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Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera

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SLR 18.7MP 5.6x Feb 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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39 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, this camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The editors of eight expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This 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 it received a "Warmly Recommended" award from Itpro.no.

The writers at four additional expert review sites all thought that this SLR digital camera was great. Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Excellence Award" from Dv.com.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all of whom said that this SLR digital camera was superb.

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

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 86 out of 100 based on sixty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Good Video Capture

Thirty people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high-definition movie mode” and rated the Canon EOS 550D 4 stars. Cnet.com also mentioned “Full HD movie recording”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “A top sensitivity of ISO6,400, improved movie capabilities and a higher resol”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers concluded that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com mentioned 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”.

Thirteen customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com scored the Canon EOS 550D 78 out of 100 and said “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 mentioned “Excellent LCD screen and resolution”.

Three Canon EOS 550D owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Cnet.com wrote “Superb ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au scored the Canon EOS 550D 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “It also boasts Full HD video recording, very high ISO capability and a fast burst mode” in their review.

Several Canon EOS 550D reviewers said that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote “The 18-megapixel Canon Rebel T2i has the same high-res sensor as the more upscale Canon 7D.”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Not only does it have a massive 18-megapixel sensor” . Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned six years ago “The high teens sensor, decent metering, customisable parameters”.

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer wrote that it was good in low light. Cnet.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 550D on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's fantastic for HD movies and great for low-light, high-I”.

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Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed the Canon EOS 550D agreed that it was easy to use. Six years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Good control layout”. In the same month expert website V3.co.uk said “Video Bad points Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models” and scored the Canon EOS 550D 80 out of 100. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “HD video while still being easy to use” in their review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to handle. Six years ago expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “A well-equipped camera with a simple interface that results in easy handling and brilliant image/movie quality”.

A number of Canon EOS 550D owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good interface. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Still image quality, as well as its easy interface” . Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The Canon Rebel T2i succeeds in delivering high-quality video performance with a fairly simple video mode interface” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Six years ago expert website Tipa.com mentioned “An impressive number of settings and functions and is ded”.

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Gadgetronica.com mentioned “The camera feels comfortable in the hand, due to its small size, light weight” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

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Nice Design

Four Canon EOS 550D reviewers who bought the Canon EOS 550D reckoned that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Great design and layout” in their review. Five years ago Pcauthority.com.au mentioned “Canon's EOS 550D has lovely design and great image quality.” in their Canon EOS 550D review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote in their review “It shares its body design with the company's cheaper cameras”.

A few people who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote 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” in their review. Expert website Dvice.com wrote “When Canon unveiled its T2i camera earlier this year, amateur photographers like myself got pretty excited” in their review. Firstpost.com wrote “Back in July, we saw the Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera, which offered some pretty amazing performances” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon EOS 550D owner said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 550D was ergonomic. Cnet.com said “Highly intuitive operation, refined ergonomics”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Six years ago expert review site Ld2.ciol.com wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review “You can now get a digital SLR for as less as Rs 20k, lesser than many of the glitzy compact cameras around”. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned in the same month “A compact, well-designed b”. T3.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “A safe option for those upgrading from a compact”.

Several Canon EOS 550D owners agreed that it was lightweight. Six years ago About.com gave the Canon EOS 550D a very good review and wrote “It is lightweight, with the ability to capture incredibly detailed pictures with minimum fuss”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Toting a compact, lightweight body akin to the rest of the EOS range, this new model incorporates some technologies” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Six years ago Thestar.com.my wrote “Its lightweight and compact design make it a great camera for travel” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Canon EOS 550D reviewers said that the Canon EOS 550D was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com mentioned “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” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert website Eisa.eu said in their Canon EOS 550D review “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 owner who bought the product thought it was heavy. Six years ago Photoradar.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 550D on expert website Photo Radar “What it doesn’t have is the 7D’s hefty alloy construction”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon EOS 550D owners who purchased it said that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review “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 mentioned “Excellent photo quality”. Cnet.com also said “Fantastic image quality, very versatile, light”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Canon EOS 550D owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it had a good screen. Cnet.com said on CNET.com six years ago “Lovely new LCD screen - the 3 2 format really makes a difference” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert review site V3.co.uk wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review “Relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting Good points Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Six years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Superb high resolution screen with 3 2 shape” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

Some Canon EOS 550D owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Expert website About.com rated the Canon EOS 550D as excellent and wrote “It has many of the features that its bigger brother”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “It offers most of the 7D's best features” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert review site 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”.

Robust

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was reliable. Electronicsme.com wrote “Winner of the PC Magazine Service & Reliability Award, this camera offers high-end functionality at a mid-range price” in their Canon EOS 550D review.

Several Canon EOS 550D reviewers reckoned that it was well made.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 550D was noisy. Cnet.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review six years ago “Chroma noise takes a fairly big chunk out of resolution at ISO 12”. Cnet.com also wrote “Superb high ISO noise handling”. In the same month expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “The T2i delivers accurate colors and decent noise control.” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Good Brand

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has good ratings for its SLR cameras.

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Good Support

A number of Canon EOS 550D owners agreed that it had good technical guidance. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Full manual control in movie mode”. Expert website Eisa.eu said “Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure”.

Good Quality Lens

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Six years ago Cnet.com mentioned “Needs a decent kit lens” and rated the product 78 out of 100. Cnet.com also said “Cheap and basic kit lens”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review on 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 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had email functionality. Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Please enter a valid email address”.

Good Flash

One Canon EOS 550D owner thought the Canon EOS 550D had a good flash. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “The auto mode still tends to pop up the built-in flash most of the time, instead of utilising the high ISO capa”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 550D which do not support Full HD video, the EOS 550D supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 550D supports video capability. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D also support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Canon EOS 550D has a built-in flash.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[plb_1947140_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pentax 645Z[plb_2522250_price].

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Supports Five Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the EOS 550D is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG, Exif 2.2, RAW, DPOF and MOV are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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 digital camera's viewfinder (electrical) is actually the best viewfinder amongst all cameras of this type and age.

The worst viewfinder amongst comparable types of digital camera is Electronic.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.25 meters, the Canon EOS 550D has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The closest focusing distances of SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.2m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.34m.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The EOS 550D has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 550D ranges from 480 x 480 to 6000 x 4000.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The EOS 550D has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,040,000 pixel) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The display resolution (numeric)s of SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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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 cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this Canon camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 550D 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

The number of image editing modes found on the EOS 550D is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 550D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 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.

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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 typical of many SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

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

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 550D is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 550D. The ISO sensitivitys "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Canon EOS 550D has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 550D.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The EOS 550D has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a PCM audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

The start-up times of cameras of this age and type range from 0.1ms to 200ms, and the average start-up time is 64ms. With a start-up time of only 0.1 milliseconds, the Canon EOS 550D has a quite short start-up time compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 550D does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 550D also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[pl_1947140_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years are not 3D. The EOS 550D is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Nikon D800[plb_1347009_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Canon EOS 550D is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[pl_1947140_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 550D is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 550D, the EOS 550D does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the EOS 550D is more than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 550D. The flash modess "Flash off", "manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "second curtain synchro" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 550D is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Cameras of this age and type have battery life (max)s of between 1.7h and 1,100h, and the average battery life (max) is 230h. The EOS 550D has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.7 hours) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Only Six Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Canon EOS 550D is a six number of diaphragm blades camera.

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Only 400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon EOS 550D is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 18mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. At 29 millimeters, the Canon EOS 550D has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 550D

Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 550D has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 550D.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX100[plb_1417534_price], or the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i[plb_1609405_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), or the D610[pl_2024275_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over seven years.

Average Weight

The EOS 550D has a relatively average weight (530 grams) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon EOS 550D has a pretty average megapixel (18.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 6D[plb_1609271_price] (20.2MP), or the Nikon D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle[plb_1947140_price] (24.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
I/O Ports
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Lens System
Aperture Priority AE
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Auto Exposure
Optical Viewfinder
Shutter Priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Rotating

22 Awards

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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

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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, eos550dblk, eos550dbody, eos550d1855is, eos550d18250is, canon sh790180, canon efs18135, canon 4463b087, canon sh480195, canon sh810021, canon efs18135m, canon 4463b087a, 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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