Summary: A very nice camera. It takes great pictures. I bought it when it was on sale for Christmas 2012. The biggest difference between this and the T3i is the touchscreen. I wasn't going to pay extra for what I viewed as a gimmick, but due the sale the T4i and T3i were the same price, so I got the newer model. I must say, I use the touchscreen extensively and find it more intuitive and faster than the standard buttons for changing advanced settings.
Summary: I like the camera's touch screen. Easy to use and the book's directions are easy to understand. I do have an issue with movie shooting. I had no idea you have to buy an STM lens to keep the motor noise out of your videos. The weight of the camera is good and not heavy at all for handheld shooting.
Excellent bang for buck and great starter camera, but its worth spending more for the 70D if you are a photo enthusiast
15 September 2013
Summary: This camera is excellent much like Canon's other Rebel cameras, but it offers a few very useful upgrades over the T3i. First, it has a touchscreen - while some at first debated the usefulness of this, it is evident that the touchscreen is extremely helpful in determining if you got focus. Instead of having to use a loupe, play with the arrows, or pray that you got everything in focus, now you can simply pinch to zoom exactly where you want to see if focus was locked.
Summary: Plus you get an extra battery and lens filters. It comes ready to use after a battery charge, and sdhc car insertion. Some of the other stuff you get is on the cheap end but price the camera and two canon lens alone and you find that the other stuff is free. And I really like the camera. I still have a lot to learn about using it properly in different lighting and speed settings. I like the speed at which you can snap pictures, very much. I would definitely do it over.
Excerpt: I am a novice to photography and with a lot of research and advice I decided to go for it . I am glad I made this choice. I love the performance and I am happy after the inputs I got from some of my professional friends in India on my purchase. Go for it.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Quiet, Tilt /Swivel LCD