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conclusion:We like it

85 August 27th 2012 11:23 am

Canon's Rebel T4i shoots great stills and HD video, has a very useful articulating touchscreen LCD, and includes one of the best and fastest autofocus systems available in its price range. It also has a great mix of easy presets and manual controls, making it a very good option for point-and-shoot users looking to upgrade to a DSLR. If you already have a recent Canon DSLR, like the Rebel T3i, there's little reason to upgrade, but if you're looking for your first DSLR, the T4i is a very good option.

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Critic reviews

8.4
17 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.8
  • Video quality
    8.5
  • Battery life
    6.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.3
  • Ease of use
    7.8

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User reviews

9.0
6 reviews
8.0
Digital Photography Review Aug 15, 2012

The Canon EOS 650D combines very good image quality with easy access to shooting parameters and extensive manual control. Its touchscreen interface brings a new level of operational efficiency to the DSLR market. Added to this is a fast 5fps shooting rate and quick phase detection AF.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 28, 2012

The Canon EOS Rebel T4i delivers top speed along with excellent image quality, and supports smooth video autofocus when paired with the right lens.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 28, 2012

The Canon EOS Rebel T4i delivers top speed along with excellent image quality, and supports smooth video autofocus when paired with the right lens. It's a laudable performer, but doesn't quite edge out the Nikon D5100 as our top pick for under-$1,000 D-SLR.

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8.0
CNET Oct 19, 2012

A fine camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i's more expensive 18-135mm STM kit (or body with another STM lens) is the only version that merits an unqualified recommendation. You can probably find better alternatives if you just want a sub-$1,000 dSLR for still photography.

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9.0
CNET AU Jul 4, 2012

The Canon 650D has all the features you would expect on an entry-level SLR, but the shooting experience and extra bells and whistles make this a compelling camera.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 9, 2012

As a whole this is one solid DSLR. It might be a little pricey at its initial launch, but it's the kind of camera that will last you for years to come.

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8.0
CNET UK Jun 22, 2012

The Canon EOS 650D is packed with cool features, including a multi-touch touchscreen, ... and a faster auto-focus with better noise performance. It's a serious package for new SLR users -- but Micro Four Thirds and other lens-swapping cameras offer similar features for less money.

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8.0
CNET Asia Jun 21, 2012

With the new Canon EOS 650D comes a strong suit of video capabilities, a good feature set and better low-light performance in terms of resolving detail at high ISOs. We were impressed by Canon's ability to implement a responsive and fluid touchscreen display to complement its rear button layout.

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8.0
Reviewed.com Cameras Oct 1, 2012

The Rebel T4i is a fine camera for its target market; it checks all the major boxes and even tosses in a few class-leading features to sweeten the deal. But it’s not exciting, and it’s not new. It just is.

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8.0
Imaging Resource Nov 1, 2012

Canon's T4i raises the bar in terms of important enthusiast features, including a faster frame rate, new multi-shot modes, and Full HD stereo movies, but its new phase-detect autofocus falls short for movies.

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10
T3 Jul 10, 2012

The Canon EOS 650D has taken beginner-enthusiast D-SLRs to the next level. Although it ‘only’ has an 18-megapixel sensor, image quality is great, and high ISO performance is strong.

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10
Digital Versus Aug 14, 2012

The Canon EOS 650D is a responsive SLR that's easy to use and takes excellent-quality photos. In fact, when it comes to taking pictures, this EOS is a sure success. The touchscreen is sleekly integrated and the video mode's continuous autofocus brings new possibilities for consumer users.

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9.0
TechRadar Jul 11, 2012

It may not have the pixel count of the Nikon D3200, but the Canon 650D is a very well-rounded DSLR with plenty of features for novices and enthusiasts. Image quality and high ISO performance is excellent.

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9.0
Camera Labs Aug 15, 2012

The Rebel T4i / EOS 650D is an excellent all-round performer and a hard act to beat for first time buyers with a little extra in the budget or those looking to move up to the next level.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Jul 3, 2012

An interesting and logical progression for the EOS line, and once the price falls a little it will be a decent upgrade option for users of previous Canon DSLRs.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 10, 2012

At around £230 more than the 600D though, the 650D can't be said to be particularly good value at the moment. Once the price falls a little though it will certainly make a decent upgrade option for users of previous Canon DSLRs.

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9.0
ramacosta ramacosta

I've had an old Minolta film camera in which I learn how to shoot photographs, since then I didn't have a serious camera until I bought the t4i (just a bunch of point and shoots). The first thing I noticed is the touch screen, getting to the menus and browsing photos is very easy with it. The...

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10
sharadraj sharadraj

First off, you can find this camera a lot cheaper than the price listed here. Just search around for a week or so, and you will easily save a couple of hundred dollars. I got mine over a year ago for $550 (body) and $300 (Canon EF-S 18-200mm lens; got it on a real good sale off of canon.com after...

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9.0
jyhmin jyhmin

really like the touchscreen with pinch zoom ability, i think canon really went the right direction there. among the stuff which i like best is its lightweight frame and its durability.image quality is bearable for a camera of this price. would love to try out the stm lense some day, for the...

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