Canon’s EOS Rebel T4i (also known as the 650D) is a big leap forward, compared to its predecessor. Featuring a 3.0-inch touchscreen display, 9-point autofocus, “an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor powered by the new DIGIC 5 processor, ISO that can climb up to 12800 (25600 in H mode) for low light shooting, five frames per second burst shooting and an improved continuous autofocus motor that’s said to be much quieter.” Product page. Continue reading for a video preview, more pictures, and additional information.

Video

The T4i / 650D is the first DSLR to have a finger-friendly 3-inch display that also flips out 180-degrees, which should make shooting videos a godsend. The touchscreen can be used just as you’d expect on a smartphone: touch to focus for stills and videos, touch to fire off the shutter, swiping to browse photos, pinch to zoom in and out. The T4i is going to make DSLRs a whole lot less menacing.

Pictures

The EOS Rebel T4i features Canon’s amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the EOS Rebel T4i’s sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel’s light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS Rebel T4i’s accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).

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