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Canon Rebel T4i Video Performance Review

Canon has a knack for making DSLRs that are craved by videographers, and the Rebel T4i maintains this tradition.

$1,199.00
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7.7 score Tested by Experts
  • The Canon EOS Rebel T4i is better than 52% of the DSLRs we tested.
  • It is better than 56% of the DSLRs we have tested under $1,500.
  • It is better than 56% of the compact system DSLRs we have tested.
  • This product is scored relative to other camcorders we've tested. Learn more.
# of DSLRs Product Score This graph shows the Canon EOS Rebel T4i’s score compared to other DSLRs we tested.
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Introduction

Canon has a knack for making DSLRs that are craved by videographers, and the Rebel T4i looks to maintain this tradition. The camera, which retails for $1149 with an 18-135mm kit lens, offers a new continuous autofocus system and touchscreen LCD—two features found nowhere else on Canon's DSLR lineup.

Motion & Sharpness

The Canon T4i captured motion fairly well. Artifacting was kept to a minimum, and while there was some substantial ghosting visible when the video was paused, it looked great in motion. There was visible rolling shutter effect with quick panning, but skilled videographers will find ways to get around it. Shutter speeds can be fine-tuned to minimize the effect, as well. Sharpness looked pretty good in motion, but freeze-frames showed that it could have been better. Luckily, people don’t typically watch videos frame by frame.