Also in the area of entry-level DSLR with APS-C sensor, Canon is doing something - at least a little bit. Newly introduced was the EOS 850D, which now also masters full-fledged video recording in 4K with 24p/25p. In FullHD 60p are possible. As also with the cheaper EOS 250D only a contrast autofocus is used in 4K mode, while the Dual Pixel CMOS AF works in FullHD. A focus detection of eyes and faces should also work in video mode. The 850D offers integrated electronic image stabilisation (5-axis Movie Digital IS).
A 24.1 MP Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and the DIGIC 8 processor are installed. The AF system works with 45 cross sensors. The camera also features the EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) system for automatic focusing (AF) and a 220,000-pixel exposure metering sensor (RGB and IR). There is a 7.5cm diagonal swivel and tilt touchscreen, a 3.5mm mini jack for connecting an external microphone, as well as WLAN and Bluetooth.
The EOS 850D measures 131 x 99.9 x 76.2 mm and weighs about 515g (case). Probably at the end of April it is supposed to come on the market for 899 euros, in connection with the EF-S 18-55mm 1:4-5.6 IS STM it costs 999 euros.