At 3 frames per second in the One-Shot AF mode, the EOS Rebel T2 camera provides the fastest continuous shooting speed in its class. When the camera is set to the AI SERVO mode for tracking moving subjects, the maximum speed is 2.5 frames per second. The T2 is the first EOS Rebel that lets users select AF modes independently, a highly requested feature. A four-position keypad on the back of the camera also makes autofocus point selection more intuitive and faster, providing overall better performance for users.
The Rebel T2 model boasts a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 second and X-sync at 1/125 sec., compared to 1/2000 second and X-sync at 1/90 with previous models. Also, due to faster shutter cocking, the viewfinder blackout time has been shortened from 180 milliseconds to approx. 150 ms., which makes the shooting experience more pleasant and productive.
Also enhanced in the EOS Rebel T2 camera is the E-TTL II autoflash metering system, which is used for both the built-in flash and external EX-series Speedlites. The E-TTL II flash system, which is compatible with all EF lenses, consistently produces accurate flash exposures, even when shooting light, dark or highly reflective subjects.
This system compares the ambient light with a pre-flash reflected off the subject and selects the areas with a small difference to be weighted for flash exposure calculation. The system also ignores extremely reflective objects in the foreground or background, and improves its accuracy even further by considering the distance information data provided from EF lenses equipped with a built-in distance encoder.
In cases where photographers lock focus and recompose the shot, E-TTL II prevents over-exposure by considering the flash output level calculated according to the distance information rather than the active AF point.
Outfitted in a dark metallic gray finish, the T2's compactness is emphasized with cutaway surfaces on the front and back of the top cover. With a black rubber skin on the grip, users are provided with additional holding comfort.
Canon's EOS Rebel T2 camera provides photographers with ease of use and full SLR control with the ability to choose exposure modes ranging from fully manual to fully automatic with a variety of Programmed Image Control (PIC) modes. Using the Command Dial on the camera, users have immediate access to 12 different shooting modes including Full Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Auto Depth-of-Field AE, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Scene, and Flash Off.
The Rebel T2 is the first Rebel-series camera with user-selectable custom functions that allow the photographer to tailor specific camera features according to personal preferences. Previously found only in more expensive models.
|Camera Type||35mm focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) autofocus / autoexposure camera with built-in motor drive and retractable flash.|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF Mount (electronic signal transfer system)|
|Focus Type||AF Control System: TTL-SIR CMOS sensor.|
|Focus Modes||User-selectable M, P, Tv, Av, and M exposure mode; in other modes, set automatically by camera
1. One-Shot AF: camera locks focus in stationary subjects
2. AI Servo AF: camera continually tracks moving subjects
3. AI Focus AF: camera assesses subject, and automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF.
|Focus Sensitivity Range||EV 1-18 (at ISO 100)|
|Focus Screen||Fixed, full-surface new laser-matte screen marked with focusing points.|
1. Intelligent program AE with variable shift (P)
2. Shutter speed-priority AE (Tv)
3. Aperture-priority AE (Av)
4. Auto DEP (A-DEP)
5. Full Auto (Intelligent program AE, unshiftable)
6. Programmed Image Zone Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait and Flash Off
7. E-TTL II program flash AE
8. Metered manual
|Exposure Metering||1. TTL full-aperture metering using 35-zone SPC (Silicon Photocell). Three metering patterns available.
a. 35-zone Evaluative Metering.
b. Central partial metering which covers approximately 9.5% of finder area.
c. Center weighted average metering (Set automatically in M mode.)
2. E-TTL II: 35-zone preflash metering using Speedlite 550EX, 420EX, 220EX or EX series Macro flashes MR-14EX or MT-24EX. EX series Speedlites or built-in flash required.
|Metering Range||EV 2-20 (with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO100).|
|ISO Range||25-5000 automatically set in 1/3 step increments (DX); manual from 6-6400 in 1/3 step increments.|
|Exposure Bracketing||(AEB) up to +/-3 EV in 1/2 stops|
|Exposure Compensation||Manual exposure compensation up to +/-3 EV in 1/2 stops.|
|Shutter Speed||30 to 1/4000 sec., Bulb; X-sync at 1/125|
|Multiple Exposure||Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. Cancellable midway|
|Self Timer||Yes, 10 sec. Delay|
|Built-in Flash||Built-in E-TTL II autoflash for high-precision, stable flash exposures (FE Flashenabled)
Recycling Time: Approx. 2 seconds. The icon lights in the viewfinder when ready
Flash Coverage Angle: 28mm lens
|Film Advance Modes||Single-frame advance or continuous advance set automatically according to the picture-taking mode.|
|Viewfinder||SLR-type, eye-level roof prism mirror 90% coverage with the following information displayed
Shutter speed, Aperture, AE lock/FE lock Indicator (Partial metering at center), Exposure level scale with dot indicators in 1/2 stop increments. (+/-2 stops), Flash ready light, High-speed sync indicator (FP flash), In-focus indicator
|Depth Of Field Preview||Yes|
|Date/Time||Only with QD Date Model|
|Diopter Correction||-2.5 - +0.5 dpt. Adjustable by user|
|Remote Control||Remote Switch RS-60E3|
|Power Source||Two CR2 lithium batteries housed inside the camera grip|
|Dimensions||5.10 (W) x 3.50 (H) x 2.52 (D) in. / 130 (W) x 90 (H) x 64 (D) mm|
|Weight||12.9 oz. / 365 g without batteries|