Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1-digitdisplay), white balance correction, SD card information
Depth Of Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 AF points (center AF point is cross-type)
Focusing Modes Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery. When EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
ISO Speed Range ISO 100~6400 (in 1-stop increments), H: 12800 Basic Zone modes: ISO 100~3200 set automatically
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock
* In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
* With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.)
Enabled in all metering modes.
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5/RC-6
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Self Timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting
Remote Control Remote Switch RS-60E3 Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5/RC-6
Built in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide Number 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage Up to 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)
FE Lock Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments Flash exposure compensation for built-in flash and Speedlite can be set with the camera.
Drive Modes Single, continuous, self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)/remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed Max. 3.7 shots/sec. (with One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF)
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 34, RAW: Approx. 6 Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)
Metering Modes Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display Provided (Two grid displays)
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Not provided
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 1,040,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100% Viewing angle: 160°
Brightness Control 7 levels provided
Interface Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, TraditionalChinese, Korean and Japanese
Display Format (1) Single image display - Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display. (2) Index display - 4-image index and 9-index image. (3) Jump display - 10/100 images, shooting date, movies, stills
Best camera I've ever had!
All my cameras are Canons. There's a reason for that! Canon makes the best, period. And this one is no exception! This is my first DSLR. This camera is very easy to use. The 18 MP is amazing. I didn't know pictures could look this clear and sharp. The colors produced are perfect. I just cannot say enough good things about it. I am not new to photography, just new to SLRs because I am finally able to afford one. And this has a very affordable price tag...yet it takes photos like it's worth a million dollars! You get the picture! LOL! I highly recommend the t2i as an entry level camera!
February 11, 2012
I purchased the t2i a little while back. I was waiting to post my review because I wanted to try it out and give my honest opinion from experience. I rated basically every aspect of this camera 5 out of 5 stars for some good reasons. First off, I am not a professional photographer, but when I have this camera, I feel like one and the photos that I take for people look a pro's work. Second, the performance that I get out of it is just spectacular. I travel a lot all over the globe, going from cold climates in Russia, to high humidity areas in southern America. I definitely am going to continue using this camera on my upcoming plans for Spring in Germany and France. I know I will be able to depend on it functioning.
I am a little concerned with the battery life after charging. when I first got it, the battery life would last probably three days from full charge to flashing. I would recommend having a spare battery in your bag if you're planning on an all day outing. But with that being my only complaint, I can say that this is a great buy.
There are the newer versions out now, but for the cost of this one to its quality of photos, it's definitely worth looking into. Make sure you buy what is best for what you're looking to do, just because a model is the newest and shiniest, doesn't make it the best for your situation.
Good luck on your adventures. =)
February 20, 2013
Good for Novice Photographer
Excellent upgrade. Having a lot of trouble with the video feature, will record more than a few seconds(most of the time). Great clarity in the photos. Definitely needs an option to dial in the color temperature, and better one for the ISO.
December 31, 2012
T2i still best in class
Recently I looked hi and low to find a brand new T2i in a local shop. They are getting a little harder to find these days. This will be the third T2i in our household. I use it with the 100-400L lens, so this lens partnered with the 18mp of the T2i allows me to crop some of my shots at 100%. This saves me from needing a longer more expensive lens. I always found the smoother profile of the non adjustable LCD feels better to me and gives my thumb more room to use the controls. I strongly Recommend the T2i.
December 5, 2012