Digital Cameras Guide
Canon Introduces First Touch-Screen DSLR
Aimed at casual photographers who want to make a transition to advanced photography, Canon released an entry-level DSLR that's loaded with essential features not just for still images, but also for video capturing.
The EOS 650D, a successor to the EOS 600D, sports an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled with a DIGIC 5 image processor which delivers high-speed, continuous shooting capabilities of up to 5.0 frames per second and ISO speeds of up to 12800. Images captured could then be viewed through its three-inch vari-angle clear view LCD II touch-screen monitor. In addition, its auto-focus system is backed by the Hybrid CMOS AF System that increases AF speeds while keeping the subject in focus on live view and movie shooting modes.
To determine the right exposure of any shot, Canon also improved the EOS Scene Detection Technology. They also introduced two new complementary lenses to go along with the 650D: The EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is Canon’s first EF series “pancake” lens. Its compact and lightweight build is ideal for mobile camera users while the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 - 5.6 IS STM is for users who like to use their DSLR cameras for shooting videos. It utilizes a new stepping motor drive for smooth and precise focus during recording.
The EOS 650D camera body is available for PhP 41,998. It is also available kitted with the 18-55IS II for PhP 46,998 or with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for PhP 60,998.