• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 323.4mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D)
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Canon T1i
T1i vs T2i
Canon XS
XS vs T3
Successor: Canon T3i
T2i vs T3i
Canon T5
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General
Model Number: T2i T3
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4  
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $899.99 $599.99
Street Price: $692.18 $699.99
Date Available: 2010-02-25 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
24.8 oz (702 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Canon
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 12.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 323.4mm2 (22.00mm x 14.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 5.15 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 66 62
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 784 755
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
4272 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3088 x 2056 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2256 x 1504 (3.4 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 2.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/​25/​24)
1280x720 (60/​50)
640x480 (60/​50)
1280x720 (30/​25)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38 f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: AF-dedicated Phase-detect CMOS Sensor, 9-point, center cross-type high-precision at f/2.8, light source detection Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9 points; 1 cross-type f/5.6, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +0.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x 0.50x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 0.80x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
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 No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800 Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%) 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (10%); iFCL with dual layer sensor
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,Night portrait, Flash off, Auto Depth-of-field AE
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 10, 2, Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II E-TTL II: Auto, Manual flash; Red-Eye Reduction; Second Curtain Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 9.2 m / 30.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit) .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video with mono linear PCM audio in MOV container
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: Yes No
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: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless Optional Wired (RS-60E3)
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44 0.42
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46 0.42
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 4
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.76
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 2.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 17
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.7 2.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 3
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.6 1.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 1
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25 seconds 0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.99 seconds 0.93 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.122 seconds 0.099 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.162 seconds 0.134 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.32 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.113 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s Optical Viewfinder: Wide-area AF lag: 0.190s Live View AF lags: Phase Detect = 1.244s Contrast Detect = 0.927s Prefocused = 0.099s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 440 shots 700 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E8 Proprietary LP-E10
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary LP-E10 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch) EOS Digital Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, Video Snapshot Task, PhotoStitch)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+ Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 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. Feature Guide, Basic + Function, Video Snapshot, 720p Movies.