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New camera features continuous autofocus for 1080p video recording and more

Canon has announced the addition of the new DSLR camera to its lineup called the EOS Rebel T4i. The new camera is now the flagship of the EOS Rebel line and promises very impressive image quality and 18-megapixel resolution. The camera uses the Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor and can shoot continuous bursts at up to five frames per second.
Canon also notes that the camera has a new autofocus system that helps achieve fast and sharp focus while producing smooth HD resolution video recording. The autofocus system is a nine-point all cross-type sensor array. The CMOS sensor used in the camera is an APS-C size unit. The camera supports viewing video and still shots in Live View mode on the LCD.
The rear LCD on the camera is a three-inch Vari-Angle touchscreen offering touch controls for camera settings and video capability. Canon promises that this new camera is its most consumer friendly DSLR camera ever.
"Our Rebel line of cameras bridges the gap between the casual photographer and someone looking to advance their photography and capture moments in new and creative ways. The EOS Rebel T4i boasts full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation, inspiring even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
The touch screen allows the user to touch the face of a person they want to focus on in the scene and the camera will remain focused on that person. The camera also has a Touch Shutter function that allows the user to touch the subject on the LCD and when focus is locked, the camera will automatically shoot an image.

The camera also has a number of other performance features and automated modes including handheld night scene and HDR backlight control. Other features include video snapshot, scene intelligent auto, and multishot noise reduction modes. One of the biggest features is the capability of the camera to record full HD movies with continuous autofocus.

Canon is announcing two new lenses to take advantage of this feature including the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses. The camera will launch the end of June at an MSRP of $849.99 for the body. The body with the 18-55 mm lens will sell for $949.99. A special movie kit bundle will also be available with an 18 to 135mm lens for $1199.

Canon unveild the much more pro oriented EOS 5D Mark III back in March.

Source: Canon

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Is it just me?
By bug77 on 6/8/2012 12:20:59 PM , Rating: 5
I think it's a sad day when a DSLR announcement goes on and on about the video performance a touchscreen while tucking any image quality info under the misc. chapter.
It just means image quality advancements have become so small, they're not worth mentioning anymore.
Not saying this is a bad camera (at least until I read some reviews), but it looks like companies are announcing new cameras each year just because they can. Kind of how EA releases sports games.

RE: Is it just me?
By dubldwn on 6/8/2012 2:17:28 PM , Rating: 2
It just means image quality advancements have become so small, they're not worth mentioning looks like companies are announcing new cameras each year just because they can.

Yeah they add features you may or may not want and add to the price...unless you need the swivel screen the T2i still seems to be the one to get!

RE: Is it just me?
By Vidmo on 6/11/2012 3:35:13 PM , Rating: 2
Good luck finding one. I've been trying to get a good price on a T2i for a month now without much luck. They seemed to have creeped up in price over the past month.

The T2i and T3i are almost exactly the same with the exception of the articulated viewfinder on the T3i.

But the T2i is better then the T3i as your don't have to push a button to turn off the rear display when you put your face up to the viewfinder. On the T3i if you forget to push the button to turn off the display you'll be blinded when you look though the viewfinder.

If the T4i still needs a button to turn off the display it's a no-go for me as well.


RE: Is it just me?
By T2k on 6/9/12, Rating: 0
RE: Is it just me?
By koenshaku on 6/11/2012 11:16:06 AM , Rating: 3
Yes, comsumers may be buying mirrorless cameras for compact size and decent quality. Maybe a pro would even consider it as a backup camera, but it offers inferior video capabilities as well as image quality, flash quality, remote flash support, ISO performance etc.. Granted the Fuji Film X-100 Pro offers exceptional ISO performance, still it is hampered by its poor selection of lenses and awful video quality making it a street shooter at best.

The fact of the matter here is this article is covering new features for a new model, continuous auto focus is huge for canon and this is the first model to allow it. The 9 cross type focus points is equally impressive. This would make a great purchase for someone just getting into photography!

RE: Is it just me?
By BruceLeet on 6/11/2012 2:20:13 PM , Rating: 2

Heres sample images and video of the T4i. A little searching wont hurt. I dont know why Shane doesn't add their sample gallery to the article.

RE: Is it just me?
By bug77 on 6/12/2012 4:49:14 AM , Rating: 2
Have you ever seen samples from the (any) manufacturer that look anything but stunning? Good luck judging a product based solely on those.

RE: Is it just me?
By BruceLeet on 6/12/2012 11:18:05 AM , Rating: 2
No but in the DSLR market you generally "know how" to take good photographs or atleast have the basics down to experiment. If you dont know the basics then a regular point and shoot digital camera will do just fine wouldn't it?

I'm not a photographer by any means but this is my general understanding of how this market works.

Next year for me.
By Mitch101 on 6/8/2012 11:37:04 AM , Rating: 2
New camera features continuous autofocus for 1080p video recording and more

Thats the one thing that kept me from buying one but still Ill wait till this becomes the $599.00 last years model or with some lens bundle. Im no pro but this is a step and Im looking forward to the low light abilities.

RE: Next year for me.
By koenshaku on 6/11/2012 11:20:52 AM , Rating: 2
I think Nikon's D3200 at $599 has continuous auto focus and you don't have to use special lenses for it which this article alludes too. I highly doubt they have 9 cross type focus points though, but if you are planning to wait on this rebel going down to 599 you will probably be waiting for a few years then something else will be out better then you will say you will wait again lol.

By alik on 6/16/2012 8:54:33 AM , Rating: 2
Visit to get best price and deals for Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D)

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