am a bout to buy a DSLR for my doughter to start her way in Semi pro photography. went to canon dealer in Dubai, to ask about the 650D and he advised that its not going to come anymore and no future parts will be sold as its going to be discontinued from market, also he advised to go with 600d.
Hi, I live in Qatar and frequent Dubai every month ... in the Middle East most of the salesmen including those who work at Canon are not always updated with the latest information ... coming to your question, if the salesman told you that 650D is going to be discontinued and advised you to go with 600D, then he is either:
b. he may have thought you said 550D (I think this is what might have happened)
Anyway, 650D (known as Kiss X6i in Japan and the Rebel T4i in the Americas) is the newer model (started selling around mid 2012) ... whereas 600D started selling around mid 2011 ... so obviously 650D is the newer model and 600D is the older.
Can you tell me the name of the Canon dealer who told you this in Dubai?
By the way it is cheaper to buy 650D (or any other camera/lens) online from America than to buy it in the middle east ... in fact it costs less to buy it and get it shipped to the Middle East than to buy it in USA ... coz you pay taxes in USA (especially in NYC) but when you ship it out of the country, there are no taxes.