I’ve been semi-patiently waiting for the Canon t4i to be released for … almost 7 months now, since the demise of my XSi. Today it was officially announced. The initial list price is $50 more than I thought it would be, which is giving me some pause considering the last generation t3i would be more than $200 cheaper. Fortunately the hardware itself won’t actually be shipped until the end of the month which gives me some time to think about it a little more as early reviews come out. One site I’ve found very hand for making comparisons between different models and brands of DSLRs is Snapsort – their t3i vs t4i comparison is inconclusive as of today. My impression is the upper ISO range is higher on this new camera (I’m typically more concerned about grain in lower ranges) and there’s continuous autofocus while shooting video (something I’ve never done with a DSLR but it’s hard to get too excited about a feature my long dead Canon TX1 had five years ago). Oh and it has some sort of touchscreen interface.
Either way, I’m glad this has finally happened and I’m stoked to be getting a DSLR back in my hands, whichever it turns out to be. The iPhone has served me well as a stopgap but it’s limitations are glaringly obvious.