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Canon Rebel T4i coming soon
I’m told the announcement for the Rebel T4i will happen very soon. There may have been multiple delays in announcing it while Canon deals with production of already announced products.
The megapixel count will not match the 24mp of the new Nikon D3200 I am told. It will have DIGIC V, new video features and a few ergonomic changes. Still waiting on the definitive specs.
From a different source, we’ve been told there may be a new autofocus technology when shooting video, as well as a touchscreen.
The next Rebel will be announced soon. Perhaps on or around March 2, 2012.
No real specs are available, except that it will come with a new EF-S 18-135 lens with a silent autofocus motor.
More information should arrive soon.
There are apparently invites to press events on March 2, 2012. That could be for the coming 5D, or another product.
The next Rebel
I received some early specs about the coming update to the T3i. We’re told to expect it before CP+ in February.
The camera will probably be a new 24mp APS-C sensor and run a DIGIC 5 processor. The DIGIC 5+ won’t be used.
Expect some standard upgrades in ISO performance, HD movie modes and some creative control updates. The final spec list is not yet finalized.
It was mentioned that Canon may keep the new sensor for a 60D upgrade, with the next Rebel sticking at 18mp.
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Above is the official press invite for Sweden. Scheduled for February 7, 2011. The embargo must end at 12:00AM on the 7th.
Two hints so far
A 12 color Pixma Pro printer looks to be on the immediate horizon. No clue yet on the print size capabilities.
The 2nd hint is a new Rebel and another camera.
I haven’t received any information about new PowerShot cameras yet.
DPReview has completed their review of the T2i.
Despite our (very minor) complaints, the EOS 550D is a very satisfying camera, and certainly offers the most compelling feature set of any nominally ‘entry level’ DSLR that we’ve used. It isn’t just about spec though – the 550D’s refined handling and excellent supplied software suite should not be overlooked. Although it doesn’t represent a huge improvement over the 500D, the changes that have been made are worthwhile, and well-implemented. An external mic socket, manual control and wide choice of resolutions and frame rates means that the 550D is worthy of consideration for serious video use, and when paired with a high quality lens, image quality is superb.
With all this taken into account, it is hard not to recommend the EOS 550D. Quite simply, taken as a whole, it is the best camera of its class that we’ve ever seen, and one of those rare cameras that won’t look out of date in a couple of years’ time.
Read More: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos550d/