One of the market leaders in digital imaging solution, Canon U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its popular Rebel D-SLR family with the latest Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera (Canon EOS 550D), which incorporates 18MP CMOS sensor, 3.7 fps continuous shooting, advanced Live View, integrated pop-up flash, improved iFCL 63-zone, dual-layer metering system, and advanced full HD video recording with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates up to 30 fps, bringing professional EOS features and functions into a simple, lightweight DSLR camera.

“There is no question that HD video is the biggest trend in DSLR technology and because of this we are seeing the creativity of still photographers transferring to the moving image. Still photographers are using the various lenses and accessories they are already familiar with to create amazing video footage,” commented Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. “Taking that HD video quality and putting it in the hands of entry-level photographers with cameras like our new EOS Rebel T2i, we are seeing a new generation of creative digital artists emerge.”

Key Features Of Canon EOS Rebel T2i:

  • 3.0-inch LCD display with 1.04 million dots, wide 3:2 aspect ratio and 160° viewing angle for enhanced viewing experience
  • New high-sensitivity, high-resolution 18 megapixel Canon CMOS (APS-C) imaging sensor complemented with DIGIC 4 processor for superior image quality and speed
  • Improved iFCL 63-zone dual-layer metering system delivers a high level of accuracy for best possible results
  • 9-point AF system utilizes a high-precision f/2.8 cross-type center point
  • 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting up to approximately 6 consecutive RAW files or approx. 34 full-resolution JPEGs
  • Amazing ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 12, 800 (via Custom Function) for shooting from bright to dim light
  • Canon’s brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone ensuring brilliant images
  • Enhanced EOS HD movie mode with full manual exposure control, visual options of interchangeable lenses and selectable frame rates
  • New Movie Crop mode lets users achieve 7x magnification while recording SD video
  • Expanded ± 5 EV exposure compensation range for more versatility while shooting in extremely bright/dark environments
  • Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
  • External stereo microphone jack and new Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) compatibility
  • New Quick Control Screen button enabling easy access to frequently used settings for added convenient
  • Supports Eye-Fi SD cards, and latest SDXC memory cards for greater storage capacity
  • Compatible with Canon EX-series Speedlites and Canon EF and EF-S lenses

The newest Canon EOS Rebel T2i D-SLR camera which measures 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 inches and weights about 18.7 ounces will hit U.S. market in coming March 2010 for around $800 (body only) or $900 (kit with T2i body and Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens).