Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

Started Mar 11, 2010 | User reviews
Buddhist Monk New Member • Posts: 2
Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

Not so good EOS 550D. Be careful.

I just looked at the review of the Canon EOS 550D camera where dpreview list that
the camera has a Raw image format, in fact two Raw settings.

NOT SO!!!! It seems that’s what Canon want you to think.

What you actually get is a badly Jpeged image, IT IS NOT RAW. This seems to
be a blatant lie or is a least deceptive, there is no way you can get a raw image off
the 550D. Canon’s own literature (if you can find it) will tell you all image settings
are set to Jpeg as the camera’s default - Canon states on a hard to find PDF
document (and not anywhere in the EOS 550D camera instruction manual): ‘The
camera’s factory default configuration is set to deliver immediately-usable JPEG
images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style presets applied to a
RAW image can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.’.
‘Revised’, what does that mean? It doesn’t mean you can get a Raw image.

If you set the camera to Raw and look at a supposed Raw image in Digital Photo
Professional it will be labeled as Raw and will have the file extension .CS4. From my
experience this is utter bull shit. When you take it into Photoshop you will see that
what you end up with is a Tiff file that has been through a Jpeg process (or
probably more correctly, a Jpeg image converted into a Tiff file which had a .CS4
extension to make it look like it was a Raw image, but then again how do you know
what has happened). The Tiff image is so badly Jpeged that you will get a better
image quality with the camera set at the highest level Jpeg.

If anyone can tell me how I can get a Raw image, a genuine, unaffected image that
came straight off the sensor in a format that Photoshop can read, I will be all ears.
Please, please, prove me wrong. I bought an EOS 550D just a few days ago and will
be returning it for a refund.

The rest of the camera seems fine.

David

Problems:

Be careful, from what I can tell, and nobody else has shown me otherwise, there is no
accessible Raw images available from a Canon EOS 550D camera, only Jpeg. The Raw
camera setting is bogus. Maybe there is a plug in or an update coming that will
change that.

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
18 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Feb 8, 2010
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Fx75 New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

Why are you not contacting Canon ?

Stan in NH Contributing Member • Posts: 827
Re: Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

Fx75 wrote:

Why are you not contacting Canon ?

This is a seven year old post, right?

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Fx75 New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

It sure is, I only noticed after i submitted the post. Thought I'd leave it though in case the guy is still around and could tell us what the problem was.

Stan in NH Contributing Member • Posts: 827
Re: Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review
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Fx75 wrote:

It sure is, I only noticed after i submitted the post. Thought I'd leave it though in case the guy is still around and could tell us what the problem was.

He was pretty upset for a Buddhist Monk.

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Fx75 New Member • Posts: 20
Re: Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / Kiss X4) review

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