If it stands to reason that the rebel line is updated annually around Feb-April (t1i, t2i, t3i, etc), should we expect to see a T4i announced in the next few months?
Bigger question is, if they are starting to roll out the new Digic V chip in cameras (point and shoot already has them, and of course new DSLRs like the 1Dx), could a T4i be the first affordable canon DSLR for video without moire?
I know a lot of people have mentioned a 7DmII or a new 5D should be announced soon with the Digic V, but since the 1Dx already broke the ice, would they really go back to the Digic 4 if a new rebel is released?
Just thinking out loud here.
Thread: T4i- affordable Digic 5 DSLR?
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11-06-2011 02:23 PM
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11-07-2011 03:40 AM
yes, I'd expect the T4i to be announced in 2012Q1, and yes, it should sport a Digic V processor; but I'm afraid Canon may think 422 codecs are for >$5000 products and only include 4:2:0 H.264 at 24Mbps; and I think getting rid of moire requires a faster sensor, not just a faster processor, and T4i could have the same 18Mpix chip from T2i-T3i-60D-7D, with just updated Digic capabilities, so, better encoding (smaller files for same image quality) but still the same old aliasing/moire; if it uses subsampling instead of line skipping, it should have greatly reduced aliasing/moire, and clean ISO 3200 in video (because of noise averaging), which would make it a killer camera at $800 even with 4:2:0 H.264 at 24Mbps; we'll see...
11-07-2011 05:19 AM
I would say with Canon you never know. They used a divic 3 on their best camera to date the new c300. Of course we know the reason behind it. it would seem logical they would, but who knows.
11-07-2011 06:05 AM
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if i'm not mistaken, 1dx will be released at the end of Q1 2012, and it will have dual digic 5 and a digic 4.
5d is an in between relaese, i don't think they would release there flagship camera with a 5d.
so it could be a year or two before another 5d comes up. and having the same processor does not mean it will have the same capabilities, even in video mode.
11-07-2011 06:21 AM
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11-07-2011 07:24 AM
BTW- the Xt to the XTi to the XSi were all two years apart, its only in recent years they switched to yearly.
It would make more sense for the processor to appear in a 5d mark 3 or a 7d mark 2 before the rebel, but you never know! Companies do strange things sometimes.
11-07-2011 07:53 AM
the digic 5 is already being sold in the SX40 and the S100 - but yes it would make more sense to see the new SENSOR in a 7D2, and in the meantime have the T4i use the same old 18mpix sensor, but with a digic 5 processor (or, as as J Davis said, just delay the T4i, and move to a slower cycle such as the 18-month one from the old era or at Nikon) - also, the 1DX uses dual digic 5+ for processing, and I'm not sure how digic 5+ differs from digic 5 (my guess is that it's just a frequency issue: the chips that can run fastest are picked to work in the most expensive camera)
11-07-2011 08:01 AM
From memory - I think the swivel LCD first appeared on the t3i before the 60d. ITs not much of a correlation but it also shows that features can appear on lesser models before more advanced models