Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i : Canon’s First Touch Screen DSLR
Canon has unveiled the latest Canon Rebel T4i / EOS 650D / Kiss X6i upper entry-level DSLR. Alongside the camera, Canon also launched the Canon EF 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM, a video optimized version of kit lens and a bonus Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens. A STM (Stepping Motor) AF motor is capable of dramatically reduce noise and smooth movement of the AF drive control. It uses a brand new Hybrid 18MP CMOS sensor but gains ISO range from 100-12,800 expandable to 25,600. It also gains the ability to Hybrid AF during video shooting and a Articulated touchscreen LCD. Canon T4i / EOS 650D / Kiss X6i is also the world’s first DSLR with built-in stereo. No built in WiFi (but Eye-Fi compatible) this time, we may have to wait for the next EOS 700D / Rebel T5i !
Official Video Presentation
- STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
- 18.0MP New Hybrid APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD (more info)
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
- Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF
- 5.0 FPS Continuous Shooting
- 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Multi Shot Noise Reduction
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
- Hybrid AF during video shooting
New AF Capabilities
One of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at center. The EOS Rebel T4i is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View. Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS Rebel T4i provides highly accurate focus regardless of your shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame. The addition of the dual-cross point in the center allows for much faster and precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.
Using the touch panel, parents can select their child on the LCD screen and the camera will remain focused on that child while they stay in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables Touch Focus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. To make capturing photos even easier, a Touch Shutter function can also be enabled, whereby selecting a subject on the LCD screen, the camera will instantly take a photo, once focus is locked.
Continuous AF during HD Video Recording
For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS Rebel T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS Rebel T4i to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, producing stunning videos of parties, events, summer vacations or graduations.
When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS Rebel T4i features a built-in stereo microphone, a first for the Rebel line, that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.
Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR
Another Canon first, the EOS Rebel T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen. The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy, and allowing improved views during photo or video capture. That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd or at a graduation march just got a little easier to shoot.
STM Lens Support
When using one of Canon’s STM lenses, Movie Servo AF will take full advantage of the stepping motor technology for smooth, quiet continuous auto focusing. This benefit is especially noticeable when recording HD video and proves to create a more fluid movie-making experience.
18.0 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
The 18.0MP APS-C sensor provides high image quality and rich files exhibiting smooth color gradations. The maximum resolution affords plenty of room to make well-sized enlargements or crop into your images to focus on the details. The APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view when compared to full-frame 35mm format.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The DIGIC 5 image processor also helps to provide excellent image quality and high speed across the entire camera. This expedited processing helps to increase low-light sensitivity from ISO 100 to 12800 (and to an expanded ISO of 25600) while effectively reducing noise levels. The processor also supports 14-bit A/D conversion for richer, more vivid imagery.
Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie Mode
The T4i features full HD movie recording capabilities in the 1080/30p, 24p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p; and 480/30p, 25p formats. The Movie Servo AF system provides continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects during filming and when using live view. Manual exposure control and audio level adjustment are also supported. Video Snapshot is a unique mode that captures short video clips and automatically combines them into one file, giving you a highlights album that requires no post-production or further editing.
3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD Monitor II
This 3.0″ LCD monitor has a high resolution of 1,040,000-dots for high resolution monitoring and playback of your imagery. The Vari-angle capabilities allow this screen to flip out to the side then tilt up and down for use at a variety of angles, including front-facing for use with self-portraits. The touch screen functionality gives an intuitive experience when using this camera and even allows you to modify your focus positioning based on touch alone. The Clear View coating gives a great deal of clarity, even in bright sunlight, and is also smudge-resistant.
9-Point Cross-Type Autofocus System
The 9-point cross type autofocus system provides quick and accurate results amongst all shooting modes. A high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point gives the greatest accuracy and is utilized in spot metering as well as average metering modes. The Hybrid CMOS AF system allows for high speed focusing during shooting when using live view.
High Speed 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
The Rebel T4i is capable of capturing up to 5.0 full-resolution images per second when shooting in continuous modes. This speed ensures you won’t miss the shot when working in fast-paced environments such as sporting events.
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Multi shot noise reduction improves low-light shooting by essentially overlaying multiple, separate exposures on top of one another to build the image density and preserve detail. This mode effectively simulates high ISO performance without the increase of noise that goes along with it.
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
This intelligent mode combines numerous technologies (Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure) into one simple mode, allowing you to make optimal images with ease. The EOS Scene Detection system can automatically determine the shooting conditions you are in and apply these technologies to create the ideal exposure. The camera then further analyzes the resulting images and applies a series of enhancing features in order to better render colors and skin tones.
Handheld Night Scene mode
Accessible right on the EOS Rebel T4i’s Mode Dial, Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously impossible without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS Rebel T4i’s Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.
HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS Rebel T4i’s HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark. By shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.
Lens Aberration Correction
An automatic corrective system can be employed in order to help reduce the effects of different lens aberrations. If there is light falloff detected towards the edges of the frame, the camera will automatically correct for this by evening out the exposure. Additionally, a number of popular Canon lens’ data is pre-programmed into the camera so it can quickly and automatically register settings according to the lens you are using.
A specific, helpful guide is integrated into the camera in order to help you learn about and determine which image settings to use and how they affect your imagery. This feature is enabled automatically, but can be disabled through the menu.
The Rebel T4i is compatible with the optional GP-E2 GPS receiver. When connected to the hot shoe or through the accessory terminal, the receiver is capable of recording locational data to the metadata of your files for plotting to maps and reviewing your journey at home.
JPEG Resizing, Photobook Setup & Image Rating
You can conveniently resize your JPEG images to smaller formats in-camera. Keeping with the same aspect ratio and without modifying the original image, a new, smaller image will be saved to your memory card for expedited online use.
You can intuitively sequence and specify your images in-camera for printing out into a photobook. Your editing will be copied to a separate folder, ready for printing once at a computer.
For more expedited navigation through your images, you can rate your images on a scale from 1 to 5. Once images have been rated and sorted, browsing is a much more fluent experience.
SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Card & Canon EF and EF-S Lens Compatibility
The Rebel T4i is compatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards.This camera is compatible with the full line of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses.
Canon T4i / EOS 650D / Kiss X6i White Paper Download (not available yet)
Canon T4i / EOS 650D / Kiss X6i User Manual Download
EOS 600D / T3i vs EOS 650D / T4i
Canon T4i / EOS 650D vs Nikon D3200
Canon (Japan) sample images and videos
Canon T4i / 650D: Low Light (ISO 1600, 3200) Video Test
More Video Review Links here
The EOS Rebel T4i / EOS 650D Digital SLR camera will be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $849.99/€899 for the body alone; $949.99/€999 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and a Movie Kit bundle for $1199/€1,249 with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The new EF 40mm EF f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at an estimated retail price of $199.00 and $549.99 respectively.
The T4i bodies are now showing up on retailer’s (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) shelves in the USA. The bodies and with-18-55mm IS II Lens kits just showed up at Amazon. At B&H now in Stock & Adorama is saying “Delivery scheduled to start June/18″.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i at B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon UK (£699.95)
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens at B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon UK (£799.95)
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens at B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon UK (£1019.95)
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
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