Canon EOS Rebel T2i

The Good Fast performance; excellent photo quality; above average video-capture quality.

The Bad Annoying viewfinder; irritating control layout for video capture.

The Bottom Line A great follow-up to the T1i, if you want the best photo and video quality in a dSLR for less than $1,000, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i is hard to beat.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Image quality 8.0
7.8 Overall

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Review

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Instead of replacing its tired, old XS and XSi models to compete with younger, sprier sub-$700 models from Nikon, Sony, and Pentax in that extremely popular price segment, Canon chose to release an update to its more expensive T1i in the less competitive $800-$1,000 range. Included in the new T2i--dubbed the EOS 550D overseas--are some notable enhancements to its video capabilities, an updated metering scheme inherited from the 7D, an enhanced LCD, and a resolution jump to 18 megapixels. While there are nits to pick with aspects of the camera and areas where even cheaper models outpace it, as an overall package, the T2i narrowly takes the place at the head of the pack of consumer dSLRs.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $900
  • Brand Canon
  • Digital Camera Type Entry-level dSLR
  • Sensor Resolution 18 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 14.9 x 22.3 mm
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
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