Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR Camera Black, with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Image Stabilized Lens, Black

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About Canon T2i

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, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon T2i is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, 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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good image quality (54),Image stabilization (53),Easy to use (50),Fast / accurate auto-focus (41),Large clear LCD (41),High ISO performance (37),Fast shutter speed (36),Quiet (18)
Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (42),Travel (41),Low light (33),Wildlife (32),Family photos (30),Weddings (30),Sports/action (27),Video (22),Macro photography (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (25),Semi-pro photographer (19),Pro photographer (8),Casual photographer (6)

Canon T2i Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
  • Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control, expanded recording, new Movie Crop recording in 640 x 480 and external microphone IN terminal for access to improved sound quality.
  • Enhanced iFCL 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system; and 9-point AF system utilizing a high-precision, f/2.8 cross-type center point.
  • Wide 3.0-inch (3:2 aspect ratio) Clear View LCD monitor (1.04 million dots) for improved viewing.
  • New Quick Control Screen button for easy access to frequently used settings.
  • Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button.
  • New compatibility with SDXC memory cards, plus new menu status indicator for Eye-Fi support.
  • 3.7 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW.
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

Canon T2i Specifications

Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC Memory Card
Image Sensor Size
22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.00 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Manual cleaning of sensor
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size
Large/Fine: Approx. 6.4MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Large/Normal: Approx. 3.2MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.4MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.7MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Small/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
Small/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
RAW: Approx. 24.5MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File Numbering
Continuous numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB selectable
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Image Processing Type
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom
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 Info Transmission
ViewFinder Type
Eye-level SLR (with pentamirror)
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.87x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Fixed, Precision Matte
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information
AF points and focus confirmation light
Exposure information
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning
Flash information
Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light
Image information
Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1-digit display), white balance correction, SD card information
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
AutoFocus 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)
Exposure Control
Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE
Aperture-priority AE
Depth-of-field AE (A-DEP, non-shiftable)
Full Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable)
Programmed Image Control modes (6 modes)
Manual exposure (including bulb)
E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
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
Auto AE lock
Manual AE lock
Shutter 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)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
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
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
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
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.
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)
Grid Display
Provided (Two grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Not provided
File Format
MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (with internal mic: monaural, with external mic: stereo))
Continuous Shooting Time
Approx. 12 m" (1920 x 1080), 18 m" (1280 x 720), 24 m" (640 x 480)
Based on Canon's testing standards using a 4GB card
Audio recording method
Linear PCM
Internal monaural microphone
External stereo microphone jack
Video Playback
Playback, slow motion (variable speed possible), jump to first frame, previous frame, next frame, jump to last frame, cut out first or last, frame and audio volume (6 levels, including mute).
LCD Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 "
Approx. 1,040,000 dots (VGA)
Brightness Adjustment
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, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Display Format
Single image display: Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display.
Index display: 4-image index and 9-index image.
Jump display: 10/100 images, shooting date, movies, stills
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually
Single image, selected images or all images in the SD card can be erased (except protected images)
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS Rebel T2i
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 12
My Menu Registration
Up to 6 menus, Custom functions and other top-tier options can be registered
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
One Battery Pack LP-E8
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
With Battery Grip BG-E8, AA-size batteries can be used
Battery Check
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 m"
Date/Time Battery
Built-in secondary battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec.
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0"/128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3mm
Approx. 18.7 oz./530g (CIPA standard, includes battery and memory card.)

Canon T2i Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


A great product[@]

T2i from Canon is another great product - we must admit that. The camera really knocks off all other opponents, competitors ( I love Nikon, but I must admit this for the price and features T2i has)!!Indoor, tours, capture HD videos - Name it, T2i can do for you!! Video is a masterpiece in this - a very rare blend in a DSLR it IS cryscal clear, and I am enjoying it in my Tru HD LED . LCD monitors!!If you ever thought about a Rebel T2i, dont hesitate - go for it; it will make a difference !!I h...

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T2i from Canon is another great product - we must admit that. The camera really knocks off all other opponents, competitors ( I love Nikon, but I must admit this for the price and features T2i has)!!Indoor, tours, capture HD videos - Name it, T2i can do for you!! Video is a masterpiece in this - a very rare blend in a DSLR it IS cryscal clear, and I am enjoying it in my Tru HD LED . LCD monitors!!If you ever thought about a Rebel T2i, dont hesitate - go for it; it will make a difference !!I have to comment about the 18-135 lens also, or else it will be a miss. This lens is not a Pro Lens, but it is everything which you will need which you can use as a walk-around, all round lens, for this budget. From wide angle to telephoto, this is a great lens, and it gives real sharp pictures. The lens is definitely a great buy for the price - Kit lens is really in lesser price, and is much superior in terms of reach in comparison to the other kit lens - 18-55.Good work Canon[...]


Most Liked Negative Review


first go round

Got it and charged the battery....popped it into the camera and turned it on....NOTHING!!! No even a blink so a different battery was charged and placed in the camera....same result. It was sent back so hopefully the next one will work!

Reviewed by 60 customers


Great Stuff


from Atlanta, GA  -  Pro Photographer

Great camera and in the exact if not better conditon listed on the site.


Great Buy!


from Tampa, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Great DSLR


from Seattle, WA  -  Photography Student

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!


Best Deal Around for basic DSL


from Naples, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


Quality and convenient


from Baltimore,MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this for my husband before our honeymoon. He has been into photography for some time but never really worked with a dsrl. He caught on quick with this camera and has taken some wonderful shots! Hiking during our honeymoon he got GREAT pictures far and up close (and not having to switch out the lens was key). Traveling on boat and while driving we captured crisp clear landscape pictures. I definitely recommend.


Easy to use, lots of features.


from Milwaukee, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the first DSLR that we have owned, coming from a Sony Compact camera. There is a world of difference in the capabilities of the camera vs a point and shoot. My only "complaint" is that when in sport mode (or other rapid fire shooting) when you are saving the pictures as RAW+ JPG, you can get maybe 10, then you have to wait for it finish transferring to the card. Now I have a Class 10 high speed card, so it has to do with the buffer in the camera. We use the faster shooting modes, as we have young kids, dog, and the quick shutter speed combined with lots of pictures, will get us a good result. Having the JPG for everyday pics but the choice of using RAW for the really good pictures is great as well. Otherwise, this is a great camera, and it is only a minor gripe. My wife loves the camera and she just leaves it in Auto mode most of the time. I try to use the more advanced features, so it has something for everyone.


Canon T2i is a steal for the money


from Chandler, Arizona  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


A good lens for the T2i


from Virginia Beach VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The bundle with 18-135 mm is awesome, much better than the 18-55 you find everywhere


First DSLR


from Stillwater, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have used this camera for numerous outdoor shots, each of them have turned out splendidly. This camera can do a lot, but it is not too complicated for a beginner to use. Each time I use it, I discover a new reason why I like it. For example, ISO and aperture settings are great in low light; lens options for manual focus or auto focus; and lots more!


Canon T2i Performa.,Timings,ImageQuality


from Carson City,NV  -  Casual Photographer

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.


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