The new flagship of the EOS Rebel line, Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that's a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, the EOS Rebel T2i also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies.
Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it's ready to go the minute it's picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon's brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily. With some of the most advanced features of any digital SLR, it's simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created.
The Canon T2i is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon T2i is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon T2i is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon T2i: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet
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Best Value for dollar... ever!
I bought this camera the day it came out (2-24-10) because of a review I read by Philip Bloom and after spending six months looking at the 7D, and the 5D. I've been shooting stills and movies on it every day since. This is easily the best camera I've ever owned, but the only cameras I ever owned prior to this were old Nikon 35mm film SLR'S ('71 F2, and and a 80's era FE2.) When I bought the T2i, I was mainly wanting a good digital stills camera that had a better than average video capability....View full Review
I bought this camera the day it came out (2-24-10) because of a review I read by Philip Bloom and after spending six months looking at the 7D, and the 5D. I've been shooting stills and movies on it every day since. This is easily the best camera I've ever owned, but the only cameras I ever owned prior to this were old Nikon 35mm film SLR'S ('71 F2, and and a 80's era FE2.) When I bought the T2i, I was mainly wanting a good digital stills camera that had a better than average video capability. But, the T2i turned out to be a totally professional stills camera that is ALSO a totally professional and AMAZING HD 1920 x 1080p, 24fps movie making machine. (first thing, plug your HDMI out of the camera into your big screen and hit the play button to watch your movies.) Make sure you're sitting down. (seriously) I said to myself, "I guess I've never really seen REAL HD" (and I own a Sony Blu-Ray player, and I'm hooked up to both cable and satellite digital HD)(btw: get the T2i kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens just so you can see the importance of Image Stabilization in taking low light stills and most importantly, movies.) I've been using my old Nikkor lenses, ('60's era 50mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/3.5, along with an 80's era 105mm micro-Nikkor f/2.8 by using a Fotodiox PRO Nikon to EF adapter (don't get the cheap non-pro version) and I'm really loving shooting stills and movies manually. But forget hand holding without IS (image stabilization). My Nikkors look great on a tripod, but in my hand, it's like "The Blair Witch Project."Get the kit lens. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (image stabilization)I love this camera so much, I bought a second one from Adorama, (Hi, [...]) and gave it to a friend so we can do movies together. The audio is great for interviews but the automatic gain control means you end up recording every sound at the same volume. It's amazingly sensitive. IT WILL PICK UP EVERYTHING, including your breathing or focusing when you're shooting movies. This also isn't really a problem, because anyone doing serious film uses "second system" sound (a separate recording device that can be synced up in post production using software.) But, the mic in the T2i is INCREDIBLE for cats, kids playing around outdoors, the beach, (seagulls, waves) and for babies. It's also great for buskers on the street. If your shooting indoors, just hold your breath, or, put it on a tripod and back away. If you're conducting an interview, make sure you're the same distance from the camera as the subject you're filming. The mic really pics up the sound from the back of the camera. (because of the AGC) Especially indoors.The only other thing that may be a consideration is the viewfinder, which is not as big and bright as the 7D and 5D. But, I never use the camera's viewfinder, I use a viewfinder that fits on the LCD screen, or lately, I've just been shooting from the LCD on the back. I bought an extra battery and turned up the brightness on the LCD which is way bigger and brighter than either the 7D or the 5D, (in fact it uses a new kind of technology to sharpen the image.) I love it. Best LCD I've ever seen on any digital camera. (much better than any of the other EOS cameras, including the 1D mk4, the 5D, and the 7D.)So, would I recommend this to a friend? I BOUGHT ONE for a friend. Buy this camera... NOW! You won't be sorry. (but get the kit lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. That lens is worth way more than the extra you pay, (which is pretty low, depending.) If they're out of stock on the T2i kit, get the new body only, and a used, or, demo lens from Adorama. (That's what I did on the second camera... and it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Flawless. Actually "like new" in every way.) (did I mention I love Adorama... ?)
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Great camera and in the exact if not better conditon listed on the site.
I bought this used from Adorama as a backup body & as usual Adorama came through with a used camera at a good price & great condition.
Perfect starter for HD Video production- on par with more expensive models in the Canon line. I also used this camera in studio photography, and this camera produces some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen- excellent resolution!
I moved up from a Canon XTi with the Digi-2 processor. Nice camera. But the T2i with Digi-4 has all the speed and 18 MP resolution I need. And it is very reasonably priced. I have two of them now, one with a long lens, the other with my 17-50 Tamron zoom. My pics have been published and I even get paid for shooting now and then. Of course, don't expect a 7D (superfast continuous sport) or 5D (superb quality) with this camera, but for the money this is a great value. Use great lenses and you will very satisfied with image quality.
With the introduction of the Canon T4i, the price drops for both the new and slightly used T2i cameras, making them that much better a buy for the would-be photographer. Also, since it supports both the Canon EF and EF-S lenses, it makes an excellent back-up for the serious shooter.
The T2i powers up quickly and is essentially ready to acquire focus the instant you flip the power switch. Sensor cleaning has been relegated to shutdown instead of startup as the default, which makes more sense. Studio timings produced 0.02 second shutter lag times, and 0.18 seconds for AF acquisition. Shooting in the field, I felt using only the single center point for AF was slightly quicker than allowing the camera to use a number of points in auto AF. The center point is the only cross-type in the nine-point AF system, which may account for the perceived speed advantage.
This is my first Canon DSLR. I got it after shooting a Pentax K-x (my first DSLR) for about a year. The autofocus on the Canon is fast and accurate, noticeably a step up from the K-x, and I don't even have a USM lens. The Canon is also noticeably quieter than the Pentax, both shutter noise and autofocus (again, without USM). Menu navigation is not the best on the Canon. Getting to / adjusting some settings seems to take a step or two more than the Pentax. Navigating while viewing images on the Pentax is much easier and more intuitive than on the Canon. And deleting multiple images on the T2i is a smack-down comparatively. Shooting in manual mode on the T2i isn't that slick. It's far easier on the Pentax. I still can't find the flush-mount adjust button on the T2i to dial aperture and have to take my eye from the viewfinder. I had thought that the T2i would be my last camera body purchase for a long time, but this issue alone will eventually drive my to upgrade to a xxD. Those grumblings aside, I love my Canon T2i. Nevermind the great image quality, the snappy autofocus makes this camera a lot of fun.
I use this product for real estate photography. Works great indoors with a Speedlite flash.
The t2i is a great body and has all of the features I require.
Whether you're new to the world of DSLRs, or are a seasoned photographer who wants to try your luck at video, the Canon Rebel T2i is perfect. I've had nothing but great experiences with it so far, and highly recommend to everyone. The camera is very small and light. It is not weather-sealed or as durable as some of the more expensive SLRs, but it doesn't "feel cheap" in my opinion. It features a 3-inch LCD (compared to the Rebel XS's 2.5 inch screen), which also has a very high resolution. It looks lovely! Auto-focus is fast, and I've been very pleased with the quality of the pictures and videos I've taken so far.