Honestly, I have no idea how anyone can compare the 60D and the T4i...
I see posts that say, "ISO in between settings. T4i only has 400, 800, 1600".
This is Just Totally Wrong...!
You put the camera in manual mode and set the ISO as far up to 12,800 with no problems. BTW...the letter on the top dial, "P", on the Rebel T4i lets you adjust a lot of settings. Also, if you read, the T4i can adjust ISO 100–12800 and is expandable to 25600 in H mode.
I owned the 60D and the D7000; I sold both and purchased the T4i. I was on the phone today with a Canon Rep for over an hour. He was laughing at some of the posts online trying to compare a "New" model camera to one that has been out for over two years.
The rep told me, you made the right move buying the T4i. Also what no person on this board has mentioned is the fact that you can add the extra battery grip to the T4i and it will make the camera more of a solid device with more weight and a better grip.
I have not seen anyone talking about the lens that you can purchase for the T4i. If you slap a Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens on the T4i, the camera will take great pictures and those pictures will stand up to the 60D with no problem. If you slap a Macro lens on, let’s say the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, the pictures will be really nice.
So anyone posting comments on this board about the EOS Rebel T4i better read the manual or go buy a good book and learn the camera before posting pros and cons.
The fact that the T4i is a new camera with the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor is a hands down winner for the price of the camera. In the Computer and Tech Industry, you sell your old electronics before they are worthless and buy the new. That is the "Tech Bible". When something new comes out, you will not be stuck with the old stuff worth almost nothing. The key is to sell what you have right as the new is released so you can get top dollar for the old and buy the new. Right now on Amazon, listed is over 44 used 60D's compared to only around 32 for the T4i. This is just the start once people really find out that the T4i is a better camera for the money, you will see more 60D's up for sale especially when they discontinue the 60D, watch out below!
I do not drop any camera I own nor do I take any of my electronics in the rain so yes, the people that do not care about money may want to test the 60D in the rain because Canon tells you it is waterproof but at the end of the day, I honestly could care less about seeing any picture taken in the rain nor would I ever test any high end camera in the rain just because the manufacturer tells you it can be taken in the rain.
The only devices that should be taken in the water are Metal Detectors if they are 100% Waterproof.
Take your 60D in the rain after the warranty is out and see what happens, you'll be buying the T4i for the price it will cost to fix the 60D if it can be fixed at all due to parts shortages which will happen.
So, many will blast my post but at the end of day, I know I am correct in everything I posted because I did factual research before making a good decision.
P.S. you live by the "Tech Bible", Sell the Old, Buy the New...you will always recoup most of your money spent on the old technology if you do this. Just like they say on Wall Street, "the Rich make money, the Poor make money, the Brainless get slaughtered".
"Never fall in love with anything, you will lose almost everytime"
have owned the 20, 40 and 60D, the Rebel xsi and now T4i/650D.
Plan was to use my 60D as primary for "serious" work, T4i as backup/walk around camera.
Main advantage of T4i for me before I bought it -Light weight.
Now after 5 days, here's some surprising comparisons as far as handling. I'm enjoying the T4i more than the 60D, only missing a few things.
Pro's T4i vs 60D
2. Touch screen...loving it, esp in live view.
3. Live View Operation..pretty much ignored it on the 60D. Def. faster, more user friendly(not perfect) on the
4. Shooting speed. Seems as fast on the T4i, I know that the 60D is a hair faster per spec.
5.Focus Speed...again, this is my perception, the T4i seems faster w/any lens.
6. Shutter sound. the 60D seems louder/clankier, which was an unpleasant surprise when I got it. It scares the birds and squirrels away
Overall ergonomics: I thought I'd really miss the rear control wheel from the D series. The way the exposure comp button is placed really mitigates that. Plus the huge ISO button on top.
Movies: don't really care.
Things I miss from the 60D
1. ISO in between settings. T4i only has 400, 800, 1600
2. less flex with the quality settings. Can do either RAW or JPG or RAW+Large Fine jpg. Don't have all the permutations and combinations.
3. Do miss the rear wheel dial a bit.
I see that the 60D on sale now is just a bit more than the Rebel. If I were picking one, it would be the Rebel.
on IQ, I have no comments yet. Can't really tell the difference with the RAW files I've seen so far.