The new flagship of the EOS Rebel line, Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that's a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, the EOS Rebel T2i also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies. Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it's ready to go the minute it's picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon's brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily. With some of the most advanced features of any digital SLR, it's simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created.
High Resolution Still Capture.18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
DIGIC 4 Image ProcessorThe Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up the entire EOS Rebel T2i's camera operations for intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel T2i's CMOS Image Sensor to achieve phenomenal levels of performance in nearly any situation.
Amazing Results, No Matter the Light.The EOS Rebel T2i features an expanded ISO range that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. With an ISO rating up to 6400 (expandable to ISO 12800), along with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor's improved noise-reduction technology, creative possibilities abound. Combine the EOS Rebel T2i with one of Canon's EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer and the shooting possibilities for both movies and stills expand even further.
HD Movies to Go!Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording, new Movie Crop recording in 640 x 480 and external microphone IN terminal for access to improved sound quality. Designed for the evolving, tech-savvy user, the EOS Rebel T2i features HD Video capture technologies ? manual exposure control for more creative control, for example ? borrowed directly from professional Canon SLRs to capture stellar video with all the benefits of shooting with an SLR. By shooting video with the EOS Rebel T2i, photographers as well as filmmakers can take advantage of the creative features native to SLR cameras. Along with its manual controls, the EOS Rebel T2i allows for full use of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including Macro and Fisheye, providing a plethora of shooting options once reserved only for still photography. The resulting HD video is a standout in its beautiful depth-of-field characteristics and remarkable capture capability under poor lighting conditions. In a first for EOS cameras, a Movie Crop function is included: An SD-quality movie (640 x 480) can be cropped to the equivalent of about 7x magnification of regular shooting.
Intelligent Scene Analysis for Perfect Exposure.The EOS Rebel T2i features Canon's newest Dual-layer sensor, with 63 zones. By measuring not only the amount of light, but also taking into account color and luminosity, this new system delivers a very high level of accuracy for better results every time. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS Rebel T2i gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes, such as sports on a cloudy day, or indoor holiday scenes.
Additionally, the EOS Rebel T2i has a high-precision, 9-point AF system utilizing a high-precision, f/2.8 cross-type center point. The 9-point AF system uses both normal and high-precision focus depending on the aperture and available light. The 9 focus points can be chosen automatically or manually selected.
Bigger and Better than Ever.The EOS Rebel T2i has a high-resolution 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor that features 1.04 million dots/VGA for spectacular detail. It also has the same aspect ratio (3:2) as the camera's sensor, making for clear and easy Live View composition. An anti-reflective and water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface and screen brightness can be adjusted in 7 steps in accordance with ambient light.
Customize your Shot...Fast.New Quick Control Screen button for easy access to frequently used settings.The EOS Rebel T2i's refined button layout includes a dedicated button that directs the camera immediately to the Quick Control screen, where it's simple to navigate among any number of settings, including ISO, Exposure and Flash Exposure compensation, drive mode, white balance, image quality and much, much more.
Go from Still to Moving Images with the Press of a Button.Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button. Without the need to navigate through a bunch of menus, the EOS Rebel T2i transitions effortlessly between still and movie mode. By pressing the Live View/Movie button, a situation that had required menu access with other cameras, still images can change to a movie shoot and vice versa. It?s literally as simple as the press of a button.
Speedy, Wireless Image Capture and Transmission.The EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with both SDXC memory cards for greater storage capacity and with Eye-Fi SD cards, which are outfitted with a Wi-Fi transmitter (IEEE 802.11b/g) and internal antenna for wireless, high-speed transfer of images. With an Eye-Fi card installed, the EOS Rebel T2i can display the Eye-Fi's connection status and error notes with ease, for fully functional wireless uploading of images directly from the camera.
Never Miss a Thing.3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW. The EOS Rebel T2i can shoot up to 3.7 frames per second (fps) for up to approximately 6 consecutive RAW files or approximately 34 full-resolution JPEGs. Shooting at speeds of up to 1/4000 sec., the EOS Rebel T2i can capture even rapidly-unfolding scenes with ease.
EF LensesThe EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like the Canon Image Stabilizer technology in select lenses helps to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light. With a dizzying array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS Rebel T2i with superlative Canon optics.
18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) SensorFull HD 1080p VideoAdvanced Live View3.0" 1.04 Million Dot Clear View LCDUp to 3.7 fps RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEGISO 100-6400, Expandable to 1280063-zone metering / 9-point AF systemCompatible with SD, SDHC, and SDXCEye-Fi Menu Status Indicator SupportDimensions : (WxHxD) Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3mmWeight : Approx. 18.7 oz./530g (CIPA standard, includes battery and memory card.)
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Fixes all the nits od first gen EOS
By Up in the Air
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD:
I had a first Gen digital EOS, liked it but had a few gripes: No auto ISO in Program mode, no video, No LCD for shooting, bad button layouts caused frequent accidental changes of settings. This camera fixes all that, and keeps what I like: lightweight, easy to use, bulletproof and compatibility with a broad variety of lenses.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Most Bang for your Buck!
from Hickory, NC
This is a great camera for beginner and advanced level photography. It has more options than you ever need. The video recording is awesome and displays it in HD 1080p on your TV with astonishing picture quality. We use this camera with a Canon EFS 18-200mm zoom lens and are very pleased with the quality outcome.
The greatest bargain out there. Period!
By Felix Vincenty
from Punxsutawney, PA
About Me Pro Photographer
I went with the 550d because of how wide open it is for firmware enhancements, i.e., ML! This camera is now capable of true cinematic quality. I use a 2.5 power loupe or a 7"HDMI lcd monitor for focus, framing and EXPOSURE info using "zebras" with ML.What an incredible bargain!!!If you want to shoot pics it's very capable of pro output,If you want to shoot professional video with true "film look", welcome to the greatest bargain you could imagine!!!!Get one or more!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Canon T2i
it works very well with my EFS 15-85mm lens. Relatively light and good for my trekking and climbing purpose. In-expensive but gives you all the necessary functions and delivers the great pics. Love it!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good, but not perfect
By Mom of 3
from Houston, TX
About Me Casual Photographer
Fast shutter speed only in sports mode with no flash. Disappointing lag with flash on. Video is totally awesome with a class 10 card. Video would not work with the free class 4 card that came with it. Wish I'd gotten the 18-55 IS lens offered with it, my old lens doesn't have image stabilization. Good value for the price.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
T2i GREAT CHOICE.
from White Plains, NY
Absolutely!!! The first DSLR anyone new to photography should get. I'm very impress with this camera and would recommend. The shots I get with this badboy make me look like a pro :)
Nice nice nice very nice
By Moto bag
from Santiago, Chile
Excelent product, i strongly recomend this camera, profesional performance and low price.
T2i is a bargain
from las vegas
i've been a canon user for 30 years and never had a problem with any of their cameras. even though the T2i is not the newest camera it has most of the features of the newer T3i at a cheaper price. the only thing i would like to see is built in HDR like the new nikon. otherwise the T2i has everything you need in a camera and does it exceedingly well.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Another Canon Winner
By Semi Pro
from Central Massachusetts
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Replacement for my Canon Digital Rebel XT. Very pleased with additional features--particularly the no flash program mode. And, easy to manage controls for aperture based mode. If I had more money to spare I would go with a higher level Canon but this suits me fine.
from Springport Rd, Michigan
I was switching from point and shoot to DSLR and was looking for suggestions from the people I know, that is when it was recommended by my brother. He has been using T1i for a year. While switching to DSLR I was little skeptical because I knew it would not be easy to use a DSLR camera as opposed to point and shoot. But the features in Canon are really simple and easy to use. I am really happy that I bought Canon T2i. I got it just 2 days before I went on a vacation. The photos came out great. I took a lot of indoor photos, pictures of sunset from a beach and also a few videos. They came out really great. I shared the pictures to my friends and family, and they all said the pictures were great. Automatic modes are great but to get great pictures we need to learn manual and semi manual modes (Creative mode). There is a learning curve but once you are good at it, others will say " WOW" looking at your pictures.