Yep, absolutely, this is a fantastic camera. It's accessible and can be used in a variety of 'beginner' modes (such as sport, still, portrait etc the same as most compacts) which take decent photos, certainly better than most entry to mid-level compacts. Of course, the real plus of a DSLR are the creative modes and t…
Yep, absolutely, this is a fantastic camera. It's accessible and can be used in a variety of 'beginner' modes (such as sport, still, portrait etc the same as most compacts) which take decent photos, certainly better than most entry to mid-level compacts. Of course, the real plus of a DSLR are the creative modes and these are just as accessible. You'll quickly find you get used to setting aperture, focal length, ISO etc and this camera has everything straight at your fingers and makes it easy to pick up whilst being relatively forgiving if you muck it up. There's a good ISO range which helps with non-steady or low-light photography and this camera makes a great entry-point towards more advanced photography. Certainly this camera will last through your first set of lenses. By the time you are looking at 4 figure lenses you'd probably have the skill and the investment to upgrade the camera but until then this camera will help you take great photos and step towards really great images. Canon make fantastic cameras and fantastic lenses and I have no hesitation in recommending Canon. If you're in for a DSLR then there is a fair amount of outlay, particularly with lenses involved, so its the brand that you're buying into for life. This camera wont disappoint. It's much lighter than medium to upper level cameras and whilst the plastic isnt quite as nice as more expensive offerings it still feels sturdy and feels like you can throw it around a little and it'll survive. DSLR's (and their lenses) are fragile so you cant really throw it around but mine has taken the odd glancing blow and survived just fine. It's a great camera, not the cheapest entry level but in this case you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.
By Matt Styles on 24 March 2014
Hi If you wish to do a lot of video recording, I would purchase a dedccated video camera. This is a good entry digital camera and it take resonable movies. One point I don't like is the noise from the motor for Auto focusing.This very anoying on the movie playback. As for pictures I find good results.
By Harryotoole on 21 October 2015
First let me say how happy I am with this product. There is standard manufacturer warranty with this camera but you have to purchase accidental cover separately. Hope this helps.
By S. Pipalia on 10 December 2013
The camera its self should be fast enough but you should have a fast reading card and a good lens too which helps. Also it depends if you are panning or picking a spot to focus on the results you get.
By StevieR on 03 October 2015
Yes, the 650d supports hsm auto focus. Hsm auto focus operates in a similar way to canons own usm auto focus system. Fast and near silent auto focus, best suited for stills photography. Canons stm lenses focus near silently, but focus more slowly and smoothly, ideal for video.
By Mr. David B. McKenna on 03 April 2016