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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Recently I have seen sales where the price difference between the two is pretty small (relatively ) like within $100-$125.

If both are within your budget is there any reason at all to take the t3i over the newer t4i?

AKA: Should I buy the newest camera in my budget? After seeing different reviews claiming the t3i to be just as good if not better then the t4i it got my made up mind confused


BTW my made up mind was the t3i with both the 18-55 and 55-250 canon lens. But with only $110 difference the t4i would still fit within my given budget.

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The T4i has everything the T3i has and more. With the shrinking cost difference, the reasons for pickin the T3i are fading.
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With regards IQ there would be little difference with either.
The T4i does however offer improved AF abilities,with all nine sensors being cross type and improved AF in live view and movie modes. The screen is now touch sensitive with a variety of features, such as touch shooting an AF point etc...
In camera HDR and faster continuous shooting is also offered with the T4i and has the updated Digic 5 processor. Colour fringing correction is also offered on the T4i.
If you plan to shoot moving subjects,I'd go with the T4i....
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T3i is not a bad camera. I like mine a lot. T4i, however, offers a little more such the improved AF system which Simon mentioned. If the cost difference is only like $110, the T4i would be a better buy.
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go and future proof your self get the T4i it has a faster frame rate digic 5 processor and better AF.
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Thank you guys for the great input.

Ordering a t4i w/18-55 from BH for $649.00 only 50 bucks more then they have the t3i w/18-55 for. Also picking up a 55-250 IS to go with it.

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Sounds like a plan.
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