EOS 650D scores poorly on DxO testing

Article Summary:

Canon’s new EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) seems to have taken a retrograde step in sensor performance according to DxOMark. DxO Labs tested the 650D (Rebel T4i) against its predecessors; the Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) and Canon 550D (Rebel T2i). The color depth, dynamic range and low-light ISO performance test ratings were all lower than that of the earlier cameras. DxO concludes that:

Canon chose to focus its efforts on designing a camera with such ergonomic improvements as a capacitated touchscreen display and an innovative, quick, quiet, and powerful hybridized autofocus. In video mode, the autofocus operates continuously and takes full advantage of the emerging new line of lenses equipped with Stepping Motor (STM) technology.” And, “for the EOS 650D’s sensor, however, even its hybridized autofocus cannot deflect the conclusion drawn from our DxOMark test results: “same old, same old.”