Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i) - amateur "DSLRs with semi opportunities

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Canon has officially announced its new digital SLR camera Canon EOS 550D (the North American market will be sold under the symbol EOS Rebel T2i) relating to the amateur level, but which, from the words of the manufacturer, is expanding the boundaries of this segment, equipping its new product of a number of features that were previously were available only semi-professional cameras.

EOS 550D "zaimela" at its disposal a 18 megapixel CMOS (CMOS) sensor size APS-C, a new corporate image processor DIGIC 4 and the ability to filming in the settlement of Full HD.

New functionality will allow owners to put in the EOS 550D camera settings ISO range of values within 100 - 6400 (expandable to 12800), which, combined with an improved system noise, improved image quality made in the conditions with low illumination. A 14-bit system postoobrabotki, is designed to ensure natural color reproduction and smooth transitions when the image is displayed on the LCD screen and print them.

For quick and accurate focusing is used 9-point AF system with super-sensitive cross-type sensor located in the center. Complementing the picture - high-speed consecutive shooting mode, offering a rate of 3.7 frames / sec.

Among the innovations that have affected a segment of digital SLR cameras entry-level, was used in the EOS 550D the new system of measurement, first applied in such models as the EOS 7D. In addition, there is an opportunity to set an upper limit of the ISO, which can be selected by the camera in automatic mode, and also a first for an entry-level cameras, it became accessible to select the limits of exposure compensation Bracketing range from plus five to minus two units.

As noted above, this camera allows for Full-HD video footage in (1920x1080p) at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second, and in the resolution of 720p - a rate of 60 or 50 frames / sec., A process which can be monitored at the built-in 3 -inch LCD screen (3:2 format), and viewed on an external screen, by connecting through HDMI interface.

Home sales in Europe Canon EOS 550D is scheduled for 24 February, while sales in the U.S. EOS Rebel T2i - next month for $ 799.99 without a lens and $ 899.99 bundled with the lens EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS.


Anonymous said...

This will be the last cam without GPS thats why it is cheap. Happy tagging!!!

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Budi said...

Here are a few observations from using Canon EOS Rebel T2i for the past 2 days:
* RAW files from this camera not supported in OS X yet
* MOV files created will test your computers speed
* MOV files in 1080p will eat up ~330MB/min and use ~15mbit/s bitrate
* Good starter lens, but I can already tell I’ll want something to supplement it
* Great fit and finish
* Very light