Touchscreens run pretty much all of the technology world now, with Phones, tablets and even blimming printers containing the touch screen revolution I suppose it was only a matter of time before the touch screen treatment was put on a DSLR camera. With Canon being one of the brand leaders and the greatest camera company in the world (free gifts please Canon?) they have been the first to introduce the technology.
The EOS 650D camera is a 18 megapixel DSLR that comes with a touchscreen for the first time, which is one of many great updates to the popular Canon DSLR range. Furthermore the new 650D comes packed with a sensor-based hybrid AF system for improved focus in movie and live view modes, as well as the all-cross-type 9-point AF sensor, which allows to shoot at 5fps. For HD recording new stereo mics have also been added to the camera.
Look out for a release end of June 2012, with the body priced at 849 USD – $949 adds the 18-55mm IS lens or $1199 with the co-announced 18-135mm STM IS lens.
We’re excited to have a test drive of the camera, the new stereo mics features look very promising, I always hate the sound on my DSLR without an attached mic so we shall see how the new sound stuff compares. Check out some more detailed images below.