Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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EOS Kiss X6i

EOS Rebel T4i

EOS 650D

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Marketed June 2012
Original Price Open price

The Canon EOS Kiss X6i, successor to the EOS Kiss X5 (released in March of 2011), employs a nine-point, all cross type, AF sensor—a first for the EOS Kiss series—that, during viewfinder shooting, achieves excellent focusing results regardless of the image composition or subject pattern. Furthermore, the f/2.8 cross-type central point delivers even higher focus precision when shooting with a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster. During Live View shooting and movie recording, the camera delivers faster focusing performance compared with the previous model thanks to the newly developed Hybrid CMOS AF which, in addition to contrast-detection AF, includes phase-detection AF made possible through the CMOS sensor. When shooting with Live View, newly incorporated Continuous AF continually focuses on a subject for high-speed results, and when recording video, new Movie Servo AF tracks subjects for smooth focusing performance, even when shooting moving subjects. Furthermore, the X6i achieves especially quiet, smooth AF operation when coupled with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM interchangeable lens (to be released in late June 2012), enabling users to effortlessly enjoy capturing EOS Movies.

Equipped with a newly developed approximately 18.0-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and the new DIGIC 5 image processor, which delivers approximately six times the processing power of the DIGIC 4, the Canon EOS Kiss X6i offers not only high image quality, but also high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 5 frames per second. Thanks to the incorporation of the newly developed CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5, the camera’s maximum standard ISO sensitivity has been expanded to ISO12800,* which can be extended to ISO25600, making possible high-quality images with reduced noise and image blur, even in dimly lit settings. Because high-sensitivity settings allow faster shutter speeds, users can curb hand-shake and subject blur during handheld shooting or when capturing moving subjects.

The EOS Kiss X6i’s 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD monitor, in addition to offering a wide range of movement to support shooting from a variety of angles, employs an electrostatic touch panel to allow users to select shooting settings and AF point with a simple touch of a finger, as well as magnify or reduce images during playback. The Handheld Night Scene Mode, newly included on the camera’s mode dial, enables the shooting of night scenes without a tripod by capturing four images in rapid succession using a fast shutter speed, which are then combined to produce beautiful results with minimal blur. The mode dial also newly incorporates an HDR (High Dynamic Range) Backlight Control Mode setting, which captures three images in rapid succession—one underexposed, one with normal exposure and one overexposed—and overlays them to create a natural-looking image with minimal loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, even in backlit shooting conditions.

*Maximum standard ISO sensitivity during video recording is ISO6400

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

* Compatible with UHS-I

Image sensor size Approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35 mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG Large simultaneous recording possible
Recorded pixels L (Large) : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
M (Medium) : Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
S2 (Small 2) : Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3) : Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
Basic+ Ambience-based shots, Light/scene-based shots
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom
White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided

* Flash color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% (with Eye point approx. 19 mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.85x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 19 mm (from the eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points Nine cross-type AF points (Cross-type AF sensitive to f/2.8 with center AF point)
Focusing brightness range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
AF operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF
AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control,Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
ISO speed:(Recommended exposure index) Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 6400 set automatically

* Portrait: ISO 100, Handheld Night Scene: ISO 100 – 12800 set automatically

Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 – 12800 set manually (whole-stop increments), ISO 100 – 6400 set
automatically, maximum ISO speed settable for ISO Auto, or ISO expansion to "H" (equivalent to ISO 25600)
Exposure compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (Can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: With AE lock button
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec. (Scene Intelligent Auto mode),
X-sync at 1/200 sec.

* With a wide-angle lens, the shutter speed may be 1/60 sec. or slower.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.)

Built-in flash Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: Approx. 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: Approx. 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
Wireless master function provided
External flash EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera)
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal None
Drive System
Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer with 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay and 10-sec. delay with continuous shooting
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 5 shots/sec.
Max. burst (Approx.) JPEG Large/Fine: 22 (30) shots
RAW: 6 (6) shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: 3 (3) shots

* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and "Standard" Picture Style) using an 8 GB card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.

Live View Shooting
Aspect ratio settings 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focusing Hybrid CMOS AF System* (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase-difference detection (Quick mode)
Manual focusing (approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)

* Focusing brightness range: EV 1 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)

Continuous AF Provided
Touch shutter Provided
Metering modes Real-time metering with image sensor
Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering(approx. 8.8% of Live View screen), Spot metering(approx. 2.8% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid display Two types
Movie Shooting
Movie compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Recording format MOV
Recording size
and frame rate
1920×1080 (Full HD): 30p/25p/24p
1280×720 (HD) : 60p/50p
640×480 (SD) : 30p/25p

* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps

File size 1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p): Approx. 330 MB/min.
1280×720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
640×480 (30p/25p) : Approx. 82.5 MB/min.
Focusing Hybrid CMOS AF System* (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)
Manual focusing (approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)

* Focusing brightness range: EV 1 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)

Metering modes Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focusing mode

Servo AF Provided
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE for movies and manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Still photos: ±5 stops)
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)
With auto-exposure shooting:
ISO 100 – 6400 set automatically
With manual exposure: ISO 100 – 6400 set automatically/manually, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 12800)
Video snapshots Settable to 2 sec./4 sec./8 sec.
Sound recording Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided
Grid display Two types
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide, 7.7 cm (3.0-in.) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Angle adjustment Possible
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Touch screen technology Capacitive sensing
Feature guide Displayable
Image display formats Single-image display, Single-image + Info display (Basic info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
Image protect Possible
Slide show All images, by date, by folder, movies, stills, or by rating
Five transition effects selectable
Background music: Selectable for slide shows and movie playback
Post-Processing of Images
Creative filters Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect
Resize Possible
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 8
My Menu registration Possible
Copyright information Entry and inclusion possible
Audio/video OUT/Digital terminal Analog video (compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
Personal computer communication and direct printing(Hi-Speed USB equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone
IN terminal
3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Wireless remote control Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Compatible
Battery Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
* With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached, size-AA/LR6
batteries can be used

Battery life
(Based on CIPA testing standards)
With viewfinder shooting:
Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F
With Live View shooting:
Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F
Movie shooting time Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. at 23°C/73°F
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. at 0°C/32°F
(with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm / 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
Weight Approx. 575 g / 20.3 oz. (CIPA Guidelines),
Approx. 520 g / 18.3 oz. (Body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less