Are they the same? Should you bother upgrading?
- Same 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- Same DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- Same 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting.
- Same AF in Movies
- Same 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- T4i: Approx. 18.3 oz. / 520 g (body only)
- T5i Approx. 18.5 oz. / 525g (Body only)
When in live view you can rotate the dial and the mirror will stay up on the T5i (but not the T4i).
Scene Mode Position for T5i
The SCN setting on the Mode dial activates a choice of scenes to features like Night Portrait, HDR Backlight Control, Handheld Night Scene.
I would say it is harder to access this way on the T5i. But having the dial go all the way around is nice I guess, worth it to upgrade no.
You can see the effects of the photo filters in real time on the T5i (not the t4i).
- AF Assist Beam T4i: (2) Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4 m. at center, approx. 11.5 ft /3.5 m. at periphery
- AF Assist Beam T5i: (2) Effective range: Approx. 13.2 ft. / 4m at center, approx. 11.5 ft. / 3.5m at periphery
Canon Should Be Embarrassed They are Being Out Engineered By Hackers [Rant]
Normally they give us a lot of innovation at the Rebel line like a tilt out screen or a touch screen to make us upgrade. However we are seeing no innovation at all here, I mean come on, a dial that rotates all the way around is not innovation, perhaps all innovation has stopped at Canon, perhaps they think they made the perfect camera and it can’t be improved upon, or perhaps the engineers has some awesome cameras for us but the management won’t let them be release in fear that might hurt their other more expensive products.
But when we look the $200 million Canon spent last QTR for R&D expense for just their imaging systems department (includes projectors and printers as well) this is all we get is a new dial and a aps-c sensor that has been around since 2009? That’s 800 million a year!
But do you know who is innovating and kicking some ass? The Magic Lantern team who does not have access to the $800 million budget or even access to anything like Canon’s code they have created their own that runs on top of Canon’s software and doesn’t contain any Canon code. They have unlocked a ton of new image quality by letting us shoot raw 14bit video now! Check out how the T3i with ML well out performs the new Canon T5i. Now if I was an engineer at Canon I would be embarrassed that I was being out engineered by an open source community that is powered by just donations Mountain Dew and pizza.
In my opinion releasing the T5i was the wrong thing to do for Canon with everything that is going on with Magic Lantern and Black Magic how seems hell bent on making Canon look bad by offering a $1,000 camera that has 13 stops of dynamic range and shoots raw. I hope Canon wakes up and seems the coffee and start to innovate again, if not they can give me the 800 million a year!
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