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T2i to T4i

 
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Sep 19, 2012 20:59 |  #1

i have the T2i and is was looking and reading a lot of stuff about the T4i and the for people who actually have it or have dealt with both cameras video not that important I'm looking for better IQ and low light shooting which i read the T4i has but is it that much better or wait for something else to come out my T2i is in perfect clean condition and was thinking of selling to upgrade also where the 60d fit in
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Sep 19, 2012 23:51 |  #2

Isn't that around a $400 difference (considering a T2i can be had for @ $450)? Does the T4i have enough differences to make it worth it for you to pay that?

Better IQ? Will you really detect the difference? Slightly better ISO but you're not looking at 1 1/2 stops better.
As for a 60d, upgrade to it if you want the extra handling features. Better viewfinder, ISO selection, UI, back wheel, faster burst with bigger buffer, etc etc. Considering the 60d can be had starting @ $640 through CLP, that's a better bargain IMO.

But new tech always has the lure of that new techy smell ;)


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Sep 20, 2012 00:05 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #3

I don't see this as a wise move.. for your intended reasons. Any better ISO ability will be minute, and for most of us.. not worth $100's. If you want to upgrade for certain features, then it might be worth it for you.. but the T4i's biggest asset in is video.


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Sep 20, 2012 12:03 |  #4

is the digic 5 that much better than than 4?




  
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Sep 20, 2012 12:04 |  #5

Thanks if its not major improvements im happy with the T2i I figured someone might have both and or experienced the 2 and had a hands on opinion




  
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Sep 20, 2012 12:39 |  #6

The T2i and 60D will have identical IQ and low light capability. They use basically the same sensor. The 60D will add things like better AF, faster shooting, etc.

The T4i will probably be a very small improvement in IQ and low light. If you want a bigger change, your best bet would be to look at a FF camera. It still won't be a huge jump, but that's the next logical evolution.


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Sep 20, 2012 12:42 |  #7

The digic5 is better tuned to remove noise from .jpg images.


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Sep 20, 2012 12:49 |  #8

Good money saved to use on better glass




  
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Sep 20, 2012 12:55 |  #9

Agreed. Upgrading from a Rebel to the very next generation of Rebel (T3i is iterative, not generational, imo), will not provide much of a difference. It took me 2.5 years of shooting before I was really bumping my head on the T2i's ceiling, and finally decided to upgrade (keeping the T2i though!).


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Sep 20, 2012 13:10 |  #10

I was curious because I was reading a lot of hype about the T4i




  
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Sep 20, 2012 13:29 |  #11

Yeah, I'd say to go until you have a limiter. The solution will either be skill, glass, light, or body when you hit that limiter (in order of solution preference, in my experience).

I went T2i/18-55 kit -> Understanding Exposure -> 50 1.8 -> POTN learning -> 70-200 2.8L -> POTN learning -> 430EXii -> POTN learning -> 17-55 2.8 -> POTN learning -> 1D MkIII

2.5 years :)


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Sep 20, 2012 14:28 |  #12

saintz wrote in post #15019342 (external link)
The T2i and 60D will have identical IQ and low light capability. They use basically the same sensor. The 60D will add things like better AF, faster shooting, etc.

The T4i will probably be a very small improvement in IQ and low light. If you want a bigger change, your best bet would be to look at a FF camera. It still won't be a huge jump, but that's the next logical evolution.

As I have both the t2i and t4i, the t4i takes a huge leap forward in autofocus with lenses f/2.8 or faster. IQ is a minor leap forward, but noticeable. Burst rate is a noticable leap forward, then there are other very small improvements, like the touchscreen, that add up to a really nice product. :cool:


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Sep 20, 2012 17:29 |  #13

kenshap wrote in post #15019735 (external link)
As I have both the t2i and t4i, the t4i takes a huge leap forward in autofocus with lenses f/2.8 or faster. IQ is a minor leap forward, but noticeable. Burst rate is a noticable leap forward, then there are other very small improvements, like the touchscreen, that add up to a really nice product. :cool:

T2i is also spec'ed as having higher precision in the center at F/2.8 or faster. Is the T4i truely better in this respect? I can't find anything "official" regarding this.


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Sep 20, 2012 17:29 |  #14
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kenshap wrote in post #15019735 (external link)
As I have both the t2i and t4i, the t4i takes a huge leap forward in autofocus with lenses f/2.8 or faster. IQ is a minor leap forward, but noticeable. Burst rate is a noticable leap forward, then there are other very small improvements, like the touchscreen, that add up to a really nice product. :cool:

Having had both cameras I agree with the above statement completely. I also find the articulating screen a huge plus over the T2i.


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Sep 20, 2012 17:35 |  #15

SoCalTiger wrote in post #15020396 (external link)
T2i is also spec'ed as having higher precision in the center at F/2.8 or faster. Is the T4i truely better in this respect? I can't find anything "official" regarding this.

I think the specs are muddy with the t2i and t3i center point because I don't think it's a high precision center point.

Having said that the difference between the two cameras are like night and day with respect to autofocus.


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