Do You Buy or Upgrade on Image Quality or Features?

You might be watching this review comparison because you are trying to figure which entry level DSLR camera to buy as your first camera or perhaps you have an older DSLR camera that you would like to update like myself since Canon discontinued the T2i. I own a full frame Canon 5D Mark III but I also want a crop sensor camera for many reasons, I would like to upgrade from my older T2i and in this review I am going to see if the Canon T4i/650D or the Canon 60D will be my upgrade for the crop sensor camera.

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I had both of these cameras for a month, and shot time lapses actually I shot quite a few of them, I shot concerts, rock climbs, you name it, if I went somewhere I took them both with me. Right off that bat I’m going to tell you I am not seeing much image quality difference between the two cameras. I really had to pixel peep which is some thing I don’t like to spend too much time on, but more on that later.

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How They are Similar

  • Only $10 different in price at the writing of this review.
  • ‘Similar’ APS-C 18m sensor
  • Tilt out screen
  • Only take SD cards
  • Both shoot around 5 fps
  • Both don’t have a headphone jack

How They are Different

  • T4i has a touch screen
  • T4i autofocus for video
  • T4i can record up to 30 minutes creating multiple files
  • 60D has an aperture wheel
  • 60D have kelvin adjustment
  • 60D has 3rd stop ISO adjustments
  • Battery
  • HDMI outputs are different
  • 60D has a top LCD display
  • 60D has a bigger grip
  • T4i has a Digic 5 processor while the 60D has a Digic 4
  • T4i has a stereo mic, 60D is mono
  • Eye-level pentaprism for 60D 96%, and Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror) for T4i 95%. Pentaprisms are brighter than pentamirror. I could not tell the difference, and one didn’t seem brighter than the other.
  • 1/8000 shutter for the 60D, 1/4000 for T4i
  • 60D has an electronic level
  • 60D is Aluminum and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber, and the T4i is Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber.
  • 60D has a spring in the SD door
  • Mode dial lock on 60D
  • 60D can run Magic Lantern, the T4i you will have to wait for the first firmware update

So basically the two important new features, a touch screen and the new Hybrid AF system uses new STM lenses to automatically focus in video mode.

Getting Started Guide for the T4i 650D

Before I get in to image quality I want tell you that I am done shooting and editing 2.5 hours of training on the T4i, keep an eye out for it, it will be out shortly.

Timeline

Before I got my first DSLR camera a few years ago there were many digital SLR’s that came before it for a least 10 years prior.

When the Canon 5D Mark II came out, I got very interested but it was totally out of my price range back then. Then when the 7D came out I was getting more interested but still it was out of reach. Then finally when the T2i came out I was so happy because it had the same sensor and one of the processors as the 7D, so I new that I would be getting the same video quality as the 7D but for a much lower cost.

Since then the 60D came out in Aug 2010, then the T3i in Feb 2011, and now the T4i came out this summer and they still all use the same APS-C sensor as the original 7D that hit the market back in 2009.

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Canon 60D HDR Flat Irons

Pixel Peeping

Like I said I really had to start pixel peeping to see any difference between the two cameras.

So basically we have a different processor in each as well as a different sensor. But when I take a RAW image which I understand bypass the:

  • Picture Style
  • Sharpness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Color tone
  • White balance
  • White balance shift
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer
  • Peripheral illumination correction
  • Highlight tone priority

And we compare the RAW images from both at ISO 800 I gotta say I am not seeing much if any differences between the two. So I am to assume that we are bypassing the processor when shooting RAW because the images look the same, so my guess is these sensors that have the same pixel count are actually the same.

So when we shoot JPG which does use the processor and we move our way up to ISO 1600 I would think we would see less noise from the T4i but I am not see it,

  • when we move to ISO 3200 I am expecting to see the 60D start to suffer in comparison but again I am not seeing much of a difference.
  • Then all the way to ISO 6400 I am not seeing one color shift more than the other or one noiser.
  • I know many of you will say you can see a difference, but these are very tiny, when I compare different cameras such as Nikon vs Canon that where you can seeing minor differences.

Aliasing and Rolling Shutter

I have a feeling both of these camera should have about the same aliasing and rolling shutter, I’m not sure the difference between the Digic 4 and Digic 5 processors will help much here. And sure enough it appears the Digic 5 processor doesn’t help with rolling shutter.

Touch Screen

Same type of tech as in the iphone. It works really well, perhaps not has good as my iphone but it is really good. I find after playing with the T4i when I move over to the 60D I want to touch the screen.

Sure you get the screen all smudgy with finger prints, but if you are someone that doesn’t like that you can still use all the controls and never touch the screen.

The time it takes to get from one end of the menu to the other to formatting a card is done faster, or when you input your copyright info.

AutoFocus

Both have all 9 focus points all cross type. However in the view finder they do appear differently. Both cameras seem to focus at the same speed, if the Digic 5 processor is speeding up the focusing speed I have not noticed it in the month I have been using them.

FlexiZone and Face Tracking

The camera’s hybrid AF system uses a combination of contrast-detection AF and on-imager phase-detection AF.

I found that the face tracking works best in good lighting and when the subject is not too far away like 25′ feet or more when using a lens about 50mm, this is because the face becomes too small on the screen and no longer looks like a face.

By Canon’s own omission in the manual they will tell you that these two focusing methods are slower than quick focus. And I can tell you they are much lower.

Page 161 at the bottom, “The [Quick mode] cannot be set for movie mode.”

In terms of the face tracking the performance reminds me a lot of the object tracking on the Sony A77 the I reviewed last fall, when objects are going away and coming towards the lens directly you get focusing every few seconds then it gives up of a few seconds then focuses again. Besides using on my girls dolls, I tried it on real faces in different lighting conditions and found the same type of performance.

If Canon or any other camera manufacturer can make this work really well at f2.8 I think they could sell at ton of cameras to general consumers. Unlike the touch screen feature, I give this one a fail. I just think we won’t see good performance until we hit the Digic 10 processor.

Just touch the screen to focus and take a picture once it’s ready. That is pretty cool, but I am not sure when I would use this, perhaps if I was doing some studio work for a stock agency, but perhaps not since I don’t want to shake the camera by touching the screen.

Movie Recording Duration

The T4i will record up to 29:59 minutes in separate files. I was curious if you would see a gap between files.

In my test at 13:10 it started blinking giving me a 35 second warning it is about to create a new file. After that you can see the timer continues. When I stop recording you can see it tells me about the two files.

When you bring them into your editing software and place them back to back they play seamlessly. I was surprised it worked that well, I was expecting to see a glitch.

HDMI Test

They are different, the T4i has more of a clean image while the 60D is more handicapped. On the T4i when you plug in the HDMI cord not only does the screen on the T4i disappear the touch screen stops working.

FPS

In my test shooting RAW images the T4i has a burst of 5fps for only the first second, after that it slowed down to about 2.5 fps. It would take about 4 seconds for the buffer to clean up to start shooting at 5fps again.

The 60D did about 4fps shooting RAW but instead of only lasting for 1 second before slowing down it lasted 5 seconds. Then it slowed down to about 1fps. It took 15 seconds for the buffer to clean before shooting fast again.

Audio

The mic is now on top of the camera and is now stereo. Interesting that the 60D sounds quieter since I would have thought they would be using the same audio DSP in all their DSLR’s. However I will tell you the speaker on the T4i sounds better than the 60D at full level.

No headphones which is kind of a bummer because I bet Canon is using the same audio chip as that of the 5D Mark III and as chosen not to add a headphone jack even though the chip can do it.

Manual audio control.

Top LCD Panel

After using the T2i for years, I find I never use it that much on my 5D3 like what is on the T4i.

Bigger Grip

After I shoot with the 60D for a few hours and then pick up the T4i only then do I notice the benefit for a larger grip. But the difference is really small.

Grip seems larger on the T4i compared to my T2i.

The 5D3 feels the best in my hands.

Dial and Battery

Once you have a aperture dial on the 60D it is hard to go back, also I would like to use all the same batteries, 5d3 +60d.

Rubber Grip Issue

The front rubber grips of some EOS 650D units produced in certain lots between 31 May and 27 June 2012 may turn white after a short period of time.

If you want to check to see if your camera is affected. The one I have said it was not affected.

T4i Locks Up More Than Other Canon Camera

All of the Canon cameras I have used have locked up at some point not sure how I have this special gift, but it happens, but it doesn’t happen often, in fact is it is pretty rare.

However the T4i locks a lot more than other Canon cameras. Still not a ton, but very noticeable.

I’m sure Canon will address this in a firmware update.

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Do You Buy on Image Quality or Features?

Canon likes to experiment with features on their Rebel line, if it works well like I think the touch screen does it will move up to the more conservative pro line.

Features can be very important if let’s say the feature gets you the shot faster where as you would have missed it without the feature, like a fast and more accurate auto focus.

If I were to guess most people think when a new camera comes out that the image quality gets better, besides all of the new features they add. When you shooting RAW, the image quality comes down to the lens and the sensor, since the lenses are not changing that fast, lets take a look at all the DSLR sensors Canon offers. Basically you have 4.

  1. 18.0mp sensor for the  t2i, t3i, t4i, 7d, 60d, 60DA with removed filter layers for astro photography for sharper image.
  2. 18.1mp for the Canon 1D-X
  3. 21.1mp for the Canon 5D Mark II
  4. 22.3mp for the  Canon 5D Mark III

Conclusion

As for the T4i the touch screen is a big winner for a new feature, the video auto focus is not there yet and in my opinion somewhat unusable.

When deciding between the two you can pretty much take still/video image quality out of the equation because they are so similar using pretty much the same sensor, and to me I am just not seeing the Digic 5 processor adding a whole lot of value to the image quality. So which one should you get, well it depends on the features that you like, for instance if you have huge hands get the 60D. If you are and iPhone lover and you love having a touch screen get the T4i.

If you are someone that wants to shoot RAW and you are low on money and you are looking for image quality and not features get a used T2i. The T2i has the same sensor in it for the most part as the 60D and T4i, and since RAW bypasses the Digic 5 processor for the most part you are not missing anything advance in image quality there. You can pick up a used T2i on Craiglist for $350 to $400.

So will I be upgrading to either one of these two cameras? No, because I would rather upgrade when there is a significant jump in image quality and so far there appears to be very little difference in image quality to my T2i, will I miss some of the new features like the touch screen, but I would rather wait.

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69 comments

  • Hi Dave. Unless I overlooked it, you failed to mention that the 60D was compatible with Magic Lantern. That fact in of itself seems to add so much more value to the 60D then you’ve given it credit for. Just my opinion, but I felt it worth mentioning.

  • @Ron Hey, actually I did in the list above under differences. Most people buying their first camera have no idea what ML is so I left it in the text only.

  • Okay, my bad. Sorry I looked over it kind of fast. Among many things, Magic Lantern adds the ability to monitor your audio via headphones while recording which is something my 2nd shooter really needs on her T2i.

  • Dave the quick focus during movie mode on the T4i. I am new to the camera and DSLR’s I think the T4i does have a quick focus during video. When you go in to video mode hit the servo focus on the touch screen to off then you can do a auto focus with the photo button. I hope that made sense. Again I am new to DSLR’s so I might not understand what you are saying.

    I haven’t had the camera freeze up on me yet. but now i said it lol you know it will happen.

    As always great video.

  • Hi Dave!
    I have a quick question for you.
    I’m looking for a 2nd camera. I do mostly video and I have a Canon XA-10 as my primary video camera. I was looking into a DSLR but everything just seems so over whelming, I know the T4i has video auto-focus which I guess most DSLR’s dont…I’m just trying to find out what the best bang for my buck is..
    I want something that’s user friendly but can excel in low light. That’s where my XA-10 fails…Any video camera that’s not a DSLR more or less fails in low lighting…unless you’re dropping like 10grand on a video camera.
    Any suggestions?
    So, more or less I’m looking for a DSLR which is user friendly which I will be using 80% of the time for video, which can also perform well in low light. Any suggestions for a lens as well?

  • I got the 60D whilst waiting for the 650D, and I love it. Though it is a bit more expensive, I think it is worth it for the slightly more professional controls (with white balance and ISO options) and the better feel of the body is also a big plus. The batteries is another point to make, 1 of the larger 60D batteries lasted 2 hours with live view with about 90 minutes of that actually recording, I also get an average of about 35 photos per percent of battery during a time lapse, the 550D batteries lasted me half that time.

    I have noticed though that for me, that it doesn’t do very well working out exposure. When using the standard P mode all the photos often come out way too dark, which on my 550D they didn’t. The screen also looks worse, and is nearly impossible in bright light, whereas my 550D you could still make out a rough image.

  • Okay wasn’t sure. I just noticed if I turned the servo off I could use the shutter button to autofocus in video mode. like I said new to the DSLR’s. Now I am going to have to learn what you mean by Quick Focus. and maybe read the manual. lol

    FYI The utility software that canon DSLR’s comes with that is so useful especially for filming alone in a Vlog like setting. Well I upgraded to Apples new OS Mountain Lion and now the utility software just crashes. Canon site says wont be updating the software until october

    Cant wait for your tutorial.

  • I recently had to replace my T2i and was torn between cameras. I eventually went with a used T3i from BH. It is in great condition and had a better warranty for the same price on eBay. The price jump for poor auto-video focus and a touch screen wasn’t worth it for me. I went with the T3i over the T2i because I had a lot of issues with my camera stopping recording even with good class 10 cards. I haven’t had any problems yet. I noticed someone said something about no ML, but that didn’t affect my decision because once you use enough electronics with limiting firmware you realize that it will eventually get hacked.

  • Very informative review. I was thinking about getting a Canon, but I think I’m going to stick with my GH2. Probably save up for a Nikon D7000 for strictly shooting photos.

    Love to see a review on Sony’s new SLT-A99 and/or NEX-VG900, if you could get B&H to loan you the equipment for a review. I’d like to hear your opinion on the NEX-VG900 ..an item designed more for “video” and not “photos & video”. That would be a nice comparison.

    I enjoy shooting HD video with my GH2, but I still think cameras should be used ‘mainly’ for photos …and some video with a decent tripod. The ergonomic design of a DSLR isn’t that great, for hand held operation, when taking video. You just can’t run-and-gun with a DSLR. If you can, then you’ve most likely spent or invested in a ton of additional equipment to do so.

  • Hey Dave – AWESOME Video and REVIEW!!! Thanks so much for all of the great videos on tips etc. I have been a Canon guy most of my life, but went with a Sony A55 and for the most part enjoyed this DSLR… but since subscribing and watching your stuff, I have been itching to go back. I been thinking of the T4i because of some of the neat features .. I’ll let you i finally do … Have a Good One and Keep Up the Great Work:)

  • I pick the 60D, sounds to me is more of a workhorse than the t4i, specially for being more weather resistance, not impressed with the cool features of the t4i.

  • Hey dave, really good review, as all of yours typically are! One kinda unrelated question…How did you do that cool photo manipulation of yourself with the two cameras that acts as the cover photo for this post?

  • Love the new graphics! Really upped your production value! I have the 60D and it’s a great combination of semi-pro still and video functions. Though the new FF 6D is rather tempting.

  • Do I upgrade based upon quality or features?

    For capturing and recording (whether audio microphones or video cameras) I upgrade for quality

    For post-production (the video editing software/hardware, audio mixing and editing software/hardware) I upgrade based upon features.

  • Great review, agree with your conclusion as well.

    Did you make that camera timeline animation? Looked real good.

  • Hi dve,
    Great video, i was expecting more from the T4i. I have a question for you, how do you get such a clean image from dose cameras? (What lens did you used as well)

  • Thanks!! I actually bought both the 60D and t4i. I had planned on probably keeping the t4i but I actually have leaned towards the 60D. I like the bigger grip, and the AF and touch screen I don’t care about.

  • Hi Dave!Thank you so much for your wonderful explanation on both type of cameras…It really helped me a lot…I think I’ll choose the T4i over the 60D…Thanks again! More power and God bless!

  • Hi Dave, I was just wondering how you did the time lapses with the t4i. Is it built into the menu or were you using a controller and if so, which one. Thanks so much! Great video!!

  • Love your reviews, still learning but getting there.I have a question. I have sony nex3 with 18-55 kit lens and love it but I want a better cameras because it shoots 720p. Don”t know which to buy nex5r, nex7, alpha 77 or alpha 99 I know alpha may be better but I got nex 3 so I can use the extra battery and the kit lens so only need to buy nex5R body or nex7 body. 24.3MP on te nex7 and a77 but fullframe on a99 dont know which. lens for shooting video and photos dont know help please before christmas thanx!

  • Hi… thanks so much for the info… just got a T4i. Realized the video shooting limits to ~30mins… i need to record concerts for about 45mins to an hour… is there anyway to do that? Thanks in advance =)

  • Great review and comparison. I am getting my first D-SLR and I am kinda stuck on which to get. At the moment I am considering Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and T4i – most likely to end up going for the T4i.

    Thanks Dave,

  • Hi Dave,
    I was wondering if you could make a Video on ‘How to Make a Time Lapse Video with your Canon EOS 60D’ and also on ‘Best and Cheapest Lenses for You’
    Your Awesome and I can’t wait to see more of your video,

  • I really appreciate your site and videos!I cant tell you how much you have helped me! I watch a lot of videos online to learn but most of them are from experts who use all kind of lingo I dont understand but you use simpler language and explain things.

  • Thanks for the great video. Is there any advantage using STM lenses with 60D for video? Is it fair to say that T4i can leverage STM lens video feature better with Movie Servo AF option? I am split between the two as I want to use it for both stills and video. I assume STM lenses are better for Video.

  • Dave,
    I currently have a T1i and looking to upgrade. In your opinion, do you still think it would be better to go for a T2i instead of a T4i or 60D?

  • @Dave Not short on cash. Selling my T1i to friends since they don’t have a DSLR right now. I have lenses, so I was planning on just buying a body. So I guess now it is between T2i, T4i, or 60D. Also, does one gain much from the T4i if they don’t get the STM lens?

  • @Ryan in terms of image quality no, there is no difference that I can see. It all comes down to the features that you care about.

  • @Dave Thanks for the information. One more question… why is a T3i not an option? Price wise, it looks like a T3i body is cheaper than a T2i body in price.

  • Hey Dave,

    Now that the price has gone down on the t4i to $739 (body only) on Amazon, what do you think is the better deal? I imagine the touch screen alone would be a big jump considering the direction the world of technology is going with the iPhone. I think it would really speed up the process of sessions with being able to skip through settings and also pinch to zoom vs having to zoom in and zoom with the + -.

  • Hey Dave. I have the T4i but I was thinking of trying to sell and get a used 5D ii. But I’m scared of going back in time since 5d ii came out a lot long time ago. Do you think it would be a smart choice or should I wait. I use it for both pictures and videos. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • I have the 60D and love it. Tough camera with more features than I need (especially when you add in Magic Lantern). Only thing I wish I had done was researched a little more and bought the body and upgraded the lens.

    Stuck with the 18-200 kit lens and it is ok (it does what I need it to).

    Took me a couple of years to save up the $$ and get the OK from the wife to buy it so I will likely have the camera for many years to come.

    Right now I have the 18-55 kit, 18-200 kit, 50mm 1.8 and 75-300 — they work for me but it is always nice to dream of having better equipment.

    My next investment will be on a good quality tripod. I was looking at the Vanguard_ALTA 234AB (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/707181-REG/Vanguard_ALTA_234AB_ALTA_234AB_Aluminum.html) — do you have any recommendations on a good tripod?

  • Thanks for a really great review Dave. Your comparison of the 60D vs 650D was wonderfully detailed and incredibly useful. This sets a standard in terms of content that I’ll refer people to as an example of what high quality means.

  • Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the great review. When shooting sports (or fast moving objects), is there a difference in autofocusing time/quality between t4i and 60D?

  • I have decided on the T4i but there are 2 options available. 18-55 and 40mmSTM or the 18-135 STM.

    Which option sounds like a better idea. Image quality and speed in getting that perfect pic are more important than video for me.

  • Hi Dave,

    I am about to purchase my first DSLR camera and wanted to take the time to say, “thank you!”. I am definitely a beginner photographer. 90% of the terms used on these blogs have me going, wh-wh-what? However, I decided to click on your video and it really does make a difference in understanding the text. The aperture wheel on the 60D for instance, I completely understood its function – and usefulness – watching the video. (It controls how much light comes through.) It almost swayed me to the 60D! Of, course I could look these terms up but like most beginners, it would take hours to get through 15 minutes worth of reading! But, alas the convenience of the touch screen is much too seductive for me to pass up, especially since I agree that a side by side comparison of images requires splitting hairs. Again, thank you so much for doing what you do! Guys like me would be lost otherwise.

  • Hey Dave.

    Really helpful review but I need some help. Between the 650d and 60d. I am not too sure which to pick. I can forgo the touch features. But apart from that, which camera shoudl I be picking.

    I will be shooting videos more than pictures.

    Cheers

  • Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the wonderful review.
    I am closer to 60D since it seams to be more rugged, and should have more room to grow as I learn.
    As a beginner, is it presumptuous to start with a 60D or should I start with the T4i?
    Is there something special about T4i for beginners, being that its canon’s entry level DSLR?
    Thank again,
    Roberto

  • Such a great review & video. I’m still on the fence (going from a T1i to a T4i), but when I’m ready to buy, I have your gear page bookmarked. Thanks so much!!

  • Hey Dave, great video as always. I am trying to decide between the two and I found your review very helpful. Here are another 2 differences that I found while researching:
    1. 60d has no ‘Display Off’ sensor near the Viewfinder
    2. Max sync speed is 1/250 for 60d and 1/250 for 650d
    I used to own a 550d, gave it away and bought a Nikon D7000. What a bad choise! 3 times in Nikon Service due to back focusing. Now I’ve returned it to the shop and I am definitely switching back to Canon. I have to decide quickly between 60d or 650d. The price difference is about 100 euros more for the 60d with 18-135 lens than the 650d with the 18-135 STM lens. I really can’t decide 🙂 I will use it mainly for stills, but want to start making videos too. I am on advanced amateur level. I like the grip and controls of 60d but love the new features of 650d. Might as well save the extra money and buy a 50mm 1.8
    Greetings from Greece!

  • The 60D is a great camera, but for my purposes, I don’t care about its features or even the features/enhancements that the T4i offers, since it really has few differences between the T3i. I’m going to grab a T3i because it has everything I want at a great price (plus, I already have an extra battery).

  • hi i currently have a t2i but i want to upgrade im thinking of upgrading to 60d but i was confused if i should get the t4i…and wich lens is more better 18-135 or 18-200..thank you very much…..

  • hi!
    I have an important question,
    I currently don’t have my own camera,
    so, do you recommend the (t4i) as my first camera?

    I’m not a beginner, lets say I’m in the middle.

  • Hi Dave, Thanks for the review. I am also thinking of upgrading but are confused by the wide range of canon choices. I have been interested int he T4i but have been holding off until I get more information. I care about primarily image quality, secondly fps and fast focusing for wildlife. I want to stay in the sensible range of cameras, as I believe in spending money on good lenses (ie not full frame). You mentioned that the APS-c quality has not change from your T2i, – does this also include the xsi or would the T4i have a better processor>

  • Hello Dave Dugdale

    I have watched loads of video and information over the past months all to do with the Canon 650D. Your’s have been clear and honest and I really appreciate it, thank you.

    So I acquired one from DigitalRev, the Canon 650D with 18-135mm STM lens, for just £639, not sure what that is in USD, but it was a great bargain. It took less than four days from Hong Kong to Liverpool.

    The camera arrived on Christmas Eve and I haven’t put it down since, but it does lockup. Can you tell me if there is a firm ware update yet and what do I do with it if there is?

    Thank you
    Fred Biddulph

  • So..what are you looking at as an upgrade. I am am also looking to upgrade the quality of the camera I currently use.
    Thanks

  • Thanks for the great review. I went from the T2i to the 60D. I use a Sigma 18-250 I really enjoy the combination. The grip is worth a lot, picture quality is awesome. I like to get nature shots. when they replace the 7D next year I may think of moving in that direction. Thanks

  • Dave: I am looking to upgrade from an original Digital Rebel (the 6MP modified 10d) sometime before March. The 60D is on special at $699, and the T4i is running about the same, or about $900 with the new 18-135 STM lens.

    I am torn between the performance of the 60d and the newness of the T4i.

    One thing I want to use it for is for photographing lower light situations, such as ice skating practice and shows at our skating club coupled with the 70-200 2.8 L lens.

    I keep thinking about the 60d, but the body+lens price of the T4i is quite tempting?

    Any advice?

  • I just purchased Cannon 650D for videoing as my son said it’s the way I gotta go rather than video camera. I’m impressed with the contrast & colour, BUT I just discovered it only videos 29mins then turns off…Any way around this as I needed it to record 1-1.5hrs continual?

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