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Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera

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41 Reasons For

Twenty-Two Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this Canon digital camera and have given it twenty-two awards.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by What Digital Camera, Dinside.no/data, Itpro.no, Akam.no, Itespresso.es, Pcactual.com, Theregister.co.uk and Tbreak.ae all of whom concluded that this Canon digital camera was good.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dv.com all of whom said that this Canon digital camera was very good.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au and Photoreview.com.au all of whom concluded that this SLR digital camera was excellent.

This Canon digital camera received a "Best Buy" from Good Gear Guide.com.au who wrote that this SLR digital camera was a sensible purchase.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on sixty-seven expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 86%.

Good Video Capture

Thirty Canon EOS 550D owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Six years ago Cnet.com gave the Canon EOS 550D a score of 4 stars and wrote on CNET.com “Excellent high-definition movie mode”. Cnet.com also said “Full HD movie recording”. Also six years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com said “A top sensitivity of ISO6,400, improved movie capabilities and a higher resol” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com said in their review on CNET.com “Top-notch images”. Cnet.com also said “High ISO image quality is very good”. Cnet.com also mentioned “We shot in an almost dark room at ISO 6400 without any high hopes and found the image perfectly acceptable”.

Thirteen Canon EOS 550D owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “Excellent detail and resolution (especially in raw mode” and rated the product 78 out of 100. Cnet.com also said “Fast and responsive operation (although shooting in raw mode slows things down”. Cnet.com also mentioned “Excellent LCD screen and resolution”.

Three people who bought it concluded that it had a good ISO range. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Superb ISO performance”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said six years ago “It also boasts Full HD video recording, very high ISO capability and a fast burst mode” in their Canon EOS 550D review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Several Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed the Canon EOS 550D thought it had a good image sensor. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com rated this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “The 18-megapixel Canon Rebel T2i has the same high-res sensor as the more upscale Canon 7D.”. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Not only does it have a massive 18-megapixel sensor”. Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review also six years ago “The high teens sensor, decent metering, customisable parameters” .

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer reckoned that it was good in low light. Expert website Cnet.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “It's fantastic for HD movies and great for low-light, high-I”.

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Good Size

Some people who bought the Canon EOS 550D reckoned that it was compact. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com said “You can now get a digital SLR for as less as Rs 20k, lesser than many of the glitzy compact cameras around”. Six years ago expert review site Dcresource.com mentioned “A compact, well-designed b”. Expert website T3.com said “A safe option for those upgrading from a compact” in their Canon EOS 550D review and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight. About.com mentioned “It is lightweight, with the ability to capture incredibly detailed pictures with minimum fuss” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars. Six years ago Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “Toting a compact, lightweight body akin to the rest of the EOS range, this new model incorporates some technologies” in their review of this digital camera. Thestar.com.my wrote “Its lightweight and compact design make it a great camera for travel”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 550D review on expert review site Camera Labs “Canon's EOS 550D / Rebel T2i continues the company's tradition of filtering-down features from a higher-end model into a more affordable body”. Eisa.eu said on EISA.eu “Canon’s EOS 550D makes an excellent entry-level camera, as it offers a wide range of features in a well-designed and easy to use body” in their review.

One Canon EOS 550D owner said in their reviews that it was heavy.

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Good Product Quality

A few Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com six years ago “A great follow-up to the T1i, if you want the best photo and video quality in a dSLR for less than $1,000”. Cnet.com also said “Fantastic image quality, very versatile, light”. Cnet.com also wrote “Excellent image quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Good control layout”. Cnet.com also said “Full manual control in movie mode”. V3.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Video Bad points Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models”.

Some Canon EOS 550D reviewers who reviewed the Canon EOS 550D concluded that it was easy to handle. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “A well-equipped camera with a simple interface that results in easy handling and brilliant image/movie quality” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good interface. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned in their Canon EOS 550D review “Still image quality, as well as its easy interface”. Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “The Canon Rebel T2i succeeds in delivering high-quality video performance with a fairly simple video mode interface”.

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Tipa.com said “An impressive number of settings and functions and is ded” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Gadgetronica.com wrote “The camera feels comfortable in the hand, due to its small size, light weight” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Four Canon EOS 550D owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Great design and layout” in their Canon EOS 550D review and gave the Canon EOS 550D a score of 4 stars. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au wrote five years ago “Canon's EOS 550D has lovely design and great image quality.” and rated the Canon EOS 550D 4 stars. Expert review site Computeractive.co.uk mentioned “It shares its body design with the company's cheaper cameras”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The Canon EOS Rebel T2i pumps out beautiful pictures and boasts full-featured 1080p video recording options that were previously only available with D-SLRs twice its price” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Dvice.com said “When Canon unveiled its T2i camera earlier this year, amateur photographers like myself got pretty excited” in their review. Five years ago expert website Firstpost.com wrote “Back in July, we saw the Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera, which offered some pretty amazing performances” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person reckoned that it was ergonomic. Six years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Highly intuitive operation, refined ergonomics” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Cnet.com mentioned “Lovely new LCD screen - the 3 2 format really makes a difference” . V3.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon EOS 550D six years ago “Relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting Good points Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures” . Camera Labs wrote “Superb high resolution screen with 3 2 shape” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Six years ago expert review site About.com gave it an excellent rating and said “It has many of the features that its bigger brother”. Expert review site Dcresource.com mentioned “This 18 Megapixel camera features excellent photo quality (even at high ISOs” . Six years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Canon EOS 550D review “It offers most of the 7D's best features” and gave the Canon EOS 550D a rating of 80 out of 100.

Robust

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was reliable. Six years ago expert website Electronicsme.com wrote “Winner of the PC Magazine Service & Reliability Award, this camera offers high-end functionality at a mid-range price” and scored it 5 stars.

Several customers said that it was well made. Six years ago Photoradar.com mentioned “What it doesn’t have is the 7D’s hefty alloy construction and eight frames per second (fps) Continuous Shooting mode”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Canon EOS 550D reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was noisy. Cnet.com said in their review on CNET.com six years ago “Chroma noise takes a fairly big chunk out of resolution at ISO 12”. Cnet.com also wrote “Superb high ISO noise handling”. Digitaltrends.com wrote six years ago “The T2i delivers accurate colors and decent noise control.” in their review.

Good Brand

Based on 19,570 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its SLR digital cameras compared to other brands.

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Good Support

Some people wrote that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Eisa.eu mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure” .

Good Quality Lens

Several customers thought it had a good lens. Six years ago Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Needs a decent kit lens” in their review of the Canon EOS 550D. Cnet.com also wrote “Cheap and basic kit lens”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their Canon EOS 550D review on Expert Reviews in the same month “We'd recommend avoiding the 18-55 IS kit lens because it doesn't do the camera justice” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Canon EOS 550D reviewer reckoned that the Canon EOS 550D had email functionality. Six years ago expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 550D “Please enter a valid email address”.

Good Flash

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “The auto mode still tends to pop up the built-in flash most of the time, instead of utilising the high ISO capa” in their Canon EOS 550D review.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon EOS 550D supports video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the EOS 550D supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 550D has a built-in flash, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sd|sdhc|sdxc memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5[plb_1773329_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is actually the best viewfinder across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Very Wide Field of View

When compared to other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D, the Canon EOS 550D's field of view of 160 percent is one of the widest. The field of view of SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D range from 95% to 170%.

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Supports Five Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the EOS 550D is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG, Exif 2.2, RAW, DPOF and MOV are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D the maximum apertures range from 3 to 38, and the average maximum aperture is 19. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D, the maximum aperture of the EOS 550D of 38 is one of the smallest.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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13 Flash Guides

Most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 550D have between 5 and 23 flash guides, including the EOS 550D which has 13 flash guides.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.25 meters, the EOS 550D has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D. The average closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 550D is 0.32m.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 550D has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera also have a still image resolution of 2592 x 1728 and 3456 x 2304. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 550D is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have display resolutions of between 1 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 550D has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The EOS 550D has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 550D.

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Supports One Audio Format

The EOS 550D has a greater number of audio formats than most SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a PCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The EOS 550D has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most cameras of this type and age have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this digital camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all cameras of this age and spec is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±1EV (1/2 EV step).

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the EOS 550D is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 550D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Canon EOS 550D has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264 video format, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto / Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Short Start-Up Time

SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 550D have start-up times of between 0.1ms and 1,000ms, and the average start-up time is 130ms. The Canon EOS 550D has one of the shorter start-up times (only 0.1 milliseconds) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Ten Canon EOS 550D owners reckoned that the product was not cheap. Six years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Pentax in that extremely popular price segment, Canon chose to release an update to its more expensive T1i in the less competit” in their Canon EOS 550D review however they gave the product a rating of 78 out of 100. Cnet.com also wrote “A touch too expensive”. Six years ago expert website Techworld.com mentioned “If you’re in the market for a digital SLR that’s as ‘future proof’ as possible and reassuringly expensive without being prohibitively so at under a grand”.

Five Canon EOS 550D reviewers considered that it was not good value for money. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Pricey for an amateur camera” nonetheless they still rated it 78 out of 100. Expert website Canadianreviewer.com mentioned “Not affordable” in their Canon EOS 550D review. Expert review site Dpreview.com said in their Canon EOS 550D review “At a higher price, than we might expect for a camera aimed squarely at this sector”.

One customer concluded that it was not a bargain for the price. Photoanswers.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Photo Answers.co.uk “The Canon 550D is by no means cheap – especially for a camera aimed more towards first-time shooters rather than more experienced users” but despite that they rated this digital camera as excellent.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The EOS 550D does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 550D also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price]; or the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS 550D is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 550D are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price]; or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 550D, the Canon EOS 550D does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price]; or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 550D is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 550D are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Canon EOS 550D does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The EOS 550D has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 550D. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon EOS 550D is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 550D. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1h to 1,100h. At only 1.7 hours, the EOS 550D has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 550D.

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Only Six Diaphragm Blades

The EOS 550D is a six diaphragm blades digital camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 29 millimeters, the Canon EOS 550D has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 550D. The minimum focal lengths of SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 550D range from 4.5mm to 75mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 550D

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon EOS 550D has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

If you want a camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (3.2" and cheaper).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this SLR digital camera was released.

Average Weight

The EOS 550D has a pretty typical weight (530 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 550D.

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Average Megapixel Count

The EOS 550D has a relatively average megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 550D.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] (24.3MP) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon D5100[plb_2120682_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
I/O Port
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Lens System
Aperture Priority Mode
Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Auto Exposure
Optical Viewfinder
Shutter Priority AE
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24 August 2013

The Canon 550D, though seems slightly pricey, is a stunner. With a lot of features that parallel much higher-end models, it's definitely does not disappoint in any way.The camera feels comfortable... Read more…

A full Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D review is planned...

21 November 2011

The Canon EOS 550D sells at a market operating price in India at Rs.38,700. This is a really good camera and it comes as no surprise that it is still widely sold in the market, despite being...

13 April 2011

The EOS 550D is the latest in a long line of consumer level EOS DSLRs from Canon, which means that it?s been tweaked to the Nth degree. It?s the most expensive camera in the test but you get... Read more…

21 March 2011

Canon's EOS 550D has lovely design and great image quality, but as our review shows, the kit lens isn?t what it could be, and the same goes for value...

9 March 2011

The Digital Rebel T2i is an impressive camera for the price. In terms of image quality it?s very close to the EOS 7D (which costs twice as much). It has a high resolution sensor, low noise,...

1 January 2011

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Canon?s EOS 550D makes an excellent entry-level camera, as it offers a wide range of features in a well-designed and easy to use body. Full HD video recording is available with full manual control... Read more…

1 December 2010

Two years ago, Canon introduced the 5D Mark II camera that revolutionized the video industry. This was the most groundbreaking announcement to the film making community since Panasonic introduced... Read more…

20 October 2010

Canon EOS 550D & 18-135mm KitThe Canon EOS 550D has been around for a little while now, but we got our hands on the 18-135mm IS Kit, thanks to the folks at ImagingWorld.com.au We've given it a bit... Read more…

12 October 2010

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital-SLR camera almost has too many features to list, with a 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor for high image quality and speed, ISO of 100-6400...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers eos550d, eos550dbody, eos550d18250is, canon efs18135, canon sh790180, canon 4463b087, canon sh480195, canon sh810021, canon 4463b087a, canon efs18135m, canon efs18135mm, canon 4463b087aa
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