Tuesday, June 7, 2011



Features :
The EOS 550D makes Canon’s powerful imaging technology more accessible to consumers. Canon’s advanced DIGIC 4 image processor and 18MP sensor support standard ISO settings of 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800), while enhanced in-camera noise reduction technology boosts performance in low light conditions.
As the ability to record Full HD video becomes increasingly important, Canon continues to deliver DSLR technology that sets the industry benchmark for multimedia functionality. The EOS 550D records video in full 1920x1080p HD resolution, allowing photographers to select the frame rate preferred from 30, 25 and 24fps, as well as offering 720p video at 60 and 50fps.
Photographers can also take manual control over exposure settings, changing the depth of field and degree of motion blur to shoot more creatively. To provide the best possible video quality, highlight tone priority (HTP) can be set independently for movie capture, without changing any still image capture settings.
The EOS 550D also allows photographers to view their images and video in unhindered clarity. A 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution makes it possible to see 100% of captured images with no borders.
As consumers would expect from an EOS DSLR, the EOS 550D is built to a high quality specification. It features bigger, more intuitive buttons which have been redesigned following feedback from users. Based on this feedback, the EOS 550D also features an additional button on the new, battery grip, allowing aperture settings to be changed when shooting with the camera in a vertical position, without having to reorient the body.

Model Type APS-C Digital SLR
Max. Image Resolution 18 Megapixel
18.7 million effective pixels
22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
3:2 aspect ratio

Image Processor Canon DIGIC 4
Dust Reduction System Yes
Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)

Still Image Size
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728

Still Image Formats
RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal

Movie Size and Recording
1920 x 1080 (1080P, 16:9) @ 30/25/24 fps
1280 x 720 (720P, 16:9) @ 60/50 fps
640 x 480 (4:3) @ 60/50 fps

Movie Formats Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video,linear PCM audio)
Lens Mount
Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop

Auto Focus
9-point CMOS sensor
F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Predictive AF up to 10 m

Auto Focus Modes
AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo

Metering System
TTL 63-zone SPC
Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)

AE Lock and AE Bracketing
AE lock button
+/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

Exposure Compensation
+/- 5.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

ISO Sensitivity
100 - 6400
H1 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.)
Highlight tone priority

Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec

White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.87x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 19 mm
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Fixed precision matte
Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information

LCD Monitor
3.0" 4:3 TFT LCD
1,040,000 pixels
Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
Up to 10x zoom playback

Internal Flash
Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 13
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)

External Flash
E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites

Live View
Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Grid optional (thirds)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
Quick or Live mode autofocus

Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
4 and 9 image index
Auto play
Image rotation
Jump (by 10, 100 or date)

Storage SD / SDHC / SDXC card
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal)
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
E3 type wired remote control (optional)
Remote Controller RC-6 (optional)
External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)

Power Source
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
Approx 440 shots (23°C AE 50%, FE 50%), CIPA standard
4 level battery life display

Body Material Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Dimensions (W x H x D) 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Weight 530g
Warranty 1-year Limited Warranty by Authorized Distributor .