Canon Unveils EOS Rebel T4i DSLR with Articulating Touchscreen

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szore

aright', Lilly, hand it over...

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NavarWynn

I would expect to see a replacement for the 60D shortly, considering there is now no compelling reason to buy it (other than a bigger buffer and a Quick control dial). Especially since it has finally brought 5FPS to the Rebel masses... IDK if this touch screen supports a 'touch to focus' idiocy - that kind of gimmicky crap sure does sell cameras! To me, the stepper motor linked constant movie AF 'hybrid' CMOS system is much more interesting... (Maybe this is what I'll upgrade my XTi w/ ;-) )

Also looking at one of them new EF 40mm/2.8 STM pancake lenses they announced... Even has FTM focus - In a $200 (or less) lens... wow!

C'mon Paul! you missed the EF 40/2.8 STM & EF-S 18-135/3.5-5.6 STM IS lens ALSO announced... For those of us who take our photography seriously, the lenses often matter more than the plethora of bodies they drop (only a few of which we find worth picking up)...

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Ghok

I'm curious about the 60D now too. I think having the extra things you mentioned it as having (like the quick control dial) to be worth having, but really no longer worth the difference in price. Especially when considering the extra features this new camera has.

This is an entry level SLR camera, which is perfectly fine for most amateur photographers (which is why Maximum PC is going to cover it over new lenses). I don't really need or want resources spent on a touchscreen on my large SLR, but this isn't the camera body targeted at me. A touchscreen's a big deal for the people that Canon is targeting with this camera. It's also not even a bad feature, there are some useful applications even for "serious" users.

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NavarWynn

The 60D has certainly sold enough units to justify it's existence, but I always felt that since it was essentially a downgrade from the 50D, it was pretty hard to justify it's xxD name... Not only was the body smaller, & plastic, but it was also significantly slower... But then they also had the 7D coming out about then, so the xxDs naturally were becoming less 'pro' and more 'sumer'. I expect that the '70D' will be similar in body to the 60D, but be a bit faster w/ the new movie AF, and maybe better still AF, increased buffer, and the same LCD. Not groundbreaking, but a solid step up - I'm sure it'll include a touchscreen. Maybe a new WA STM prime (say in the 17-22mm range) will accompany it.

I, personally, am more interested in the 5Dx (or 3D?), since I'd like the capabilities of a D800 w/o buying a nikon ;-) The 5D3 was a disappointment, and as far as pro still shooters go, Canon is def. -suddenly- behind the powerball since both DR and total MP count are big deals when your work is displayed on walls instead of screens.

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Mortal_M

Please, for the love of Baby Raptor Jesus, leave the touchscreens for the point-and-shoot cameras!

What's next, face recognition and no manual mode?

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keithfreitag

I'm in for one. This should be a great replacement for my XSi.

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Ghok

I have an Olypmus Ep-3 that I carry around with me. It has a touch screen. One of the nice things about a touch screen is the ability to touch where you want to focus. Handy sometimes. Though on a bigger DSL with a viewfinder, I'd probably rarely use it.

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Mortal_M

But here is the thing, this camera has a viewfinder so most of the time you won't shoot by looking at the screen like a point and shoot, so that cool feature is kind of irrelevant.
I think this touchscreen is kind of a downgrade, but we'll see how it turns out. :)

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Ghok

...did you read my last sentence?

I think you're confusing "downgrade" with "extra feature that I don't like". The screen is still fully controllable via button-and-dials, in addition to the touchscreen. It is not a viewfinder replacement (for so many reasons), but it's useful sometimes.

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Mortal_M

wow, I don't know how I didn't see that last sentence.
My apologies.

But yeah, I would rather have a wheel dial than a touch screen, I guess you can say it's personal preference.

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TsunamiZ

is this the first canon eos dlsr with a touchscreen?

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hammeredtoast

The first I know of, personally!

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Mortal_M

And I hope it's the last

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Peanut Fox

You haven't even used it, or know how it's implemented. Why are you so down on it?

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Mortal_M

I saw a video of it being used and it was not very good (IMO)

I'm one of those persons that think that manufacturers are putting touchscreens everywhere just to be cool and forgetting that sometimes it doesn't work as good as a good old dial or button.
Take a look at those car stereos with a big screen and no buttons, you can't even turn down the volume while driving because you have to look at the screen and that's no very safe.

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Peanut Fox

Being able to select a specific function via the touch screen seems worlds better than ticking through several functions you don't want to get to the one you do using hardware buttons.

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