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  • 18-megapixel CMOS APS-C size sensor delivers 5184 x 3456 pixel images
  • 63-zone iFCL metering
  • 3.7 fps for up to 34 L/F JPEG or 6 RAW frames
  • 9 AF points with center cross-type
  • ISO 100-6400 with boost to 12800
  • DIGIC 4 processor, 14-bit A/D, High Tone Priority mode
  • 3-inch, 1.04M-pixel 3:2 LCD with Live View mode
  • Full HD video (1920x1080) at 30, 25 and 24 fps; HDMI output
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC media

(From Canon literature) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced the new flagship model for the Company's highly popular Rebel DSLR line: the Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera. Today's photo enthusiast is looking for a camera that will grow with them as they learn, and that is a perfect description of the new EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera. Retaining all of the traditional characteristics that have made the EOS Rebel series beloved by entry-level photographers and an industry best-seller, the new Rebel T2i succeeds in bridging the gap between an entry-level camera and a true pro-sumer camera.

The Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera includes a variety of new features for photographic assignments as varied as grabbing that action shot from the sidelines or creating memorable family portraits, including: 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System, and Canon's DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor. There are some moments in our lives where video helps capture the moment better than a still image, and the Rebel T2i offers the best of both worlds with Full HD 1080p video as well as 18-megapixel still images. The Rebel T2i DSLR continues Canon's industry-leading trend in Full HD DSLR video capture with manual exposure control, selectable frame rates and a new external microphone input. There is also a new feature for standard definition recording, Movie Crop, which provides an approximate 7x additional zoom with no loss of image quality when shooting SD quality video.

"There is no question that HD video is the biggest trend in DSLR technology and because of this we are seeing the creativity of still photographers transferring to the moving image. Still photographers are using the various lenses and accessories they are already familiar with to create amazing video footage," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "Taking that HD video quality and putting it in the hands of entry-level photographers with cameras like our new EOS Rebel T2i, we are seeing a new generation of creative digital artists emerge."

Lights, Rebel, Action – EOS HD Video
Canon's EOS HD video capture has helped spark a major movement in digital imaging, empowering still photographers with the ability to experiment, learn and capture stunning high-definition video through a variety of creative lenses. Continuing this imaging revolution, the new EOS Rebel T2i puts entry-level photographers on the frontline equipped with all the latest EOS HD video features including full HD video at 1920x1080 resolution, selectable frame rates, full manual exposure control and the visual options of interchangeable lenses. Manual video exposure control provides novice filmmakers with the image control they are accustomed to in a still camera, all while shooting professional-level cinematic video. Professional photographers utilize creative lighting, adjustable depth-of-field and a variety of lenses to create powerful still images and video footage, and these are exactly the tools that the new Rebel T2i gives to budding photo and video enthusiasts. Adding a new professional-level feature for EOS cameras, the Rebel T2i includes an Auto ISO function that works in all Creative Zone exposure modes including Manual where users can set a limit to the highest ISO the camera will use, enabling them to retain the lighting and look they desire for a scene. By setting an Auto ISO range, videographers can retain dark shadow areas and avoid blowing out highlight areas in a scene while still retaining the benefit of automatic ISO adjustments. The Rebel T2i DSLR captures video in both NTSC (National Television System Committee) and PAL (Phase Altering Line) standards at selectable frame rates including Full HD 1920 x 1080 at 30 (29.97), 25 or 24 (23.976) fps, and HD 1280 x 720 or Standard Definition 640 x 480 quality video, at 60 (59.94) or 50 fps.

For easier video recording operation and familiar functionality for beginners, the Rebel T2i's autofocus can be operated before or during video recording by pressing the shutter button half-way down in video mode. Another feature debuting in the Rebel T2i is Canon's new Movie Crop mode, where the user can achieve 7x magnification when shooting SD video for a significantly increased "telephoto" effect. Unlike the digital zoom feature found in many compact digital cameras, Canon's new Movie Crop mode actually crops the image directly from the CMOS sensor at full SD resolution to preserve maximum image quality and provide additional zoom power. The new Movie Crop feature is especially helpful for achieving extra full resolution zoom power when filming youth sports, such as a child running to the furthest end of a field. For better sound quality when shooting video, the Rebel T2i DSLR includes an external stereo microphone jack, a first for an EOS Rebel model, in addition to its built-in monaural microphone. These audio and video features supplement a tremendous range of additional must-have video features in an entry-level Digital SLR camera.

For enhanced viewing pleasure and easy video sharing at home, the HDMI video-out capability of the Rebel T2i DSLR includes a new Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) compatibility which allows users to play back still or video files on a CEC-compliant HDTV, using the TV remote to control the camera when connected via HDMI interface.

Camera Feature Set
The EOS Rebel T2i DSLR features a newly developed 18-million-pixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor providing outstanding resolution and light sensitivity for amazing poster-sized prints with fine detail and stunning color. The camera exhibits exceptional low-noise performance incorporating many of the same technologies used to reduce noise in professional cameras such as the EOS 7D. The Rebel T2i camera's basic ISO range is an amazing 100~6400, and via a Custom Function, it can be extended to ISO 12,800. The outstanding ISO range combined with its noise reduction technology allows the Rebel T2i to capture outstanding low-light pictures at events such as candlelit birthday celebrations or recitals where flash photography may be prohibited.

The camera provides 3.7 fps continuous shooting for still photos, making it the fastest shooting Rebel model to date and enabling users to capture that great image of a little leaguer's first swing. The camera features Canon's proprietary iFCL 63-zone dual-layer metering system offering intelligent Evaluative metering with much finer segmentation than any previous EOS Rebel model. The new Rebel T2i also has an expanded ± 5 EV exposure compensation range allowing for much more versatility when shooting in extremely bright or dark environments; or when shooting HDR (high dynamic range) images.

The Rebel T2i DSLR includes a number of professional-level user-selectable Canon image processing features to enhance the image quality of in-camera JPEG files, and to tag RAW images for processing later through Canon's Digital Photo Professional software (included with the camera). These features include Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer to enhance shadow detail and add contrast to "flat" scenes, Highlight Tone Priority adding up to one stop of detail in bright highlight areas, Peripheral Illumination Correction for automatic correction of vignetting, High ISO Noise Reduction with four user-selectable settings, and Long Exposure Noise Reduction applied to exposures one second or longer. These Canon image enhancements provide new photographers with professional quality automatic image correction on JPEG files right out of the camera.

The EOS Rebel T2i digital camera includes a new enhanced 3-inch LCD monitor featuring 1.04 million dots with a wide 3:2 aspect ratio, wider than previous EOS models. The Rebel T2i camera's LCD monitor can display a full-screen video image utilizing the entire screen during playback. For maximum storage capacity the new EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera is the first EOS model to support SDXC memory cards. With all the new and exciting features of the EOS Rebel T2i, the Rebel series continues to provide great Canon features such as Live View, a built-in pop-up flash, and the EOS integrated cleaning system, as well as compatibility with Canon EX-series Speedlites and Canon EF and EF-S lenses allowing users to fully explore multiple creative photographic possibilities. The new EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera is also compatible with Canon's new BG-E8 battery grip and new RC-6 wireless remote control for both still images and video capture.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. dealers in early March, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $799.99. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $899.99.


See our Canon Rebel T2i Preview at imaging-resource.com, or post your review below!




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hdhani

Registered: March 2013
Posts: 14
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D review by hdhani
Review Date: 12/13/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $600.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Feature-packed, image quality up to iso 1600, bright LCD
Cons: small grips (for my hand), no advanced customization

This is a relatively compact and lightweight SLR which takes great images up to ISO 1600. Above ISO 3200 the images were very grainy to my taste. The LCD is great... it is bright.
The only problem I had is the small grip (i'm a 6' with a rather large hand) so using a battery grip is highly recommended.


All-in-all, a great performer for an entry level SLR...
charley

Registered: September 2010
Posts: 6
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D review by charley
Review Date: 9/2/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $753.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: great IQ, light, HD video
Cons:

Best buy I made as far as what I was looking for. The IQ that this camera provides is simply outstanding. If your looking to buy one of these go right ahead, you will be very happy with this camera.
steveygti

Registered: May 2010
Posts: 7
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D review by steveygti
Review Date: 6/6/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $899.99| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: The specs make this camera a suitable secondary camera for pros, and perfect for 1st time dslr buyers
Cons: very light body weight which advocates 'camera shake' with lenses w/o IS

As an aspiring photographer, this is my 1st dslr i have ever purchased after owning the Canon SX120 (advanced point-and-shoot)for a year to grasp the 'exposure triangle' of Tv,Av & ISO. Ive always longed for the 7D but couldnt afford it. Then the T2i came out in Feb2010. The T2i has similar specs to that of the semi-professional Canon D7. Check out the comparison at


http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?sortby=48


The main differences:
1) the max shutter speed in the T2i is 1/4000 and 7D is 1/8000.


2) the continuous shooting is 3.7fps in the T2i and the 7D is 8.0fps.


3) The T2i has an AF 9point sensor while the 7D has an AF 19point sensor.


The T2i is very light weighing in about 18.7oz and the 7D weighs about 30.7oz. I personally would like a heavier camera to reduce camera shake, however you can alleviate the problem with a heavy lens or use a tripod. The price difference is about $1000!! I was contemplating whether to purchase the T2i or the 7D for a while and went with the T2i so that i can save a $1000 and then spend it on some lenses and gear. I recommend doing the same if you are an aspiring photographer like myself and get yerself a good walk around lens and some prime lens to practice. The 18-55mm kit lens is okay. The IS is somewhat useless at such a small focal length. However, the image quality has better ratings than the Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens that comes as a kit lens for 7D, 50D and 40D. Ive seen reviews all over the internet from professionals that this makes a good travel camera/secondary camera, and great reviews from first time buyers as myself.


I highly recommend to purchase this camera if you are into landscape/portrait photography... unless you are a sports/action photographer who need a faster camera with a shutter speed that exceeds 1/4000 and 3.7fps, then this camera may not be for you.
engrmariano

Registered: December 2008
Posts: 2
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 550D review by engrmariano
Review Date: 3/25/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $889.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: every thing about its ISO, performance & auto ISO. Auto lighting Optimizer. new 1MP 2:3 LCD. "Q" button. accurate metering. not perfect but good AWB.
Cons: no ISO12800 on auto ISO. no hard button for metering mode.

i prefer more using this new baby than my beast 5D2 .


i used to hate rebels, but i ate my pride after 550D came out.


 






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