General

Canon Rebel T4i Nikon D300S
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$699.99 $1,285.79
Announced
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May 2012 July 2009

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.5x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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5184 × 3456 4288 × 2848
Pixel size
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18.5 µm² 30.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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Yes No
Flips out
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Yes No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 230 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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133×100×79 mm 147×114×74 mm
Depth
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3.1" 2.9"
Weight
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575 g 938 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.53x 0.62x
Coverage
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95% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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Contrast detection None
Continuous focus
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Yes n/a
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 25fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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700 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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269 ms 225 ms
Battery life
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440 shots 950 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps 7 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 51
Cross type focus points
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9 15

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type I)
  3. CompactFlash (Type II)
  4. CompactFlash (Type II)
  5. SD
  6. SD
  7. SDHC
  8. SDHC
  9. SDXC
  10. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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62.0 70.0
Color depth
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21.7 bits 22.5 bits
Dynamic range
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11.2 EV 12.2 EV
Low light performance
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722 ISO 787 ISO
Canon Rebel T4i
Rebel T4i
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