Canon announces a groundbreaking new addition to its expanding,
world-famous EOS range of Digital SLR cameras - the EOS 550D. The
Canon EOS 550D redefines the boundaries of Canon’s consumer DSLR
range, incorporating technologies and features more commonly found
in semi-professional DSLRs into the compact, lightweight body
favoured by consumers. With a newly-developed 18 Megapixel APS-C
CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s advanced DIGIC 4 image processor
and the ability to shoot Full HD movies, photography enthusiasts are
empowered to explore new levels of creativity. The Canon EOS 550D
makes Canon’s powerful imaging technology more accessible to
18 MP CMOS Sensor
Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints – or
crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing
– EOS 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and
produces images with incredibly low noise.
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver
14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking
colours. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting
at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and
near-instant image review after shooting.
High ISO for low light
When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to
6400 – expandable to 12800 for those environments where using flash
Full HD movie recording
The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to
shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D
features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can
also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is
really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of
footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback
can be controlled using the TV’s remote control.
7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD
Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0”)
3:2 Clear View LCD screen, which features an ultra-high 1,040,000
dots for increased clarity. Switch to Live View mode and use the
real-time visual feed to shoot from awkward angles.
iFCL metering system
A new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour and
Luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.
Quick Control screen
Accessible using a dedicated button it provides easy access to
commonly used functions, ensuring that you are ready to take the
shot as it happens.
External Microphone Socket
Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the
3.5mm stereo jack socket.
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only
the centre part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting
without having to change lenses.
Create a shooting system as unique as you are
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S
lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible
megapixels (5184 x 3456)
megapixels (3456 x 2304)
megapixels (2592 x 1728)
megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Consecutive numbering, auto reset and manual reset
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,
Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Auto (AWB), daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, light, white
fluorescent light, flash, custom (custom WB)
Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Auto Lighting Optimizer with Face Detection
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Copyright information entered with the camera is appended to
the image EXIF information
Vertical / Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.87x (-1m - 1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 19mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
-3.0 - +1.0m - 1dpt
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
secondary image-registration, phase detection
-0.5 - 18 (at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)
Autofocus, One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx
3.5m / 11.5ft at periphery (with an EOS-dedicated Speedlite
attached, the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam is emitted instead)
Tracking of an object moving towards the camera at 50km/h
possible up to a minimum distance of approx. 10m.
* When used with EF300mm F2.8L IS USM
full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering (center, approx. 4% viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
1 - 20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Program AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE,
depth-of-field AE, full auto (Program AE non-shiftable),
Programmed Image Control Modes (Portrait, Landscape,
Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash OFF), manual
exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE
(evaluative & average metering)
(Recommended exposure index)
100 - 6400 (whole-stop increments), ISO expansion 12800.
* In Basic Zone modes, Auto ISO sets the ISO automatically
within 100 - 3200
* The minimum ISO speed when (highlight tone priority) is
enabled will be ISO 200
* In Creative Zones, ISO Auto’s upper limit (ISO 400 - 6400)
can be set
+/-5 stops in 1/3-stop or ˝ stop increments, +/- 2 stops for
Manual and AEB correction
Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when
focus is achieved
By AE lock
Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.)
X-sync at 1/200sec.
personal computer communication and direct printing
(Hi-Speed USB) , audio (stereo)/video output (NTSC/PAL)
HDMI Mini OUT
Type C (Auto switching of resolution)
microphone IN terminal
3.5mm dia. Stereo mini jack
Compatible with remote control via RS-60E3
With Remote Controller RC-1 / RC-5 / RC-6
Battery Pack LP-E8 (Qty.1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
* With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached, 6 size-AA/LR6 batteries
or 2 LP-E8 battery packs can be used
Battery Life (Based on CIPA testing standards)
At 23°C / 73°F,
approx. 550 shots.
At 0°C / 32°F, approx. 470 shots.
With Live View
At 23°C / 73°F,
approx. 200 shots.
At 0°C / 32°F, approx. 170 shots.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W X
H X D)
128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0in.
Approx. 475g / 16.8oz. (body only)
- 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
* All the specifications above are
based on Canon’s testing standards.
* The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change
* If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera,
consult the respective lens maker.
Canon EOS 550D Video Preview
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