Saturday, June 9, 2012

Canon introduces Rebel T4i: 18-megapixel DSLR with new touchscreen, better ISO for $849.99

Canon's splashy announcements so far this year have all involved high-end products that are little more than eye candy for most people, but now the company's introducing something for the rest of us: the EOS Rebel T4i, or 650D in Europe. The new camera is physically virtually identical to the T3i (which will still be sold as a lower-end model in the lineup), but it comes with some important upgrades. 

The T4i has a new 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, plus Canon's Digic 5 processor — it's sadly not the blazing fast Digic 5+ in the 1D-X, but it's enough to let the T4i shoot up to five frames per second, and have ISO range up to 25,600. Some of the 5D Mark III's video enhancements have been added, like the on-camera audio leveling that made the Verge video team a happy bunch. Autofocus has been improved, and there are 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.
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