The Canon T4i release date has been set for tomorrow, June 8, 2012, but the camera may as well be announced today. Rumors (if you can still call them that) are brewing fast and essentially every detail about the camera has been leaked. I’ll be very surprised if we learn anything new tomorrow.
Canon T4i Release Date Specs
You can view the full specs on the CanonRumors page but the highlights are an 18MP APS-C sensor, SDHC memory card slot, 9 cross type focus points and shooting at 5 fps. And of course the star of the show, a touchscreen LCD. The specs aren’t much different in terms of raw numbers, but overall image quality should be improved thanks to newer tech inside the camera.
The Canon T4i will be able to shoot video in full HD (1920×1080) at a frame rate of 30p, 25p or 24p. The camera will also come with a video snapshot feature which shoots for a pre-defined set of time (2,4 or 8 seconds). Audio can be captured in stereo by the built in microphone or using an external mic with a 3.5″ jack.
Canon Rebel T4i Touchscreen
Canon Rumors has just posted two videos showing the touchscreen on the new camera. It’s look pretty nice and beats flipping through menus and settings with a joystick and selector dial. Considering that the touch screen patent was first filed way back in 2009, it’s been a long time coming.
The touchscreen will allow you to select menu items, scroll through images and zoom in/out (like on a smart phone) and choosing focus points. Even though I was a bit skeptical to the idea of a touch screen on a DSLR, it’s growing on me and I think the tech may seem as natural, and useful, as a touch screen on a phone in a short amount of time.