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Canon Rebel T2i / 550D

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For those of you don’t know, Canon had just announced a new consumer camera, T2i, the next generation of T1i camera. I was a little bit disappointed when I first heard this, since I’ve just purchased my Canon 7D about 2 months ago, and judging from the its specs: http://bit.ly/aAhS0i

There are few points that stood out to me

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor (Same as 7D)
  • DIGIC 4 (not dual DIGIC 4 chipset like 7D, meaning slower fps)
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800 (according to Canon, about the same performance as 7D)
  • 3.7fps shooting
  • Full HD movies (all the modes that 7D has, yes, it does include the holy 24fps)
  • 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots (slightly higher resolution than 7D, which had around 920k dots if I remember correctly…)

Chris George from www.photoradar.com has a hands on preview for the T2i / 550D camera

Followed by sample footage and stills from the T2i

But then after I had a little time to take it in, I think this is GREAT news! Because that means now it’s possible for me to have a B-Roll camera that has roughly the same ISO performance (according to Canon), only for $800! If it does perform as well as they say it is, boy, they might be hard to keep these bad boys in stock!

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Written by yiow

February 8, 2010 at 9:44 PM

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  1. I am wondering about Canon’s strategy of developing a supreme model (e.g., the 7D) and then coming up with a (from a feature perspective) comparable but much cheaper model (e.g., the 550D). Sure, the 7D has a lot of more interesting features like the 19 cross-sensors,

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    February 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    • I think Canon just tried to get everybody into the HD arena, and the T2i will be great even for those who already has 5D MkII, 7D, 1D MkIV simply because it’s a great B roll camera.

      Although having it priced at 1/2 the price of 7D makes a bit sad, wondering if I should sell 7D and get 2 T2i instead

      yiow

      February 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM


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