It looks like images of the Canon Rebel T4i and new 40mm f/2.8 lens have leaked a day ahead of schedule.
Again, the Canon Rebel T4i is expected to feature an 18MP CMOS sensor, along with 9 cross-type AF points, full-time AF during video capture and a touchscreen LCD.
The new 40mm f/2.8 pancake is believed to be an EF-mount lens (i.e., will work on full-frame cameras), which seems to be confirmed via the above image that shows the red lens mount alignment dot. The 52mm filter thread shows us just how compact this lens will be.
Finally, a new 18-135mm IS lens is expected to be announced alongside the T4i, which is shown in the above image.
Expect official details to follow late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Stay tuned.
What does the “STM” on the 18-135mm lens mean?
Eric Reagan says
“Stepping Motor” AF operation of the motor is equipped with dramatically reduced noise and smooth movement of the AF drive control is possible. It sounds like a patent I read months/years back where Canon is working on making video AF smoother. Presumably, STM is a operation that is dedicated to video mode because we don’t really need “smooth movement” during still image capture…