cinema5d just posted a review about the video-capabilities of the new Rebel T4i/EOS 650D/Kiss X6i. The was made using a EF-S 55-200mm IS lens (hand held), no color correction. For all available pre-order links (and more information, specs, reviews round-up) for the T4i/650D/X6i click here.
Automatic, world-wide Rebel T4i/EOS 650D/Kiss X6i availability and price check:
You may wonder why I am featuring a review of the EOS 50D, an older camera that already has a follow-up (the EOS 60D). However, the 50D was, and still is, a high performing camera, and in the right hands it still produces amazing pictures. That’s why I want to feature a review of the 50D, made by Carl over atphotographic central (click here). The EOS 50D was in some way a special camera: it was the last, true iteration of the glorious x0D series. The 60D wasn’t really the follower of the 50D, since Canon decided to split the x0D series, crippling down the 60D and introducing the EOS 7D. Just to make some examples: the 60D didn’t get a magnesium alloy, nor does it have some of the “semi-pro” features of the 50D (and 40D), such as joystick and multi-flash support. Moreover, the 60D has a simplified top plate and info panel, no AF micro-adjust, and a lower burst rate.
Ok, let’s start into a new week. And let’s start with the new Rebel T4i/650D/Kiss X6i, announced last Friday. I found a little video about the low light performance of the T4i/650D/X68i (using ISO 1600/3200). For more videos about Canon’s new entry level DSLR click here. To check all pre-order options click here.
digitalcamerainfo published what is the most comprehensive first-impressions review of the Rebel T4i/650D I saw so far. I would almost dare to say this is a review (though they were using a pre-production model). The review goes over eight dedicated sections covering everything from handling to usage modes and controls, photo gallery included. The overall impression is pretty positive, the new Rebel didn’t miss most of the expectations people had. The highlights are the AF improvements (live view shooting and video recording), the touchscreen, 1080p video recording, a new 18-megapixel image sensor and the faster shot to shot rate (click here for more specs, or click here for a series of videos). Not to forget the greater ISO range. From the conclusion:
In shooting with the T4i, it’s clear that the sum of all those spec upgrades is a camera that truly feels new. That’s a good step for Canon, as we felt the T3i was a lackluster, marginal improvement on the massively successful T2i that preceded it. With the T3i staying in the line as a mid-level option (above the T3 and below the T4i, for now), that separation was necessary for the T4i to be relevant.
In our time with the camera, we loved the snappiness of the new autofocus and more responsive shutter. The camera itself is very familiar, as its body is almost identical to the T3i, with only some minor handling differences. On the inside, the new Digic 5 processor chugs through bursts much quicker than the T3i did, and the autofocus is a hair sharper.
If you are looking for a detailed insight in all of what this camera has to offer, then digitalcamerainfo’s review is the one you should not miss.
Below are pre-order links for the Rebel T4i/650D (and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens).
While we are waiting for the Rebel T4i/650D announcement, a little humor won’t hurt. Another totally unserious EOS 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 comparison. Warning: the video may not be always politically correct. :-)