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Canon Rebel T2i 550D Features

canon rebel t2i 550d
Release Date: February 2010
List Price (body only): $600 USD
List Price (with 18-55mm lens): $650 USD


The Canon Rebel T2i 550D is a relatively minor upgrade over its predecessor, the Rebel T1i 500D.

In short, the main improvements that are made in this new model are upgrades to the sensor.

The T2i 550D borrows the sensor from a much more expensive camera: the Canon 7D. This improved sensor has a sophisticated metering system that's designed to improve exposures no matter what the available light might be.

The sensor is also designed to work better under low-light conditions: this means that you should see less noise at high ISO settings when you take pictures with the 550D.

Finally, video enthusiasts will be happy to hear that they now get control over exposure (aperture and shutter speed) in movie mode, and they can leverage a jack to connect a stereo microphone for improved audio quality.

Feature List

StabilizationIn Lens
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture3.7 per second
ISO Range100 to 12800
Movie ModesQuicktime MOV
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
640 x 480
LCDFixed 3in (1,040,000 dots)
ViewfinderPentamirror (95% coverage)
Autofocus9 point
Face Detect AFNo
Sensor Dimensions22.3 x 14.9 (1.6x crop factor)
HDMI PortYes
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashYes (Sync: 1/200)
Compatible LensesAll Canon EF and EF-S
BatteryLP-E8 LiIon
Dimensions5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9in
129 x 98 x 75mm
Weight18.7oz (530g)

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