Handheld Night Scene
Scene Intelligent Mode
5 Frames Per Second
18 MegaPixel Sensor
14 Exposure Modes
3.0 Inch LCD Screen
Digic 5 Processor
Manual and Raw Capabilities
Multi-Shot Noise Reduction
Chromatic Aberration (CA) Setting
The Touchscreen makes the camera fun to operate and that's a real important feature in my mind. It's easy to set functions and go into video mode. You can disable it if you prefer to use the dials instead. Heck, the camera even has an eye sensor so that prevents accidental touchscreen activation.
Hybrid AutoFocus combines the standard contrast detection focusing with a phase detection system to get auto focus in video mode. It is not supre-fast, but I like this as a desriable, evolving technology.
Hand-Held Night Scene lets you take photos when it's dark without a tripod. The camera takes 4 quick photos, combines them together, reduces noise and sharpens. You just point and shoot.
HD Video is really now a must have for middle-of-the-road and high end cameras. I still include in the Cool category because it is really a lot of fun. Standard video is so "yesterday" that its now disappointing to watch.
Scene Intelligent Mode is the one feature I always ignored and boy that was stupid. My photography habit started in the early 1970s when everything was manual. Getting away from the Don't-Let-The-Camera-Make-Any-Decisions attitude has been a slow process for me personally.
This mode really does a great job in a lot of situations and let's the photographer focus on subject matter, composition, and perspective instead of exposure settings. I recently did a Canon 5D Mark iii Scene Intelligent Mode test and was very pleased with the results.
Canon introduced two new lenses with SMT - Stepper Motor Technology. SMT gives you faster and quieter auto-focusing for shooting video. The 18-135mm comes as part of the kit with the T4i and the 40mm prime lens is available as an accessory.
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