Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Canon EOS Rebel Digital SLR Camera - $849.00

Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Product Description

The flagship of the EOS Rebel line, Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that’s a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, the EOS Rebel T2i also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies. Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it’s ready to go the minute it’s picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon’s brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily. With some of the most advanced features of any digital SLR, it’s simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created. (Full Descriptions and details >> )

FEATURES:

* 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor – The EOS Rebel T2i has an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor that captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers more than enough resolution for big enlargements or crops. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel’s light-gathering efficiency. Its APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
* DIGIC 4 Image Processor – The Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up the entire EOS Rebel T2i’s camera operations for intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel T2i’s CMOS Image Sensor to achieve phenomenal levels of performance in nearly any situation.
* ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light – The EOS Rebel T2i features an expanded ISO range that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. With an ISO rating up to 6400 (expandable to ISO 1280

What’s in the Box

* EOS Rebel T2i Body
* EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
* Eyecup Ef (Not shown)
* Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
* USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
* AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
* Battery Pack LP-E8
* Battery Charger LC-E8
* EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals
* “Great Photography is Easy” Booklet and “Do More with Macro” Booklet

Customer Reviews:

By m1le5 – Best DSLR / video camera for the money
5.0 out of 5 stars , October 4, 2010

You can do more with this camera than any other for the price. It matches the Camera 7D in video shooting quality and for thousands of dollars cheaper… While there are differences in the camera functionality, for me what mattered more was to be able to shoot video with high quality lenses. If you invest in good Canon lenses, you will not regret it. And certainly, from buying this camera to start with, you’ll be able to spend more on lenses anyway! Great manual controls, superb still photos, and easy to use interface. Highly recommended.

By T. Hussey (Seattle, WA) – Good for microscope work.
5.0 out of 5 stars, , September 27, 2010

Had the Canon XSi and upgraded to the T2i for a few reasons. Most importantly, I love the HD Video feature. I use it regularly at work by hooking it up to my microscope and am able to take video of slides while I’m viewing them. I also am able to hook it directly into a TV for a live image of what I’m viewing. The image quality is quite good. My only complain in this regard is that the camera will overheat over time, and doesn’t stay on for more than 12-15 minutes without shutting off when using the live feed without recording. You also can’t get rid of the little white box that’s used for focusing. I move it to the corner of the screen, but it’s still a part of the live feed image. I think it’s more versatile than an HD camcorder though because you can hook up different lenses to it.

Didn’t know a huge difference between the T1i (which I borrowed from a friend), but since there were some spec differences I decided to go with the T2i.

That being said, while it’s main function is for use with the microscope and the live feed, I do enjoy being able to take other photos.

I currently have the “nifty fifty” 50mm prime
The cheaper 55-250mm IS, and the stock 18-55mm IS.
Oh, and I just got the 530EX speedlite flash

Not the fanciest setup, but for a beginner like me, it’s been more than enough.

Now I just need to learn how to use the manual settings better…. :)

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