Now, this is a product that I’ve recently discovered, although it has been out for a while now: The Canon EOS Rebel T2i. As far as photography goes, I’ve been a Canon EOS xTi owner for a very long time. This is a camera I love in a compact package, and even with it’s stock lens it takes amazing photos… so you can imagine my amazement when I stumbled across the T2i.
I had been eying the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 7D for a very long time, although I had been taken quite aback by their price tags. That’s not to say I didn’t still drool over them, (what kid who makes videos wouldn’t) but I knew that I would have to make a serious effort to obtain said golden idol… and I really hate snakes.
The thing that I loved originally about the xTi, other than the ridiculously low price tag relative to it’s impeccable image quality, were the automated modes and how simple it was to step in and use with little-to-no photography knowledge. It also helped me to expand my photography know-how and learn things at my own pace, while still taking great photos the entire time. Of course, now the T2i has not only upgraded the image quality to 18MP, over the old 10.2, they have added several video options from the 7D’s world. This new hybrid “550D” can shoot in 1080P @ 30 or 24 fps, and 720P at up to 60fps, functionality that not even the 5D Mark II has. It also is compatible with the EF-S line of lenses, which is the same line that my xTi uses, and it does all this for under $900.
It’s an amazing piece of gear, and after holding it in my hands and taking a few test shots, I’ll be picking mine up early next week.