The Canon Digital Rebel T2i (known as the EOS 550D outside the USA) is Canon's most recent addition to their "entry level" DSLR lineup. It's an upgrade of the Digital Rebel T1i, though Canon haven't discontinued the T1i so as of right now the Digital Rebel T2i is an addition to the Canon EOS lineup rather than a replacement of the T1i. In some ways you can think of the T2i as 75% of the EOS 7D stuffed into a Rebel body!
The Digital Rebel T2i has an 18MP CMOS sensor, very similar (though perhaps not identical) to that of Canon's premium crop sensor DSLR, the EOS 7D.
Major new features of the Digital Rebel T2i include:
Full Specifications are on the Digital Rebel T2i Specifications Page
|Image Sensor||22.3mm x 14.9mm, 18MP CMOS, (5184 x 3456 pixels)|
|Autofocus||TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 9 AF points (Cross-type at center)|
|ISO Speeds||ISO 100-6400 + H(12,800)|
|Metering Modes||35-zone Evaluative, 9% Partial, 3.8% Spot, Center Weighted|
|Viewfinder||Pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.87x|
|Shutter Speeds||1/4000 to 30 sec. + B, X-sync at 1/200 sec.|
|Flash||Retractable, auto pop-up flash, GN 13/43 (ISO 100 m/ft), coverage for 17mm lens|
|LCD||TFT color, 3.0 in, 1,040,000 dots, 160 ° viewing angle, 3:2 aspect ratio|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Approx. 129 x 98 x 75 mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 2.9")|
|Weight||Approx. 530 g (18.7 oz) with battery|