- 18MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 575g - 133 x 100 x 79mm
- Announced August 2012
- Other Name is EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i
- Previous Model is Canon 600D
- Successor is Canon 700D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 650D overview
Canon 650D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first introduced on August of 2012. It comes with a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5184 x 3456. The camera is referred to as "EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i" in some markets.
Canon launched this camera in order to upgrade the previous Canon 600D (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently brought out the newer Canon 700D (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this model.
The 650D is ranked #27 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #220 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personal criteria.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 650D family
The Canon 650D has a history of related cameras. Here, you can see all past and newer models as well as important features.
650D vs 750D24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
650D vs 700D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
650D vs 600D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
650D vs 550D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
650D vs 500D15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
650D vs 450D12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
650D vs 400D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
650D vs 350D8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
650D vs 300D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003
Canon 650D Gallery
You can see the 650D from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon 650D Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Canon 650D based on things which are oftentimes seen as necessary in a camera.
Canon 650D Sensor specifications
The Canon 650D features the Digic 5 chip. The sensor size in the Canon 650D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to resolve 5184 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 18 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can be extended electronically to a high of 25600. RAW photos are saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the 650D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The 650D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon 650D dimensions
Canon 650D weighs about 1.27 lb (575g or 20.28 oz) & has external measurements of 133mm x 100mm x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Canon 650D is very similar when compared with other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a image of the Canon 650D besides a soft drink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the 650D.
Canon 650D Lens specifications
The 650D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to choose from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the 650D.
Canon 650D Connectivity
The 650D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras which include NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy photos and at times alter settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon 650D Video specifications
The highest video resolution in the Canon 650D is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance for quality vs file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with any room to downsample. While the camera contains a microphone socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket so you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Canon 650D Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Canon 650D so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Canon 650D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 650D comes with a 3" fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to take self portraits as well as group photos when needed. Moreover the screen is touch friendly so you can change focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingers.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder details for Canon 650D are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders are rather useful for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon 650D Shutter specifications
Canon 650D continuous shooting rate is 5.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 650D Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon 650D comes with both inbuilt flash along with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 650D Autofocus specifications
Canon 650D comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be useful for portraits.
It comes with 9 focus points to select from. Canon 650D has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Canon 650D comes with manual focus when required for low light situations or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon 650D Battery life
The battery power (LP-E8) in the Canon 650D is fashioned to last for 440 shutters based on the CIPA specifications which is lower compared to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x features the highest (1900) battery life for this group of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:
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Canon 650D for different forms of photography
The following illustration gives a analysis of the Canon 650D for different forms of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon 650D
The Canon 650D gets a points total of 76 which is terrific, and means the camera is a outstanding pick to use for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the option to work with external flash.
Canon 650D Street photography features
Coming in at a nice points total of 69, the Canon 650D is a very decent option for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Canon 650D Sports photography features
A reasonable sports photography rating of 58 means the Canon 650D is reasonably suited for shooting sports. A camera needs good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 650D Travel photography advice
Weight is extremely important when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon 650D gets a very good 64 as a travel camera which is a very decent option to take on your holidays.
Canon 650D as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Canon 650D with it's very good score of 63 for a landscape camera is a very decent choice in the current marketplace.
Canon 650D Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Canon 650D is a good fit as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice score of 71.
Canon 650D Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the 650D, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line graph down below offers you a bird's eye view of the 650D compared to it's highest ranked rivals suggested above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might look into as alternatives. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.