As an alternative to replacing its tired, old XS and XSi models to tackle younger, sprier sub-$700 models from Nikon, Sony, and Pentax in this extremely popular price segment, Canon thought i would release an update to its costlier T1i in the less competitive $800-$1, 000 selection. Included in the new canon T2i--dubbed your EOS 550D overseas--are some notable advancements to its video capabilities, an updated metering scheme inherited through the 7D, an enhanced LCD, and an answer jump to 18 megapixels. While you'll find nits to pick with aspects in the camera and areas where even more affordable models outpace it, as an all round package, the canon T2i narrowly takes the best place at the head of the group of consumer dSLRs.
he plastic body's more like a nice (but large) point-and-shoot over a tank-like, pro camera. Everything about the planning feels nimble—it's relatively compact and light as part of your hands with just enough rubber and ergonomics inside grip to wield the camera properly. Firing the shutter releases a substantial pitch, bottle-rocket style shot, rather as opposed to baritone cannon boom of a major DSLR.
Completely new to the Rebel line will be the canon rabel T2i's 1. 2 million-dot, 3-inch screen, reshaped for the first time right 3: 2 aspect ratio (which means your pictures actually fit on there with no getting cropped). It's insanely wonderful, with enough brightness to use in daylight in addition to a near-180 degree viewing angle, which means shooting video using Are living View (the setting where the thing is that what you're shooting on the screen instantly) that much nicer. (And talking about video, it supports the newer SDXC memory format—which promise storage capacities of up to 2TB—meaning you are able to shoot a lot of it on one card, if you can afford your card, anyway. )#)
For photographers cannon rabel T2i, the new high-resolution display--it utilizes a slightly wider 3: 2 aspect ratio rather than the 4: 3 ratio in the T1i--and the incorporation in the 7D's metering system is very delightful. The display is really nice, however you do need to crank the brightness to watch it in direct sunlight, which can mess with your judgment when shooting video or considering if you've metering a scene appropriately. Canon rabel T2i expanded the exposure compensation range approximately five stops in either direction--and up to and including whopping 7 stops for bracketing--but you're still tied to a 3-shot bracket and an array of two stops around the center.