• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website Manufacturer website
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) webpage
Predecessor:   Canon T1i
T1i vs T2i
Successor:   Canon T3i
T2i vs T3i
General
Model Number: SD880 IS T2i
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 870 IS EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4
Camera Format: Ultra Compact SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $299.99 $899.99
Street Price:   $692.18
Date Available: 2008-10-15 2010-02-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.3 oz (179 g)
includes batteries
26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 57 x 24 mm)
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 18.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   66
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   22.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   11.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   784
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4 3.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
640x480 (60/50)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) .MOV (H.264)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 5 - 20mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 50 cm
0.8 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection AF-dedicated Phase-detect CMOS Sensor, 9-point, center cross-type high-precision at f/2.8, light source detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentamirror 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.54x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.87x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. 3200 requires special scene mode Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: 1.0-13.8 ft./30cm-4.2m (W), 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto) Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/500 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   .CR2 RAW (14-bit)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) .MOV (H.264)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended):   Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.92 0.44
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.46
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   7
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4 3.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   3
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.43 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.47 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   0.99 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.122 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.162 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.75 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.079 seconds 0.096 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds 0.4 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.8 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   440 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L Proprietary LP-E8
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch)
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction. Flagship Rebel model. Full HD (1080p) Video, New Movie Crop Mode (640x480, 7x magnification), 9-point AF, 3-inch 3:2 LCD, EyeFi Card Status Display.