Date:21 August 2012
Just because you’re a newbie happy snapper doesn’t mean you can’t take great photos. Canon’s new easy-to-use digital SLR, the EOS 650D, was designed with beginners in mind. Sure, you can get fancy with all the manual modes if you want, but you don’t have to.
First off, it features two new shooting modes to help beginners look like pros. HDR Backlight Control tackles tricky, brightly backlit scenes by capturing three different exposures – under-, correctly, and overexposed – and combines them into one HDR image displaying both highlight and shadow detail. Handheld Night Scene makes it easier to capture beautiful low-light evening shots with no tripod, rapidly shooting four different images before combining them into one detailed, blurfree picture.
You also get an 18 megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor that can handle 5 fps continuous shooting, the ability to capture Full HD moves, 9-point wide-area autofocus and an integrated Speedlite transmitter. Price: about R9 500 for the starter kit bundle (including body and 18-55 mm lens). Contact Canon SA on 011-265 4900 or visit www.canon.co.za