I had this long awesome review and Amazon lost it of course. So here goes a second try.
This is my second Canon camera. Previously I have owned Olympus and Minolta cameras. I owned a t2i before this and used a t3i for weeks for testing purposes. I will try to cover most aspects of the new features and image quality. For testing purposes I used a Canon 17-40L lens.
Look and Feel:
Not much to say here for the look of the camera. Looks almost the exact same as the t2i, t3i. The battery grip and accessories all fit the same. One thing that is different from the t2i is the proximity sensor. On the t2i it was below the optical viewfinder and above the screen. On the t4i it is above the optical viewfinder. I use an eyecup(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y06336)and it used to make the screen shut off on its own regularly on the t2i. This is a non issue for the t4i. There is also an added dedicated movie button in the power switch now.
Feel is a little different. The t4i feels more sturdy than the previous two rebels. The buttons are more solid and the selector wheels are improved. The adjustment wheel has better clicks and don't feel like you could easily flick it and change a setting by accident. The mode selector wheel is sturdier as well. I notice this because my t2i used to regularly switch to A-DEP mode when I would pull the camera out of my bag and I would get upset if I missed a quick shot because of it. I feel this will be a non issue with the new model. One issue I have is using my eyecup mentioned previously. The flippy screen catches on this and is just a slight annoyance but not a huge deal in the grand scheme. The rebel series always felt a bit small in the hand for me so I now use a battery grip which adds weight and substance to the camera
The new video auto focus is bad. Ruins sound quality wit the sound of the motor and unless the video content is a non moving object the focus is CONSTANTLY auto focusing. Very disappointing.
Only real upgrade is a better 16 point focus camera sensor. Yet the camera is hundreds more than the t3i and even more than the t2i. Stick with the T3i or T2i.
This camera is incredible. Price from Quality was the BEST available on day of purchase. I have noticed that the lenses from Canon seem to be getting lighter and almost have a cheap feel to them, but I am also used to the old heavy Pentax 35mm lenses. Pictures are great and features of camera are mind-boggling!
NOTE - There is no SD card with this camera which frustrated me a bit because I wanted to use it right away!
I was in the market for a SLR for a few months. I always make my purchases based on the review of the product. I've had it now for a couple of weeks and love how easy it is to use. The picture quality is amazing and looks professional compared to a standard pocket camera. To anyone looking to purchase and SLR but is worried about the complexity, this is a great and easy to use camera. I would highly recommend it and the seller.
Camera is solid and the touch screen is surprisingly fun to use. The stock lense is a little less exciting but I believe its perfect for everyday use. I'll be investing in a 50 mm lense here soon hopefully with a much larger aperture. The camera is an excellent entry level tool and the manuals are extremely valuable to read through to begin to understand advanced techniques.
I owned an XTi for years and decided to upgrade. This new model is a great camera. It's easy to use and it takes great pictures. It does support video as well but you'll want to get an STM lens for that otherwise there is a lot of noise from the auto focus motor.
The t4i is a bit on the expensive side for a DSLR, but it does not disappoint in terms of settings and performance. Many features of this camera will suffice for beginners while still allowing seasoned photographers to tweak it to their liking. I would recommend this camera to those that prefer the touchscreen and new processor. If those aren't a big deal to you, consider the equally good and lower priced t3i
This is my first DSLR and I bought this camera over T3i as it had the autofocus feature for video recording. This camera takes time to autofocus itself on a subject. Also the audio recording for the video captures the noise of the autofocus. However the video quality (1080p 30fs) is really good in low light condition as well. I use the kit lens – Canon EF S 18-55mm IS II that came bundled with this camera. I really liked using this camera for photo shoots and the photos have come good.
got this as gift to my brother. camera grip is overall good. but lens i got with the camera 18-55 is just basic. sunset electronics did not do a very good job in packing. when i recieved the package, its padding inflated plastic bag was no more inflated and there was zero protection to my camera from any outside impact.
still happy with the product.
It works great.however, the interface is not so good for new learner.It satifies my needs and i can shoot better pictures!The pictures are very good, the 18-55mm lens are not that great,so i need to buy other better lenses.Overall,it is really a good entry level camera!
This is my first entry into a slr camera. I have had 35mm camera's before and have been using point & shoot camera in the past 10 years. I was impressed with quality of the video though it does use a lot of memory space so you need a large memory card if you are going to a lot of video. I loved the value that I got from the bundle.
My wife and I had recently been pricing cameras from "box stores" and others as well as online. We were a little hesitant at first about purchasing over the internet but the minute we received this camera those thoughts disappeared. This is simply an amazing camera, and the "bells and whistles" are completely user friendly and easy to use. If you are looking for a high quality camera look no further. I have now purchased several items from here and have been satisfied every single time. Thanks
Camera has been great so far, still learning the amount of things it can do. Love the touch screen. If you plan on doing shots of the family i recommend the 50mm f/1.8 cheap and a great starter lens anyone can get good shots with
Canon is proud to introduce its most sophisticated Rebel ever—the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR! Built to make advanced photography simple and fun, the new Rebel T4i delivers phenomenal image quality, high performance, and fast, intuitive operation. This EOS Rebel amps up the speed with the powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps make high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5.0 fps possible—great for capturing fast action. An 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor ensures that every image is shot in superb, high resolution; and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 gives photographers the opportunities to take the Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before. A 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual cross f/2.8 center point) delivers improved autofocus performance, and a new Hybrid CMOS AF System increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View. For users interested in creating impressive videos, the Rebel T4i is ready to help you create your next masterpiece. Movie Servo AF provides continuous focus of moving subjects, so you never miss a moment. A built-in stereo microphone and manual audio level adjustment helps ensure that your audio will match the stunning quality of your video. First ever for an EOS Rebel, the Rebel T4i features a Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II, which allows fast and intuitive camera operation. Add compatibility with Canon’s proven EF and EF-S lenses and a slew of EOS accessories, the Rebel T4i is an incredibly versatile tool for creating the images and videos you envision.
Amazing Capture and Processing Power
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
The EOS Rebel T4i features Canon’s amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the EOS Rebel T4i’s sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel’s light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS Rebel T4i’s accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
14-bit A/D Conversion
With 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the EOS Rebel T4i captures and records images with remarkable gradations and detail in subtle tones and colors, resulting in more realistic and detailed images. By recording up to 16,384 colors per channel the EOS Rebel T4i ensures that the fine detail found in subjects like foliage, sky and water are preserved and recorded with a tremendous level of accuracy, ensuring gorgeous results.
ISO 100–12800 and expandable to 25600 in H mode
Thanks to its new DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS Rebel T4i features an expanded ISO range of ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. The Rebel T4i, with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor’s remarkable noise-reduction technology sets a new standard for Rebel cameras and low-light photography. Along with one of Canon’s EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer, the EOS Rebel T4i can record beautiful images even when light sources are scarce.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The Rebel T4i is the first Rebel to feature Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the camera’s CMOS sensor to deliver images with incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor the Rebel T4i can achieve higher ISO sensitivity, can shoot up to 5.0 fps continuously and can even perform advanced functions like HDR Backlight Control, art filters, lens correction and much more. The brilliant “brain” of the camera, this imaging engine supercharges every facet of still and moving image capture.
The Fastest Rebel Yet!
High-speed continuous shooting
A Rebel first, the EOS Rebel T4i can shoot up to 5.0 frames per second, continuously. Thanks to improvements in the shutter mechanism, the mirror drive and the camera’s sensor, the EOS Rebel T4i is ready for action; whether capturing that perfect expression, the game’s winning goal, or the bride walking down the aisle, the EOS Rebel T4i delivers the speed and performance to guarantee results.
Enhanced AF Systems Tailored for Perfect Stills and Video
Improved autofocus performance and new Hybrid CMOS AF
The EOS Rebel T4i is equipped with AF features that ensure speedy, accurate and continuous AF every time. When shooting through the viewfinder, the EOS Rebel T4i has improved autofocus with a new 9-point, all cross-type AF system (including high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point) for accurate focus whether the camera is oriented in portrait or landscape position. A new AI Servo AF system achieves and maintains consistent focus with an exceptional degree of reliability.
The EOS Rebel T4i features Canon’s amazing new Hybrid CMOS AF System, perfect for shooting photos and video in Live View. This new system combines two distinct AF technologies, phase and contrast detection AF, for speedier and more accurate focus. These complementary focusing systems are aided by pixels on the camera’s CMOS sensor that assist in predicting subject location; therefore making continuous focus tracking quick and accurate in video recording while enhancing focusing speed.
True HD Performance, Rebel Simplicity
Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF
The EOS Rebel T4i offers easy to use, professional video capture without compromise. Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates the Rebel T4i sets a whole new standard for performance, quality and simplicity. The Rebel T4i enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features, even in-camera editing! New Movie Servo AF allows continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. With an STM lens attached, the EOS Rebel T4i sets a new standard for SLR moviemaking performance!
The EOS Rebel T4i has an internal stereo microphone for improved audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled. A built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the Rebel T4i is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug.
With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights â€œalbum.â€ With no editing needed after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera’s HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera’s shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can now be reordered or deleted.
Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls
New Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF
The EOS Rebel T4i comes with a newly engineered, Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Using the same capacitive technology as today’s popular mobile devices, this new screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million dots), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a new, solid construction between the monitor’s resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCD’s surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.
Complex Functions Made Simple
Scene Intelligent Auto mode
The EOS Rebel T4i features an enhanced Scene Intelligent Auto mode that incorporates a number of Canon technologies to deliver the best possible exposure. Joining Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod, and then chooses the exposure and enhancements that bring out the best in any scene or situation.
New Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results
Handheld Night Scene mode
Accessible right on the EOS Rebel T4i’s Mode Dial, Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously impossible without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS Rebel T4i’s Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple. HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS Rebel T4i’s HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark. By shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.
Seven Creative Filters, plus new Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect
To add to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS Rebel T4i, seven different creative filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect and new filters, Art Bold Effect (makes the photos look like an oil painting, with subjects appearing three-dimensional), and Water Painting Effect (photos are altered to look like a water-colored painting). Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, it’s easy to try several effects on the same shot.
Cleaner Images, Even at High ISO
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS Rebel T4i features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera’s sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor alone. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the Rebel’s traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever new feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.
Flexible and Reliable Recording
Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed cards
The EOS Rebel T4i uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC and is even compatible with the newest Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS Rebel T4i’s compact design.
Additionally, the EOS Rebel T4i is compatible with Eye-Fi* SD cards, which are outfitted with a Wi-Fi® transmitter (IEEE 802.11b/g) and an internal antenna for wireless, high-speed transfer of images. With an Eye-Fi card installed, the EOS Rebel T4i can display the Eye-Fi’s connection status and error notes with ease, for fully functional wireless uploading of images directly from the camera
A Comprehensive System of Optics Perfect For Video and Stills
Compatible with EF and EF-S lenses
The EOS Rebel T4i is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses and including the new STM series optimized for video shooting. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like Canon’s Image Stabilizer technology help to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light; STM lenses even feature a stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video. With an array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS Rebel T4i.
More Features for Increased Versatility
Lens Aberration Correction
The EOS Rebel T4i features lens correction tools that compensate for lens characteristics that can affect overall image quality. The EOS Rebel T4i’s lens peripheral illumination correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image according to the characteristics of the lens being used. It even has correction data for a number of popular lenses stored in its memory. With the EOS Rebel T4i’s new chromatic aberration correction tool, distracting color fringing can be corrected at the time of shooting.
To help explain the specific function of features found on the EOS Rebel T4i, the feature guide displays a simple description helpful in determining the applicability for the situation at hand. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected—a lifesaver when trying to determine the best mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the camera’s menu.
With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS Rebel T4i can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, plus can track the trajectory of movement with its logging function. An electric compass records the camera’s orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed
High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture all the action
Improved autofocus performance with a 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point), and new Hybrid CMOS AF increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View
Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded video shooting options
New Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers expertly optimized photos and now offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night
Expand your creativity with new advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters including newly added Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect
Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving precious detail at high ISO speeds
Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) cards
Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
What's in the Box
EOS Rebel T4i Body
Canon 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens
Eyecup Ef (not shown)
Battery Pack LP-E8
Battery Charger LC-E8E
Camera Cover R-F-3
Wide Strap EW-100DBIV
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
EOS Digital Solution Disc & Software Instruction Manual CD
Camera Instruction Manual
Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex, camera with built-in flash
SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) and Eye-Fi Cards.
Image Format 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Pixel Unit 4.3 µm square
Total pixels: Approx. 18.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
Recording Format Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.30
Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
Small 1: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
Small 2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
Small 3: Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Large RAW and JPEG images are recorded simultaneously
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy (Twilight and Sunset), Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom White Balance: Approx. 2,000° - 10,000° K)
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction:
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.85x / 23.8°
Eye Point Approx. 19 mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
AF information (AF points and focus confirmation light)
Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning)
Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
Image information (Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1-digit display), white balance correction, SD card information)
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 points (All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6., Center AF point is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8.)
AF Working Range
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F and ISO 100, based on Canon's testing standards)
Predictive AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF (*Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF)
Manual focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
Selected AF Point Display
Indicated by superimposed display in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4 m. at center, approx. 11.5 ft /3.5 m. at periphery
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Evaluative metering, partial metering (center: approx. 9% of viewfinder), spot metering (center: approx. 4% of viewfinder), center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems Creative Zone
Program AE (shiftable)
Manual exposure (including bulb)
Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE / non-shiftable)
Handheld Night Scene mode
HDR Backlight Control mode
ISO Speed Range
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Scene Intelligent Auto)
1/4000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)