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Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera

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38 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The editors of eight expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this SLR camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from What Digital Camera, Dinside.no/data, Akam.no, Itespresso.es, Pcactual.com, Theregister.co.uk and Tbreak.ae and Itpro.no gave it a "Warmly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dv.com all of whom thought that this SLR camera was very good.

Four other expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au.

This SLR camera received a "Best Buy" from Good Gear Guide.com.au who said that this Canon camera was a sensible purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

Sixty-seven experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this SLR camera on average 86%.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who purchased it thought it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “Top-notch images”. Cnet.com also said “High ISO image quality is very good”. Cnet.com also wrote “We shot in an almost dark room at ISO 6400 without any high hopes and found the image perfectly acceptable”.

Some customers who purchased the Canon EOS 550D reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D on CNET.com “Excellent detail and resolution (especially in raw mode”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Fast and responsive operation (although shooting in raw mode slows things down”. Cnet.com also said “Excellent LCD screen and resolution”.

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who bought the product said that it had a good ISO range. Cnet.com said on CNET.com six years ago “Superb ISO performance” in their Canon EOS 550D review and scored it 78 out of 100. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It also boasts Full HD video recording, very high ISO capability and a fast burst mode” in their review.

Three people who purchased it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 18-megapixel Canon Rebel T2i has the same high-res sensor as the more upscale Canon 7D.” . Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “Not only does it have a massive 18-megapixel sensor”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Canon EOS 550D review “The high teens sensor, decent metering, customisable parameters”.

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “It's fantastic for HD movies and great for low-light, high-I”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Excellent high-definition movie mode” and gave it a score of 78 out of 100. Cnet.com also mentioned “Full HD movie recording”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “A top sensitivity of ISO6,400, improved movie capabilities and a higher resol”.

Easy to Use

Nine Canon EOS 550D reviewers thought this digital camera was easy to use. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Good control layout”. Six years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The T2i delivers accurate colors and decent noise control.”. Expert review site V3.co.uk rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Video Bad points Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

A few Canon EOS 550D owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Cnet.com said “Superb high ISO noise handling”. Expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk scored this digital camera 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “A well-equipped camera with a simple interface that results in easy handling and brilliant image/movie quality”.

A few customers who purchased the Canon EOS 550D considered that it had a good interface. Expert website Laptopmag.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Still image quality, as well as its easy interface” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com said “The Canon Rebel T2i succeeds in delivering high-quality video performance with a fairly simple video mode interface” .

One person wrote that the product was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Tipa.com wrote in their review “An impressive number of settings and functions and is ded” .

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 550D was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Gadgetronica.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review three years ago “The camera feels comfortable in the hand, due to its small size, light weight”.

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Nice Design

A few Canon EOS 550D reviewers who bought it considered that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned six years ago “Great design and layout” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Canon's EOS 550D has lovely design and great image quality.” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote six years ago “It shares its body design with the company's cheaper cameras”.

Some customers agreed that the product was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review on expert review site PC Mag six years ago “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”. Dvice.com said in their review “When Canon unveiled its T2i camera earlier this year, amateur photographers like myself got pretty excited”. Expert website Firstpost.com said in their review of this digital camera “Back in July, we saw the Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera, which offered some pretty amazing performances”.

One customer thought this digital camera was ergonomic. Cnet.com said in their Canon EOS 550D review on CNET.com six years ago “Highly intuitive operation, refined ergonomics”.

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Good Size

Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com said “You can now get a digital SLR for as less as Rs 20k, lesser than many of the glitzy compact cameras around”. Dcresource.com wrote six years ago “A compact, well-designed b”. Expert review site T3.com wrote in their review of this digital camera also six years ago “A safe option for those upgrading from a compact”.

Some Canon EOS 550D owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert website About.com wrote “It is lightweight, with the ability to capture incredibly detailed pictures with minimum fuss”. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Toting a compact, lightweight body akin to the rest of the EOS range, this new model incorporates some technologies”. Expert website Thestar.com.my said in their Canon EOS 550D review “Its lightweight and compact design make it a great camera for travel”.

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed the Canon EOS 550D reckoned that it was a good body shape. Expert website Cameralabs.com said “Canon's EOS 550D / Rebel T2i continues the company's tradition of filtering-down features from a higher-end model into a more affordable body”. Expert review site Eisa.eu mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “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” .

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer who bought it concluded that it was heavy. Photoradar.com said on expert website Photo Radar “What it doesn’t have is the 7D’s hefty alloy construction” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

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Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Six years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A great follow-up to the T1i, if you want the best photo and video quality in a dSLR for less than $1,000”. Cnet.com also wrote “Excellent photo quality”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Fantastic image quality, very versatile, light”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six people reckoned that the Canon EOS 550D had a good screen. Cnet.com said “Lovely new LCD screen - the 3 2 format really makes a difference” in their review of this digital camera. V3.co.uk said “Relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting Good points Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs wrote “Superb high resolution screen with 3 2 shape” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

Good Technical Features

Several Canon EOS 550D owners wrote that the Canon EOS 550D had good features. Six years ago About.com mentioned “It has many of the features that its bigger brother” and rated it as very good. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “It offers most of the 7D's best features” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Consumersearch.com said “The 18-megapixel Canon Rebel T2i (known as the Canon EOS 550D outside of the U.S.) has many of the advanced features of the Canon EOS 7D (*Est” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Expert review site Electronicsme.com wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review “Winner of the PC Magazine Service & Reliability Award, this camera offers high-end functionality at a mid-range price”.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Cnet.com wrote six years ago “Chroma noise takes a fairly big chunk out of resolution at ISO 12” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photo.net said “It has a high resolution sensor, low noise, excellent HD video capabilities, ISO settings up to 12800, 3.5”.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average ratings for its SLR cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Support

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Cnet.com wrote “Full manual control in movie mode” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Eisa.eu wrote on expert review site EISA.eu “Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure”.

Good Quality Lens

Five customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens. Six years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Needs a decent kit lens”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Cheap and basic kit lens”. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Canon EOS 550D review on expert review site Expert Reviews “We'd recommend avoiding the 18-55 IS kit lens because it doesn't do the camera justice”.

Good Connectivity

One Canon EOS 550D owner who reviewed the Canon EOS 550D thought it had email functionality. Gizmodo.com said in their review six years ago “Please enter a valid email address” .

Good Flash

One person said in their reviews that it had a good flash. Six years ago expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The auto mode still tends to pop up the built-in flash most of the time, instead of utilising the high ISO capa” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The EOS 550D supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other cameras which support video recording currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 550D supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 550D has a built-in flash. Most of the other SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper camera such as the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sd|sdhc|sdxc memory card, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper); or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Canon EOS 550D has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

This camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder across all SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 550D.

An Electronic viewfinder is the worst viewfinder across comparable types of camera.

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13 Flash Guides

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 550D have between 6 and 23 flash guides, including the EOS 550D which has 13 flash guides.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.25 meters, the Canon EOS 550D has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 550D. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of this age and type is 0.01m and the largest is 1.2m.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 550D has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The best still image resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the Canon EOS 550D has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the EOS 550D is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The EOS 550D has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is ±1EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Canon EOS 550D is more than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 550D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 550D is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 550D. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 550D.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Canon EOS 550D has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes aperture priority AE, manual and shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon EOS 550D is more than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 550D. The ISO speeds "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 1,000ms. With a start-up time of only 0.1 milliseconds, the Canon EOS 550D has one of the shorter start-up times amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS. The EOS 550D is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the EOS 550D is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price]; or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 550D, the EOS 550D does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D are not waterproof. The Canon EOS 550D is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 550D does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 550D also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The EOS 550D has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 550D. The flash modes "Flash off", "manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "second curtain synchro" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Canon EOS 550D is more than most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 550D.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The EOS 550D has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Six Diaphragm Blades

The EOS 550D is a six diaphragm blades camera. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D have between one and eight diaphragm blades.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The average maximum battery life of SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D is 240h, and the maximum battery lives range from 1h to 1,100h. At only 1.7 hours, the EOS 550D has a quite short maximum battery life compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Only 440 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 230 and 4,199 shots per battery charge, including the EOS 550D which takes 440 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and type is 4.5mm and the longest is 75mm. With a minimum focal length of 29 millimeters, the EOS 550D has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 550D

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the EOS 550D has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 550D.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (3.2" and cheaper).

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Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this camera was released.

Average Weight

The Canon EOS 550D has a relatively standard weight (530 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Average Megapixel Count

The EOS 550D has a relatively standard megapixel count (18.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Canon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (24.3MP) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
I/O Port
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Metering
Weight
Interface
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Lens System

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Expert Reviews

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24 August 2013

The Canon 550D, though seems slightly pricey, is a stunner. With a lot of features that parallel much higher-end models, it's definitely does not disappoint in any way.The camera feels comfortable... Read more…

A full Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D review is planned...

21 November 2011

The Canon EOS 550D sells at a market operating price in India at Rs.38,700. This is a really good camera and it comes as no surprise that it is still widely sold in the market, despite being...

13 April 2011

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... Read more…

21 March 2011

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...

9 March 2011

The Digital Rebel T2i is an impressive camera for the price. In terms of image quality it?s very close to the EOS 7D (which costs twice as much). It has a high resolution sensor, low noise,...

1 January 2011

EISA.eu

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... Read more…

1 December 2010

Two years ago, Canon introduced the 5D Mark II camera that revolutionized the video industry. This was the most groundbreaking announcement to the film making community since Panasonic introduced... Read more…

20 October 2010

Canon EOS 550D & 18-135mm KitThe Canon EOS 550D has been around for a little while now, but we got our hands on the 18-135mm IS Kit, thanks to the folks at ImagingWorld.com.au We've given it a bit... Read more…

12 October 2010

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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers eos550d, eos550dbody, eos550d18250is, canon efs18135, canon sh790180, canon 4463b087, canon sh480195, canon sh810021, canon 4463b087a, canon efs18135m, canon efs18135mm, canon 4463b087aa
Barcodes 00013803123777, 00013803123784, 00714574550565, 03610170002628, 03610170011071, 03610170037873, 03610170561880, 03610170783305, 04960999668635, 04960999668710, 05052217200709, 05711045381898, 08714574549903, 08714574549910, 08714574549927, 08714574549934, 08714574549965, 08714574549972, 08714574549989, 08714574549996, 08714574550008, 08714574550558, 08714574550565, 08714574550572, 08714574550589, 08714574550596, 08714574571720, 08714574571744, 08714574574837, 08714574575131

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