Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4
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20 November 2011
Excerpt: After working with a Canon EOD Rebel XTi, I moved onto this camera. The size is larger, especially when coupled with a larger lens, though the quality of the images far exceeds the added weight in the pack.
Summary: The Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital-SLR camera almost has too many features to list, with a 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor for high image quality and speed, ISO of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800), enhanced 63-zone, dual-layer metering system, and improved EOS Movie mode.
Pros: Improved- better video and audio in EOS Movie mode, DIGIC 4 image processor, Advanced- compatible with the latest SDXC memory card standard for higher capacity, Affordable- certainly one of the best-valued DSLRs for the price, Featured- 3-inch LCD, 18-MP sensor, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
Cons: Limited- average battery life, noisy, no full-frame sensor
Summary: Canon's EOS T2i ($899 with an 18-55mm lens) strikes a couple of nice balances: It's easy enough for novices to use but contains enough manual features to satisfy intermediate users looking to get more out of their cameras.
Summary: However, it takes the T2i a really long time to go into this mode. Ultimately, these are minor gripes against a fairly perfect camera, which is compatible with the entire range of Canon lenses.
Excerpt: There haven’t been many recent DSLR introductions for less than $999. Sure you can spend four grand for a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV or a $5,000 Nikon D3s, two of the newer ones available, but those models are really for pros.
Excerpt: Panoramas, summit shots, trailhead embarkations, sunsets, and battle wounds — the photographic proof is a requisite for any grand adventure. As such, I rarely under-pack in the camera department.
Excerpt: If you look at Canon’s website you’ll notice that the 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T2i sits between the EOS 50D and the price-point EOS Rebel XS, the latter being a camera I tried and disliked intensely.
Excerpt: Another to add to Canon's esteemed EOS SLR range. The 550D comes with an 18 megapixel CMOX sensor built to perform well in low light thanks to high ISO range of up to 6400. The EOS 550D also shoots full 1080p high definition video, or high speed 720P to cope better with fast moving subjects.
Excerpt: At first glance Canon’s newest entry-level DSLR, the Rebel T2i, might trick you into thinking that it’s merely a repackaged version of its predecessor. That’s a mistake. This new Rebel definitely has a cause.
Pros: Image-stabilized kit lens. Three-inch 3:2 aspect ratio LCD with a slightly greater viewing angle than the old version. Dedicated Live View/Movie Record button. Quick Control Screen. External microphone jack. Quicktime H.264 video format. SD memory-card slot handles speedy SDXC memory cards. AV ou...
Cons: Lack of quick control wheel (you have to get Canon’s 7D or a higher model to have one). Bothersome autofocus assist flash. Build quality not as robust as feature set.