Canon EOS Rebel T4i Customer Reviews
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Customer Reviews
By Brian R, June 11, 2012 (5.0 out of 5 stars )This review is from: Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens (Electronics)
OK I usually don’t review products I don’t own anywhere on the internet but I noticed a 1 star rating and I thought I’d have to balance it out with my completely speculative review. I want to make it clear that I don’t own this camera and haven’t used it. I’ve been following Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR prices and releases quite closely, as I’m in the market for a camera.
It seems quite a bit premature to rate a product with 1 star which you don’t own, haven’t used or even held, and haven’t taken the time to research.
This camera is supposed to add a lot of features from what I’ve seen/heard/read.
1. Touch Screen – I haven’t seen this on any other DSLR and it definitely wasn’t on the T3i. Touch screens are how people have come to expect to interact with electronics. People who want Hi-end electronics think having to press multiple buttons at the same time and turn dials is complicated and antiquated. Even if it is time-tested and efficient once you’re used to it. For someone entering the DSLR, and shooting something other than Automatic I see a touch screen as a great learning interface.
2. Continuous Video AF and face tracking is another new feature aimed at point and shooters. The video quality of this camera will be much the same as the T3i but will allow new users (and users that haven’t had good results with the T3i) to keep moving subjects in focus will taking video. Entry level users aren’t going to spend enough time to perfect of the craft of manual focusing, nor do they want to buy an expensive rig with focus-wheels and such to film their kid’s soccer match.
3. It works with a new group of STM lenses Canon will be releasing.
4. New Digic 5 processor which allows for 5 fps in continuous mode over the T3i’s 3.7.
Canon knew what they were doing when designing this camera: Bringing point and shoot features into an already successful Entry-Level DSLR. By doing so they will probably also pull a bunch of users already paying $600+ on hi-end point and shoots into the the DSLR fold. This means they’ll have people buying more accessories and lenses. A smart business move.
To address any concerns about bugs, most all software problems should be fixable with Firmware updates and any hardware problems will be covered within the 1 year warranty if bought on Amazon or any other Authorized Canon Dealer. These are things any early adopters should be willing to do when buying a brand new product.
All-in-all I’d have to say this camera is with the $100 price jump, IF it’s overall feature set fits your needs. If you’ve been considering the T3i, wait one more pay check and get this. Waiting months for the price to go down is one theory but that’s going to be months worth of great photos and videos you’re not documenting. Photographers capture light to show their take on brief moments. How many are you gonna miss waiting for a $100 price drop. Look at the difference in features between the 2 cameras be low this. Look at the difference in the 2 cameras above.
By Pen Name, June 9, 2012 (5.0 out of 5 stars )This review is from: Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens (Electronics)
I was saving up for the t3i and as I was looking at reviews on it I saw that EOS Rebel T4i was released today (Jun. 8) so now I decided on this one! Cant wait to get it
By Dyna Boss (NYC, USA), June 8, 2012 (5.0 out of 5 stars )Canon EOS REBEL T4i 18.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens (Electronics)This camera should be a killer. I have ordered one, can’t wait for the thing to try it out. If works as expected, Canon will allure consumers from mirrorless segment, and will force Panasonic and Olympus working hard to catch up. With such tough completion, I am sure we will see a lot of cool cameras and lenses in the near future.