Canon today rolled out its EOS Rebel T4i, which assumes its rank as the company's new flagship digital SLR in the popular EOS Rebel line. The T4i boasts an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, 100-12800 ISO range (expandable to 25600 in H mode, Canon says), and an articulating 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor with touch-menu navigation.
"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 EOS Rebel 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 Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
In addition to the touchscreen, Canon says one of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a "dramatically upgraded" AF system with a nine-point cross-type AF array and high precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at center. As Canon tells it, the T4i is the company's first DSLR to feature the new Hybird CMOS AF system, which is supposed to cut down on the time spent hunting for focus.
You'll be able to purchase the EOS Rebel T4i at the end of June for starting at $850 (body alone).