digitalcamerainfo published what is the most comprehensive first-impressions review of the Rebel T4i/650D I saw so far. I would almost dare to say this is a review (though they were using a pre-production model). The review goes over eight dedicated sections covering everything from handling to usage modes and controls, photo gallery included. The overall impression is pretty positive, the new Rebel didn’t miss most of the expectations people had. The highlights are the AF improvements (live view shooting and video recording), the touchscreen, 1080p video recording, a new 18-megapixel image sensor and the faster shot to shot rate (click here for more specs, or click here for a series of videos). Not to forget the greater ISO range. From the conclusion:
In shooting with the T4i, it’s clear that the sum of all those spec upgrades is a camera that truly feels new. That’s a good step for Canon, as we felt the T3i was a lackluster, marginal improvement on the massively successful T2i that preceded it. With the T3i staying in the line as a mid-level option (above the T3 and below the T4i, for now), that separation was necessary for the T4i to be relevant.
In our time with the camera, we loved the snappiness of the new autofocus and more responsive shutter. The camera itself is very familiar, as its body is almost identical to the T3i, with only some minor handling differences. On the inside, the new Digic 5 processor chugs through bursts much quicker than the T3i did, and the autofocus is a hair sharper.
If you are looking for a detailed insight in all of what this camera has to offer, then digitalcamerainfo’s review is the one you should not miss.
Below are pre-order links for the Rebel T4i/650D (and the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens).
CR reports about an official Canon announcement that «briefly appeared on a Canon CPN site» (and after that, supposedly disappeared) about a new firmware release for the EOS 7D.
Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update, 7D Firmware Version 2, for the 18 Megapixel EOS 7D that includes a raft of new features to further enhance the capabilities of Canon’s flagship APS-C format DSLR.
The firmware will target the following features/issues (more details in the original post):
It’s simple: the Rebel T4i/650D has been announced, older cams (i.e. Rebel T3/1100D) get discounted. That’s good (for us), the T3/1100D is an amazing entry level DSLR (I used it with an EF 16-35mm, and the results were awesome). Be aware that these deals won’t last long.Adorama has some cool T3/1100D deals (going live at 4:30 EST), see them below:
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera, with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – Bundle – with Canon Pixma MG6120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer, 16GB SD Memory Card, Slinger Camera Bag, Lens Cleaning Kit -free: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value
1300 retail value special $529.00 until sunday night 6/10/12 (click here)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera, with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – Bundle – with 16GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Kit. Buy Together and save CANON PRO 9000 MARKII COLOR PHTO PRINTR. Price after MIR and IR $429.00 (click here)
Canon Rebel T3 & 18-55 IS lens & 55-250 lens & Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer $778.00 (click here – after MIR and IR)