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Identification and Background

Canon announced the EOS 550D on February 8, 2010 as their latest release in the Rebel line of entry-level cameras. One month later, it was released in the US as the Rebel T2i, and in Japan as the Kiss X4.

Its features:

  • 18.0 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • 1080p HD video recording at 24p, 25p and 30p with drop frame timing
  • 720p HD video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz) [5]
  • 480p ED video recording at 50p (50 Hz) and 60p (59.94 Hz)
  • 3.5mm external microphone jack
  • PAL/NTSC video output
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • 14-bit analog to digital signal conversion
  • 3.0-inch (77 mm) LCD monitor
  • 3:2 aspect ratio LCD monitor
  • Live view mode
  • Built-in flash
  • Wide, selectable, nine-point Auto-Focus with cross-type center point sensor that is sensitive to f/2.8
  • Four metering modes, using 63-zones: spot, partial, center-weighted average, and evaluative metering
  • Highlight tone priority
  • EOS integrated sensor cleaning system
  • Internal monaural microphone
  • SRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces
  • ISO 100–6,400 (Expansion to 12,800)
  • Continuous drive with a maximum 3.7 frames/s (34 images (JPEG), 6 images (RAW))
  • SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card file storage
  • RAW and large JPEG simultaneous recording
  • USB 2.0, HDMI control (CEC)
  • LP-E8 battery
  • Approximate weight 1.2 lb (0.53 kg) with battery and card

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