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*UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]
« on: June 02, 2012, 09:48:25 PM »
*UPDATE*
I upgraded the announcement date to [CR3]. The specs I’ll leave at [CR2], I haven’t heard a confirmation of the short list below.

New Rebel this week?
It appears June 8, 2012 may be the announcement date for the new Canon EOS T4i/650D. I am told the NDA’s lift that day. Friday seems to be the new favoured day of the week for Canon announcements. I didn’t get any new specs on the camera, so I posted the specs we reported earlier. I’ll post more if I get more.

I also expect a new EF-S 18-135 IS to be announced alongside the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

Specifications

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording

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« Last Edit: June 04, 2012, 02:40:58 PM by Canon Rumors »
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*UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]
« on: June 02, 2012, 09:48:25 PM »

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 10:33:37 PM »
Yeah, I still don't know if I could get used to a touch screen on a dslr. Still, though, this should be a pretty sweet body for anybody just getting started out. Put some decent glass in front of it, and there's no reason you shouldn't be able to get some nice images.
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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 12:00:32 AM »
Is it just me or do others also think a touchscreen on a camera is lame?  Why would you want to muck up your LCD with smudges and fingerprints so it becomes a big messy glare?

It seems to me is just a "oooh cool, lets get this one Martha, it has a touch screen" gimmick?   ::)


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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 02:31:50 AM »
hmmm.... Canon give us a good reason to upgrade from  550D to 650D ... don't mention the 600D to 650D. Disappointing, i have expected at least a 20MP sensor. Nikon ( if the rumor is true) , Canon just drove  your D3200 sales up, UP, UP.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 05:27:27 AM »
Any rumours on how the touchscreen will be integrated into the overall controls layout? Less buttons than the 600D or the same layout but with more quick-access features with the touchscreen?

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 05:50:13 AM »
I do hope the touch screen isn't necessary, and will just compliment the physical buttons. Poking the screen is just going to make it impossible to see with the finger print marks, and if you tried to clean the screen quickly without turning it off, who knows what random settings you would change.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 06:12:38 AM »
It seems to me is just a "oooh cool, lets get this one Martha, it has a touch screen" gimmick?   ::)

No offence to Rebel/xxxD owners, ... but isn't that pretty much their target market?
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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 06:12:38 AM »

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 09:17:58 AM »
i think screen's are being smudged all redy by noses poking at them wen looking thru the viewfinder. So no diference there.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 11:35:30 AM »
i think screen's are being smudged all redy by noses poking at them wen looking thru the viewfinder. So no diference there.
Valid point but this is the better argument:

...and if you tried to clean the screen quickly without turning it off, who knows what random settings you would change.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 11:43:42 AM »
I do hope the touch screen isn't necessary, and will just compliment the physical buttons. Poking the screen is just going to make it impossible to see with the finger print marks, and if you tried to clean the screen quickly without turning it off, who knows what random settings you would change.

I remember the same argument when the first iPhone came out. Let's give Canon the benefit of having most likely addressed these obvious issues and see what they come out with. I'm curious to see what sort of software they've come up with to accompany touch input. Will be interesting to see how phone-like it is or if they've gone the extra mile to make it great, as opposed to just barely good enough.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 12:39:40 PM »
Is it just me or do others also think a touchscreen on a camera is lame?  Why would you want to muck up your LCD with smudges and fingerprints so it becomes a big messy glare?
Most companies have done a pretty good job of solving this issue; don't see too many people freaking out that they can't see their iPad screen, and yet that is entirely a touch-screen interface.

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It seems to me is just a "oooh cool, lets get this one Martha, it has a touch screen" gimmick?   ::)
Sort of like a flip out screen was for the T3i. They basically didn't upgrade anything, but added a gimmick. Welcome to the Rebel line, where the T2i was the last really innovative upgrade. Reviews will tell, but it seems like the T4i is getting a few gimmicks (touch screen, video AF), with the AF being potentially the only real upgrade.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2012, 12:50:28 PM »
If it gets DIGIC 5 thats another good upgrade.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 02:19:23 PM »
I saw a touchscreen on another point and shoot once. It was simply used to direct the focal point in live view quickly and easily which is something I find very slow with the current buttons. As to leaving marks on the screen, since I normally use the viewfinder, I am constantly smearing the lcd with oil and or sweat from my face when I'm working and just as constantly, wiping it off. I don't see how my fingers touching it will be worse than that if any worse since my fingertips are not as oily or as sweaty as my face.

I am set to order this T4i as soon as it is available to order as long as it has a new sensor. That to me is the heart and soul of the camera. There are other issues/features I'd like addressed particularly better faster low light focusing, but without a new sensor, I will not upgrade.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2012, 02:19:23 PM »

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012, 05:31:13 PM »
Sort of like a flip out screen was for the T3i. They basically didn't upgrade anything, but added a gimmick. Welcome to the Rebel line, where the T2i was the last really innovative upgrade. Reviews will tell, but it seems like the T4i is getting a few gimmicks (touch screen, video AF), with the AF being potentially the only real upgrade.

Some would argue that the flip out screen is not a gimmick and is actually practical in some applications.

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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 07:37:27 PM »
the current 18MP sensor is terrible. Not event my best resolving lens produces sharp photos on my 7d, whether it is the AA filter or the sensor itself, Sony, pentax and Nikon have been killing Canon in this regard for years. How many years since they produced a new APS-C sensor, its been too long and they're losing customers because of it...or should be atleast(their brand name is what sells the cameras, not the cameras themselves for many rebel owners). I'm too invested in Canon gear to change and the 5d really was Canons saving grace for me, but seriously this coming has enough money to be upgrading low volume super teles and yet the cash cows have been englected, doesn't make much business sense to me, though niether does producing a lens almost two years after announcing it.
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Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2012, 07:37:27 PM »