• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Canon T4i advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $539 vs $1499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Canon T4i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    771g vs 1039g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.53x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; 9 cross-type AF points; Stereo microphones; Built-in touchscreen; Multi-shot modes.

  • Slow Live View and video autofocus; High ISO performance is unimproved; Below-average battery life; No dedicated AF illuminator.

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon T4i
Canon T5i
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Fujifilm X-T1
Canon T5i
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T3i

Canon T4i
Canon T3i
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X-T1
Canon T3i
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-30

Canon T4i
Pentax K-30
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-30
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax K-5 II

Canon T4i
Pentax K-5 II
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T1
Pentax K-5 II
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Canon T4i
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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