Canon launches new entry level 650D/T4i DSLR

Canon unveiled their latest entry level DSLR to combat Nikon and other big name brands, in order to strengthen their hold in the DSLR market.

Canon launched its new 650D/T4i that carries with it a new feature that could be copied by other camera makers.

The 650D/T4i features a touchscreen LCD, which is a new thing when it comes to entry level DSLR. It also has an 18 million pixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor that enables hybrid autofocus. The 650D/T4i is the first Canon DSLR to ever have such a feature.

The 650D/T4i has full HD video recording capability and can shoot up to 5fps.

The usual nine AF or autofocus points can be found on the DSLR screen, which can be used in reflex mode.

The screen size of the Canon 650D/T4i features a 3 inch vari-angle Clear View LCD II touchscreen. The menu options can be selected via the touchscreen and other functions. For those of you who are not happy about the touchscreen feature, all the buttons are still there for you to manipulate your camera via the old fashion way.

DSLRs are common nowadays, due to their affordable prices and the Canon 650D/T4i entry level camera can be yours for $1,180 with a kit lens.

Can Canon leave Nikon in its trails?

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Nikon unveils latest DSLR camera

Japanese camera maker Nikon is once again leading the charge as they unveiled their latest entry to the entry level range of DSLR’s in the market today.

The D3200 boasts of a powerful 24.2 million pixel sensor that would make men drool. It only lags behind Nikon D800’s 36 million pixels.

The D3200 isn’t a direct replacement to the D3100. It is being marketed to be at par with the latter.

Eleven AF points are provided by the Multi CAM 1000 AF sensor for face detection focusing when shooting through the viewfinder.

ISO capability of the camera is 100 up to 6400 and is expandable to H1 which is equivalent to ISO 12800.

The D3200’s uses the same processor as those with more expensive camera bodies from Nikon. Namely, the D800 and D4. The Expeed 3 promises to be faster than the Expeed 2 processor. It will result to better noise reduction and full HD video recording.

It is pegged to be priced around $895 for the body only and $1,039 with the 18-55mm kit lens. The body will be available in both black and red and will be sold this upcoming month.

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