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Canon announces the new EOS 650D / Rebel T4i DSLR with a touchscreen

Canon has announced the newest member of its EOS DSLR range, the EOS 650D, which will be known as the Rebel T4i in North America. At the heart of this camera is an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor that lets it shoot at 5 fps burst mode and up to ISO 12,800 (extendable to ISO 25,600).

But the main feature on this camera is the capacitive touchscreen on the back, a first for a Canon DSLR. It’s a fully articulated 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II with 1,040k dots. The touchscreen can be used to do things like settings focus points, navigating through the menus and pinching and swiping images.

Other features include 1080p video recording in 30, 25 and 24fps with stereo microphones, 9-point auto-focus system, auto modes for beginners and Creative Filters, mini-HDMI out and integrated Speedlite transmitter. The video recording comes with a continuous auto focus in video recording, which is another first for Canon.

The Canon EOS Rebel T4i will go on sale in the US at the end of June for $849.99 (body-only), $949.99 (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit) and $1,199 (EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens).

The just announced Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June at an estimated retail price of $199.99 and $549.99 respectively.

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