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Reviews of Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i

Testseek.co.uk have collected 110 expert reviews of the Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i and the average rating is 85%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i.
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The editors liked

  • Excellent high-definition movie mode
  • Good high-ISO performance
  • Great design and layout
  • Quality build
  • High-res 18Mp sensor
  • Superb ISO performance
  • Improved intelligent metering
  • Full HD movie recording
  • Pluses
  • Electronic noise well handled up to 3200 ISO
  • 720p and 1080p HD video
  • Good quality LCD screen
  • Great battery life
  • Easy to use with great menus
  • Detail in images
  • Excellent video performance and controls
  • Performance in ISO range
  • Shooting mode to appeal to newbies and advanced photographers
  • Goodquality
  • Large screen
  • Greatlooking pictures and video
  • Good-quality
  • Great-looking pictures and video
  • High resolution for a consumer DSLR
  • Full HD video and HDMI output
  • High grade
  • Semi professional specification in a manageable consumer level camera chassis
  • Best-in-class 18MP stills resolution and 1920x1080 Full HD movies
  • Compatible with a wide range of additional lenses

The editors didn't like

  • Detail could be crisper
  • Needs a decent kit lens
  • Pricey for an amateur camera
  • Plastic body only
  • Cheap and basic kit lens
  • Cramped optical viewfinder
  • Cluttered top dial
  • Clunky movie autofocus
  • Minuses
  • Autofocus struggles in low light
  • No rotating screen
  • Optical viewfinder a little narrow
  • Grip quite qmall
  • No autofocus assist lamp
  • Price
  • Some of the advanced settings are well hidden in menus
  • Poorquality kit lens
  • Lacks fine control options of other EOS models
  • Poor-quality kit lens
  • LCD not angle adjustable
  • HD video requires fast
  • High capacity memory cards
  • No dedicated video record button
  • Plastic-y build compared with true semi pro models
  • Requires period of familiarity

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  Published: 2011-01-01, review by: EISA.eu

  • Abstract:  Canon’s EOS 550D makes an excellent entry-level camera, as it offers a wide range of features in a well-designed and easy to use body. Full HD video recording is available with full manual control of exposure and of focusing, as well as still image mod...

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  Published: 2010-06-14, Author: Gavin Stoker , review by: macworld.co.uk

  • High grade, semi professional specification in a manageable consumer level camera chassis, best-in-class 18MP stills resolution and 1920x1080 Full HD movies, compatible with a wide range of additional lenses
  • Plastic-y build compared with true semi pro models, requires period of familiarity

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  Published: 2010-05-27, review by: digicambuyer.co.uk

  • A well-equipped camera with a simple interface that results in easy handling and brilliant image/movie quality...

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  Published: 2010-05-11, review by: T3.com

  • High resolution for a consumer DSLR, Full HD video and HDMI output
  • LCD not angle adjustable, HD video requires fast, high capacity memory cards, No dedicated video record button
  • Robust, featured packed and user friendly, Canon stays true to maker's form whilst exceeding expectation in several areas. A safe option for those upgrading from a compact

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  Published: 2010-05-06, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Goodquality, large screen; greatlooking pictures and video,
  • Poorquality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models
  • A good camera, but relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting...

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  Published: 2010-05-06, review by: v3.co.uk

  • Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures and video
  • Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models
  • A good camera, but relatively expensive given the buyers it’s targeting Good points Good-quality, large screen; great-looking pictures and video Bad points Poor-quality kit lens; lacks fine control options of other EOS models ...

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  Published: 2010-04-23, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • Canon’s EOS 550D raises the bar on features and resolution that all decent DSLRs in this enthusiast area must aim to be equipped with going forward. The high teens sensor, decent metering, customisable parameters and excellent video capabilities...

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  Published: 2010-04-20, review by: pcpro.co.uk

  • Not a massive advance for stills, but serious filmmakers looking for HD on a budget should sit up and take note ...

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  Published: 2010-04-16, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Detail in images, excellent video performance and controls, performance in ISO range, shooting mode to appeal to newbies and advanced photographers
  • Price, some of the advanced settings are well hidden in menus
  • Specs and performance that really comes to the fore, the Canon EOS 550D is a very capable camera worthy of the hefty price tag it demandsKey specs18 megapixels, HDMI, SD, SDHC...

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  Published: 2010-04-15, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Canon's EOS 550D is a very good camera that's packed to the gills with features, but we'd recommend avoiding the 18-55 IS kit lens because it doesn't do the camera justice. ...

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