Announced at the beginning of February, the 18-megapixel Canon EOS 550D
(marketed as the EOS Rebel T2i in North America) is the successor to last year’s
15-megapixel 500D / T1i. Putting aside the increase in pixel count, the 550D /
T2i offers a 1,040,000-dot LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2, a 63-zone
metering sensor – identical to the one used in the higher-specified EOS 7D –
subtly redesigned controls, standard ISO settings of 100-6,400 (expandable to
12,800), simplified Live View focusing and an improved video mode featuring
1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at your choice of
either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain. Supporting
SD, SDHC and even SDXC memory cards, the Canon EOS 550D / T2i is currently
available priced at £699.00 / $799.99 for the body in the UK / US, respectively.
Photography Blog has a great, in-depth review of the new Canon EOS T2i.
I’ve been coveting this thing since its release in February; this review only makes me want it more. Who knew THAT was possible?!