The latest in the Canon lineup is the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This comes after the T3i which was pretty popular for a while, but lacked some critical features. The new T4i is listed at $1,199 from Canon, but can be found on Amazon for $1,128 with the STM lens. This latest rebel features:
- 18 MP CMOS Sensor
- 9 Point AF
- 12,800 ISO for stills and 6400 for video
- Full 1080 HD Video
- 3″ Touch Screen Display
- 5FPS Continuous Shooting
With all these features, it’s hard to justify moving up to the 60D when you consider the only advantage the 60D has over the T4i is bust rate. Not to say the burst rate isn’t that impressive. One of the nicest features on the T4i is the touch screen display. This display makes the user interface much more intuitive.
Now we must talk about some of the cons. The first would be the sluggish auto focus. This can get frustrating quickly, especially when you are taking video or action shots. Auto focus was an issue with the T3i also, but the correction for this on the T4i was very subtle. Another con is that the image quality of the T4i hasn’t improved much from the T3i.
In conclusion, the T4i is an excellent camera for the semi-amateur photographer who is looking for a good quality DSLR at a reasonable price. The ability to use the EF and EF-S lenses gives you greater flexibility in the future when you consider taking the next step. For more info on the T4i, check out Canon EOS REBEL T4i.