• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
  • Samsung NX30
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Predecessor: Canon T1i
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Successor: Canon T3i
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General
Model Number: T2i NX30
Alternate Model Number(s): EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X4  
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $899.99 $999.99
Street Price: $692.18 $920.24
Date Available: 2010-02-25 2014-02-20
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 26.0 oz (736 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
23.1 oz (654 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in.
(130 x 97 x 76 mm)
5.0 x 3.8 x 1.6 in.
(127 x 96 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Samsung
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 20.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 66 76
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 23.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5 12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 784 1,014
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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit) JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.6 8.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/​25/​24)
1280x720 (60/​50)
640x480 (60/​50)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (120p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
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 Samsung NX
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III OIS NX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 27 - 84mm
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 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 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: 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 Samsung NX AF System II (Hybrid contrast/phase-detect): 105points (Phase Detection AF), 247points (Contrast AF), Selection: 1point ( Free selection ), Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / OLED
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror 95% coverage, 0.87x mag., 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter Tiltable (up to 80 degrees) EVF with eye sensor; XGA (1024x768) 2,359K dots; 100% Field of view; 0.96x Magnification(50mm eq. lens); -4 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x 0.64x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x 0.96x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
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, 12800, 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 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, 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 Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent Lens dependent; GN=11 (ISO 100, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 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 No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit) RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264) MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless Wi-Fi live view; optional wired via USB
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI-CEC, External Microphone Jack, Wired Remote Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.44 0.62
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.46 0.73
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 21
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.62
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.6 8.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 21
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.7 8.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 12
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.6 8.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 11
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25 seconds 0.13 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 0.087 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.083 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Quick Mode: 0.991s Live Mode: 1.720s Prefocused: 0.122s Full AF lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.285s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 3.6 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 BP-1410
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble 1410mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E8 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary BP-1410 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch) iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom v5
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. Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n supports Dual Channel (Smart Camera 3.0 with NFC, AutoShare, SNS & Cloud, Email, Auto Back, Remote Viewfinder Pro, Mobile Link,Samsung Link, Group Share, Photo Beam, HomeSync, Baby Monitor)