Canon EOS Kiss X6i

Released June, 2012
  • 17.9 MP
  • APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
For users moving up from compact cameras, the 650D offers a very significant increase in image quality and a comfortable to hold camera wrapped in an interface that accommodates both touchscreen and external control operation.
by DPReview (Aug, 2012)
8.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS Kiss X6i

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS Kiss X6i
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS Kiss X6i
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS Kiss X6i
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

EOS Kiss X6i
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS Kiss X6i

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS Kiss X6i

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS Kiss X6i
722 ISO
2,293 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

EOS Kiss X6i
2,600 LPH
EOS 550D
2,100 LPH
2,800 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss X6i
269 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS Kiss X6i
74 ms
EOS 550D
96 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS Kiss X6i
700 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS Kiss X6i
5 fps
EOS 1300D
3 fps
EOS 550D
3.7 fps

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS Kiss X6i

Canon clearly put a lot of thought into its implementation, and the EOS 650D sports the most comprehensive and intuitive touchscreen interface we've yet seen in any camera.

The 18 megapixel 650D / T4i offers a dual AF system which ensures sharp stills as well as continuous autofocus tracking when shooting movies, a 1,040,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen complete with touch-screen operation, a 63-zone metering sensor, standard ISO settings of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), and 5fps continuous shooting.

ISO performance is pretty good on the whole and while some noise does begin to show itself as low as ISO 400 images retain their integrity right up until ISO 12,800.

With its touchscreen, Hybrid AF and other user-friendly functions, the Canon 650D transforms the way you use a camera and how you take pictures.

The control layout on the back remains essentially unchanged, but Canon tweaked the design on the menu and info buttons for the better; they're slighly easier to feel now.


8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 9
Cross type focus points 9
Supports continuous Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm
Thickness 78.8 mm
Weight 575 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.53x


Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 440 photos
Continuous shooting
  1. 5 fps @ 5184 x 3456, JPEG, 22 shots
  2. 5 fps @ 5184 x 3456, RAW, 6 shots
Focus lag 269 ms
Shutter lag 74 ms
Startup delay 700 ms
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