Canon EOS Rebel vs Canon EOS Rebel T4i

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel and Canon EOS Rebel T4i. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel were released 2003 and Canon EOS Rebel T4i was released 2012. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel 2003
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Rebel 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel has a 6,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T4i has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel 6,3 MP
6291456 pixels
3072 x 2048
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS Rebel T4i has a 185 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel T4i has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel. Canon EOS Rebel T4i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel 100-1600
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T4i

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel T4i can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel 2,5
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Rebel T4i. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS Rebel weighs 645 gr (equal to 1.42 lb) which is 12% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T4i and its 575 gr (or 1.27 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel 645 gr
1.42 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 575 gr
1.27 lb

Canon EOS Rebel vs Canon EOS Rebel T4i Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel and Canon EOS Rebel T4i, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Name Canon EOS Rebel Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Release Year 2003 2012
Release Date 2003-08-20 2012-06-08
MSRP 899 USD 849 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 3072 x 2048 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 6,3 MP 18 MP
Image Processor DIGIC DIGIC 5
Image
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
ISO Range 100 - 1600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 7 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots 118000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.85 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Frames per second 2,5 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A Motion JPEG
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS No Yes
Optional via GP-E2
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details BP-511 Lithium-Ion battery pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots 440 shots
Width 142 mm 133 mm
Height 99 mm 100 mm
Depth 72 mm 79 mm
Weight 645 gram 575 gram