A DSLR for beginners just doesn’t make as much sense when there are smaller mirrorless cameras that can achieve similar results. So Canon shrunk the T4i down. Here’s the mini version, Canon EOS Rebel SL1.
With the exception of its size the non-tilting capacitive touchscreen, the SL1 is identical to the T4i. Same 18-megapixel APS-C image sensor, same DIGIC 5 image processor, same 1080p video recording with continuous autofocus.
The SL1’s body weighs just 14.1 ounces compared to the T4i’s 18.3 ounce body. When you’re holding this thing, you can believe how light it is. And it’s noticeably small too, measuring 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 inches compared to the T4i’s 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 inches.