Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens) Reviews
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ EF-S IS II 18-55mm Lens)

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  • Best Out of Box Color

    Feb 21, 2014 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: My photos always get compliments.
    Cons: The only thing I can think of is I wish it wasn't over $500.

    Summary: This camera produces clear and colorful images with standard settings. It produces such great quality images you don't even need editing software, even though it is fun to play around with. It's not complicated to learn to use this camera. The settings ... read more

  • Cons and Pros of Canon 550D

    Nov 26, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: ergonomics
    FPS 
    Flash button 
    Fine quality, superb pictures.
    Cons: weather proofing. 
    No revolving LCD
    ISO limitation to 12000 
    Only 9 focus points

    Summary: When I bought this camera, I was very happy till the point I learnt about its limitations and shortcomings. The buttons are overall of very good quality. A Solid body but proves to be small for bigger hands. Leather covering on the front and bits on the ... read more

  • Still a favorite, even for an "older" model

    Oct 15, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight body, very portable, good ISO range
    Cons: standard kit lens is better for video than stills

    Summary: I got the canon digital rebel T2i as a used lens/body set because it was a really good deal, and even after trying the much more expensive D series cameras, I still really like this for its portability, lightweight body, and functionality. I've tried the ... read more

  • This Rebel is good!

    Oct 12, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use
    takes great photos
    Cons: Pricey
    Would like more zoom, without having to purchase additional lens.

    Summary: My husband and I have had many small digital type cameras over the years.  All adequate, and not any sort of significant investment.  This past year we found our only functional cameras were the ones on our phones!  We started researching ... read more

  • A Good First Buy

    Jul 16, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Overall a good camera in the price rang for beginners.
    Cons: Not too many really.

    Summary: If you are thinking of buying a first SLR camera Canon 550 D is a good buy. It is easy on pocket and it has a lot of features that would keep you engaged.I have used this for the last two years and I have been happy with the camera. Even ... read more

  • Very nice camera for beginners

    May 26, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Crystal-clear pictures, Auto settings, Easy to use
    Cons: Battery life

    Summary: I own the Canon Rebel T2i from Walmart and it is a very nice camera for beginners when it comes to photography. I bought this camera for candid photography and daily use. It takes clear, detailed pictures and the auto settings are great for those who do ... read more

  • Worth every penny.

    May 5, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use.

    Light weight

    Durable
    Cons: The strap can twist and unbuckle easy.

    The lens cap can come off.

    Summary: As a self taught amateur photographer I was very pleased to receive this camera a week after I have purchased it from Amazon. The postage and packaging was great, compact and easy to open. Within the box there was instructions on how to set up the ... read more

  • Great For Photos Not Video. BEGINNERS CAMERA

    Mar 30, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great, High quality, images.
    Easy to use
    Great for beginners
    Great Photography lens included
    Handmedown.
    Cons: Not the best for video use,
    wouldn't buy it for video.
    vlogging quality for YouTube

    Summary: I bought this for photography use only. I think that's all it's good for. The video with the lens, isn't very high quality. Ill use it to record family, dance recitals, and use it for other everyday uses of video, but do not buy this camera and ... read more

  • I LOVE this camera!

    Feb 10, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great crisp photos, easy to use, reliable.
    Cons: LCD screen hard to see if using it for video.

    Summary: I purchased this camera when it first came out and I have zero regrets. In the years since this camera came out I only had one problem, which was the flash wouldn't pop up all the time and I would get an error on the screen. I sent this back to Canon (as ... read more

  • For what it is, its GREAT

    Dec 28, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -Great value
    -Many compatible lenses
    -Light 
    Cons: Over time, you'll find yourself wanting more.

    Summary: I started doing video reveiws on youtube and only had a sony point and shoot camera to film video. I wanted something that would give me high quality video, and at that point, I didn't know too much about dslr's. I just saw that the Canon T2i was ... read more

  • Canon EOS 550D/ REBEL T2i with 18-55mm lens

    Oct 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: best entry level camera with all features
    Cons: image quality  and ISO sensitivity not as good as d3100

    Summary: If you are dying to shift from a point and shoot camera to DSLR to learn the ropes of photography then this is the best dslr at the price point. compared to Canon's biggest competitor this camera features a better body (although a bit plasticky). EOS ... read more

  • First DSLR camera

    Oct 7, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for beginners
    Auto mode
    Great price.
    Cons: Bad at night
    Bad at motion shots

    Summary: I purchased the Canon REBEL T2i / EOS because I picked up an interest in photography. I had taken some classes in school using film, but I wanted a nice DSLR for a good price. This is a great camera. It is very easy to figure out; it probably took me ... read more

  • Canon REBEL T2i

    Aug 5, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp photos, vivid colors, multiple functionalities.
    Cons: A little heavy.

    Summary: I purchased this camera (Canon Rebel T2i EOS 550D with 18-55mm lens) about a year ago, as a requirement for a photography course I took, and I have used it ever since. It was my very first professional camera ever (I had only used regular point and shoot ... read more

  • Great for low budget filmmaking

    Jul 31, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great video recording capability, Great audio capturing capability, and very sturdy and rugged body.
    Cons: Average photo quality unless you buy additional lenses for specific purposes.

    Summary: I bought this camera for making low budget indie films and have been very happy with my purchase. This is a great DSLR that includes very nice video/filming capabilities. It also has a great built-in mic which has the capability to record voices and ... read more

  • Canon T2i is great!!

    Jul 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!  18 megapixles, HD video, ease of use.
    Cons: none

    Summary: After playing with several other brand digital SLR's, I had my heart set on a Canon T2i for many reasons, and finally I had recieved mine as a gift from my girlfriend. I had always loved the dependability of the Canon products and I had already had ... read more

  • Great For A Starter Camera

    Jul 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use auto focus, user friendly.
    Cons: Hassle to carry around

    Summary: This is really a great camera for beginners because it is so user friendly. Not too complicated and easy to use. It's also great for expert photographers. I bought this camera because I was new to Canon cameras and the features were just what i needed in ... read more

  • Canon REBEL T2i / EOS 550D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

    Jun 18, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: User Friendly, Easy to use, Sleek and Stylish, light, Fast and Efficient, Variety of Lens
    Cons: -doesn't take great night pictures

    Summary: I bought this camera last year for my photography class at art institute of Pittsburgh; I have not had a problem with this camera. It’s easy to use and most importantly it’s light; makes it easy to carry around with you. I use this camera for ... read more

  • Great Camera!

    Jun 5, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: All features work really well, many different types of options in taken photos.
    Cons: Not as 'high-tech' as other upgraded cameras, but definetly worth the investment.

    Summary: The Canon Rebel T2i is a great camera.  The features it has and the way it was built all work together to get you the best shot possible.  Overall I recommend this camera, as it is fairly cheap, yet expensive in quality.  Personally, I use ... read more

  • Very handy

    May 31, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great weight, great exposures, easy to use, and very fun to use
    Cons: The price constantly goes down and you can easily pay to much for it.

    Summary: The canon T2i is a very good dslr for someone who is interested in starting out with photography. It is equipped with enough features and is very good quality. It is the perfect camera to take around anywhere and make memories last. I have owned it for ... read more

  • Excellent in every way

    Feb 19, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: This camera takes amazing pictures and is quite simple to use.
    Cons: 18-55 mm lens do not zoom significantly; 55-200mm lens are expensive to buy separately.

    Summary: I bought this product before Christmas 2011 as a gift...to myself. I spent hours upon hours deciding between this and a Nikon, and finally I chose this.  I am absolutely satisified with my decision.  After learning how to use the camera, the ... read more

  • Amazing quality and very portable!

    Jan 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazig picture and video quality! very portable!
    Cons: Battery life is sometimes a problem but its still pretty great.

    Summary: This camera is amazing and I can't rave enough about it! I have recently just bought this camera and I am in love with it! The picture quality is insane and you really do not have to carry around a gigantic piece of equipment just to take a picture or ... read more

  • Great Starter Camera

    Jan 10, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 1. Great lens
    2. HD video 
    3. Interchangable lens
    Cons: 1. fails to retain quailty pictures in low lighting
    2. Does not take good motion pictures

    Summary: I have owned my t2i for about 6 months now and i love it! The kit lens that comes with it is perfect for me as I am still trying to get a feel for next level photography. I was debating wether or not to get the t3i or the t2i and after much research, it ... read more

  • Canon EOS 550d: A Great Starters DSLR

    Jan 6, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -User Friendly
    -Sleek and Stylish
    -Fast and Efficient
    -Customizable
    -Price is not outrageous
    Cons: -Requires a class 10 memory card or higher
    -No flip out screen 

    Summary: What a pleasure to use! As a photography enthusiast but not necessarily an expert, I ventured into the market of DSLR's by purchasing the EOS550D. I must say, Canon has donea great job with a mid market powerful feature packed DSLR. The EOS 550D is ... read more

  • A Camera for a Student

    Nov 26, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable
    Easy-to-use
    Variety of Lens
    Cons: Bat at low exposure
    Bad at moving shots
    Size

    Summary: The Canon Rebel T2i. This is my first DSLR I bought and I am loving it. As a high school student, the prices wasn't scary and for the price, it is a very nice buy. I'm not sure what I can't do with it. You can program it to take HDR photos, and even ... read more

  • A Great Product: the Canon REBEL T2i

    Nov 22, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: A range of great settings, clear shots, manageable weight for carrying, useful settings.
    Cons: Can be hard to fit into backpacks when travelling, pricey, need a UV protector filter.

    Summary: In the summer of 2010, I bought this camera for my advanced photography class. I won't lie, I was a little stunned with the price, but I must say that after a year and a half of use, it was COMPLETELY worth it. First off, if you are part of a ... read more

  • Canon Rebel T2i

    Nov 21, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 18MP sensor,720p-1080p,PAL and NTSC,Auto and Manual FOCUS
    Cons: Not so good in the dark

    Summary: This camera is astonishing!! I have it and i am really happy with it. At first i had to get some help from online, but also they give you a specific manual to read first, so i have a look at that. Once i kinda knew where i was going i got the hang of it. ... read more

  • The Canon Rebel rocks!

    Nov 10, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Many different shooting modes
    Lovely contrast
    Simple to master
    Cons: The camera cannot be set down without tipping forward, hard for self-timer.

    Summary: I got this product as a gift and could not be happier with it.  I have been taking photography classes in school and became very interested in it, so I decided that I wanted a digital camera as well as a film camera.  I originally thought that ... read more

  • Great for anyone

    Aug 15, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy interface, beautiful renderings, fully customizable. 
    Cons: Could use more zoom, but different lenses can be purchased for distant shots.  

    Summary: I recently purchased the Canon REBEL T2i / EOS for a family vacation to niagara falls.  I have never owned a professional camera beforehand so I figured it would be difficult to learn but it was really simple.  Beautiful pictures, ample shot ... read more

  • LOVE this camera!

    May 11, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: High quality, SUPER fast, great lens, great zoom
    Cons: A little bit of a pain to carry around, pricey, quite heavy

    Summary: If you enjoy high quality photos, then this is the camera for you! My husband and I were shopping around for a nice, high quality digital camera when we came across this particular Canon REBEL T2i / EOS 550D Digital Camera with 18055mm lens at Best Buy. ... read more

  • Canon's entry level DSLR, Perfect for the beginner/amateur!

    Feb 25, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Made in Japan; Solid built; Incredible Image Quality!; 18 MP; Eye-Fi Compatible
    Cons: High ISO Noise; No GPS Geo-tagging

    Summary: The Canon T2i performs extremely well in all of its 13 different shooting modes and one video shooting mode.  The Auto Modes: -The auto Mode will take your every day picture and adjust the settings to whatever conditions ... read more

  • Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i Digital Camera

    Jul 13, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -VERY high quality-Auto-focus-60 frame per second video-Professional
    Cons: -Price is up to $1300

    Summary:    I, as a 13 year-old kid with nothing really to do during summer break was trying to find a hobby. I've always wanted to make videos for YouTube and become a YouTube celebrity so I was looking around for very high-quality cameras so my ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Easy pick for everyone!

    Jul 30, 2013 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Image Quality has been outstanding, crispy clear display, high quality DSLR camera 
    Cons: I do not know the cons about this camera, it's just so PERFECT!!!

    Summary: This DSLR camera from Canon is an EXCELLENT camera from begginers (like me) to experts! The battery life is excellent with around 1 1/2 months on standby from full charge, it can take more than 1000 images from full charge. This camera is actually better ... read more

  • Good DSLR for beginners/starters

    Apr 21, 2013 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: heavy
    recommend upgrading lens 
    not as more advance as expensive dslrs out there
    older model 
    Cons: small and durable, button layout easily accessible, good quality product by Canon, many options.

    Summary: I purchased this DSLR on sale last fall and have since used it many times. The kit lens that come with it has done its job for my pictures but i am looking to upgrade to a portrait and bigger lens because i would like to take some lanscape and close up ... read more

  • Canon T2I Rebel- Good for pictures bad for video footage!

    Mar 16, 2013 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Produces excellent quality photos
    Fast shutter speed
    A lot of lense options.
    Cons: Video footage sometimes pauses during recording even with fast sd card
    Too bulky

    Summary: I first purchased this camera about a year ago and I chose it over the t3I even though the t3I had a rotating lcd screen. For the price it is an excellent camera! For beginners I would recommend this camera if you are just starting out and you need to ... read more

  • canon rebel t2i /eos550d digital camera with 18-55mm lens

    Nov 25, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: loved the camera-took great pics -no fuss downloading .
    Cons: wont buy another canon product,canon should fix it ,its their product.

    Summary: I bought this camera 16months ago ,and i already have a write protection card problem ,I called canon and they said I could have it fixed for 204 dollars what goes !!!!!!!!! I paid good money for this camera .it is not fair.I/work hard to save for ... read more

  • Better choice than T3i

    Oct 19, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Lightweight, easy to use, great picture quality, durable
    Cons: For beginners and amateurs only. If you want to get serious, you need to upgrade.

    Summary: Why spend more money on the Canon T3i when the T2i produces better pictures, better function, and costs less?  Unless you really want the moveable LCD screen, there is no point in spending more money.  great camera for both beginners and ... read more

  • I loved it!

    Sep 25, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great picture quality
    Cons: not enough zoom :/

    Summary: I loved everything about this camera. the pictures were really clear and great quality. it was also really easy to change the settings and get the pictures onto my computer wich made sharing them with friends and family all the ... read more

  • Amazing!

    Sep 10, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: if your looking for one, get the 650D, But  I still recommend it
    Cons: Nothing here, HA! same as Pros HA!

    Summary: The camera is simply amazing,by myself I think this is a great camera, for begginers who want to be pros, I dont see nothing wrong with it, I believe that everyone can be a proffesional.. but remember, You also need to use your intrests and Imagination. ... read more

  • GREAT FOR YOU! :P

    Jun 5, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use
    Plenty of presets
    Cons: Light Weight
    Uses only a 4:1:1 sensor

    Summary: I have a t3i, but the sensor in mine and the sensor in the t2i is identical. So from that perspective I feel like I know the quality of the photos. They are great! About 3500 x 4500 pixels, creating a print about 12.5 x 10 at full ... read more

  • Beautiful Pictures

    Sep 12, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It takes very professional like beautiful pictures.
    Cons: No cons to this got nothing bad to say about it. i absolutly love it.

    Summary: I was very skeptical about this camera so I decide to purchase it. I tried it on my daughters 3rd birthday and I must say the pictures came very beautiful and professional like, I love it! Now I use it on family trips, ... read more

  • Very Nice

    May 4, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: HD video. Usefull even when you aren´t prof.
    Cons: Big. Takes time learning.

    Summary: I bought the Canon EOS 550d, when I finally had the money. Cause yes, it is expensive, though it´s cheaper than many other SLRs. And i´m very happy with it.First I also considered, the EOS 500d and 600d. But I wanted the newest one, and ... read more

  • Canon T2i, the perfect camera for everything!

    Apr 17, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: 1080p video, 18 megapixels, ISO range of 100-6400, enough said. This camera is perfect.
    Cons: 1.6x crop factor. Less fisheye look with wide angle lenses

    Summary: The Canon T2i is by far my favorite camera. I have owned mine for just over a year now and absolutely love it. Some of the things i use it for is filming skiing, skating, and trampoline edits with my friends. Now, don't start thinking 'I want a camera ... read more

  • Good camera.

    Mar 27, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Ease of use.
    Tutorial mode.
    Advanced features.
    Changable lenses.
    Nice solid design.
    Cons: The grip on the right for holding the camera could be more comfortable.

    Summary: My wife bought this camera to learn professional photography and wanted a good Digital SLR camera. The Canon Rebel T2i is marketed to beginners and it lives up to the claim. I thought it would be a complicated camera to learn just because it was higher ... read more

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