So far the products from Canon that we have discussed with you, all involve high-end products that are somewhat a bit more than eye candy for most of the people, but now the company is introducing something more than previous product; the EOS Rebel T4i, or 650D in Europe. This new shooter is much physically virtually identical to the T3i that will be sold as a lower-end model in this line (but it comes with some important upgrades). Well the newer T4i comes up with a new 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, plus Canon’s Digic 5 processor, miserably no the intense fast Digic 5+ in the 1D-X, but it is capable to shoot up to five frames per second, and have ISO range up to 25,600. It is also added up with some of the 5D Mark III’s video enhancements, such as on-camera audio leveling feature. You will find its auto-focus to be improved as compared to the previous models. Furthermore you will find some new scene modes and filters as well. The Rebel lineup has always been geared toward buyers moving up from a point-and-shoot, and Canon reps said the T4i is more consumer-friendly than ever.
The feature that is going to fascinate the neophyte users is the new 3-inch, touch-enabled LCD on the camera. We have heard the word for the good touch experience obtained through the camera from several representatives and it’s hard to disagree after spending some hours with the camera. T4i is amazingly responsive and accurate, so even though Canon’s menu is still filled with tiny icons you can still press them and move around accurately.
Canon is also introducing two new lenses, the first in the STM line. STM is the abbreviation for Stepping Motor and it is used for the lenses that focus quickly, smoothly, and silently. What we are talking is no joke, even if we took camera near to ear there’s no sound coming out whatsoever. The lenses make use of both the phase-detect and contrast-detect autofocus simultaneously to make focusing insanely fast on the T4i and this combination allows for a Canon first continuous autofocus during video recording. You will not find the hybrid autofocus on other cameras, though the STM lenses work on other Canon DSLRs. There are two STM lenses coming out along with the T4i including an 18-135mm at f/3.5-5.6, and a tiny 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens that almost feels like it’s not even there.
The Canon Rebel T4i is scheduled to out in late June. It will be available to but body only for $849, while the body and the standard 18-55mm kit lens for $949.99, or the body and the new 18-135mm STM lens for $1199. Those who are going only to purchase lenses will have to take with them $549.99 for 18-135mm lens and $199.99 for the 40mm lens.
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