Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4
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20 March 2015
Summary: The EOS Rebel T2i is the latest DSLR consumer camera from Canon. It certainly feels rugged enough for an entry-level , although some might find the narrow handgrip mildly uncomfortable. Users may be frustrated by the several seconds it takes the camera to display an image in Live View.
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.
Conclusion: As is the norm for Canon, they’ve again packaged software that allows remote controlling of the 550D from a computer, be it PC or Mac. This superb inclusion allows for remote changes to any setting that doesn’t require a dial to be switched on the camera.
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.
Conclusion: The Canon EOS Rebel T2i pumps out beautiful pictures and boasts full-featured 1080p video recording options that were previously only available with D-SLRs twice its price.
Pros: Top-notch images. 18-MP resolution. Low noise levels through ISO 3200. Largest and sharpest LCD available on a D-SLR. Multiple HD video-capture modes. Manual exposure control available during video capture. Compatible with SDXC memory cards. HDMI-CEC support.
Cons: Video recording is not as intuitive as with a dedicated camcorder. Frames-per-second capture is slower than the competition.
Summary: All in all, the EOS 550D is the most compelling DSLR of its class that we've ever tested. It is hard to imagine how much more we might realistically expect from a product of this type, and although the improvements that Canon has made over the EOS 500D aren't revolutionary, the 550D is a better...
Pros: Excellent detail and resolution (especially in raw mode), Lovely new LCD screen - the 3:2 format really makes a difference., Capable, flexible AF system in both phase-detection and live view modes, High-spec video mode, including external microphone jack, Highly intuitive operation, refined ergon...
Cons: Auto Lighting Optimizer's effect is subtle to the point of being unnoticeable, No rear control dial (as found on higher-end Canon bodies), Entry-level ergonomics won't suit everyone (the EOS 50D and 7D just feel nicer), No in-camera raw conversion option, Slightly soft JPEG output at default sett...
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.
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.