The Expanded Guide : Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D

  • Pub date: January 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9781907708961
  • Author: David Taylor
  • Price: US$ 23.95
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 240
  • Photos: approx 200
  • Dimensions: 7 x 5-11/16"
  • Color : Full color throughout

The Expanded Guide : Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D

The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is the latest in a long line of Rebel/XXXD series of DSLR cameras that began with the Digital Rebel/300D camera of 2003. The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D builds on the strengths of its predecessors, making it the most refined model in the series to date.

The camera features some intriguing new technology: the most significant change is the Hybrid CMOS AF system that improves the speed of focus when shooting still-images and movies in Live View. It's also the first Canon DSLR that can continuously autofocus when recording movies. Sound is important to the shooting of movies, and the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is equipped with a stereo microphone (a first for the Rebel series) as well as a jack to plug in an external microphone.

The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is also the first Canon DSLR to feature a touch-sensitive LCD. Virtually all of the camera's operations can be set using the 3in. (7.7cm) LCD rather than using the physical buttons on the camera body. This includes setting menu functions, selecting the focus point in Live View and even firing the shutter once focus has been locked. To make the use of the LCD easier, the panel is hinged and can be set in a variety of positions allowing the camera to be used overhead or down low, close to the ground, more easily.

Sensor and Processor
Sensor: 0.86 x 0.58 inch (22.3 x 14.9 mm) CMOS
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Resolution: Approximately 18 megapixels
Dust deletion: Manual
Image Processor: DIGIC 5

Other features:

  • Electronically controlled, focal-plane shutter capable of speeds between 1/4000 to 30 sec., plus Bulb.
  • Drive options include continuous shooting at 5 fps. Burst rate is 22 shots with JPEG selected or 6 shots with RAW (or 30 and 6 respectively when a UHS-I compatible memory card is used). A 10 sec., 2 sec. or 10 sec. continuous self-timer is available.
  • Eye-level pentamirror with approximately 95% coverage. Viewfinder eye point is 19mm and has a built-in dioptre adjustment of -3 - +1.0 m-1.
  • Integral flashgun with a guide number of 43ft (13m) at ISO 100. Hotshoe for mounting compatible EX Speedlite flashguns.
  • Evaluative, Partial metering, Centre-weighted average, and Spot metering. Automatic exposure bracketing up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments and exposure compensation is available up to a maximum of ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. ISO set manually between 100-12800 in Creative Zone modes or automatically between 100-6400 in Basic Zone mode.

The Author
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.

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