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The DIGIC 4 image processor on the Canon EOS/550D/Rebel T2i digital camera body provides high-quality images with vivid detail. The 3-inch (7.62-cm) display on this black Cano...Read more
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Canon 550d
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18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400, H:12800
3.7fps shooting
Full HD movies
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Excellent EOS 550D Package
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The DIGIC 4 image processor on the Canon EOS/550D/Rebel T2i digital camera body provides high-quality images with vivid detail. The 3-inch (7.62-cm) display on this black Canon camera is large enough for viewing photos and allows users to read the settings menu with ease. The high ISO sensitivity on the 18.0 MP digital SLR camera provides great images even in low lighting. The Quick Control button on the Canon camera makes it easy to access frequently used controls so users can focus on their photos instead of making adjustments. With automatic face detection on this 18.0 MP digital SLR camera body, the subject is never out of focus. The Canon EOS/550D/Rebel T2i digital camera also features 1080p resolution for full HD movie recording. Since the Canon camera has an automatic lighting optimiser, it provides the right lighting level for almost any environment. Users can adjust the brightness control to create the images they want and then print directly to a printer without the need to download first. This Canon EOS/550D/Rebel T2i digital camera body measures 12.88 cm wide, 9.73 cm high, and 6.2 cm deep, and it weighs 475 g.

Product Identifiers
Model550D / Rebel T2i
EAN4960999668635, 5052217200709, 5052584239982, 5910000004104, 609722439626, 8714574549903, 8714574549910

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution18.0 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size14.9 x 22.3mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Programme, aperture-priority, bulb, depth-of-field, manual, shutter-priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-6400, ISO 12800, ISO auto (100-6400)
Light Sensitivity Max12800

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF illuminator, Auto Flash, Flash +/- compensation, Flash Off, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.87x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Depth6.2 cm
Height9.73 cm
Width12.88 cm
Weight475 gr

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - colour
Display Size3"

Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 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
HDMI OutputYes
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP, MS Windows XP SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

Battery Description1 x Canon LP-E8 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
FeaturesAE lock, AF Lock, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Auto Power Save, DPOF Support, Direct Print, Exif Print support, FE lock, Face Detection, Histogram Display, LCD live view mode, PictBridge Support, RGB primary colour filter, Red-eye Correction, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 compatibility, depth-of-field preview button, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, highlight point display, highlight tone priority, peripheral illumination correction
Face DetectionYes

Shooting ProgramsClose-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed3.7 frames per second

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Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)
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Canon 550d

Created: 02/04/10
Top cam just get one

18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400, H:12800
3.7fps shooting
Full HD movies
7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
iFCL metering
Quick Control screen
Ext. Mic socket
Movie crop

Stills or movies, capture your story

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.

Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. 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 new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour 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.

Movie Crop
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only the centre part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting without having to change lenses.

Create a shooting system as unique as you are
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
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Excellent EOS 550D Package

Created: 12/08/10
The overall package is excellent. The Camera / Lens are of course what one would expect from this highly regarded range and maker. Easy (relatively, don't forget, this is entry level pro equipment, and not point and shoot gear) to operate and so versatile it's a steal at this price alone. Battery life is very good, but always buy spares if on a really long shoot, and the supplied 8GB SDHC card has enough space for most events, however, if you want to shoot in RAW settings, invest in a few 32GB Cards, you will need them, and you will want to use RAW once you get into serious tweaking in Photoshop etc. 18MP Jpeg's are great as it is, but start some serious playing with RAW and you won't want to go back.....ONLY THING, RAW file sizes at the full 18MP are VERY big!!! (a 2GB card, will hold about 40 shots or so).
The other equipment, to be honest is a little on the budget side, however the optical gear (macro converter, tele converter & filter) does a very good job when compared to the cost of the full blown glass to do the same. Results are a little more restricted, but hey, the camera and lens are a bargain for the price so anything extra is a bonus.
The flash is very basic, but with a side mount bracket (provided) and 4 option of firing slave capability, allows a little more diversity than the built in alone. For more serious flash photography i'm sure this will remain at hand as a backup, all be it in a drawer somewhere.
A surprisingly useful piece of kit was the (at first laughably small) desk top tripod!!! But don't be fooled, for such an insignificant item, it is exceptionally useful, but add a battery pack or longer lens.... well, everything has its limitations (folded, this thing is about the size of a medium sized marker pen).
The main tripod supplied with the pack is exceptionally light, and is well constructed, but again, may struggle with longer lenses etc when it comes to comparing the stability with more rugged/costly units (it's a catch 22, weight/stability, stability/weight?).
Other Items included: Bag, OK for the kit provided, but lacks compartmentalization, sturdy enough though to carry the bits of the kit provided. Personally, I've upgraded a bit to something that provides more flexibility, but that's a personal choice.
Cleaning kit: Basic, but it does exactly what it says on the tin, and is much better than having just a lens cloth.
Cap Holders: Buy lots more of these if you are using lots of lenses, they are cheap, and very good. (they can be found for approx 99p for 5 of them....Bargain)
Overall, If I could sum up I'd Have to Say that the value of this package is extremely good indeed! Some parts have their flaws...nothing is perfect! The important thing to remember is that the provided 550D+Lens alone is well worth the money! everything else is an extra that you can choose to use (some you will, some you won't)
Camera+Lens: 10/10 No fault at all (unless you have £6000 to spend on one of the really PRO bits of kit)
Tripods: 5-7/10 Depends on what you need!
Flash: 6/10 So So (but think of it as FREE!)
Additional Optics: 5/10 Adapters, but again, think of as free, there not bad (but not GREAT)
The rest: 50/50 it is what it is, not a complaint, but can't really rave about.
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Your life, your way, Just shoot it! The pro's do it... with Canon.

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 27/09/13
Superb piece of kit that outstripped all competition in What's Camera of the year test as the most price conscious, weight-appeal, compact design and clarity of image for its class. This was for me the hands-down winner of all competitors in affordability. Even the EVF an (mirrorless) imitation DSLR compact type cameras do not even come close to this little beaut.

Whether you're a Starlight fanatic or a fanatic under starlight, this magic number gets the job done very capably wit a wide range of features that includes remote control functions, Wi-Fi capabilities with the correct cards inserted. The extremely versatile shooting modes from the lazy man's Full Auto to highly defined and controlled manual modes. On Clear nights you can photograph the Milky Way from England with the incredible clarity of the expandable ISO range which really comes into it's own on brighter subjects with the awsome shutter speeds that make capturing action shots at nearly 4 images per second an easy task with consideration of the quality type you choose of course. Faster SD memory cards can mitigate the write-delay on this champion number.

I have shot good photos of Peter Andre in concert from the back of a theatre with the 75-300mm Telephoto without IS and captured crisp, clear and highly defined images that any ordinary compact can only dream of even though some are sold with higher resolutions than this baby's 18Mp APS-c sized CMOS sensor.

The firmware updates are available from Canon at no extra cost (usually) via their website.

RTFM. Whatever you do, READ THE FEATURES MANUAL. Impress your friends, colleagues and the public with your prowess and knowledge of photography by actually wading through the 300 page manual in English before even switching the camera on. There are hundreds of features that you have probably never heard of before in such a brave competitor at this level. You can remove the colour cast of orange sodium street lamps without the use of a flash at night and then on-camera settings that can filter color ranges with software filters to tone down red hues, augment blues, add creative monochrome colors in Red, Green and Blue, Sepia and monochrome tailored to your particular artistic taste.

The flash is superb and seldom needed if you have a useful tripod and infrared remote control because of the customisable iso/aperture/light balance/metering modes. After testing this juicy delight, I bought one with a triple lense kit of the standard 18-55mm+ 50mm+75-300mm entry level lenses.
In comparing this to the equivalent camera from Nikon's D3200 with 18-55mm lense, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G3 Compact System Camera with 14-42 mm Lense and the Pentax K5.

The Pentax K5 proved slightly better in weatherproof trials followed by the Rebel. Nikon came thrid and then the EVF who is a DSLR wannabe failed at many of the critical class features. Pentax was most expensive without the lense selling at the price of a Canon triple lense offer kit from the now defunct Jessops. Nikon suffered with slightly lower resolution in price range and level comparison as well as having far fewer features. The non-DSLR Lumix fails to capture starlight images as you have to guess where the stars are in low-light situations and the high ISO noise makes images unusaeable in class comparisons for quality printing. In my opinion, the Lumix is for the digital and graphic artist in studio ant Canon for the real photographers. leave the rst for the marketing teams to try sell.
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Canon EOS 550D/T2i brief review.

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Created: 07/04/10
Following in the line of the EOS range the 550D has all the characteristics of the previous models and plus the ability to shoot video in full 1080p 24/30fps.
The increased resolution of 18 mega pixels is a mixed bag and depends on your requirements. It will produce amazingly detailed shots but you will need good lenses to get this advantage otherwise you will end up with huge files that don't have more detail than smaller images. (Remember that its the lens which creates the image. The camera just captures it)

The main improvement of the 550D video capability over previous models (appart from now having full HD) is the ability to use full manual control of the exposure. Its great for creative control.

A word of caution for anyone interested in the video capability.
This camera will NOT replace a dedicated camcorder! The autofocus can be used while shooting but not continuously and it will alter the video brightness and can hunt a bit. It will be really obvious and spoil the shot. Using the zoom on lens can be a challenge as you will need to refocus and that should be done manually as mentioned before.

It is possible to trim your videos in camera allowing you to delete unwanted time from the front and end of a clip which will save valuable storage space.

Overall a great little camera with some similar abilities to the larger 7D. (I prefer a smaller camera which is easier to carry around)
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Brilliant camera! Anything (slightly) better will cost 5x more.

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Created: 02/01/12
Review for: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)
It was great to get back to Canon after some time with another brand (which, since comparisons are odious, shall remain unidentified). It was doubly delightful as I discovered how far Canon had progressed since I last owned one. The 18-55 kit lens is surprisingly good. In fact, I am only replacing it with a 15-85 IS USM to get the extra zoom range and the USM focussing. I could probably have contented myself with the excellent optical performance of the 18-55 but it really isn't long enough. The 18MP resolution of the sensor is certainly worth having and there does not seem to be much of a noise penalty even at high ISO. My default ISO is now 800, as opposed to 400 on that other (unnamed) DSLR and I know I can go higher if necessary. The ergonomics are excellent. It is great to have all commonly used functions controlled by buttons. Very little menu-searching is necessary. The tiny built-in flash is quite powerful and gives pleasingly diffused illumination. I should mention also that the DPP software that comes free with the camera is probably the only image editor you will ever need. The small sting in the tail is the price of a lens hood (not supplied). Canon have obviously decided that one cannot have everything.
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