Canon T2i

Ok, it is official.  Canon is releasing the EOS 550D/Rebel T2i/Kiss X4 Digital.  More information from dpreview.com.

Image above courtesy of dpreview.com.

I have the T1i, and comparing to the specs of the T2i, here is what I think are the main advancements:

  • 18 mega pixel sensor (depends on noise level, it could be a disadvantage also) vs 15 mega pixel
  • 1080p 30fps movie vs 1080p 20fps movie
  • 63 TTL metering zones vs 35 TTL metering zones
  • +/- 5.0 EV compensation vs +/- 2.0 EV

I am not going to repeat the rest but you get the idea.

For those who held out and not getting a T1i last year (yes it is not even a year old yet), the biggest win for you is that the price did not increase!  When the T1i was announced in March 2009, the body itself was introduced at US$799.  T2i body will be offered at exactly the price.  So since you resisted the temptation, you are rewarded by better hardware without having to pay a penny more :)

Personally, I will wait for the T3i. If the trend of accelerating pushing products to the market repeats, T3i will be available before the end of the year! Right, Canon?  ^^/

Here is a video of the product introduction on youtube, takes 3:39 to fill you in:

And if you are bored of the technical mumbo jumbo, you can see a movie made by the camera instead (offered by Canon Europe):

Some of the landscape shots are pretty spectacular.

Will you get a T2i? What do you think of the new features?

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