Canon Unveils 18MP EOS Rebel T4i with Touchscreen and Two New STM Lenses

Canon unveiled a new flagship Rebel digital SLR this morning, the EOS Rebel T4i (650D). The new Canon Rebel T4i uses an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor and can shoot up to five frames per second (fps).

According to Canon, the DIGIC 5 operates five times faster than the DIGIC 4 processor, providing an across-the-board speed jump in the Canon Rebel T4i.

The Rebel T4i ($849, body only) also features an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25,600 in H mode) and a new AF system similar to the one in the Canon 60D with a nine-point, all cross-type sensor array. The Rebel T4i adds what Canon calls a “new Hybrid CMOS AF” system, designed to achieve faster focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode.

Also new to the Rebel line is the T4i’s new 3-inch Vari-angle, Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor II with “fingertip” controls, touch-menu and touch still and video capabilities. The flip-out, side-swiveling vari-angle screen has 1.04 million dots resolution to create clear and crisp image and video playback and Live View.

Read more and see more photos of the new Rebel T4i here.


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