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 Casual photographer, 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
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Great HD-DSLR vid camera, ditch the lens
This is a GREAT camera for HD-DSLR video. That is primarily what I use it for. I have it setup with a cavision shoulder rig, mattebox, and follow focus with the Canon 24-105mm L lens. PERFECT VIDEO SETUP! Video is all manual (and can be auto): aperature, shutter speed, focus, etc. Records Full HD at 30p or 24p, 720 + 480 at 60i I believe. Its almost identical to the 7D. Video wise they are nearly a perfect match, although the photographic capabilites are great, they are not as good as the 7D....View full Review
This is a GREAT camera for HD-DSLR video. That is primarily what I use it for. I have it setup with a cavision shoulder rig, mattebox, and follow focus with the Canon 24-105mm L lens. PERFECT VIDEO SETUP! Video is all manual (and can be auto): aperature, shutter speed, focus, etc. Records Full HD at 30p or 24p, 720 + 480 at 60i I believe. Its almost identical to the 7D. Video wise they are nearly a perfect match, although the photographic capabilites are great, they are not as good as the 7D. DITCH THE LENS!!!!! It's horrible! Front rotating element? You can't use that! No ND Grad, polarizers, filter systems or matte boxes will work with it. Sell it it a friend or give it away. You are spending $$$$$ on a nice body, buy a nice lens! I only allow canon L lenses on my camera bodies. Spend the extra $$ to get an L lens, EF-S lenses are not great
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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.
Cons: The flash can't be turned off for those auto modes. It will burst if the camera thinks that you don't have enough light, you have no control over it. But yes, you can turn it on/off for those creative modes (manual).
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.
I have two T2i's that I use to shoot weddings. I am a budget wedding videography which means I don't have the funds to buy 5d's and $1k lenses. However, the T2i offers superb quality and my clients are wowed by the quality of the video. I also use budget lenses which are, Tamron 17-50mm VC and Bower 14mm 2.8f along with a DIY Steadicam. Enough talk...watch my wedding highlight reel and the footage speaks for itself. jmzfilms
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.