Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Compared to the Canon EOS 70D

SpecificationsCanon EOS Rebel T2i / 550DCanon EOS 70D
  Canon EOS 70D
Year Introduced20102013
Megapixels18.020.2
Total Pixels18.720.9
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.5 x 15.0mm
Pixel Dimensions5184 x 34565472 x 3648
Pixel Size4.30µm4.1µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.9f/6.6
Sensor StabilizationNN
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-EEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4DIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensorTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)
Working RangeEV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)Center AF point: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Other AF points: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection, Manual selectionAutomatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
MicroadjustmentNoC.Fn II-13
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
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
TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:
1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.7% of viewfinder)
3) Spot metering (center, approx. 3.0% of viewfinder)
4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).+/-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 increments2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop incrementsAuto (100-6400), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Shutter Speed30 - 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)30-1/8000 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.
AWB, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentamirrorPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 95%Approx. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.87xApprox. 0.95x
EyepointApprox. 19mmApprox. 22mm
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+)
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AElock, 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: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strapOn strap
 
LCD  
Type3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dotsTouch screen 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoatingDual Anti-reflection, anti smudgeAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GN13 (ISO 100, meters)12 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/offAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync1/200sec1/250sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menuVia 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-DEPScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom
Picture StylesStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))Max. Approx. 7.0fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx. 40 images (JPEG), 15 images (RAW)
Shutter Lag90ms65ms
Viewfinder Blackout130msN/A
 
Live View  
FrameRate30 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Display OptionsGrid overlay, HistogramGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios
 
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
JPEG: Fine, Normal, Small (Exif 2.30 [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
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5184x3456 (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864x3648, (M) 3248x2432, (S1) 2432x1824, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472x3072, (M) 3648x2048, (S1) 2736x1536 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GBMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi
GPSvia optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Custom Functions12 Custom Functions with 36 settings23 Custom Functions
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNoNo
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USBHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMICEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD card, SDHC card or SDXC cardSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 440 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8EAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsStainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiberAluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibre
Shutter Durability RatingN/AN/A
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4" (128.8 x 97.3 x 62mm)5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm)
CIPA Weight18.7 oz (530g)26.7 oz (755g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder CEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
Compatible LensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Battery Grip BG-E8  Buy ► BG-E14  Buy ►
RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6Remote control with E3 type contact, Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherHand Strap E2Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2
 
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