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Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera Body

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The Canon EOS 550D digital SLR camera takes many of the features found in professional cameras and squeezes them into a smaller, more consumer friendly body. The 550D's 18 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor is paired with Canon's advanced DIGIC IV image processor to give users superb image quality, unlimited creativity and Full 1920x1080p HD movie capability. The sensor and processor combination ...

The Canon EOS 550D digital SLR camera takes many of the features found in professional cameras and squeezes them into a smaller, more consumer friendly body. The 550D's 18 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor is paired with Canon's advanced DIGIC IV image processor to give users superb image quality, unlimited creativity and Full 1920x1080p HD movie capability. The sensor and processor combination offers ISO settings of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) and clever in-camera noise reduction technology further improves the EOS 550D's low-light performance. The 3 inch Clear View LCD screen with 1040k dot resolution provides remarkable clarity for both composition with the 550D's Live View Mode and for reviewing your images and videos. Despite being considerably smaller than many Pro DSLRs, the 550D offers a continuous shooting rate of 3.7 frames per second and a 9 point auto-focus system, making it capable of grabbing fast-paced action shots that other cameras may struggle with

The Canon EOS 550D main features


  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
  • Continuous shooting at 3.7fps
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
  • iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor
  • Quick Control screen to change shooting settings
  • Exposure compensation +/-5 stops.
  • Select maximum value for Auto ISO
  • External Microphone socket
  • Movie crop function
  • Eye-Fi connected functions compatibility

18 MP CMOS sensor
Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints – or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing – EOS 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

DIGIC 4
Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting.

High ISO for low light
When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to 6400 – expandable to 12800 for those environments where using flash is undesirable.

Full HD movie recording
The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TV’s remote control.

7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD
Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen, which features an ultra-high 1,040,000 dots for increased clarity. Switch to Live View mode and use the real-time visual feed to shoot from awkward angles.

iFCL metering system
A new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour and Luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.

Quick Control screen
Accessible using a dedicated button it provides easy access to commonly used functions, ensuring that you are ready to take the shot as it happens.

External Microphone Socket
Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the 3.5mm stereo jack socket.

Movie Crop
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only the centre part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting without having to change lenses.

Create a shooting system as unique as you are
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.

Technical Jargon - What does it all mean?

EOS - Stands for Electro Optical System.

SLR - Stands for Single Lens Reflex: Means the camera has one lens that is used for both composing the frame and capturing the image to memory.

EF-S - Are designed specifically for cameras with an APS-format sensor, such as the Canon 1100D, 600D, etc. Cameras that support the Canon EF-S lens mount can also take the Canon EF lens mount. The 'S' stands for 'short back focus', which means that the rear element of the lens is closer to the image sensor.

APS-C - A type of digital camera sensor with an integral x1.6 magnification factor. This means that for all lenses (Canon, Sigma & Tamron) you have to x the focal length of your lens by the crop factor, which is 1.6 (Nikon 1.5). For example - Canon 50mm x 1.6 = 80mm. For a camera with a cropped sensor the field of view you actually get is 80mm.

CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor – A type of image sensor used in many digital cameras

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Product Specification

Autofocus points 9
Autofocus system 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
Battery model Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Lens mount EF/EF-S
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), HDMI mini output (CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
File formats JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant), RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Flash guide number 13
Flash metering E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Flash sync speed 1/200 sec.
Flash type In-built, Hotshoe
Included Accessories EOS 550D Body, Eyecup Ef, Camera Cover R-F-3, Wide Strap EW-100DBIII, Battery Charger LC-E8E, AC Cable 1m, Battery Pack LP-E8, Battery Cover, Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST, Interface Cable IFC-130U
ISO max 6400
ISO min 100
Megapixels 18
Card format SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi
Metering system TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
Screen resolution 1040000
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Shutter speed fast 1/4000 sec
Shutter speed slow 30 sec
Weight (g) 530
viewfindercoverage 95%
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Product Code: 1519448-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 4463B016AA