Canon T4i Digital SLR Camera with Swivel Tilt Touch Screen LCD

| June 11, 2012

Canon T4i SLR camera front view

Canon has announced the latest generation Rebel SLR camera, the Canon T4i. The T4i replaces the Canon Rebel T3i as the flagship model in the Rebel series.

The Canon T4i maintains the same 18MP resolution sensor as its predecessor, although gains a new DIGIC 5 image processor which now allows for up to 5 frames per second image capture at full resolution in continuous shooting mode.

The Canon Rebel T4i also gains a number of new innovations and is the first digital SLR camera to feature a touch screen LCD interface. The large 3-inch high resolution monitor provides swivel tilt versatility as well, making it easier to capture your subject from unusual angles.

A new Hybrid AF system offers improved AF capabilities during Live View and movie recording. The Canon T4i offers a built in stereo microphone and you can record Full HD (1920x1080p) movies with manual control of exposure and frame rates of 30, 25 and 24 fps at full resolution.

Canon has also announced two new lenses, the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens and a pancake type EF 40mm f/2.8 STM standard lens.

The Canon T4i EOS Rebel Digital SLR camera will be available in Canada at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $899.99 for the body alone; $999.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and a Movie Kit bundle for $1199.99 with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June at an estimated retail price of $229.99 and $629.99 respectively.

Canon T4i camera back view

Canon T4i Digital SLR Camera Major Features

Canon CMOS sensor
Exclusively designed and manufactured by Canon to work in combination with its own DIGIC processors, Canon’s CMOS technology integrates advanced noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life.

Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting the signal to the image processor. Noise is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.

The Rebel T4i’s APS-C sensor features a new Hybrid AF System, which uses the central pixels of the sensor to enable continuous AF when shooting in Live View Mode or when recording EOS Movies. The Hybrid AF system uses a combination of both phase detection and contrast AF to ensure quick and accurate auto focus.

The new sensor design also produces high image quality at both high and low ISO sensitivities, with 14-bit AD conversion for finer tonal gradation.

Canon T4i with DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The latest generation of Canon’s DIGIC processor – DIGIC 5 – has been engineered to process more detailed image data, faster than ever before, accurately reproducing every part of the scene with natural colours and smooth tones.

Processing image data six times faster than its predecessor, the power of DIGIC 5 featured in the Canon T4i digital SLR camera enables photographers to utilise a range of advanced shooting settings and modes to enhance image quality or creative scope. For example, with DIGIC 5, the Canon T4i is able to shoot high resolution stills continuously at 5 frames per second, capture low-light images at ISO 12800 with minimal noise and enable new features including HDR Backlight Control.

EOS Movie
EOS Movie allows users to record Full HD (1920x1080p) movies with full manual control of exposure and frame rates of 30, 25 and 24 fps at full resolution, with 60 and 50 fps available at 720p resolution.

Video Snapshot
The Video Snapshot feature incorporated in the Canon T4i enables the user to capture short video clips of 2, 4 or 8 seconds in length. These short snapshots are then stitched together into one file as a Video Snapshot Album, creating a dynamic, fast-paced movie sequence. Once video clip duration has been selected, every time the Movie shooting button is pressed a video clip of that length will be captured. For example, if a 4 second Video Snapshot is selected, the Video Snapshot Album will be created consisting of 4-second movie clips. When playing a Movie, Video Snapshot Album or Slideshow, background music (BGM) can be applied, whether on the camera’s touch screen, or on a larger HDTV using the camera’s HDMI connection. To do this, users must convert audio files to the supported .WAV format, before using EOS Utility software to upload the files to the camera’s SD card ready for selection during playback. A choice of five music tracks supplied with the camera can also be used. With the Rebel T4i, users can now also edit video snapshots, changing the order or deleting of clips in-camera.

Canon T4i SLR camera

Vari-Angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen
The Canon T4i features a new 3.0-inch 3:2 Vari-Angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen which employs capacitive technology to support natural, gesture-based control during shooting and playback – providing support for multi-touch gestures including pinching, swiping and dragging. The new touch interface allows users to touch-select AF points, track faces and objects or adjust image settings instantly with the Quick

Control screen
The screen itself offers an approximate resolution of 1.04 million dots, allowing highquality viewing of images, and focus checks, in playback. A solid construction eliminates the layer of air between the LCD and its hardened glass protective cover, reducing reflections. Additionally, an anti-smudge coating ensures marks on the screen are prevented and colours on the monitor appear natural and close to the sRGB colour space.

The vari-angle screen on the Canon T4i has been designed to open sideways, enabling photographers to shoot from unusual angles, even while the camera is attached to a tripod. The screen flips out 175° and can then rotate 90° forwards or 180° backwards, allowing the photographer to view the screen from low or high angles, and even from in front of the camera.

iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering sensor The iFCL system uses focus, colour and luminance information to determine consistently exposed shots. All focus points provide distance information to the metering system to determine the location of the subject and allow the algorithm to weight the exposure accordingly.he Rebel T4i features a metering sensor with 63 zones, compatible with all nine AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects which can lead to over-exposure. The Canon T4i counters this with the dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading accordingly.

Integrated Speedlite transmitter
The Integrated Speedlite transmitter on the Canon T4i allows the camera body to control two flash groups: A, and B. Thanks to the Easy Wireless function, photographers can easily set up more creative, off-camera lighting when using a Speedlite 270EXII or 320EX.

Canon T4i SLR camera with built in flash

Handheld Night Scene
Handheld Night Scene mode can be accessed directly from the mode dial located on the top of the Canon T4i and captures four continuous shots at a shutter speed fast enough to prevent camera shake. The four shots are then combined to create one well-exposed shot with minimal blur in low light, removing the need for a tripod when shooting in the dark.

Multi Shot Noise Reduction
With Multi Shot Noise Reduction, the Canon T4i captures four shots in quick succession and combines them to produce a single image with minimal noise. This new function has been designed to be more effective than Strong Noise Reduction.

HDR Backlight Control
The HDR Backlight Control can be accessed directly from the mode dial and captures three continuous shots at a range of exposures (under-, correctly-, and over-exposed). These images are then combined to create one image that features maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas, even in backlit conditions.

EOS Scene Detection Technology
EOS Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses faces, brightness, movement, contrast and distance in the scene, with information provided as feedback to the Scene Intelligent Auto mode.

Scene Intelligent Auto
Scene Intelligent Auto takes the information gathered by the EOS Scene Detection System and determines the best settings to capture the scene. For example, when shooting portraits, the settings are adjusted to make skin tones appear more natural.

Picture Styles
Picture Style presets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable preset, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation. The camera’s Standard Picture Style is designed to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional processing. When shooting RAW images Picture Styles can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

The presets available with the Canon T4i are:

Standard: For crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing.
Portrait: Optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive, natural skin tones.
Landscape: For punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines.
Neutral: Ideal for post-processing.
Faithful: Adjusts colour to match the subject when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K.
Monochrome: For black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green.

The Canon T4i also features Picture Style Auto. This new Picture Style makes fine adjustments, based on the EOS Scene Detection System’s analysis, to create a Picture Style for the image. Three User Defined Picture Styles can be selected to store customised pre-sets created using the supplied Picture Style Editor, or any of the presets available for download from Canon’s web site.

Basic+ is a creative imaging function that was first introduced in the EOS 60D, which makes it easier to create desired image effects when shooting a scene. With Basic+, photographers have the option to apply a creative intent to their images whilst using the scene-based modes.

Shoot by ambience: exposure compensation and white balance are adjusted according to preset styles to create ambience or tone in the image

Shoot by lighting or scene type: a simplified form of white balance, which allows photographers to change the white balance settings according to more understandable terms such as “Daylight”, “Shade”, “Cloudy”, “Sunset”, “Tungsten light” and “Fluorescent light”

Canon T4i SLR camera top view

Auto Lighting Optimizer (ALO)
Auto Lighting Optimiser analyses the image and selectively adjusts the brightness to achieve a more even result. For example, when a person is backlit, ALO detects the face and increases its brightness to ensure a more accurate image.

Lens peripheral illumination correction
The lens peripheral illumination correction function uses the power of the DIGIC image processor to improve image quality by maintaining evenness of illumination from corner to corner, even when shooting wide open with a zoom lens. When shooting in RAW this correction can be further adjusted using Digital Photo Professional.

Creative Filters
The Rebel T4i provides a range of creative effect filters which can be applied to RAW images and all JPEG images. Since the filter can be applied after the shot is taken, users can apply different filters to the same image and see the effects:

NEW Art bold effect (Low/Standard/Strong): Creates an “oil painting” type effect with the ability to adjust the contrast and colour saturation.

NEW Water Painting effect (Light/Standard/Deep): Creates a “watercolour painting” effect with soft colours. You can adjust the colour density according to three levels of intensity.

Fish-eye effect: Creates a barrel-shaped distortion similar to a fish-eye lens. The effect can be adjusted, and, depending on the level of distortion, the image periphery may be cropped.

Grainy B/W: Creates a grainy, black-and-white image. The effect can be emphasized by adjusting the contrast.

Soft focus: Produces a soft result. This can be increased by adjusting the blur.

Toy camera effect: Provides colour cast typical of toy cameras. The four corners are also darkened. The image looks soft with a subtle grainy look. The colour cast can be changed to cool or warm colours.

Miniature effect: Can be set by the user to make part of the image look sharp. The orientation (vertical or horizontal) of the area can be changed by pressing the INFO button.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The Canon T4i digital SLR camera features the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, used to combat sensor dust in three important ways: Reduce, Repel and Remove.

Reduce – Internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimise dust generation. The redesigned body cap prevents dust generation through wear on the cap itself

Repel – Anti-static technologies, including a magnesium fluoride coating, are applied to the low-pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust

Remove – A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit uses ultrasonic vibrations to shake dust from the infrared filter for a period of approximately one second after each start up. For instant shooting after power up, this feature is disabled immediately as the shutter release is depressed The front surface of the Rebel T4i’s low-pass filter features a fluorine coating to minimize dust adhesion to the sensor. The Rebel T4i also features an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of visible dust on the sensor. This can then be deleted automatically after the shoot with the latest Digital Photo Professional software.

Digital Photo Professional Software (v3.11)
The Rebel T4i features the most advanced version of Digital Photo Professional (DPP) yet. Digital Photo Professional software provides high speed, high quality processing of lossless RAW images. Processing with DPP allows real-time display and immediate application of image adjustments, giving control over RAW image variables such as white balance, dynamic range, exposure compensation, noise reduction and colour tone – plus the ability to view Auto Focus points on an image. The Lens Aberration correction tool allows precise correction of different types of distortion and chromatic aberration. The new Digital Lens Optimizer optical enhancement function improves image quality by maximizing optical performance.

Digital Photo Professional supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB, Apple RGB and Wide Gamut RGB colour spaces. ICC (International Colour Consortium) profiles can be attached to TIFF or JPEG images when converted from RAW. This allows faithful reproduction of colours in software applications that support ICC profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop. For improved efficiency, a set of image adjustments can be saved as a recipe and applied.

Digital Lens Optimizer – new in Digital Photo Professional v3.11 New in DPP v3.11 is Digital Lens Optimizer3 – a new tool designed to drastically improve image resolution by taking the final image closer to how it was seen by the photographer.

Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) precisely imitates lens operation, with a series of complex mathematical functions replicating each stage of the journey of light through the optical path. Using this information, DLO can correct a range of typical optical aberrations, and loss of the resolution caused by a low pass filter, by applying an inverse function to each shot that takes the image closer to how the scene looks to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility in post-production.

EOS Utility
The latest version of EOS Utility provides essential support for Live View remote shooting (with the ability to overlay an image to assist with alignment of subsequent shots during product photography), camera configuration and image transfers. Tightly integrated with Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility can be configured to monitor ‘hot’ folders, automatically renaming and moving incoming images to a structured file system. Images can also be tagged with EXIF data, including copyright information. Newly added is the ability to register background music, with users now able to add or remove .WAV format files from the playlist used by the camera4.

Picture Style Editor
Picture Style Editor allows photographers to create individual Picture Styles that meet their personal requirements. Each Picture Style contains detailed information on how specific colours should be represented within an image. Once new Picture Styles have been created, they can be uploaded directly into the camera and applied to JPEG or RAW images. When working with RAW files in DPP, both personal Picture Styles and predetermined Picture Styles can be adjusted.

ImageBrowser EX
ImageBrowser EX is a software programme for viewing, editing and organising images and is intended for users who shoot mainly in JPEG format. It merges the popular functionality of ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser into one programme, enabling users to perform basic image editing, including brightness and colour balance, with an in-software connection to DPP for RAW image editing. Users can also select, rename, and resize multiple images at once, and print images via a range of simplified integrated printing options.

1 AF in Live View and Movies subject to use with Canon STM lenses

2 Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images or copyrighted music and images with music in the memory card for anything but private enjoyment.

3 This function only works with compatible lenses. To use this function, data for the lens used must be downloaded to the user’s computer before shooting.

4 Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images or copyrighted music and images with music in the memory card for anything but private enjoyment.

Canon Rebel T4i SLR camera with swivel LCD screen

Canon T4i Digital Rebel SLR Camera Press Release

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 8, 2012 – Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new Canon T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps)and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode)that gives photographers the opportunities to take the Canon T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.

The camera includes a revolutionary new autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus and smooth HD video. The new AF system includes a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF which achieves fast, silent focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode. Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere, the Rebel T4i features Canon’s new Movie Servo AF providing a quiet, continuous AF during HD video recording when using one of Canon’s newly introduced Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. The silent continuous autofocus when shooting HD video helps ensure the camera only captures the sounds of the scene being recorded. When combined with the camera’s new Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II and intuitive “fingertip” controls, touch-menu and advanced still and video capabilities, the Canon T4i stands as Canon’s most “consumer-friendly” DSLR to date.

“Our Rebel line of cameras bridges the gap between the casual photographer and someone looking to advance their photography and capture moments in new and creative ways. The Canon T4i boasts full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation, inspiring even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses,” said Ian Macfarlane, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Service Operations, Canon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA.

New AF Capabilities
One of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at centre. The EOS Rebel T4i is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View. Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS Rebel T4i provides highly accurate focus regardless of your shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame. The addition of the dual-cross point in the centre allows for much faster and precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.

Using the camera’s touch panel, parents can select their child on the camera’s LCD screen and the camera will remain focused on that child while they remain in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables touch autofocus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. Touch Focus can be used in video mode, with or without an STM lens. However, the effects of continuous AF will only be achieved with the use of an STM lens.

Continuous AF during HD Video Recording
For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the Canon T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS Rebel T4i to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, producing stunning videos of parties, events, summer vacations or graduations.

When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS Rebel T4i features a built-in stereo microphone, a first for the Rebel line, that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.

Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR
Another Canon first, the Canon T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen. The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy, and allowing improved views during photo or video capture. That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd or at a graduation march just got a little easier to shoot.

Improved Imaging Performance Features
The EOS Rebel T4i helps novice photographers capture great images and video, even in low-light with a range of new performance features:

· Handheld Night Scene mode
· HDR Backlight Control mode
· Multi-Shot Noise Reduction mode
· Upgraded Video Snapshot mode
· Upgraded Scene Intelligent Auto mode

Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction), take multiple pictures, and combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimize the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colours so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.

Families have enjoyed coming home from a vacation or outing with a fun, short Video Snapshot highlight reel shot on their Canon camera to share the full story of their adventure. Now with the EOS Rebel T4i users will also have the option to delete, cut or re-order the clips before exporting the Snapshot album to post or share.

Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode – the “green” mode on the dial – analyzes the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colours, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings and help produce the best possible image. This mode has been enhanced to deliver the best possible exposure, particularly when shooting in low-light.

Canon EF 18-135mm STM zoom lens

New STM Lenses and Accessories
To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the Canon T4i, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, and when used in combination with Canon’s new EOS Rebel T4i Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video. The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the EOS Rebel T4i’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.

The versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilization and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and video. This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes, and close-ups. Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.

Canon STM 40mm standard lens

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance. The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning video. The lens is under an inch thick when attached, making it easy to carry and fit conveniently into a purse or pocket.

The EOS Rebel T4i is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver that can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has traveled as well.

The Canon T4i EOS Rebel digital SLR camera will be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $899.99 for the body alone; $999.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and a Movie Kit bundle for $1199.99 with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June at an estimated retail price of $229.99 and $629.99 respectively.

Canon T4i SLR camera side view

Canon T4i Digital SLR Camera Specifications

Image Sensor22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Effective ResolutionApprox. 18.0 megapixels
Sensor CleaningEOS integrated cleaning system
Image ProcessorDIGIC 5
Focal LengthEquivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FocusingTTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points9 points (All AF points are cross-type at f/5.6., Center AF point is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8.)
AF Working RangeEV -0.5 -18
Focus Modes(1) Autofocus
One-Shot AF
Predictive AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF (*Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Point SelectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point DisplaySuperimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode
AF Assist Beam(1) Intermittent firing of built-in flash
(2) Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4 m. at center, approx. 11.5 ft /3.5 m. at periphery
Metering ModesEvaluative metering, partial metering (center: approx. 9% of viewfinder), spot metering (center: approx. 4% of viewfinder), center-weighted average metering

* AE lock possible. The active metering time can be changed.

Metering RangeEV 1.0 – EV 20.0 (at 73∞F/23∞C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control OptionsCreative Zone

(1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure (including bulb)

Basic zone

(1) Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE / non-shiftable)
(2) Flash Off
(3) Creative Auto
(4) Portrait
(5) Landscape
(6) Close-up
(7) Sports
(8) Night Portrait
(9) Handheld Night Scene mode
(10) HDR Backlight Control mode

Exposure CompensationManual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB ±2 stops)

AEB : ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

* If the exposure compensation exceeds ±2 stops, the left or right icon appears in the viewfinder.

* Manual exposure compensation and AEB can be set in combination.

* AEB is set in the following sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure.

* If AEB is used with the self-timer, the three bracketed shots will be taken in succession after the 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.

AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock

* In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

(2) Manual AE lock

* In the P, Tv, Av, and M modes, enabled with the AE lock button. (Press again to update.)

* Enabled in all metering modes.

ISO Range 1. Manual setting range of ISO 100-12800, expansion to ISO 25600

2. Auto, ISO 100-6400 (in whole-stop increments)

– In Creative Zone modes, the maximum ISO speed (ISO 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400) for ISO Auto can be set.

– With C.Fn-6-1 (Highlight tone priority), ISO 200 or higher will be set.

Shutter Speed1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Scene Intelligent Auto)
White Balance AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

White balance compensation:

1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/Green +/-9

Custom white Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
Coverage: Approx. 95%
Magnification: Approx: 85%
Eye-Point: Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre: -3 to +1 m-1
Focus Screen: Fixed
Viewfinder MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Depth of Field PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button
LCD Monitor3-inch Vari angle 3:2 Clear View TFT with swivel tilt, approx. 1040K dots

ï Coverage: Approx. 100%
ï Viewing Angle: Approx 170∞
ï Coatings: Dual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
ï Brightness: Adjustable to one of seven levels

ï Display Options:

(1) Quick Control Screen

(2) Camera settings

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)13
Built-in Flash CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
Built-in Flash ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Red eye ReductionYes – with red eye reduction lamp
Flash Sync1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure BracketingUp to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Exposure LockYes
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
External Flash CompatibilityE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Drive ModesSSingle, Continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 5fps for approx. 22 JPEG images, 6 images RAW
Live View ModeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage: Approx. 99% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate: 30 fps
Live View Focusing(1) Autofocus

– Face Detection + Tracking AF

– FlexiZone – Multi (31 zones, AF at the touched Zone)

– FlexiZone – Single

– Quick Mode AF

(2) Manual focusing

*Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.

Live View MeteringEvaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering
Live View Display OptionsGrid overlay, Histogram
Still Image File TypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)

RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)

Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecordingYes, RAW + Large JPEG
Image Size(1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)

(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)

(3) Small 1: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)

(4) Small 2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)

(5) Small 3: Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)

Movie TypeMOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Movie Settings Auto ISO range: ISO 100-6400

Manual ISO range: ISO 100-6400, H12800

*If highlight tone priority is set, automatically set within ISO 200 or higher.

Exposure Control

(1) Program AE for video shooting

* In Basic Zone modes, P, Av, and Tv modes

* Shutter speed 1/30 – 1/4000 sec. (Signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.

(2) Manual exposure

* For manual exposure.

* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

Exposure Compensation
Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)

* For video, exposure compensation will not be applied beyond ±3 stops even if the exposure compensation has been set beyond ±3 stops.

Recording Size: [Full HD]

1920 x 1080: 330 MB/min.


1280 x 720: 330 MB/min.


640 x 480: 82.5 MB/min.

Frame Rates
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p

1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p

640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p

Movie LengthContinuous Shooting Time

[1920 x 1080]

30 fps: Approx. 22 min.

25 fps: Approx. 22 min.

24 fps: Approx. 22 min.

[1280 x 720]

60 fps: 22 min.

50 fps: 22 min.

[640 x 480]

30 fps: 1 hr. 32 min.

25 fps: 1 hr. 32 min.



1. Face Detection + Tracking AF

2. FlexiZone – Multi (31 zones, AF at the touched zone)

3. FlexiZone – Single

Manual focus

1. Magnify the image by approx. 5x or approx. 10x and focus manually.

2. Magnified view is not possible during video shooting.

File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Custom Functions8 Custom Functions with 24 settings
Highlight AlertYes
Menu Languages25 Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

InterfaceUSB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)

Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal

Direct PrintDPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF Version 1.1)
Removable MediaSD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
Battery1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8

Battery Life:

Approx. 440 shots (at 23∞C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 400 shots (at 0∞C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator: 4 levels

Dimensions133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm
WeightApprox. 575g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
Optional Vertical Battery GripYes: BG-E8
Optional Remote Control Shutter ReleaseRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
In the box EOS Rebel T4i Body
Eyecup Ef
Battery Pack LP-E8
Battery Charger LC-E8E
Camera Cover R-F-3
Wide Strap EW-100DBIV
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
EOS Digital Solution Disc & Software Instruction Manual CD
Camera Instruction Manual

If you are looking to learn more about what the Canon T4i digital Rebel SLR camera can do, you can download the Canon T4i Instruction Book in English (PDF) from Canon’s site.

Category: Removable Lens Cameras, Uncategorized

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