Canon EOS M vs T4i (650D): which camera is best for you?

    | News | 14/01/2013 12:16pm

    Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D: Verdict

    Thanks to the combination of the 18Mp APS-C format CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and the high-quality EF-M 18-55mm kits lens, the EOS M is capable of producing superb quality images that even outperform those taken on the Canon EOS Rebel T4i with the basic EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II kit lens.

    Although the T4i / 650D has additional physical controls, it has the same excellent touch-control as the M and, once you start using the screen to make settings adjustments and scroll through images, you’ll find you use the buttons and dials less and less.

    Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D: Verdict

    The EF-M 18-55 lens produces stunning static images, but accurate focusing is trickier with moving subjects.

    Like the EOS Rebel T4i / 650D, the EOS M has plenty of control for more experienced photographers as well as auto modes for beginners, accessed via the screen.

    A significant difference between the Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D is that the M relies on Canon’s Hybrid AF system, whereas the EOS Rebel T4i also has phase detection AF using a dedicated sensor when the viewfinder is used.

    This makes the T4i much better suited to shooting moving subjects, while the M just isn’t suited to shooting anything other than stationary subjects.

    Also, the Canon EOS M feels a little unbalanced in the hand as it doesn’t have a grip, and the 18-55mm kit lens is relatively heavy.

    In terms of cost, the Canon EOS M price is around $100 (and roughly £100) more than the T4i / 650D, too.

    We Like
    Compact body; superb-quality kit lens; high-quality images; EF & EF-S lens adaptor option

    We Dislike
    Insubstantial grip; slow AF; no viewfinder; reflective screen; current price tag is high

    Score: 78%

    PAGE 1: Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D specs and features
    PAGE 2: Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D flash
    PAGE 3: Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D build quality & handling
    PAGE 4: Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D performance
    PAGE 5: Canon EOS M vs T4i / 650D verdict


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    Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 12:16 pm under News.

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