The Canon Rebel T4i 18 megapixel Digital SLR Camera, is one of the latest DSLR cameras to be brought to market from Canon. Comparing it to its earlier model, the Rebel T4i has an improved image sensor; better video and live view autofocus capability, and faster shot rates.
The Canon Rebel T4i Design
The look and feel of this camera is similar to the previous two versions of the T_i series cameras. It is a compact lightweight camera (though it is about a tiny bit heavier than the last model) that hasone control dial at the front and a 4 way control at the back. As an upgrade, this model now features screen touch control. Not everything has changed though, if you have any experience with previous Rebel models, the menu will be quite familiar to you. With a total weight of about eighteen ounces this camera is an easy take-a-long for long trips.
Use & Handling
The Canon Rebel series of cameras are great for beginning users of SLR cameras. They are generally simple to use and handle. The T4i model comes programmed with a number of automatic scene settings, which make shooting in different settings easy as pie.
The menu now responds to touch commands and is organized by a color-coded schema. There is a quick menu control option that can be accessed by simply pressing the Q button at the back of the camera. This gives the user quick and easy access to all the shooting options.
While this camera is not small enough to fit in pants or jacket pockets, it is among the smallest of the DSLR cameras. Therefore, you’ll probably still want to carry it around in a camera case.
Modes & Controls
The Rebel T4i is set with all the standard modes of a DSLR camera including auto mode, drive & burst mode, playback mode, and movie mode. This model features a dedicated video recording switch, which allows the user to quickly switch the camera into recording mode.
This camera is particularly suited for users who are new to controlling camera focus, exposure, ISO, balance, and picture effects; but it also allows enough control for DSLR camera pros.
Hardware & Accessories
Some hardware upgrades have been made in the Canon T4i. The sensor on the T4i has been redesigned to include an 18 mega pixel image sensor. It is an APS-C image sensor that is an in-between phase and contrast detection autofocus. The LCD display is the same as the T3i model, except with the touch control option. The viewfinder is large, clear, and bright and gives almost complete coverage of the final image frame.
The flash is a standard model, which flips up from the camera’s body. The jacks, plus, and ports are the same as in the previous model. There is a mini USB and HDMI slot, a mic port, and two remote socket terminals. The 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 is the standard kit lens, which cost an additional $100.00.
Overall, the Canon T4i DSLR Camera is a great option for both old and new users of DSLR cameras. It is a lightweight camera, with a simple menu system, that takes high quality pictures and video recordings. If you are thinking about upgrading your digital SLR camera, this model is worth taking a second look at.