Canon Announces New Rebel T4i With AF In Video Mode. $850 US.
Canon announced the new Rebel T4i DSLR with auto focus in video mode. The new T4i has an improved five frames per second continous shooting and an improved ISO range from the Rebel T3i. It also claims to be able to read the minds of actors, a major step forward for any motion picture camera. If you are cool with slightly soft or fishy focus then this may be the camera for you. If it does work, that would be great. I have to see it to believe it.
Here is a rip from the Canon Press Release.
“The camera includes a revolutionary new auto focus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus and smooth HD video. The new AF system includes a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF which achieves fast focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode. Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere, the Rebel T4i features Canon’s new Movie Servo AF providing a quiet, continuous AF during HD video recording when using one of Canon’s newly introduced Stepping Motor (STM) lenses.”
- STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
- Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF
- 5.0 FPS Continuous Shooting
- 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Multi Shot Noise Reduction
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
Canon also announced a new 40mm f2.8 pancake lens that actually looks pretty cool. I think I just might be able to squeeze a lens gear on this puppy. Click here to check it out.