• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
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Predecessor: Canon T1i
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Successor: Canon T3i
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General
Model Number: T2i E-PM2
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4  
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $899.99 $499.99
Street Price: $692.18 $447.99
Date Available: 2010-02-25 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
13.5 oz (384 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(110 x 64 x 34 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 66 72
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 22.7
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 12.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 784 932
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)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 7.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
640x480 (60/50)
1920x1080 (30p (20 or 17Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (13 or 10Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 / f/ 5.6 - 38 f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
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 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   Up to 2x
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 High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal), Single target (small)
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 VF-2, VF-3 or VF-4 electronic viewfinders
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: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800 AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (2), Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 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%) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
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, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D Still (using H-FT012 3D lens only); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key); Multiple Exposure (2 frames)
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent Bundled FL-LM1 flash has GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/250
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 UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit) 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
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 Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44 0.55
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46 0.56
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.56
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 7.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 16
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.7 8.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 16
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.6 7.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 15
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25 seconds 0.20 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 0.110 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.32 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.064 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s Full AF shutter lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.255s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.7 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 3.9 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   360 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 440 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E8 Proprietary BLS-5
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary BLS-5 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) Olympus Viewer 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. In-body image stabilization, FAST AF system, fixed touchscreen LCD, 8 fps burst mode, UHS-I compliant, FlashAir compatible. Available in silver, black, white or red.