Canon's new Rebel T4i DSLR- the most advanced Rebel to date- has just been launched! In addition, the new Canon 40mm F2.8 STM "pancake" lens has also just become available for $199. This new pancake lens is a first for Canon, and we think it was inspired by Pentax's lineup of Limited lenses. Read more about this 40mm pancake on PentaxForums.com.
The new Rebel features an articulating LCD screen and has the following specifications:
- 18-megapixel APS-C sensor
- ISO 100-12800 expandable to 25600
- 5FPS continuous shooting
- Improved 9-point autofocus 1080p/30, 720p/60/50 HD video recording
- 3-inch LCD with over 1,000,000 dots (just above VGA)
The T4i is launching at a price of $849 and is now available for pre-order. The new Rebel will also be available in kits with the Canon 18-55mm and 18-135mm STM for $949 and $1199, respectively. These prices are very similar to those of the new Pentax K-30, although the Pentax seems to have a slight edge in terms of specifications, and it is weather-sealed as well. While the new Rebel certainly looks good on paper, it doesn't look like there's much innovation surrounding it- it's just an upgraded body.
Below are front and back views of the Canon Rebel T4i: