sharpness is adjusted quite quickly and practically to the point. Above all, the STM lens doesn’t make a sound when focusing – it focuses absolutely silently. The EF-S 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6 IS II, the set lens with which we mainly tested the camera, was quite different: It grinds like a coffee grinder when focusing, but implements the control commands of the autofocus only very hesitantly and uncertainly. If you attach importance to continuously tracking sharpness in your video recordings, you can hardly get around the new STM lenses. More about this and the new lens technology of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) in the following section.

Lens

With the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D), it is introduced a new autofocus process, known as “hybrid autofocus” via the main sensor. It is available in Live View mode and when recording video. In hybrid autofocus, a special group of light-sensitive cells in the center of the image sensor first calculates the focus distance by means of phase comparison measurement. Advantage of this method, which is also used by the separate AF modules of all DSLRs: By comparing phases, the camera can determine in a flash whether the subject is in front of or behind the current focal plane and thus adjust the distance in one go. Contrast measurement is different: here, the focus point must first be passed over in order to find it at all. When measuring contrast, the autofocus approaches the optimum setting in ever smaller steps. In video recordings, these attempts to get closer to the subject are expressed by the fact that the focus is adjusted very slowly and is virtually pumped into the image. However, Canon obviously does not fully trust the innovative phase comparison measurement on the main sensor. With the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D), it only gives the rough direction, but the focus point is finally determined by contrast measurement – hence the name “hybrid autofocus”.

However, the beautiful new focus world od the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) has a small catch: the hybrid AF only works in conjunction with the new STM lenses, currently the EF 2.8/40 mm STM and the EF-S 3.5-5.6/18-135 mm IS STM. Here stepper motors move the focus elements in the lens, this “stepper motor technology” sets the correct focus point very quickly and accurately. At least in theory. Whether this also applies in the photo practice, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) equipped with the STM zoom had to prove in the test laboratory. In fact, in live view mode, this combination focuses around 30 percent faster than the camera with the EF-S 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6 IS II (the set lens with which we mainly tested the camera). But the Live View autofocus is not really fast, even with the STM lens. It takes a good two seconds for the camera to find and release the focus point. This is certainly an improvement on the three seconds it takes the 18-55 mm to focus – but it is still classes slower than the classic phase AF. If the camera is not operated in live view mode, the shutter release delay including autofocus is a maximum of 0.43 seconds with the 18-55 mm, with the 18-135 mm STM it drops to a remarkably short 0.26 seconds.

Canon offers the inexpensive standard zoom EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II together with the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) as a set. Tube and bayonet are – as usual in this price range – completely made of plastic. But this doesn’t have to be a serious disadvantage, the set lens doesn’t make a cheap impression at all despite its handy weight of about 200 grams. In terms of 35 mm, it covers a focal length range of 29 – 88 mm, the closest focusing distance is a rather short 25 centimeters across all zoom levels. It is also equipped with a filter thread, its diameter is 58 millimetres. The abbreviation “IS” in the type designation indicates that the set lens is equipped with an optical image stabilizer. According to Canon, it should help to achieve shake-free images with four f-stops longer exposure times than with unstabilized lenses.

Image quality

Like its predecessor, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) also has a fairly high resolution of 18 megapixels on an APS-C sensor. Canon has thus resisted the temptation to provide superficial purchase arguments by increasing sensor resolution.

In the test, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) was equipped with the standard EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II zoom. The inexpensive set lens shows a balanced sharpness from the center of the image to the edges when stopped down to at least F8. Only at open aperture does the sharpness decrease slightly towards the edges of the image, but this slight drop in sharpness is not noticeable in the images. However, the resolution measurement results in a less uniform picture. The camera-lens combination achieves the highest resolution at F8 with a respectable maximum value of 49 line pairs per millimeter in the medium focal length range. The lens has a marginally poorer resolution in wide-angle or telephoto position. In contrast, the loss of resolution is much more pronounced towards the edges of the image – it is around 20 percent at F8 and becomes more apparent the further you fade in. The lens has no problems with vignetting – the edge dimming is just measurable, but by no means visible in the images. It is rather problematic that the standard zoom in the test lab shows distinct color fringes at contrasting edges. In practice, however, these chromatic aberrations are less disturbing – also because the camera can correct them automatically.

Despite the quite high pixel density the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) has hardly any problems with image noise up to about ISO 1.600. Although the signal-to-noise ratio decreases continuously from an initial good 40 dB at ISO 100, it does not fall below the critical limit of 35 dB until ISO 1,600. Beyond this ISO level, the noise reduction intervenes strongly, the texture sharpness then leaves the green area. Thus, the images from ISO 3.200 on appear soft and lacking in detail, but up to ISO 6.400 they are still usable for postcard-sized prints. This is also due to the fact that the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) mainly allows good-natured brightness noise, but usually has the much more annoying colour noise well under control. The camera has hardly any problems with high-contrast subjects; its input dynamic range is around ten f-stops up to high ISO 3,200, but then decreases significantly. In practice, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) showed a slight tendency to overexpose. “Exposure to right” is a good idea in itself – but eroding lights or much too high black levels should not be provided by this exposure method.

Not quite as flawless is the output tonal range of the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D). Only at the basic sensitivity of ISO 100 does the camera differentiate on average over very good 224 tonal value steps. But even at ISO 1,600, it only distinguishes just over 128 tonal value levels per channel – so the recordings appear more undifferentiated, more striking as the ISO number increases. The Rebel T4i is not quite as accurate with colour fidelity. Overall, it tends to produce somewhat rich colors, especially cyan and orange tones. This is matched by the rather crisp tone curve and the slightly excessive texture sharpness at basic sensitivity – the Rebel T4i is tuned as standard for a powerful image effect. Thus it gives away potential for subsequent image processing. Note that this only applies to the standard tuning; even the “Neutral” setting delivers recordings that can be optimized and post-processed much better. And for highest requirements the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) records also still in the RAW format.

Conclusion

Canon has improved the successor of the 600D in two essential points: The sensitive touch display makes operation much easier. And the new hybrid AF allows the camera to quickly and reliably adjust the focus in live view mode and during video recording – but only in conjunction with the new STM lenses. In addition, the continuous shooting rate rises to around five shots per second, and new motif programmes automatically master difficult situations using multiple exposure. With its rather large equipment range, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) is aimed both at inexperienced photographers and at demanding amateurs. The latter, however, won’t be satisfied in all respects with the EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II set lens – the Rebel T4i certainly deserves higher quality optics. It’s also a pity that the simple-looking plastic housing sells the true qualities of the camera a little under value. On the other hand, the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) knows how to please with a good image quality, which is crisply tuned in a typical Canon manner. The only point of criticism worth mentioning here is the light meter – it might be a little cautious and not expose as much.

Firmware update 1.0.4 for the Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D): Minor bug fixes

Canon provides a new firmware for the digital SLR camera Rebel T4i. Version 1.0.4 not only fixes compatibility problems with individual SD cards and spelling mistakes in the menu, but also provides better compatibility with STM lenses 18-135 and 18-55, where the camera could freeze if you tried to shoot with the lens cap on. The same could happen when trying to focus on low-contrast subjects in live view or video mode. Also, with the old firmware, focus fine tuning may not work for Remote Live View shooting with the Rebel or EOS Utility software. The update can be downloaded from Canon’s support website, where an update description can also be found. Those who do not feel confident to install the new firmware on their own should ask their dealer or the Canon service for help.

Profile

Profile
Manufacturer Canon
Model Rebel T4i (EOS 650D)
Price approx. EUR 850** at market launch
Sensor Resolution 18.5 megapixels
Max. Image resolution 5.184 x 3.456
(aspect ratio) (3:2)
Lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II
Filter thread 58 mm
Viewfinder Pentas Mirror
Field of view 95 %
Enlargement 0.85 times
Dioptre compensation -3 to +1 dpt.
LCD monitor 3″
Resolution 1.040.000
rotatable yes
swiveling yes
as viewfinder yes
Video output AV and HDMI (each PAL/NTSC)
as viewfinder yes
Automatic programming yes
Automatic aperture control yes
Automatic timer yes
manual exposure yes
BULB long time exposure yes
Scene mode programs
Portrait yes
Children/baby yes
Landscape yes
Macro yes
Sports/action yes
further 5
Exposure metering Multi-field, center-weighted Integral, Selective, Spot
Flash yes
Guide number 12.5 (measured)
Flash connection System hot shoe
Remote release Cable, infrared
Interval recording
Storage medium SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video mode yes
Format MOV
Codec AVC/H.264
Resolution (max.) 1.920 x 1.080
at frame rate 30 frames/s
Sensitivity
automatically 100-6.400
(upper limit adjustable)
manually ISO 100-25,600
White balance
Automatic yes
Sun yes
Clouds yes
Fluorescent lamp yes
Incandescent lamp yes
Miscellaneous Shadow, flash, manual color temperature selection
Manually yes
Autofocus
Number of measurement fields 9
AF auxiliary light Flash
Speed approx. 0.3-0.4 s
Languages English
More 24 additional languages
Switch-on time < 0,4 s
One-hand operation
(zoom and shutter release)
Weight
(Ready for operation)
575 g (body only
)775 g (with lens**)
Continuous shooting function*
Number of serial images 39 (JPEG
)6 (RAW)
Frequency
(frames/s
)
4.9 (JPEG
)5.8 (RAW)
Continuous run
(images/s)
3.6 (JPEG
)0.8 (RAW)
with flash yes
Zoom
Zoom adjustment manually on the lens
Zoom levels infinitely variable
Time WW to Tele
Memory speeds*
JPEG 0.3 s (9.3 MByte)
RAW 0.9 s (17.5 MByte)
Trip during
.Saving possible.
yes
Battery life approx. 440 recordings (without LiveView)
– = “not applicable
“* with Panasonic 4 GByte Class 10 SDHC memory card**
with lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II

Brief assessment

Pros

  • Long series of images (with JPEG)
  • Good image quality (typical Canon “crisp”)
  • Very high reaction and storage speed
  • Hybrid AF quickly adjusts focus during video recording (but only with STM lenses)
  • Very easy to operate thanks to touch display

Cons

  • Full HD video not at 50 fps
  • Viewfinder image small and slightly dark
  • Contrast AF slow and uncertain

Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) data sheet

Electronics

Sensor CMOS sensor APS-C 22.5 x 15.0 mm (crop factor 1.6
)18.5 megapixels (physical) and 18.0 megapixels (effective)
Pixelpitch 4.3 µm
Photo resolution
5.184 x 3.456 pixels (3:2)
2.592 x 2.592 pixels (1:1)
2.592 x 1.728 pixels (3:2)
Image formats JPG, RAW
Color depth 24 bits (8 bits per color channel), 42 bits (14 bits per color channel)
Metadata Exif (version 2.21), DCF standard (version 2.0)
Video resolution
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 29 p
1.280 x 720 (16:9) 59 p
640 x 480 (4:3) 59 p
Maximum recording time 29 min 59 sec
Video format
MOV (Codec H.264)
Audio format (video) WAV

Lens

Lens mount
Canon EF-S

Focus

Autofocus mode Phase comparison autofocus with 9 sensors
Autofocus functions Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual, AF Assist Light
Sharpness control Depth-of-field control, depth-of-field button, Live View

Viewfinder and monitor

SLR viewfinder Reflex viewfinder (mirror viewfinder) (95 % image coverage), 19 mm eye relief, dioptre compensation (-3.0 to +1.0 dpt), replaceable focusing screens, grid can be inserted
Monitor 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with 1,040,000 pixels

Exposure

Exposure metering Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement over 63 fields, spot measurement (measurement over 4 % or 9 % of the image field
Exposure times 1/4,000 to 30 s (Automatic
) Bulb function
Exposure control Programmed automatic, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual
Exposure bracketing function Exposure bracketing function with a maximum of 3 shots, 1/3 to 2 EV increments, HDR function
Exposure Compensation -5.0 to +5.0 EV with step size of 1/3 EV
Photosensitivity ISO 100 to ISO 6,400 (automatic
)ISO 100 to ISO 25,600 (manual)
Remote access Remote triggering
Scene modes various scene modes, landscape, night scene, close-up, portrait, sports/action, full auto, 1 additional scene mode
Picture effects B/W filter in yellow/orange/red/green, B/W tinting effects in blue/violet/green
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Sunny, White balance bracket, Fine tuning, Shadow, Flash, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual
Color space Adobe RGB, sRGB
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting function max. 5.0 fps at highest resolution and max. 22 stored photos, or 6 RAW images
Self-timer Self-timer with 2 s interval, special features: or 10 s (optional)
Recording functions Live histogram

Flashgun

Flash built-in flash (flip up
)Flash shoe: Canon, standard center contact
Flash code Guide number 13 (ISO 100)
Flash functions Auto, fill-in flash, flash on, flash off, high-speed sync, long-term sync, red-eye reduction

Equipment

Image stabilizer no optical image stabilizer
Memory
SD
Power supply unit Power supply connection
Power supply 1 x Canon LP-E8 (Lithium ion (Li-Ion), 7.4 V, 1,080 mAh)
Playback functions Playback histogram, image index, slide show function
Voice memo Voice memo (WAV format)
Special functions Orientation sensor, Live View
Connections Data interfaces: USBUSB type
:USB 2.0 High Speed
AV Connections AV output: HDMI output Micro (Type D)
Supported direct printing methods Canon Direct Print, PictBridge
Tripod thread 1/4″
Special features and miscellaneous built-in low-pass filter with dust protection functionHybrid AF
during video recordingDIGIC-5 signal processing processorHighlightTone PriorityAuto
Lighting OptimizerSimultaneous
JPEG and RAW recording possible9-point autofocus
with automatically or individually selectable spot sizesAF working range
from -0,5

to 18 EVSingle AF
and/or predictive focus (ONE SHOT/AI FOCUS/AI SERVO)
PTP supportAdjustable
image parameters (6 Picture Style presets 3 custom settings)
AE Metering memoryDisplay of
shooting information in playback mode with highlighting of the highlightsPlayback zoom
(1,

5

x to 10x magnification)
Orientation sensor for automatic image orientation11
Personalization function with 34 settings24
, 25 or 30 fps at 1080p50
or 60 fps at 720p7x
Lossless digital zoom with crop in VGA video recordingAutomatic
vignetting correctionMulti-shot
(four) for noise reductionNight sho

ts

without tripod (combination of four)

Size and weight

Dimensions W x H x D 133 x 100 x 80 mm
Weight 575 g (ready for operation)

Miscellaneous

standard accessory Canon LC-E8E Charger for special batteriesCanon
LP-E8 Special Battery PackCanon
RF-3 (Case Cover)
Video Connection CableUSB-Connection CableBayonet CapStrapBeltImage Editing SoftwareZoomBrowser EXCamera Software
EOS Utility / Remote CaptureCamera Software
Photo StitchTwain
Driver 2000Image Viewing
and Management Software Zoom Browser EX (PC) or Image Browser (Mac)
additional accessories Canon ACK-E8 Power SupplyCanon
Ef Eyecup (Eyecup)
Canon BG-E8 Battery/Battery GripCanon
LP-E8 Special BatteryCanon
RS-60E3 Cable Remote ControlRemovable Memory CardCanonEF and EF-S Interchangeable Lens SystemCanon
Speedlite EX System Flash UnitsEyepiece Extension
EP-EX15IIEye Conversion Lens
Series E with Rubber Frame EfIR Remote Control
RC-6Flip-Top
EH19-L

 

 

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Peter Dench
I am Peter Dench. Digital Photographer, born in London 1972, currently living in Deerfield, near Chicago. I have numerous photography expositions and also working in model photography. In this website, PhotoPoint, I usually review cameras provided by local dealers in Illinois and by the manufacturers. Sometimes I, Peter Dench, review lenses too, but only when I have a suitable camera for them. Please let me know in the comments if I can improve any of these articles.