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canoneos550d (Rebel T2i) specifications


 
List price (US) • Body only: $799
• Body+18-55 IS Kit: $899
List price (EU) • Body only: €729 + VAT
• Body+18-55 IS Kit: €829 + VAT 
International naming * • US: Canon Rebel T2i
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X4
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 550D
Body material Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Sensor * • 18.7 million effective pixels
• 18.0 million total pixels
• 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction • Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes * • 5184 x 3456
• 3456 x 2304
• 2592 x 1728
Still image formats • RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
• RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
Movie recording * • 1920 x 1080 (1080p, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps
• 1280 x 720 (720p, 16:9) @ 60/50 fps
• 640 x 480 (4:3) @ 60/50 fps
• Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video,linear PCM audio)
• Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)
Image processor DIGIC 4
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes • Auto Focus
• Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus • 9-point CMOS sensor
• F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
• Predictive AF up to 10 m
AF modes • AI Focus
• One Shot
• AI Servo
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes • Auto
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off
• Movie
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
Metering * • TTL 63-zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes • Evaluative 63-zone (linked to AF points)
• Partial 9% at center
• Spot 4% at center
• Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. * • +/- 5.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity • Auto (100 - 6400 *)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• ISO 6400 *
• H1 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.)
• Highlight tone priority
Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Shade
 • Cloudy
 • Tungsten
 • Fluorescent
 • Flash
 • Custom
WB Bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning • Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing • Highlight Tone Priority
• Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO speed noise reduction
• Peripheral illumination correction
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 3.7 fps up to 34 Large/Fine JPEG / 6 RAW frames *
• Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
• Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.87x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 19 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Fixed precision matte
• Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info • AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• ISO speed (always displayed)
• AE lock
• Exposure level/compensation
• Spot metering circle
• Exposure warning
• AEB
• Flash ready
• High-speed sync
• FE lock
• Flash exposure compensation
• Red-eye reduction light
• White balance correction
• SD card information
• Monochrome shooting
• Maximum burst
• Highlight tone priority
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor * • 3.0" 3:2 TFT LCD
• 1040,000 pixels
• Approx 100% coverage
• Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
• Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
• 7 brightness levels
• Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view • Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
• Best view or exposure simulation
• Grid optional (thirds)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
• Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
• Quick or Live mode autofocus
Record review • Uses last play mode
• Magnification possible
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features • Orientation sensor
• In-camera copyright information
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
• Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 4 and 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions * 12 custom functions with 36 settings
Menu languages * • English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Portuguese
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Greek
• Russian
• Polish
• Czech
• Hungarian
• Romanian
• Ukrainian
• Turkish
• Arabic
• Thai
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Japanese
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity * • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal *)
• HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
• E3 type wired remote control
• Remote Controller RC-6
• External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack
Audio * • Mono microphone on front
• Mono speaker on rear
• External stereo mike (optional)
Storage • SD / SDHC card
• SDXC card *
Power * • Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
• Approx 440 shots (23°C AE 50%, FE 50%), CIPA standard
• 4 level battery life display
• Optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit
Battery Grip * Yes, BG-E8
Direct printing • Canon Selphy Printers
• Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 75 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 in)
Weight (inc batt/card) 530 g (1.17 lb)
Software • Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
• Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
• PhotoStitch
• EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
• Original Data Security Tools
• Picture Style Editor

* New or changed compared to the EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i

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Total comments: 2
BobFoster

Seriously Pentax has around 2% of market share :O The K-X and K-7 are really good cameras for there categories and price etc... Given that they have only 2% market share should I be scared to buy a camera from them? Could they just say one day right we will no longer make cameras and that's it? To add to that question what other lens do mount on Pentax?

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reanim888

The camera was ok, but as soon as I dial in my personal settings, problem is still there!! aarrrgg!

I just sent them the camera back to Canon, waiting for explanations.

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