Excellent built quality, Fast aperture, Small size....
Well done Fujifilm ! You did it what other leading manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, etc) could not able to do!
marike6: The review DOESN'T recommend a Panasonic G3 or EPL-3 as it did in the conclusion of the Nikon D3200 review. Why the double standard since the both DSLRs were criticized for their slower LiveView performance? Perhaps in this case the reviewer understands that it's a DSLR and the majority of users will be using the VF.
Regarding DR, "lags a bit behind" is a huge understatement since a camera like the D3200, D5100 or Pentax K-30 provide a full 3 EV more dynamic range than the t2i, t3i, t4i's 18 mp sensor. For a user with existing Canon lenses this is an issue they'll have to deal with. New users would be better served by a DSLR with a more modern APS-C sensor like one of the above cameras.
But the T4i should be popular with the Vimeo HDSLR crowd although it still has a somewhat soft look in video mode with moire / aliasing issues from previous Rebel models not adressed. For photography, you can get a K-5 or K-30 or a mid-range Nikon, all better choices, for this price.
I agree with you on DR issue, but I was replying on Live View issue that DPR put emphasize on entry camera such as D3200.
Also, Nikon has slight edge on high ISO.
But, Canon has some more features that you may only get D7000 or higher Nikon DSLRs, such as, High Speed Sync, DOF preview, live histogram, Mirror lock up, etc. Also, Canon has better video quality and manual control. Someone who want to grow may miss these features at a later time. Nikon style is to upgrade.
Not all the issues are mentioned in the review.
Simple, T4i and D3200 are not in the same category. While D3200 is entry level, T4i is mid level camera. D3200 should be compared with Canon T3 or upcoming Canon T4 (if any). Don't through question blindly.
Cons 4: "Using flash with Auto ISO enabled results in ISO 400 even in bright light conditions"
Shame to Canon for failing to implement better Auto ISO algorithm. I have seen the same tendency in my T2i. In bright day, ISO 400 is selected for no reason.
Auto ISO/(Manual ISO as well) should have at least 1/3EV finer increment like other exposure parameters, Aperture and Shutter speed. In bright light (or in any light), minimum possible values of ISO should be chosen (1/3EV increment).
Come on Canon, don't be lazy to implement it. Your processor is not that slow to handle little advanced algorithm. Its not hard to change the algorithm that dynamically choose ISO like Aperture or Shutter speed.
motobloat: What is really hilarious is that they are recommending various lenses over the 18-55 VR, but they haven't actually tested ANY of them except for the 18-55 VR.
DPreview, if you are going to make claims, support them with evidence. Where are your reviews of DX standard zooms?
* Niikon 17-55, 16-85, 18-105?* Sigma 17-50 and 17-70?* Tamron 17-50? Tokina 16-50?
Thank god for other lens testing sites. DPreview, call up your corporate overlords and get some money to hire some more reviewers.
Did not you see the samples taken by other lenses?
marike6: The Pentax K-30 just received a "Highly Recommended" from ePhotozine today.And they don't once mention the Lumix G3 or any other ILC preferring to not compare oranges to apples as this review does liberally and somewhat puzzlingly.
Pentax K-30 is not an entry level camera. So, comparison with Panasonic G3 is irrelevant there.
I hope to get a K-30, such a fantastic camera and price point !
looker: Since the D3200 is for beginners, I'm even more glad to be going with the Canon Rebel T4i, because I'm no beginner.
Buy Canon T2i. It is much cheaper and gives you more features that you'll find useful as you are growing.
If you start with Nikon D3200, you need to replace camera body by D7000 to get the same features (such as, auto exposure bracketing for HDR image, Auto FP/high speed flash sync for daylight fill flash at lower f-stops, mirror lock up to mention a few) that T2i offers.
Beginner may not know about this at the beginning, but later they may regret.
Also, keep in mind telephoto zoom and affordable prime prices for both camera in case you may want other lens than kit.
Does it support Auto FP flash sync and exposure bracketing?
AP7: I wish if Canon could update firmware for T2i/550D to incorporate:
1. In-camera RAW editing, creative filters, jpeg editing2. Maximum Auto ISO setting3. Manual audio adjustment4. Focus peaking
Come on Canon, millions of T2i users around the globe would be highly grateful and royal.
But Canon is not going to replace my T2i with newer T3i for free (if they update firmware, T2i users can get it for free), and I cannot buy another camera every year.
BTW, Canon T2i is still a current model as you can find it in Canon USA website. Canon does not replace model like Nikon or others, rather older model sits below newer model.
Even after adding those features, T3i and T4i have enough additional features to sell them for more. In camera, HDR option would be also good to have.
I wish if Canon could update firmware for T2i/550D to incorporate:
Flash sync at 1/160 sec! Now SONY needs to improve this.