hikermk wrote in post #15318852
My first DSLR was an XTi. It has been a great camera and it has suited me well after all these years. It was a hard decision on whether I wanted to step up to the 60D or T4i. After 2 weeks of contemplating I decided to go with the T4i. The main reason is that I am familiar with the rebel layout. Also I like the weight and size of the camera. I was able to get a good deal on cyber monday. I used it for the first time this weekend at my son's hockey game. The auto focus was unbelievably fast and it worked extremely well in the low light of the ice arena. At first I didn't know if I would like the touch screen but it is very cool! I plan on taking lots of pics with this camera and some video too.
The more I use the t4i the more I enjoy it. Touch screen is really neat for when you need it - when you don't there's no problem just ignoring it, given complete "traditional" button controls.
The build quality is excellent, features are extensive/rich, form factor/ergonomics are super. And of course most importantly the image quality capabilities (always at the mercy of the quality of the lens being used) are outstanding.
Shooting RAW 18meg 5184x3456, about 6 frames/sec it's hard to complain about what you can't do with this camera body. With a long telephoto it's got amazing reach for outstanding quality image. With a small lens (e.g., 40mm pancake) it's downright discrete. With a macro lens, it's simply amazing.
Sticking within reasonable ISO range and knowing the unique strengths/weaknesses of whatever lens you're using, it's hard to imagine how one could really need more than what the t4i can offer. That's not to suggest there aren't some awesome Canon cameras well beyond the t4i specs. But dollar for dollar, I am just blown away by how little the t4i costs for what it delivers.
In short, for the price, I can't imagine more value per ounce. Couldn't be more pleased.