Although belonging to the
entry-level segmentation for DSLR newbies, EOS 65D is endowed with
capacitive-type vari-angle touchscreen, Hybrid-AF system and the newest DIGIC 5
processor. It is a small-sized camera which is easily held in palms. You can
hold it comfortably and firmly with one hand.
Canon EOS 650D
The camera cover is made of
metal. Both lift-ups are covered with a rough rubber layer which helps user to
hold more firmly. The remarkable feature is the 3-inch touchscreen. It is a
capacitive rather than resistive type. You can review the taken photos, slide
to move pictures, pinch your fingers on the screen
to zoom in and out and even set up figuration on this screen without using the
sub-screen because 650D has only this screen. Other operations on the
touchscreen are fairly simple as the interface is not dramatically different
from the previous versions. The touchscreen is able to be folded and rotated
towards the front to take the photos of the owner himself.
On the screen, it is
impossible to change ISO, apertures, modes, etc. In the individual aspect, I
would prefer to set the classical figuration, combining wheels and other
stiffen buttons on the camera body which helps to adjust the figures without
looking at the screen or taking the camera off. It is useful for demonstration. Meanwhile, you have to take the camera off to adjust
figures in the ordinary touchscreen. Despite being equipped with an adjusting
wheel near the shutter button and stiffen ISO button but they are located too
close to each other so it is difficult to operate with only right hand.
On the screen, it is
impossible to change ISO, apertures, modes, etc.
Not that simple, most of the
control buttons of 650D are crammed to the right path, and the right thumbnail
will be responsible for too many functions, pressing too many buttons while the
left one just does nothing but holding the camera and lens. This drawback slows
down the operation speed of users, unintentionally. The mode button is not
flexible enough so you have to use both hands to move it.
In terms of soft wares, EOS 650D is equipped with the Hybrid
AF system, combining between the phase detection and contrast detection AF,
supporting the more rapid and accurate autofocusing while taking photos and
recording videos. In addition, Canon EOS 650D is able to focus continuously
using its Hybrid AF system while recording and 2 microphones on the top can
record with stereo-quality. Canon revealed that EOS was the very first
entry-level camera equipped with DIGIC 5 processor, which helped to process
more rapidly and to take nicer pictures.
In conclusion, EOS 650D is fairly suitable
for the youngsters who are new to DSLR and not very strict in photographing.
However, if you are taking it seriously and having intention to knit to DSLR,
650D may not be a good choice, because you may find it unfamiliar to bump into
another DSLR. RRP is approximately USD 905 with an EF-S 18-55mm.