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Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« on: November 24, 2012, 05:38:32 PM »
Can't decide whether to wait or go for t4i... could the t5i be that much better? in noise dont care for more resolution.

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Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 05:44:55 PM »
It will only be a very marginal improvement.  The major improvement will be in the T6i. Better wait for that one. Or not.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 11:16:34 PM »
I heard that the T7i might be the return of APS-H sensor and shoot 12FPS.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 11:31:48 PM »
In other words, if you need a camera now, buy it. There will always be a newer, better model soon. In the case of the Rebel line, soon = next year.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 11:48:56 PM »
The rebel series don't tend to undergo drastic changes every time.

T1i - T2i - went from 15mp to 18mp. and 3.4 - 3.7fps

T2i - T3i I think was mostly just an upgraded swivel type screen. still 3.7 fps

The T4i however got the DIGIC 5 , touchscreen and more fps (5 fps max) which is actually one of the most significant rebel upgrades in recent history. I would say get the T4i as I don't see Canon vastly improving on it or putting a DIGIC 5+ in a new rebel anytime soon.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 03:10:29 AM »
Rebels seem to get upgraded every year. If T4i is the camera you want then buy it now and use it to it's fullest capabilities. When you are ready to upgrade the 80D and 8D mark ll will have articulating touch screens too! LOL

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 04:05:55 AM »
In other words, if you need a camera now, buy it. There will always be a newer, better model soon. In the case of the Rebel line, soon = next year.


Absolutely true but I wonder though are we not entering a time where Canon are about to change their production line to a 0.18 micron fabrication process and so the question ‘should I wait’ will become very valid, I’m thinking more 7D than rebel admittedly.

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 04:49:49 AM »
I would go for a good offer on a 650D / T4i now (sales time). It is a camera with very good value. You can purchase a nice lens (15-85 or 17-55) that you will use with the following one also. I don’t see it renewed before summer time and it will be more expensive that T4i now.

I don’t see canon launching a much better sensor in T5i before the release of 70D / 7D2.

So if T5i comes soon, it might get a slight increase in FPS, same for video and may be higher pixel count to be on the par with Nikon.

If it comes later and better, you will have lost 6 months of nice pictures if you wait :(

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 05:16:17 AM »
Besides the Touchscreen, I find relevant the AF system and the Digic5 and thats it.
If I were in the position to buy a new camera now, I will go for a cheaper 600d or for a 60d. The ergonomics of the 60d ar far superior including a shoulter display and a bigger batery. And with the eventually saved money, depends on your decision...... well you know.

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 05:31:21 AM »
+1 for the 60D..

It may have less features than the 650D, but once I started  using to the top small panel display, I cannot go back to the Rebel series..

Also, build quality is better on the 60D (not quite as good as the 50D, but still better than the rebels)

Now the 60D is so cheap, so better get it before they are all out of stock..
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 07:04:32 AM »
If you don't have the money and don't need video, I'd still suggest a good second-hand 5D classic (or better yet, 5D2) over any rebel or XX series.  You just need a cheap lens, 50mm to go with it and you have one of the best camera/lens combo.  It still has a better ISO performance than any current rebel body aside.

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 08:08:26 AM »
Don't miss out on good pictures now for what may come. Buy the best camera for YOUR needs now and if something else that fits your needs better comes out in a year or two, budget, save, sell your existing equipment and buy the new when its available. Who knows, the T7i might be the revolutionary camera.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 08:59:26 AM »
I had to choose between T3i and T4i/Eos M and decideded for a T3i (600D) because:
 - IQ of T3i seems to be little bit better than T4i (perhaps just variations between samples, but T4i hasn't the potential to be better in IQ)
 - I am trying to do some video work and therefore I need very long focal lengths in the region of 2000mm. T3i delivers a video zoom mode where it uses the centrally located 1920x1080 pixel area of the sensor - a 3x TC built in! (5.6 400 mutates to 5.6 1920 equivalent meaning to acquire the full moon in reasonable HD quality!)

For taking photographs I like my 40D bodies which deliver nearly the same overall quality despite of only 10 MPix.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2012, 09:32:28 AM »
Absolutely true but I wonder though are we not entering a time where Canon are about to change their production line to a 0.18 micron fabrication process and so the question ‘should I wait’ will become very valid, I’m thinking more 7D than rebel admittedly.


What do you mean? 180nm just means you will get smaller pixels ( i think i heard about 100 MP on FF?). The size of pixels in current Canon dslr sensors is a lot bigger. In case of the 650D: 4300nm. That means 20 times smaller pixels, huge picture files, low frame rates, and very poor high-iso performance. I don't know why you want that 180nm fabrication process ;).

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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2012, 09:56:19 AM »
Absolutely true but I wonder though are we not entering a time where Canon are about to change their production line to a 0.18 micron fabrication process and so the question ‘should I wait’ will become very valid, I’m thinking more 7D than rebel admittedly.


What do you mean? 180nm just means you will get smaller pixels ( i think i heard about 100 MP on FF?). The size of pixels in current Canon dslr sensors is a lot bigger. In case of the 650D: 4300nm. That means 20 times smaller pixels, huge picture files, low frame rates, and very poor high-iso performance. I don't know why you want that 180nm fabrication process ;).


He means Fabrication process, not pixel width of 180nm.

Meaning less space is taken up by electronics and more space allotted to "larger" photodiodes.
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Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
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