Aug 20, 2012

Canon Rebel T4i Review

Hot off the presses is DPReview's review of the Canon Rebel T4i. 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. A 5fps shooting speed makes it a useful option for those who want to capture recreational sports or fast action. And for those ready to take more direct control over the imaging process, manual exposure controls (for stills and video), combined with a bundled feature-rich raw converter provide the ability to get the most from your images.

Where the camera falters, unfortunately, is with AF performance in live view. Canon's new 'hybrid' AF system, while a step forward compared to previous contrast detect attempts, is a long way from what we've seen in other mirrorless models, and from our experience of Sony's SLTs. And while we applaud Canon for attempting continuous AF in movie mode, it too is prone to more focus errors than we'd have liked to see. Read the full review here.

Rebel T4i Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H)
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fp
  • Improved autofocus performance with a 9-point all cross-type AF system
  • Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
  • New 3.0-inch Vari-angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots)