• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
  • Leica X Vario (Typ 107)
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) webpage
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Predecessor: Canon T1i
T1i vs T2i
 
Successor: Canon T3i
T2i vs T3i
 
General
Model Number: T2i X Vario
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4  
Camera Format: SLR Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $899.99 $2850.00
Street Price: $692.18 $2,524.50
Date Available: 2010-02-25 2013-06-11
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
22.4 oz (636 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
5.2 x 2.9 x 3.7 in.
(133 x 73 x 95 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 16.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 370.52mm2 (23.60mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 4.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
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 78
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 784 1,320
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)
4944 x 3274 (16.2 MP, Other),
4928 x 3274 (16.1 MP, Other),
4288 x 2856 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2160 (7.1 MP, Other),
2144 x 1424 (3.1 MP, Other),
1632 x 1080 (1.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG, .DNG RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 4.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/​25/​24)
1280x720 (60/​50)
640x480 (60/​50)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 with stereo audio
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 n/a
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Leica Vario-Elmar 18-46 mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH; 9 elements in 8 groups including 2 aspherical lenses
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 28 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 46mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.55x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38 f/3.5 (W) / f/6.4 (T) - f/16 in 1/3EV steps
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
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 Contrast Detection: 1-point, 11-point, spot, face detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Optional EVF 2 Electronic Viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12500
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shade, electronic flash, 2 manual settings, manual color temperature setting; fine adjustment option for all settings
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%) Multi-field, center-weighted, spot
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 Automatic bracketing: Three pictures in graduations up to 3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Auto, auto/Red-Eye, forced on, forced on/Red eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red eye, Studio
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 5.0
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent ISO 100: 1.5m / 4 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 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  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit) .DNG RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 with stereo audio
Included Memory: 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 No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote HMDI, Electronic Viewfinder Socket
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44 1.13
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46 1.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 4.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 7
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): 0.25 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
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 0.143 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.43 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.040 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.317s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 1.9 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 1.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 3.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 440 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E8 Proprietary 3.7v 1600mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free download after registration)
OS Compatibility: 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. Fixed 28-70mm eq. f/3.5-6.4 lens, 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, up to 1080p30 videos, magnesium and aluminum body with soft leather trim. Available in black or silver.