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Canon 650D review

Canon's first touchscreen DSLR is put through its paces

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon EOS 650D, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon EOS 650D is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score:18 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 12 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Raw

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Canon EOS 650D review Resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 12 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.1x, 3.1x (Lens 1) - 4.5x (Lens 2)
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, External Flash Shoe, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)575 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, REACH, ErP, ENERGY STAR
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.5 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Battery Model SupportedLP-E8
Height99.8 mm
Width133.1 mm
Depth78.8 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 250 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model650D
Product NameEOS 650D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6559B016AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Canon EOS 650D is the most powerful creative tool for budding photographers, offering ease of use for complete newcomers and huge scope to grow into the camera. It introduces significant quality and performance enhancements to suit creative photographers, while simpler functions allow newer photographers to experience amazing DSLR quality with ease.

Battery Life440 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 650D Digital SLR Camera
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
  • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E
  • Wide Strap EW-100DB IV
  • Interface Cable
  • Software Disk
  • Software Instruction Manual
  • Camera Instruction Manual (Booklet)
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker