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Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black

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Long product name Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black :
The short editorial description of Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black

550D Kit EF-S 18-55mm + FS 75-300mm - 18.0MP, CMOS, ISO 6400, DIGIC 4, 7.62 cm (3.0 ") TFT, USB, HDMI mini, SD, Black

Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black:
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Stills or movies, capture your story
Capture your story in stunning detail with the EOS 550D. With the creative freedom to capture the decisive shot, see all the detail of your holiday sunset or follow action in the local football match.

- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-6400, H:12800
- Up to 3.7fps shooting
- Full HD movies
- 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
- iFCL metering
- Quick Control screen
- Ext. Mic socket
- Movie crop

18 MP CMOS sensor
Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints – or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing – EOS 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting.

High ISO for low light
When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to 6400 – expandable to 12800 for those environments where using flash is undesirable.

Full HD movie recording
The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TV’s remote control.

7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD
Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen, which features an ultra-high 1,040,000 dots for increased clarity. Switch to Live View mode and use the real-time visual feed to shoot from awkward angles.

iFCL metering system
A new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour and Luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.

Quick Control screen
Accessible using a dedicated button it provides easy access to commonly used functions, ensuring that you are ready to take the shot as it happens.

External Microphone Socket
Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the 3.5mm stereo jack socket.

Movie Crop
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only the centre part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting without having to change lenses.

Create a shooting system as unique as you are
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
Short summary description Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black:
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Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm, 18 MP, 5184 x 3456 pixels, CMOS, Full HD, Black
Long summary description Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black :

Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm. Camera type: SLR Camera Kit, Megapixel: 18 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Maximum image resolution: 5184 x 3456 pixels. ISO sensitivity (max): 6400. Fastest camera shutter speed: 1/4000 s. HD type: Full HD, Maximum video resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels. Display diagonal: 7.62 cm (3"). PictBridge. Colour of product: Black

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm SLR Camera Kit 18MP CMOS 5184 x 3456pixels Black based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
SLR Camera Kit
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
18 MP
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Maximum image resolution *
Resolution is the amount of detail held by an image. The higher the resolution, the better (sharper) the image. The maximum image resolution produces the best image.
5184 x 3456 pixels
Still image resolution(s) *
List of image resolutions that supported by device.
2592 x 1728,3456 x 2304,5184 x 3456
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
Image formats supported *
The type of image files that the device can use/display e.g. gif, JPEG (jpg).
Supported aspect ratios
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of an image to its height. The supported aspect ratios are the aspect ratios that can be shown by the device.
Total megapixels
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
18.7 MP
Auto focusing (AF) modes *
Modes on the camera for auto-focusing, including continuous focusing and one shop focusing.
Servo Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance
0.25 m
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Auto, Manual
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
100, 6400
Light exposure modes *
The different lengths of time for the exposure for a camera e.g. longer exposure for low light.
Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light exposure correction *
± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering *
Light metering mode refers to the way in which a device determines the exposure. Multi-pattern and evaluative metering: the camera measures the light intensity in several points in the scene. Centre-weighted metering: the meter concentrates between 60 to 80 percent of the sensitivity towards the central part of the viewfinder. Spot metering: the camera will only measure a very small area of the scene (between 1-5% of the viewfinder area).
Centre-weighted, Spot
ISO sensitivity (min) *
ISO sensitivity (max) *
Light exposure control
Program AE
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Fastest camera shutter speed *
The minimum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.
1/4000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed *
The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.
30 s
Camera shutter type
Indicates if the camera shutter is mechanical or electronic.
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual
Flash exposure lock
Flash recharging time
3 s
External flash connector
Flash sync-speed
Flash exposure compensation
Flash exposure correction
±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Video recording *
Recording moving visual images.
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
1920 x 1080 pixels
HD type *
Type of supported High Definition (e.g. Full HD, 4K Ultra HD).
Full HD
Video resolutions
The amount of detail that can be seen in the video image.
640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Analog signal format system
The supported protocols for exchanging analog signals.
Video formats supported
The type of video formats that can be used by this device.
Built-in microphone *
Microphone that is found inside the product.
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
7.62 cm (3")
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
1040000 pixels
Field of view
The degree to which something is or can be magnified (made to appear larger than it is).
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports
Shooting modes *
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Shutter priority
Self-timer delay *
Duration of self-timer, that's a camera device that gives a delay between pressing the shutter release and the shutter's firing. It is most commonly used to let photographers to take a photo of themselves (often with the family), hence the name.
2,10 s
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Playback zoom (max)
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, THA, TUR, UKR
Camera file system
DCF 2.0,Exif 2.21,RAW
Power source type *
What the power source is.
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (CIPA standard)
440 shots
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
System requirements
Windows operating systems supported
Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac operating systems e.g. OS X can be used with the device.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
128.8 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
62 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
97.3 mm
Packaging content
Batteries included
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB, mini HDMI
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
HDMI ports quantity
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
On/off switch
The button which is pressed to switch the device on or off.
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The days of a single entry-level D-SLR in each manufacturer’s line-up are a thing of the past and with the arrival of the Canon EOS 550D, Canon now currently offers four consumer-focused models in its range. The EOS 550D slots in above the EOS 500D (wh...
Bottom line At £849 with Canon’s standard kit lens, the Canon 550D is by no means cheap – especially for a camera aimed more towards first-time shooters rather than more experienced users. As with most new models though, you can expect the price to fall over time...
Video Mode: 1080p HD on an SLR One of the 550D's most interesting features is its HD video mode, which is equivalent to the one found on the 7D, much further up the EOS range. You can record in PAL at 24 or 25 fps if you use 1080p, or at 50 fps if you...
Good Pluses, Electronic noise well handled up to 3200 ISO, 720p and 1080p HD video, Good quality LCD screen, Great battery life, Easy to use with great menus...
Bad Minuses, Autofocus struggles in low light, No rotating screen, Optical viewfinder a little narrow, Grip quite qmall, No autofocus assist lamp...
What it doesn’t have is the 7D’s hefty alloy construction and eight frames per second (fps) Continuous Shooting mode. The 550D can manage 3.7fps, which isn’t bad, but can only keep it up for 6 RAW files or 34 JPEGs, which is somewhat disappointing. Eve...
Bottom line What it doesn’t have is the 7D’s hefty alloy construction and eight frames per second (fps) Continuous Shooting mode. The 550D can manage 3.7fps, which isn’t bad, but can only keep it up for 6 RAW files or 34 JPEGs, which is somewhat disappointing. Eve...
The EOS 550D is the latest in a long line of consumer level EOS DSLRs from Canon, which means that it’s been tweaked to the Nth degree. It’s the most expensive camera in the test but you get plenty for your money – consider its new generation 18MP sens...
The new Canon EOS 550D was one of those cameras that got us really excited when it arrived at Pocket-lint towers. For some it is a camera that can potentially confuse - packing an 18-megapixel sensor into a consumer DSLR seems counter to the sensible...
Good Detail in images, excellent video performance and controls, performance in ISO range, shooting mode to appeal to newbies and advanced photographers...
Bad Price, some of the advanced settings are well hidden in menus...
Bottom line Specs and performance that really comes to the fore, the Canon EOS 550D is a very capable camera worthy of the hefty price tag it demandsKey specs18 megapixels, HDMI, SD, SDHC...
The Canon EOS 550D is not quite Canon's highest-spec'd consumer digital SLR, but it still packs a mighty punch.The EOS 550D sits just below the EOS 50D and the more professionally orientated EOS 7D in Canon's rather cluttered product line-up, but in so...
Good Quality build, High-res 18Mp sensor, Superb ISO performance, Improved intelligent metering, Full HD movie recording...
Bad Plastic body only, Cheap and basic kit lens, Cramped optical viewfinder, Cluttered top dial, Clunky movie autofocus...
Bottom line The Canon EOS 550D is not quite Canon's highest-spec'd consumer digital SLR, but it still packs a mighty punch.The EOS 550D sits just below the EOS 50D and the more professionally orientated EOS 7D in Canon's rather cluttered product line-up...
Competition at the lower end of the dSLR market is fiercer than ever, as camera manufacturers compete for the loyalty of a fickle marketplace. New features such as HD video, and ever-increasing pixel counts mean that today's dSLRs for "beginners" offer...
Canon's EOS 550D slips into the company's line-up between the EOS 500D and the EOS 50D and offers higher resolution than both models without displacing either. It boasts the same 18-megapizel sensor as the EOS 7D but has only one DiG!C 4 processor. A k...
The arrival of Canon’s EOS 550D has been a rather pleasant surprise as, besides being a respectable 18.1Mp stills camera, it also shoots video at a quality that is comparable to the more expensive and technically superior EOS 7D. While the EOS 550D goe...
Bottom line Canon’s EOS 550D raises the bar on features and resolution that all decent DSLRs in this enthusiast area must aim to be equipped with going forward. The high teens sensor, decent metering, customisable parameters and excellent video capabilities...
With the Canon EOS 1000D now catering for the entry-level market, the more basic cameras in the EOS range need to bring something more than basic features. The 550D certainly delivers that on paper. The megapixel wars are over – the battleground is now...
Bottom line Not a massive advance for stills, but serious filmmakers looking for HD on a budget should sit up and take note...
Canon EOS 550D at a glance: 18 million effective pixels Live View on 3in, 1,040,000-dot LCD screen 1920x1080pixel (Full HD) video recording Sensitivity range expandable to ISO 100-12,800 Street price approximately £750Scores:
Features - 7/10 Build and...
Bottom line I like the Canon EOS 550D, and although £750 is by no means a small amount of money, it does seem to buy a lot of technology. Importantly, the EOS 550D also delivers excellent image quality making it a good choice for enthusiasts looking for a sub-£1,0...
With the EOS 1000D now catering for the entry-level market, the remaining sub-$1500 cameras in the Canon EOS range need to bring something more than basic features to the table. The 550D certainly delivers that on paper.The megapixel wars are over - th...
Bottom line Not a huge advance for stills, but Canon 550D's video quality is stunning...
Note: we first did a full review of the Canon EOS 550D here. This review is part of our latest group test]Since its release in February 2010, the 550D has been a must-have inclusion on the shortlist of anyone looking to buy a mid-range amateur DSLR. I...
Bottom line Canon's EOS 550D has lovely design and great image quality, but as our review shows, the kit lens isn’t what it could be, and the same goes for value...
If you’re in the market for a digital SLR that’s as ‘future proof’ as possible and reassuringly expensive without being prohibitively so at under a grand, the 550D, which slots into the middle of Canon’s EOS range, is worth your attention. Not least be...
Good High grade, semi professional specification in a manageable consumer level camera chassis, best-in-class 18MP stills resolution and 1920x1080 Full HD movies, compatible with a wide range of additional lenses...
Bad Plastic-y build compared with true semi pro models, requires period of familiarity...
Canon's Eos 7D was one of the most desirable cameras we'd seen in a long while, so the arrival of the Eos 550D is to be cheered. On the face of it, it offers most of the 7D's best features: a proper HD video mode, an 18-megapixel sensor, and the new iF...
When Canon announced the EOS 550D earlier this year, our ears pricked up when it was billed as the EOS 7D's baby brother, making it ideal for experienced amateurs. A lot of the technology inside the 550D has come from the excellent 7D, which set new pe...
Bottom line Canon's EOS 550D is a very good camera that's packed to the gills with features, but we'd recommend avoiding the 18-55 IS kit lens because it doesn't do the camera justice...
The 550D's body is light, with Canon putting most of the buttons around the 3-inch LCD screen. The mode dial is ‘divided' into two zones – Basic that allows a user to take portrait, landscape, macro, sports, and night shots without having to adjust the...
Good High ISO sensitivity; Bright LCD screen; Quick start up; Brilliant images; Full HD recording...
Bad Build quality; Slight problems with image focusing...
Full HD movie recording and high-end features Canon’s latest launch to join the manufacturer’s DSLR ranks is the feature-rich EOS 550D. Toting a compact, lightweight body akin to the rest of the EOS range, this new model incorporates some technologies...
Bottom line A well-equipped camera with a simple interface that results in easy handling and brilliant image/movie quality...
There are currently only four manufacturers producing APS-C format digital SLRs. In order of their respective market shares they are Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax. While Pentax seems content to plod along with its two percent share of the market and its s...
Good Excellent image quality, Brilliant monitor, HD video, Superb high ISO noise handling...
Bad Expensive, Fixed monitor, Mediocre kit lens quality...
Canon's EOS 550D digital SLR camera is a marvel: it represents a product that makes very few sacrifices in image quality in order to satisfy mainstream users after something affordable. It is aimed users new to the digital SLR category, yet its specifications are quite high. Not only does it have a massive 18-megapixel sensor, it also boasts Full HD video recording, very high ISO capability and a fast burst mode. It is a camera that can be used for just about any occasion. Canon EOS 550D: a...
Good Excellent high ISO performance, great for shooting in dark environments, good burst mode, Full HD video recording...
Bad Slow focusing at times, inaccurate focussing at times...
Bottom line Canon’s EOS 550D digital SLR is aimed at users new to the SLR scene, but it’s a very capable camera for all types of shooting scenarios. It excels in dark conditions, it’s great for portraits, and it can even be used for sporting and act...
Slotting into the middle of its acclaimed EOS range is Canon’s conventionally styled 550D digital SLR. Beneath its plastic-y amateur-level outer shell beats a semi professional heart. Headline specification includes a 18 megapixel maximum resoluti...
Good High resolution for a consumer DSLR, Full HD video and HDMI output...
Bad LCD not angle adjustable, HD video requires fast, high capacity memory cards, No dedicated video record button...
Bottom line Robust, featured packed and user friendly, Canon stays true to maker's form whilst exceeding expectation in several areas. A safe option for those upgrading from a compact...
MORE: Click here to watch our video review of the Canon EOS 550DThe EOS 550D from Canon follows on from the company's 350D, 450D and 500D, being at the lower end of the company's range.It shares its body design with the company's cheaper cameras but it...
Good Goodquality, large screen; greatlooking pictures and video...
Bad Poorquality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models...
Bottom line A good camera, but relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting...
MORE: Click here to watch our video review of the Canon EOS 550DThe EOS 550D from Canon follows on from the company's 350D, 450D and 500D, being at the lower end of the company's range...
Good Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures and video...
Bad Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models...
Bottom line A good camera, but relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting Good points Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures and video Bad points Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models...
Product Code: 4463B016AA The Canon EOS 550D is a brand new entry-level digital SLR camera that slots in just above the EOS 500D and just below the EOS 50D in Canon's range. It will be available in the UK from April 2010. It's designed to entice novi...
Bottom line From our limited time with the Canon EOS 550D, we can say that it shoots very good images, its usability is high and it's reasonably swift. The auto mode still tends to pop up the built-in flash most of the time, instead of utilising the high ISO capa...
Canon’s EOS 550D makes an excellent entry-level camera, as it offers a wide range of features in a well-designed and easy to use body. Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure and of focusing, as well as still image mod...
One of the best low-priced DSLR cameras.
Good Responsive, fast focus and almostinstantaneous shutter release...
Bad Plastic body is not as hardy as a metal one, lacks rear dial that allows for easy viewing of pictures.
Bottom line Delivers razor sharp photos quickly, one of the best lower priced DSLR cameras around...
By Gadjo Cardenas SevillaCompact, quick and able to shoot 18 Megapixel stills or HD video, Canon's top level Rebel has made some early impressions. We've had the camera for about a week and have enjoyed putting it through its paces. Is it really a mini...
Bottom line Overall, we're extremely excited about the potential of the T2i. When the EOS 7D came out, the prospect of HD video on top of 18 Megapixels capability was exciting but not affordable. With the T2i, this is closer to earth and will put HD video capabili...
This 18 megapixel camera uses a CMOS sensor “almost” the same as the much more expensive Canon 7D. The body bulk and mass are less than the 7D and there is one Digic processor rather than two. The viewfinder is penta mirror not prism. However, for mos...
Good High ISO image quality is very good. We shot in an almost dark room at ISO 6400 without any high hopes and found the image perfectly acceptable. Noise reduction is not too aggressive and the high pixel density doesn’t seem to have increased image no...
Bad We found a noticeable difference in image quality between jpeg and RAW files. This is not something to dislike, but it is a warning that it is worth the trouble of shooting RAW. The included RAW converter is excellent.
Bottom line The EOS 550D is an excellent way into the Canon system. It doesn’t have the luxurious feel of the 7D, but then it costs $1300 less for the body. Our test unit came with the Canon 18–135mm lens which is not good enough for the camera. We would...
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