Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Specifications

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Specifications Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
Megapixels18.0
Total Pixels18.7
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions5184 x 3456
Pixel Size4.3µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.8
Aspect Ratio3:2
Sensor CleaningEOS integrated cleaning system
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensor
Points9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Working RangeEV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection
PredictiveYes, up to 10m
Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentNo
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
Shutter Speed30 - 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentamirror
CoverageApprox. 95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.87x
EyepointApprox. 19mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 (1/m) (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixed
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
 
LCD  
Type3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 160°
CoatingDual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
 
Flash  
Built-in GN13 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/off
X-Sync1/200sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYes
2nd Curtain SyncYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesAuto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture StylesStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))
Shutter Lag90ms
Viewfinder Blackout130ms
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay, Histogram
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5184x3456 (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound FilesN/A
Folders
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Custom Functions12 Custom Functions with 36 settings
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / Yes
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNo
Orientation SensorYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes (Shooting information display only)
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) My Menu
Menu Languages25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwarePhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Battery LifeApprox. 440 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator4 levels
Power SavingPower turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8E
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsStainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Shutter Durability RatingN/A
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4" (128.8 x 97.3 x 62mm)
CIPA Weight18.7 oz (530g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera CaseSemi-Hard Case EH19-L
Wireless File Transmitter
Compatible LensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E8  Buy ►
RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2
 
Year Introduced2010
 
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