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Canon Eos Rebel T2i Dslr Camera With Ef-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 Is Lens (Old Model)

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (OLD MODEL)

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  • 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; DIGIC 4 image processor for high image quality and speed
  • Kit includes 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light; enhanced 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system
  • Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control and expanded recording 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Wide 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor; dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
  • New compatibility with SDXC memory cards, plus new menu status indicator for Eye-Fi support

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Brand : Canon
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,DSLR Cameras
Rating : 4.6
Review Count : 1157

Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (OLD MODEL)

  • This camera is as fantastic as the other 5-star reviewers have indicated. I was a young amateur SLR hobby-photographer 20 years ago; I mostly stopped buying film but never purchased anything more than a compact digital point\'n\'shoot for mediocre memory-shots. This DSLR was worth the wait. I buy a lot at Amazon but don\'t review much; this is an exception. I\'ll try not to reiterate too much, but I\'ll endorse some of the points in other reviews, and then offer some of my own thoughts.Endorsements:* Indeed, image quality is fantastic; 18MP is not \"too much\" for the APS-C-size sensor. Low-light performance is also great. But rather than listening to my broad statements (or those of other reviewers), Just read through the many pages of www.[amazon removed the website name - but it\'s the same review site that they feature near the top of this camera\'s page, or if you just google for \"digital photography reviews\" it should be the first hit].com review, including the comparisons with \"competitor\" cameras. The bottom line: is the T2i light-years better than all competitors at a similar price: no; but is it very good, often equaling its own master-at-twice-the-price EOS 7D: YES!* No, no stereo mic and silent lens operation like the Panasonic GH1, but the standard stereo mic jack resolves this for me. If I want fantastic sound, then I want two mics on a stereo mic bar out on a boom anyway. In fact, I prefer this mic-input over the high-quality built-in stereo mic of the GH1 (and the few other new-comers that boast built-in stereo mics).* I will side with those who appreciate the video qualities of the camera. No, it\'s probably not the right camera for taping the kids\' full basketball games (in 1080p HD!?), where you may want electronic zoom and quiet auto-focus (though a better lens would help with the auto-focus problem a little). But if you wonder what kind of masterpiece videos can be taken with this gem, google around for T2i videos and prepare to be awed. The community of artistic videographers is having a hay-day with the T2i, Panasonic GH1/GF1, and a (very) few others. These stand out in a class of their own. And the T2i, with 60fps 720p stands on its own, really, enabling some incredible slow-motion effects. Indeed, as has been mentioned, you can\'t get an interchangeable-lens video camera with a large sensor like this for anywhere near the price of this camera. Oh, and yes, make sure you have at least a Class-6 SD card, preferably Class-10, apparently (though I only have a Class-6 card and it\'s done ok so far), before you blame the camera for choppiness, and make sure you have a fast computer with a fast video-card before you blame the camera for taking unwatchable video.* Indeed, indoor auto-white-balance doesn\'t seem perfect. But the auto-ISO works pretty well; thank you Canon for the ability to limit the ceiling on it - that makes it worth using.My additional thoughts:* Yes, the body is light. It\'s not a professional all-magnesium brick that you can leave out in the snow and rain every night as one reviewer elsewhere likes to do with his professional Canons. But it\'s also not entirely \"plastic\", as some reviewers suggest. It\'s a stainless steel chassis (though who knows what gauge) with a polycarbonate resin / glass fiber shell (ok, yeah, plastic). It does \"feel\" light enough to be all plastic. I wouldn\'t treat it like a professional brick, but I also appreciate the advantages of its light weight. In my opinion: it feels light without feeling cheap. Of course, compared to a solid Magnesium, I might be inclined to say it feels cheap. To hold, that is. The function of the controls does _not_ feel cheap. Also worth noting: I have medium-small hands and have no trouble operating all of the controls _with_ thin gloves on; the profile and controls may not be acceptable to the largest-handed pro photographers, but I wouldn\'t read too much into those negative comments. And, finally, I, too, can\'t wait for camera-armor to produce a mold for the T2i (with the cutout for the new video button) so that I don\'t have to worry as much that the body isn\'t brick solid.* The kit lens may be relatively slow at f3.5 and may be plastic, but it really is a great start lens its price. You\'ll find a faster (f1.8) plastic lens for the same price, but it won\'t have image-stabilization (though the argument that you won\'t need it at f1.8 has some merit). It really is quite sharp, for the money. It does hunt a little for (auto-)focus in imperfect conditions, but it\'s not clear to me (yet) that this is all the fault of the lens. The hunting _noise_ (audible noise, that is), on the other hand, clearly marks it as an inexpensive lens.* Battery: I don\'t have enough experience with it yet to comment much on its performance, other than to refer to the stats according to CIPA standards. But I did notice that you can choose your background color for the LCD, where settings are displayed. I changed mine from the default white background to a dark background. If my hypothesis is right, this will save a little power. You can also reduce the amount of time a shot is displayed on the LCD after it\'s taken. Or you can turn the LCD off altogether, which is likely to save a healthy bit of juice.Like I said: I\'ll leave a great deal unsaid because other reviewers have already said it. I did a lot of research over the last 5 mon and finally concluded that this newcomer was \"the one\" for me. Still, I watched developments for a few more weeks before making my purchase. Bottom line: this is a 5-star purchase.UPDATE: I emailed camera-armor, and they reported: \"We currently do not have any plans on releasing Camera Armor for the Canon T2i. We apologize for the disappointment.\" But they say to stay tuned for new products. Perhaps the plans are around the corner even if the product is not as near as hoped. I\'d be interested in knowing how well the Xsi/T1i\'s armor ( MADE Products CA-1135-BLK Camera Armor for Canon XSI Digital SLR Cameras (Black) ) would work -- it looks to me like the movie-record button might be covered, but otherwise the fit might be right. I haven\'t found any comments on this anywhere.
  • I\'ve been reading through the other reviews here and some of the negative ones seem to miss the point of this camera. I\'m giving it a five star review. Does that mean the camera\'s perfect? No - but it is as good at what it does as you\'re going to find in this price range. Want better build quality, a more comfortable (but bigger) body, extra knobs and buttons and LCD screens? Then buy a 60D or 7D - this is not the camera for you. This is an entry level DSLR, and I\'m reviewing it as such, not in comparison to higher-priced semi-professional DSLRs. Yes, there are some compromises - that\'s why the price is what it is. On the other hand, this camera has the same sensor and image processor (yes, exactly the same) as Canon\'s 60D, so if all you care about is high quality pictures and video, you\'re not going to do any better than this without spending thousands of dollars.I\'m a Rebel veteran - my first was a 35mm Rebel 2000 in 1999, which was the first entry-level SLR ever to feature a shiftable program mode. Canon\'s Rebel line always seems to have a few features that its direct entry-level competitors don\'t, and I keep buying them as a result. My last Rebel was a Rebel XT, which the T2i is replacing for me.The T2i sensor blows the doors off the Rebel XT. My first shot (in program mode) ended up being automatically set at 3200 ISO - something the XT wasn\'t even capable of - and it looked as good as the XT did at 200 ISO! I haven\'t noticed any focusing or exposure issues yet, although like all Canon cameras, white balance under tungsten light is not great. This has been going on for so long now that I have to believe it\'s actually intentional on the part of Canon. Tungsten light is yellow, and our eyes become accustomed to it so we no longer see it that way when we\'re under it. But the Rebel T2i, like all Canon digital cameras ever, will show photos under tungsten light with a distinct yellow cast - maybe faithful to the actual light, but not to what our eyes see. You can make this look more natural with a custom white balance.I will echo what some say about the video mode being a bit unintuitive, but part of this seems to be so that Canon can allow you to take photos while shooting video - which is a pretty interesting feature. You first put the camera in video mode, then you focus with the shutter button, then you press the video record button to start recording. Press it again to stop. While recording, you can press the shutter button all the way down to take a picture as normal - video will keep recording. You can also manually focus (which eliminates the possibility of AF noise in the video) and then you don\'t need to worry about the shutter button in video mode. This camera does have a jack for an external mic, which is still something of a novelty in an entry-level SLR. Video quality is excellent, with very low video noise even in low light situations, and sharpness that\'s really more limited by your lens than anything else (the sensor has more than enough pixels to handle 1080p video).That\'s another thing - much of the criticism being leveled at this camera in the negative reviews is actually a critique of the lens, which this product (I\'m reviewing the body only) doesn\'t even come with! Slow auto-focus, noisy auto-focus... these are problems with the lens, not the camera. I\'m using my trusty Sigma 18-50 HSM DC OS lens and I have no problems. I recommend this lens over the Canon kit lens - which means I recommend the T2i body alone over the kit. Anyway, remember that this is an SLR - not every issue you might have is the camera\'s fault, and lenses can be easily changed.Lastly, regarding the build quality and ergonomics. Canon\'s Rebel series has always been \"plastic\" and the T2i is no exception. However, their digital Rebels have always been tougher than they get credit for, with a steel frame underneath a polycarbonate body. I\'ve dropped my Rebel XT at least a half a dozen times from either hip or eye height onto a mix of surfaces, including bare concrete, with no damage whatsoever - not even a scratch. The T2i feels pretty much the same as the XT in terms of quality. I am a little disappointed that the main dial and shutter button are now plastic instead of metal, but this is actually more like the way Rebel cameras used to be built (before the digital era), and the underlying metal structure hasn\'t really changed from the XT days. I will say that this camera is more comfortable to hold than the XT, which had no rubberized surfaces at all. That said, there are some tradeoffs in the ergonomics of this camera - it is a compact SLR, and as such, it is relatively light and easy to walk around with, but a little harder to hold than a full size SLR, with a small grip and button placements that can be fiddly. Again, this is not a camera intended for people who want a \"big\" SLR.One quick thing to mention - the T3i is out now, so you might consider that, but the T2i will be staying on the market as a somewhat cheaper alternative. The main thing the T3i has over the T2i is the flipout screen. I didn\'t need that, so I went with the T2i. (The 60D also has a flipout screen, in addition to being larger.)So basically in this range you have the T2i, which is the lowest model with this newish sensor, the T3i, which adds a flipout screen (and a couple minor things like digital zoom), and the 60D, which adds a bigger body, a better viewfinder and a faster continuous shooting speed. Going below the T2i you will start to lose video modes and resolution. For me the T2i was the sweet spot, though if you do want that big SLR feel, you can always save up for the 60D. I personally don\'t feel like the T3i is enough of an upgrade to justify its extra cost.
  • Had this for over 10 years now, would like to get an updated Canon, but the wife wouldn\'t let me because see thinks the pictures this one takes are good enough all ready .

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