• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
  • Nikon D750
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Predecessor: Canon T1i
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Successor: Canon T3i
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Nikon D780
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General
Model Number: T2i D750
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4  
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $899.99 $3599.95
Street Price: $692.18 $1,696.95
Date Available: 2010-02-25 2014-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
54.7 oz (1,550 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.
(141 x 113 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 24.3
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 861.6mm2 (35.90mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 5.97 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 66 93
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 24.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 14.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 784 2,956
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)
6016 x 4016 (24.2 MP, 3:2),
4512 x 3008 (13.6 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2008 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
5008 x 3336 (16.7 MP, 3:2),
3752 x 2504 (9.4 MP, 3:2),
2504 x 1664 (4.2 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1968 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), lossless compressed, compressed 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 6.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/​25/​24)
1280x720 (60/​50)
640x480 (60/​50)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM 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 Nikon F
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; 17 elements in 13 groups, including 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 24 - 120mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38 f/4 - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 77.0mm
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 OVF: 51-point (15 cross-type, f/8 supported by 11 points) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
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 pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800 ISO 100 - 12,800, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 25,600), Hi-2 (ISO 51,200), Auto (adjustable)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto (2 types), Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), Color temperature (2,500K-10,000K)
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%) 91,000-pixel RGB sensor; 3D Color Matrix Metering III, Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area; Highlight-weighted
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 Scene (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food), Effects, HDR, Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync; built-in flash supports wireless Commander mode
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent Lens aperture dependent; GN = 12m or 39 ft (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/200 (up to 1/250 with reduced range)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO-type Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit) RAW (NEF), lossless compressed, compressed 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless Via Wi-Fi; optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, Built-in Wi-Fi
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 6.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 40
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.7 6.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 14
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.6 6.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.99 seconds 1.77 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.122 seconds 0.174 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.162 seconds 0.055 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.054 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s OVF: - Full AF shutter lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.228s Live View: - Full AF shutter lag = 1.769s - Prefocused: 0.174s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 2.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 440 shots 1230 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E8 Proprietary EN-EL15
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D14 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
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) Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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. EXPEED 4 processor, 6.5fps burst rate, 1080p60 movies, built-in Wi-Fi, tilting 3.2-inch 1229K-dot LCD, improved 51-point AF, highlight-weighted metering, dual SD card slots. Available body only or bundled with AF-S 24-120mm f/4 lens.