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Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:07:31 AM »
Good first review for the T4i.
The T4i has been reviewed by digitalcamerainfo.com, and it’s quite favourable. It looks like Canon has upped their game for the Rebel line.

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In shooting with the T4i, it’s clear that the sum of all those spec upgrades is a camera that truly feels new. That’s a good step for Canon, as we felt the T3i was a lackluster, marginal improvement on the massively successful T2i that preceded it. With the T3i staying in the line as a mid-level option (above the T3 and below the T4i, for now), that separation was necessary for the T4i to be relevant.

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« on: June 10, 2012, 10:07:31 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 10:16:42 AM »
Even Canon wasn't able to tell me if this thing has video crop mode/digital video zoom like the T2i and T3i do or if they've really dropped this highly-useful feature.  Does anyone know?

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 11:02:07 AM »
One of the sites listed the digital video zoom for the T4i, I'll wait to hear from people with first hand experience before diving in.  I wasn't aware that the T2i had the digital zoom feature.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 11:30:08 AM »
I don't like the price point though.  :(.  But  that's not new to canon.  Ok to do that on the pro line but on consumer models you need to make it affordable for soccer moms.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 11:59:38 AM »
An entry level DSLR just under $1000... It was cool when 300D was announced but in 2012, it's definitely not!
Actually it's my bad, being surprised at the price point...

If the prices of the recently announced stuff are glimpses of things to come, there's no point in waiting for Photokina to see what Canon has under its sleeve.
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »
Thanks

Looks funny with the 40mm lens

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 01:18:51 PM »
Thanks

Looks funny with the 40mm lens


Lol, it's like having undersized wheels on your vehicle, it just doesn't look right.   ???
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 02:21:22 PM »
Are there any photos of the menu screens.  I am interested in what fine controls it has to offer.  I am really interested in how it differs from the 60D.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 02:31:51 PM »
I don't like the price point though.  :(.  But  that's not new to canon.  Ok to do that on the pro line but on consumer models you need to make it affordable for soccer moms.

The upper level Rebels have always been at this price point when they first came out.  In 2008 I paid just about a grand on an XSi with a kit lens and it was worth every penny.  By this fall it will be down to 650 on Amazon for the body and around 750 with the lens, you'll also be able to get a refurbished for a sweet price.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2012, 03:13:03 PM »
Are there any photos of the menu screens.  I am interested in what fine controls it has to offer.  I am really interested in how it differs from the 60D.

This video has some shots of the screen being used: Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i Review Preview

I can't believe they still haven't added 1/3 stop ISO increments.  I guess it could be an option that has to be toggled, but from what I saw in that video its still the same old 100/200/400/800/1600.  Of course it goes up to 12800 now, but still is it that hard to add 1/3 stop increments?
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
I don't like the price point though.  :(.  But  that's not new to canon.  Ok to do that on the pro line but on consumer models you need to make it affordable for soccer moms.

The upper level Rebels have always been at this price point when they first came out.  In 2008 I paid just about a grand on an XSi with a kit lens and it was worth every penny.  By this fall it will be down to 650 on Amazon for the body and around 750 with the lens, you'll also be able to get a refurbished for a sweet price.

Not really: the T2i and T3i were both introduced at $800 body only, this one is $850. Not huge, and definitely not as big as many people think it is, but it's a price increase.

And the timeframe for a price fall is probably around xmas.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »

Looks funny with the 40mm lens


We NEED to see it on a 1DX.  8)

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 04:33:14 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 05:00:06 PM »
One of the sites listed the digital video zoom for the T4i,...

Really?  Do you know which one?  I'd like to see it.

The implementation on the T2i and T3i was quite different.  The T2i has a 640x480 7x (100% crop) mode, while the T3i has a 1920x1080 3x (100% crop) mode with some useless digital zoom beyond that.  I was hoping for a better implementation.  Ideal would be continuous smooth zoom from full-frame to 100% crop (and not beyond) in any resolution mode.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i First Impression Review
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 05:07:24 PM »

Looks funny with the 40mm lens


We NEED to see it on a 1DX.  8)

Blasphemy!

Just think of it as a functional body cap. 8)

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