Canon was too busy working on the massive changes to the T5i.....oh wait.
What they heck have you been doing Canon? While Nikon gets the D7100 & D5200 we get the SL1 and a T4i.2?
I agree with others that this camera should not have the same 18mp sensor as Canon has been using. But there is no excuse that Canon doesn't have a newer sensor ready to go by now. This 18mp sensor has been around for years and been recycled in tons of camera bodies. Who cares about the MP, but the low light quality, softening to reduce moire, and dynamic range are unacceptable in a new 2013 camera.