2010/02/08 Canon announced the EOS Rebel T2i/550D

February 8, 2010

Photo News

Canon has just announced their latest offering of the Rebel entry level, line of EOS Digital SLRs.

However don’t let the description, “Entry Level” fool you. This is a HIGHLY sophisticated camera which offers a lot of the same features at the recently released EOS 7D, at just a fraction of the cost.

Key features of this new EOS Rebel are:

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Digic 4 Processor
  • ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
  • Shoots at 3.7 frames per second in continuous mode
  • 9 Point AF system derived from the Canon 30D
  • 63 Zone Metering system
  • Shoots FULL HD movies, with Manual control and same frame rates & resolutions as the 7D with a movie crop function
  • Uses the H.264 Video encoding format
  • Includes an external Microphone Jack for audio recording
  • 3″ Rear screen with 1,040 pixels
  • Compatible with the Eye-Fi
  • Uses an all new Battery (LP-E8)
  • Compatible accessories include the new Battery Grip BG-E8 and Wireless Remote Controller RC-6

From the specifications this looks like a mini version of the 7D. Pretty impressive indeed! Specially when you consider the expected street price of $799.99 USD. That’s LESS than HALF the price of a 7D!!!

Canon will also offer a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS for $899 USD

Check out the specs at the Canon Website

And DPReview.com has a preview

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One Response to “2010/02/08 Canon announced the EOS Rebel T2i/550D”

  1. Antone Skafec Says:

    Between me and my friend we’ve acquired more slr cameras over the years than I can count, including many different Canons, Sonys, Samsungs and many more brands. However, the last few weeks I’ve settled down to one line of devices. Why? Cuz I was delighted to notice how well-designed and enjoyable the underrated (and widely laughed at) Canon EOS Rebel T2 actually is. With it I have been able to take the most amazing photos. That’s all I wanted to tell, hope you have a enjoyable day and make sure to shoot some stunning photos!


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