Canon Rebel T3i vs T4i

If you are a photographer, or a photography enthusiast, you have likely heard of Canon’s ‘Rebel’ series of cameras. This entry-level camera line has been extremely popular over the past twenty years, with consumers eagerly ‘snapping’ up the film and digital versions of this great and affordable camera line.

Single-lens reflex cameras have been improved considerably during that time period, and it is clear that Canon may have experienced some difficulty explaining how each new model differs from the last.

T3i vs T4i
 
To the untrained eye, Canon’s EOS  Rebel T4i may seem much like the model that preceded it (the EOS Rebel T3i/600D ). However, the update is less similar than you may think. Here is some information about the Canon Rebel T4i, and the new changes it offers to consumers.
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The Canon Rebel T5i was released in April, if you like, please check here:  T4i vs T5i, you’ll understand the difference between t4i and t5i.

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Contents:

  • What’s new in Rebel T4i?
  • T3i vs T4i : Detail Specs comparison
  • T3i vs T4i: The design difference
  • Real Reviews are important
  • T3i or T4i, which is worth buying?
  • What’s new in Rebel T4i/EOS 650D ?

    Similar to the 600D, the EOS 650D has a 9-point Auto Focus sensor, a 1.04m dot screen with flip-out capability, and an 18 mega pixel CMOS senor. However, each of these features has been greatly enhanced. It is clear that Canon intends to continue to refine and improve its products, even when the current versions are truly amazing.  Here is a thorough examination of some of the different elements of the EOS 650D:

     


    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/digic5.jpg The DIGIC5 processor utilized within the t4i is also in use in other Canon products, like the G1 X. This element has some incredible capabilities, such correcting any chromatic irregularities while JPEGs are processed and stored.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/hybridcmos.jpg The t4i utilizes an entirely new Hybrid CMOS. This new CMOS sensor includes dedicated pixels that assist in phase detection and autofocus.
    The rebel t4i also has a redesigned shutter unit, and is capable of shooting up to 5 frames in a single second(the 600D managed a mere 3.7 fps). The new speed grants users true multi-shot capabilities, which lessens noise and also increases dynamic range.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/afsensor.jpg The new t4i utilizes the same AF module as its predecessor, the 60D. As opposed to only the central point on the 600D, this feature provides nine focus points of the cross-type variety.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/aberration-correction.jpg Cannon offers users of the t4i full capability for chromatic aberration correction in its new JPEG processing, and can also perform vignetting (peripheral illumination). These features are however only compatible with Canon lenses. In addition, the EOS 650D is pre-loaded with data for lenses that are most often used with this particular model. It also offers the option of storing additional lens profiles, for a total of 20 lenses.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/multishot-nr.jpg For those who have been wishing for "Multi Shot Noise Reduction", the 650D delivers exactly this. This option is only can be used in JPEG mode, and does not work in RAW mode. When using this option, the camera will take four photographs, and then combine these four shots into one image that has greatly reduced visible noise at high IOSs. When taking advantage of the multi-shot capacity, it is best to work with a static subject.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/radio-control-flash.jpg The 650D has a radio-controlled flash system, akin to the EOS SD Mark III. This system is best utilized in conjunction with a Speedlite 600EX-RT and an ST-E3-RT transmitter. As these lighting elements are a bit costly, if you are not using the camera for commercial purposes, you may wish to use a less expensive Canon flash such as a IR-controlled remote flash unit.
    http://t4ivst3i.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/cert-logo-display.jpg The new unique menu “Certification Logo Display’ that contains all of the various certification symbols that are normally affixed to the base of a camera

    Canon T3i vs T4i : Detail Specs comparison

    Differences comparision:

    Difference Canon EOS Rebel T3i Canon EOS Rebel T4i
    Image processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC 5
    Screen TFT LCD Touch Screen
    Sensor type CMOS Hybrid CMOS
    Continuous Shooting Speed Max. approx. 3.7  fps Max. approx. 5.0 fps
    Maximum Burst 6 raw/34 JPEG 6 raw/22 JPEG
    Autofocus Center Cross Continuous AF, All cross-type
    Sensitivity range ISO 100 – ISO 6400 / 12800 (expanded) ISO 100 – ISO 12,800 / 25600 (expanded)
    Microphone mono Stereo
    Price: Body only: $499
    Body+18-55 IS II Kit: $549
    Body+18-135 IS Kit: $648.99
    Body only: $699.99
    With 18-55mm IS II: $648.99
    With 18-135mm IS STM: $822.99

    Similarities comparision:

    Specs Canon EOS Rebel T3i Canon EOS Rebel T4i
    Effective pixels 18mp CMOS 18mp CMOS
    Dimensions (WHD, inches)/weight Approx. 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in
    Approx. 18.2 oz. / 515g(body only)
    Approx. 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in
    Approx. 18.3 oz. / 520 g (body only)
    Image sensor size 22.3×14.9 mm 22.3×14.9 mm
    Focal length multiplier 1.6x 1.6x
    Continuous drive 3.7fps 5 fps
    shooting 6 raw/34 JPEG 6 raw/22 JPEG
    Viewfinder coverage 95 % 95 %
    Viewfinder magnification 0.85x/ 0.53x 0.85x/ 0.53x
    Autofocus 9-pt AF center cross-type to f2.8 9-pt AF all cross-type; Center cross to f2.8
    AF sensitivity -0.5 to 18 EV -0.5 to 18 EV
    Metering modes • Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
    • Partial approx 9% at center
    • Spot approx4% at center
    • Center-weighted average
    • Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
    • Partial approx 9% at center
    • Spot approx 4% at center
    • Center-weighted average
    Metering Range EV 1.0 – EV 20.0 EV 1.0 – EV 20.0
    Video 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
    Screen 3 inches 3:2 TFT LCD
    (1.04 megapixels)
    3 inches 3:2  touch TFT LCD
    (1.04 megapixels)
    External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector) Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
    Battery life (CIPA rating) 470 shots(At 32°F/ 0°C) 470 shots(At 32°F/ 0°C)
    Price: Body only: $499
    Body+18-55 IS II Kit: $549
    Body+18-135 IS Kit: $648.99
    Body only: $647.99
    With 18-55mm IS II: $648.99
    With 18-135mm IS STM: $822.99

    * Since the new rebel T4i released, T3i has a huge price reduction on Amazon.

    Canon T3i vs T4i: The Design Difference

    The Rebel T4i is based on the same body design as the T3i, so it is not strange that they seem quite similar indeed. Other than that the new machine removal of the mono microphone, gains a new stereo microphone, and  the differences to the top-plate, the two cameras truly do look almost identical.

    Front design of canon t3i vs t4i
    From the front,  it may look as though these two cameras are one and the same. Both cameras have similar profiles, as their outer designs are quite similar. The visible difference you will find is t4i loss of the mono microphone that sits on the right shoulder of the t3i.
    Back of Canon Rebal Camera
    Turning to the back, both cameras still look very similar, other than minor changes in the design of the LCD screen, and the shapes of the buttons.
    top design of canon t3i vs t4i
    The redesigned top plate also gives users an easy way to switch between camera mode and movie mode. The EOS 650D gains a stereo microphone in front of the hot shoe, Additionally, the A-DEP and DISP button have been removed from the t4i, but this is not much of a loss as it had pretty minimal functionality to begin with.  Here you can also see that the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is a little shorter than the existing version, and has a slightly different barrel design.

    Real Reviews are important:

    Besides the specs, the reivews from real users really very improtant for us to choose a camera! We recommend you read the Real reviews about these two Canon Rebel SLR cameras on Best Buy:

    Canon Rebel T3i Canon Rebel T4i
    Canon Rebel T3i Review Canon Rebel T4i Review

    T3i or T4i, which is worth buying?

    I believe that the Canon Rebel T4i has 3 features that will make me decide over it.

    1, Highest ISO – The highest ISO of any of the rebels (starting at 12800, and able to expand to 25600). But what does that mean for you? It means you can snap photos even in extremely low light conditions without having to worry about blurry and out-of-focus photos. If you do not like to use the flash, you will simply love this feature.

    2, Face tracking and Continuous Video AF – A vastly important new element is targeted at point and shooters. In terms of video quality, this camera is quite similar to the T3i, with a notable difference that this camera allows new users (as well as those who did not see favorable results while using the T3i) to ensure that even subjects who are moving are still in focus while recording video. This is quite beneficial for entry level camera users who will not devote the time to perfecting the art of manual focusing, and who also do not wish to purchase a costly rig with focus-wheels and other complicated components in order to record their child’s soccer match.

    3, Touch Screen – This is a truly unique feature that is not present on any other DSLR. I can tell you for sure that it definitely wasn’t on the T3i. These days, consumers expect touch screens for their electronic devices, and are accustomed to interacting with touch screen electronics. For the vast majority of consumers who wish to purchase high-end electronics, the thought of needing to press many buttons and turn a bunch of dials is a major turn off, as they regard such technology as antiquated – even if those features have stood the test of time and are oftentimes more efficient once you are used to them. For a consumer who is entering the DSLR, and who will not be shooting Automatic, a touch screen interface is an excellent learning tool.

    So, if you are someone who enjoys shooting video, you will enjoy the new rebel T4i,  if the new features above are not necessary to you, rebel T3i will be a great choice, dut to the new t4i released, the t3i has become very cheap, you can see the price on amazon, the rebel t3i’s price is just $610 (Body only), around $240 dollars cheaper than t4i body only.

    The Canon Rebel T5i was released in April, if you like, please check here:  T4i vs T5i, you’ll understand the difference between t4i and t5i.

    { 67 comments… read them below or add one }

    Domingo January 31, 2014 at 5:40 am

    You can make several ducks in different sizes by using different size plates, or cutting the plates down to smaller
    circles. ” “There’s something incredibly wonderful that I want to preserve.

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    Moonie July 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I want to make my first DSLR purchase and I’m mainly interested in taking potraits and and pictures of nature/landscape. Which camera should I buy?

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    Mackenzie March 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Hello,

    Im am looking into buying a camera soon, and have been trying to decide what is better the T3i or the T4i. I am mainly interested in abandoned buildings so would be taking photos inside and mostly darker environments. But as we all know to make money you have to photograph people. So because my main focus is buildings and not people. Is it worth my money to get the T4i?

    Thanks!

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    Vicky September 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Since you will be in a dark enviroment, I would recommend you to buy the T4i becaus the ISO is a lot higher, and that will help you to take pictures a lot more clearly.

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    TechLover February 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Hello,

    Nice forum. Anyway, I want to ask your opinion, I’m torn between the T3i and T4i. My main use for the camera would be to shoot stills of my friends during a performance (dance shows). I’m also not a big fan of the flash, if I can take photos without the flash I would. Also I want to use it on my trips (travel) to take photo of places. Which would you recommend?

    Thanks!

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    Bettygable February 16, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to keep the screen on the rebel ? It is the older model.no video

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    Scott January 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Wow this is a great forum! Does anyone know how long you can record video without stopping?

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    Jasmine February 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    It depends on how big of an SD card you get. i’d reccomend at LEAST a 32GB class 10

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    Jerry November 26, 2013 at 6:16 am

    29 minutes. Regardless of memory card size.

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    CraigH December 26, 2012 at 3:40 am

    The one thing companies do which I really detest is when the artificially boost the ISO settings one can make. For example, the T3i allows you to natively set the camera as high as ISO 6400 where the T4i allows and additional stop to 12,800 natively. You’d think this would mean the T4i was more capable. It isn’t. That’s the problem and the writer of this blog should have said something. Instead he mentions it as a feature. Shame.

    The truth is that the sensors in both are pretty much the same design and getting older by the year. The T3i’s sensor is actually a little better at high ISO than the T4i’s slightly newer version. Canon just allows you to make a higher choice. That means you can get horrible noisy images at one extra setting. What’s the point? It’s a cheap gimmick for people who don’t really bother to look up the capability of the sensor. The T4i’s sensor is rated pretty poorly at dim light work. It’s ranked in 71st place among all currently build DSLRs. The T3i’s sensor is rank a little better at 60th place for ISO performance among all DSLRs.

    Canon cameras just don’t fare well against others in dim light. Some serious upgrading needs to happen for Canon to catch up in this particular area. To put it in perspective, the T4i has an ISO rating of only 722 and at that only provides 11.2 stops of dynamic range at base ISO. The old out of production Canon 20D has the same two scores within a hair. No improvement in all those years. To put that more into perspective, Nikon’s D5100 entry level model scores 1183 at ISO and has 13.6 stops of dynamic range at base. It’s ranked at number 23 and is already being replaced by the better 24 megapixel D5200.

    The point is, don’t go by what the company says you can set ISO to. Go by how well it performs there. A high ISO setting is useless if you can’t see the images because of large blobs of noise. That’s the truth of it.

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    kim December 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

    im looking to buy my first DSLR camera. i have two kiddies. A toddler and baby, so pictures are always out of focus and a second too late. will the 4i help me a lot more the 3i ? im really going back and forth and would rather save up a little more $ if its gonna be worth it. i just want to get great pictures of my kids. thanks

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    Dave December 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I do not think that there is a tremendous difference between the two. Walmart dot com has a special right now of $599 for bot the t4i and lens!
    The T4i has a much better microphone if you will use it to take videos too – something most reviews don’t talk much about.
    Merry Christmas.

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    Paul Anderegg December 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I have a question about ISO speed and video. Does the T4i’s increased ISO figure mean that the camera is more sensitive, or just that you can “gain up” higher in video terminology? I like less grain and noise at higher ISO settings, so this is important to me.

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    Alex November 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Hey!
    I am intrested in buying a DSLR, and Im stuck between these two camera’s. When recording with the t4i, the auto focus on it, is that a mandatory setting, meaning can I shoot with the t4i and be able to change the focus myself at all? I am a fan of the iso change, but unsure if i will be necessarly needing up to 25,000 etc. I am a talented photographer with many idea’s and i dont want to end up buying the t3i, and be limited when it comes to taking shots or filming. My mom currently has an older version of the canon rebel, and has a couple lenses too… When i decide to buy a DSLR, i dont want to have the same lenses as my mom, are they’re any lenses you would reccomend?

    thanks a lot !

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    Carlos November 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Hi there everyone great posts. I bought the T3i, but my son says I should go for the T4i. Cause of the touch screen. I see your comments for videoing its a big improvement. I’m tight on the money. But after some consideration I’m thinking on dropping the guarantee and get the T4i. This may be risky but wanted your advice. Its $129 3 years which isn’t much but typically I am careful. I think this product is solid and may not need guaranteeing.

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    Tobey October 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I saw the question earlier about prior model lenses working, but I wasn’t sure if those lenses were as old as mine. I have a dinosaur AE-1 Program, (film, of course), with the stock 50mm and a 80-205 zoom. Will these fit on either the T3i Or T4i? I realize neither have AF or IS, but focusing manually wouldn’t bother me if I had the extra zoom lens capability.

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    Brandon November 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Yes, there are a bunch of different companies that make mount adapters to put FD lenses on EF mounts, they’re not all equal though so check out the reviews for them.

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    Dave September 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hi,

    I am looking for a camera to shoot video with. I like the t4i’s auto -focus, but have heard that it is slow and not too incredible. Your take?

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    Please Help! ö August 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Hi! I’m a beginner in photography since all I have is a little point and shoot from like third grade. For years now I’ve been saving my money to buy the newest of the canon rebel series. I have about a month and a half ago figured out that the T4i has come out. So My new plan was to buy the T4i with the 18-55mm lens and buy the extra lens (75-300mm) with it. I am don’t know if I should get the T3i instead, or if I should get a canon rebel at all. I still don’t know where to buy the camera. Please help me, I’m very bad making at decisions.

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    Leandro August 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Dear friend:
    Although being a beginner in photography as well I would suggest I choose a IS 75-250mm lens instead the extra lens you mentioned. The IS (image stabilizer) system is a blessing when you are shooting long distance objects – mainly for us, beginners. This lens can be used within all rebel series bodies. I have a T3 and I am very satisfied with my camera.

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    Brandalyn August 7, 2012 at 3:06 am

    My T1i recently quit (the continuous mode quit). My warranty covered my option of either the T3i or a store credit. I am debating on taking the credit and just adding to it to purchase the T4i. My question…is it worth it? I take photos of my family, specifically my children at sporting events (basketball, football, dance, etc.). Why or Why not? Also what would be a good lens that is decently priced for indoor and outdoor sporting events?

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    luke October 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Good lens and decent price are not synonymous (unless you manually focus and go with an old pentax).
    For indoor photo shooting you would be CRAZY to not get the T4i. The T4i has 9 crosstype focus points while the T3i has only one in the center. This is crucial when trying to get shots in poorly lit gyms. The T4i does shoot 5 fps while the T3i is something like 3.5 so if you’re shooting sports go with the T4i. For indoor sporting events you need a very fast lens and generally a long zoom range. Many indoor photographers use a 70-200 2.8 (cost over a grand), but they are often times using a full frame sensor. With a rebel, 2.8 isn’t fast enough for great pics in a typical high school gymnasium. Your best bet would be the 85mm f/1.8 and the amazingly cheap 50mm 1.8 for under the rim/hoop shots. The 85mm isn’t an ideal range but if money is an issue it’s your best bet.

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    Krishnan July 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Am a doctor from india, so take clinical photographs, of skin, inside of mouth etc for teaching. Am unable to decide whether the t3i or t4i would be more suitable.
    Also I found so many close-up lenses in the market. Clarity of the pictures is what I’m looking for. Would the 18-135 lens be adequate for my needs? Or should I buy a close- up lens in addition? Costs are an important constraint.

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    Brett Park July 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Krishnan,
    Focus on your patients little buddy don’t worry about taking pictures. The healthcare in your part of world is horrible it is all due to unqualified under educated so-called doctors like yourself. By the way “Am surprised to see a doctor start a sentence with “am” ” LOL

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    Krishnan July 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Brett –
    Good to know that you know my country, but this does not answer my question. If you don’t the answer, please shut you mouth and keep quiet.
    Ironically, you people come to India for better and best medical services. I don’t know which part of world you belong to, so I would refrain to comment.
    ;)

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    Controller August 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    you sir need to learn where you stand.

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    Brian October 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Brett probably couldn’t even find India on the map!

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    CA Ranger August 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Brett, Focus on your f*** business.. dude, don’t try to act over smart by judging people over the internet…this is a camera blog for your mentally retarded understanding sake.

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    Ali August 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Good job Brett on a worthless comment. Doctor, you can’t go wrong either way. I’d say buy either camera with the standard lens, and then purchase an upgrade if you have to. Good luck.

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    Daniel September 2, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Brett,

    I find it hilarious that you would take the time to correct one man’s grammatical errors when your post is littered with so many. Your punctuation is terrible. And before you go judging people like our friend, Krishnan, remember that english is more than likely not his first language, but he has learned it as a benefit to himself. Bilingual individuals are highly valued in all parts of the world. What languages do you know? other than pretentious white suburbanite?

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    K September 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Brett,

    What nasty A$$hole you are.

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    Brett's Secret lover Michael November 22, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Brett are you jealous of the brown man’s penus size? The love making skills in Karma Sutra, or the fact your gfs’, fianc’es’, and wives’ have all cheated on you with black men, men from India, Native American Indians, and orientals bc you are quick on the trigger, Squamish south of the border, and pussy makes you qweezy. I’d say all of the above. You probably bought a Chevy Cavalier bc you thought it was cool and it would cover up the fact your a fucking douche bag racist who should just kill yourself.

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    Lou August 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    The T4i has a higher ISO rating may benefit in situation where you need as much visibility as possible without using flash

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    Leandro August 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Krishnan
    I think that one of those close-up macro filter sets and a ring LED light/flash would be quite useful mainly if you take photograph inside mouth.

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    Tom July 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I believe the info for Mono /Stereo are switched in the table. It’s the T4i that has the stereo mic now, right?
    Tom

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    Linda July 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for your attention, the t4i has the stereo mic, I will correct it soon.

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    aga July 19, 2012 at 3:16 am

    hey! did you receive my previous comment? as it doesn’t show up :/

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    aga July 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    hey! i am an actress and intrested in directing. i was planning on buying the t4i since i’ve been told that it is much better for videos. i am looking to shoot short films. now i talked to a friend today and he said with my budget, it would be better to buy the t3i and invest the left over money into the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Digital SLR Lens, rather then buying the t4i with the standart or 18-135 mm lens. what do you recommend? i dont understand sh** about cameras to be honest, but am really determined on learning. so i do want to do the best investment with my money in order to be able to progress in the directing field and be able to shoot some nice films. thanks in advance! Aga

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    Linda July 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I agree with your friend. The image from the T4i appears to be no better than the T3i (and no worse, either). If this is your primary concern – which it sounds like it is – then I think your friend’s advice to go for the lower price camera body and spend some money on a good lens makes a lot of sense. I am also assuming that your friend with whom you have discussed this knows more about your preferences and how you intend to use the camera than I, as a complete stranger, can understand from one paragraph. My advice could be different if you happen to really want a touch screen and autofocus (and perhaps have other preferences related to still photos). Regardless, the T3i is an excellent camera to start making your own films.

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    Eduardo July 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Hi there,

    Just a remark, I bought the T4i last week and was surprised when found out that the touch screen is really good, it is multi-touch, which you can zoom in and out using two fingers (that was unexpected from me).

    I had the T3i for 8 months and I am very happy with the upgrade, still getting to know all the new functions but very impressed already!!!

    Great website, congrats!!!

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    Kemi July 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Hi I used to be a photography enthusiast but haven’t touched my slr since the film age. I have a couple of lenses from back then and I was wondering if they will work with the t4i and if they do will it have any limitations to the t4i functionality

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    Makenzie July 18, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Yes they will work. I recently bought the T3i and have been able to use my old lens from my film slr. The only thing that won’t work is the stabilizer since that is built in to the newer lenses. Autofocus may not work either but I’m not sure because I don’t use autofocus.

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    Makenzie July 18, 2012 at 4:30 am

    But I just checked and autofocus does work.

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    Cosmicsniper July 3, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Are there available intervelometers for the t4i/650 for programming time-lapses?

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    luke October 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Yes, magic lantern has an intervelometer and it will turn your $600 rebel into a $2000 beast. I honestly can’t imagine using my rebel without it. Google it

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    Cosmicsniper October 20, 2012 at 1:27 am

    That site doesn’t yet support the Canon T4i/650. No, I’m looking for a programmable, simple to use unit.

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    Amy June 30, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Hi,
    This question may be a bit obvious but I was just wondering if all of the Canon Rebels had focus rings? Or if the numbers on the lenses on the pictures above was for zoom. My brothers dslr has a zoom ring and and focus ring on the lense so I was not sure which one was featured on the t3i/t4i’s lense.
    Sorry I don’t know all of the proper terms for everything.

    Thanks!

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    luke October 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Well, the focus and zoom ring have nothing to do with the camera body, its the lens being used. So yes, it will have both

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    Jenna June 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Is there an easy way to lock the touch screen? (besides knowing that it will lock when I bring it near my face I would like to manually lock it).

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    Linda June 29, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I had bought t4i one week ago, it is really a great camera. As your hope, If you don’t want to use the touch screen, you can simply disable it in the menu.

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    Heinrich July 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I dont think thats what he meant. He wants a quick lock-unlock button for when the camera is close to his face so he doesn’t accidentally change things. disabling the touchscreen requires you to jump through menus to confirm, thus not convenient.

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    Steven June 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Since the T4i now has continuous AF, will you get the (clicking like) sound of the AF in movies or is that not an issue like it is with some lenses on the T3i? Thanks!

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    Derek June 25, 2012 at 5:31 am

    hello love the site,

    Now I am pretty set on buying this camera, my only question now is do I get the 18-55 kit or the 18-135. I plan to be using this for outdoor vids and pics, to include wildlife. should I get the basic 18-55 and after several paychecks later buy a 70-300 or will the 18-135 give me a lot of what I need?

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    Jone June 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

    The basic 18-55 kits is enough for outdoor videos and pics, if you have enough budget, my personal suggest would be to get the 18-135 lens because it has a great wide angle shots for family portraits when you are trying to get the most possible into the shot.
    The 70-300 lens will not provides you any wide angle capabilities only telephoto (option to zoom in closer)

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    Glnnca June 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Hi

    I’m considering to get my first DSLR. The main purpose is to take photos of my 5 year old child in motion. This is because with my current Panasonic Lumix, the photos are always blurred as the children run and have fun. It’s a pity I can’t capture that unique moment.

    Please advise t3i/t4i which would fit my need?

    Thanks.

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    TU June 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

    My suggest is t3i or t2i, t4i has a improvement on shooting video, and t3i or t2i can satisfy your need on photo, all they are very cheap now.

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    Marie June 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I have been saving up for the t3i (for both photography and video) and I just learned that the t4i was released. I am quite new in this field, so forgive me if these questions are obvious, but will the t4i be able to use lenses like the 85mm 1.8? Also, will the continous autofocus in video mode be able to be turned off? Lastly, do the 9 cross points make a very big difference? I’ll keep researching, and thank you for this comparison, it really cleared a few things up for me

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    Mavis June 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Hi, Marie,
    Welcome come to my site! A t4i is able to use 85mm 1.8 lenses.
    T3i has 9-pt AF all cross-type as well, but the type is difference, t3i is center cross, t4i is all-aross.
    Of course, the video mode can be turned off.

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    Snorlax June 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    For the 9 cross points, if you’re using a lens 2.8 or faster, it will have a obvious difference.

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    BIYANG June 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    With regard to item 2 only, you can use any EF or EF-S lens on the 650D. 85 f1.8 can therefore work with this body and is a fairly decent portrait lens for the $.

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    BIYANG June 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    For “do the 9 cross points make a very big difference? “, It rely on lens, with a lens 2.8 or faster, you will be able to see the difference. But as my view, they are not big difference, the 600D v 7D AF would be a huge difference, but 7d is too expensive, are not suit for beginners. Since the AF is one of the most important elements that determines whether you get the camera, t4i’s AF has a great change compare to t3i(all cross-type and Continuous Video AF), so I think it should be a good choice for beginners.

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    Jane June 12, 2012 at 3:21 am

    With a touchscreen, t4i also has a sensor like a phone to disable it once you bring it close to your eye or your nose is gonna touch the screen and might change settings!

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    Mavis June 12, 2012 at 3:41 am

    You’re right.

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    Indecisive June 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Hi!
    I’m really interested in buying a DSLR as my first beginner camera fro nature/buildings photography kind of thing. Can you recommend me which one is the most suitable camera? I kind of want to save money and buy the t3i since it will most probably be a lot cheaper but i just wanna seek someones opinion and see if i should get the t4i and make the money spent worth while. Thanks! :-)

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    Mavis June 12, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Hi,
    If your main aim is to record a lot of video, to choose t4i which has improved movie recording including Continuous AF with subject tracking. They have also announced two new STM lenses…optimized for movie recording, if the new features are not necessary for you, t3i will be a good choice, due to the new t4i released, t3i has become more cheaper!

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    Benji March 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I rather like my older T2i over my teammate’s T3i which we frequently trade use of, since we tag up on photo sessions and can’t be bothered to change the glass. That being said, I really appreciate the T4i that has been released. I had the opportunity to borrow it for a weekend and I must say its quite the gem. I personally think that the T4i though more costly would be a better investment and more “future proofed” than the T3i which was really only a minor revision over the t2i IMO. Cheers

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