March 03, 2010

Canon EOS Digital 550D - Light, Cheap, Durable, Amazing

For more information about Canon EOS 550D , check out Canon UK Press Release.
Canon have proudly released the revolution long line consumer digital SLR -- EOS Digital Rebel T2i or known as EOS 550D.

Canon EOS 550D currently made itself as a cheap, light in weight, durable and moreover it is a compact version of EOS 7D. Canon EOS 550D makes the Canon's most powerful imaging technology and more accessible for the consumers, armed itself with 18.0 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the latest technology of processor, DiG!C 4 processor, a burst rate of 3.7 frames per seconds, its processor also supports the ISO speed from 100  -6400 and expansion of ISO 12800, 9 point Auto Focus system for swift and accurate focusing, this gives and advantage for the Canon lens arsenal with one extra sensitive cross-type point at the centre of focus point for the Canon lens with f/2.8 or even higher aperture lens.  One more thing about the processor is thanks to DiG!C 4 processor, its 14 bit image processor definitely process a great tonal gradation and natural looking of colours for high-quality prints and even on-screen display as well as the slide show presentation and others.

Besides, Canon EOS 550D also capable in recording HD video too. EOS 550D have selection on frame rate : 24 fps, 25 fps or 30 fps. Canon EOS 550D can capture and record with a resolution of 1920x1080p full resolution movie as well as offering 720p resolution with 50 and 60fps rate. To make more fun and creativity on the video shot, photographers can even play with the exposure setting, depth of fields and also degree of motion blur to take the best of the best video for yourself. Also, Canon EOS 550D has a built-in microphone specialized for movie recording with sound.  If the subjects is further away from you,  Canon EOS 550D has one more advantages : Canon Movie Crop Function with resolution of 640 x 480 in the sensor , Canon offers the first EOS range to feature Movie Crop ability and gives consumers more flexibility to capture important moments which would otherwise be too far away from you.

As for the LCD screen of EOS 550D for viewing, the size of the screen is 3 inches or 7.7 centimetres in ratio of  3:2 , with 1040k dot of resolution makes the user possible to see more clearer image in 100%. Besides, The anti-reflective, water-resist coating also make it more easier to see the LCD screen in bright condition and from a variety of angles too.

For the accessories, Canon EOS 550D launched the new battery grip which is coming soon for more longer battery life when shooting, as well as the remote switch of RC-6 for off camera shutter release, besides, the EOS 550D supports all Canon flashlites such as 580EXII and 430EXII , as well as the compact flashlite 270EX, and also all EF lens and EF-S lens ( all Canon 60 interchangeable lens ).

Here is the full summary for the specification for the Canon EOS 550D:

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
  • Continuous shooting at 3.7fps
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
  • iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor
  • Quick Control screen to change shooting settings
  • Exposure compensation +/-5 stops.
  • Select maximum value for Auto ISO
  • External Microphone socket
  • Movie crop function
  • Eye-Fi connected functions compatibility

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