Canon introduces the new flagship model in its EOS Rebel line, the EOS Rebel T4i (known as EOS 650D in Europe and Asia markets) digital SLR camera. The new camera is equipped with 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and features a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF to deliver fast focus. Equipped with DIGIC 5 image processor, the new Rebel is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at 5fps and offers an extended ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode).
The Rebel T4i gets the nine-point all cross-type AF array – that can found on the 60D- with a dual-cross f/2.8 point at center. It is the first Canon camera to include the new Hybrid CMOS AF system for increased auto focus speed and fast continuous AF in Live View. Canon also adds the new Movie Servo AF to the T4i for smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video when used with new EF and EFS STM lenses. It is capable of Full movie recording at up to 30fps and comes built-in stereo microphone for clear sound recording.
Also included are features to help beginner photographers, including Handheld Night Scene, HDR backlight control, Multi-shot Noise Reduction, Video Snapshot, Scene Intelligent Auto. The first three shooting modes will take multiple pictures and combine them to produce a photo with wide dynamic range and minimized noise. The Rebel T4i is also Canon’s first EOS DSLR to have touchscreen. Other than reviewing photos and LiveView, the 3-inch touchscreen display also allows for Touch Focus and Touch Shutter controls.
Along with the Rebel T4i / 650D DSLR, Canon also brings two new lenses, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens, both with Canon’s Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus. The former gets Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) while the latter is a ultra-slim and lightweight pancake-style lens with an aperture of f/2.8.
Canon will release the EOS Rebel T4i at the end of June. The prices are $849.99 for the body alone, $949.99 with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and $1199.00 for a Movie Kit bundle with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.