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|Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i /550D|
18 MP CMOS sensor - Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints - or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing - EOS 550D's 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.
DIGIC 4 - Canon's DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colors. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting.
High ISO for low light - When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to 6400 - expandable to 12800 for those environments where using flash is undesirable.
Full HD movie recording - The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TV's remote control.
7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View LCD - Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View LCD screen, which features an ultra-high 1,040,000 dots for increased clarity. Switch to Live View mode and use the real-time visual feed to shoot from awkward angles.
iFCL metering system - A 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyzes focus, color and luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.
Quick Control screen
Accessible using a dedicated button it provides easy access to commonly used functions, ensuring that you are ready to take the shot as it happens.
External microphone socket
Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the 3.5mm stereo jack socket.
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only the center part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting without having to change lenses.
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canon's full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i /550D review - video
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i /550D specs :
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||18.0 MP|
|Sensor Size||14.9 x 22.3mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||EF-S 18-55mm IS|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 55mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||58 mm|
|Lens System Features||Aspherical Lens|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||29 - 88mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, partial (9%), spot (4%)|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Depth-Of-Field, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100-6400, ISO 12800, ISO auto (100-6400)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||12800|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level mirror pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x remote control|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
Canon EOS 550D full video review
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i /550D price - around $700, varies depending on the lens kit