Compare Canon Rebel T3i VS T4i

Which Canon Rebel is best for you?

First impressions can be misleading when comparing a Canon Rebel T4i to T3i. The T4i is a copy of the T3i in this instance. However, the digital SLR has some amazing changes when you look at it in greater detail.

There are many changes.

Now it’s time for you to see the difference between the old and the new. Before we get into the technical stuff, here are some things you need to look at on the camera body. To determine which Rebel it is, you will need to locate the name on the camera’s front. You will notice a slightly different mode dial for the older DSLR if you look at the top.

Two new modes are available. These are the “Hand Held Night” and “HDR With Backlight” modes.

The term “Hand-held Night” is pretty self-explanatory. This selection can be used when the light is too dim.

HDR is a popular feature for new models. The HDR feature allows the photographer to take a series of three shots and change the exposure. Each shot is then combined into one “High Dynamic Range” image. This feature is very popular among camera buyers due to its popularity.

The “Nuts and Bolts”, Have Been Fine-Tuned

Some of the latest features have been made possible by the addition of DIGIC 5’s image processor. Canon has not yet improved the processor but claims that the DIGIC 5 has four times the processing power as the DIGIC 4.

The Canon Rebel T4i, which is the same 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, can be traced back to several years and different models. Similar 18-megapixel sensors are found in the bodies of models such as the Canon 60D or 7D.

It is quite different despite being almost identical in size. Is “hybrid CMSOS AF sensor” appealing to you? This technology improves the performance of continuous focus in LiveView and video as well as facial detection. This feature has had the greatest impact on my personal opinion about the Canon Rebel T4i/T3i.

This is a Canon first. The Canon Rebel T4i’s newest feature is touch-screen LCD technology. This feature is extremely cool and will appeal to some tekkies. It allows you to pinch to enlarge or swipe through images by moving your fingers across the LCD panel. You can also touch select settings. The LCD screen has many selectors that you can use to choose the direction or button you want to push.

The ISO sensitivity has also been upgraded. The T3i’s ISO max value is 12800. However, the T4i’s number has increased to 25600.

Performance Improvement

Another major upgrade is the continuous shooting rate. Continuous shooting rate refers to how many images your camera can capture per second. It is easier to capture action shots at faster rates. These are the numbers: 5.0 fps on the T4i 3.7 fps on the T3i.

Another impressive improvement is the new focus system, which has nine cross-type focal points instead of just one for T3i. This one item seems to be the key to the T4i being on par with the 60D. (I’m no expert, just a casual observation)

Three aspects of video have been enhanced.

As mentioned above, one can now have continuous auto-focus.
Focus is also a key point. While in video mode, it is called “touch screen” focus. Simply touch the area you wish to be the main focus of the screen, and the camera will do a fantastic job keeping it in focus.
You also have better audio input. Two stereo microphones are now mounted on the top of this camera, allowing for better sound quality. A Canon Rebel camera is the first to allow the videographer to adjust the sound input level.