Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i DSLR Announced ! Specs, Photos, Price, Hands-on Video !

“There is no question that HD video is the biggest trend in DSLR technology and because of this we are seeing the creativity of still photographers transferring to the moving image. Still photographers are using the various lenses and accessories they are already familiar with to create amazing video footage,” shares Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

“Taking that HD video quality and putting it in the hands of entry-level photographers with cameras like our new EOS Rebel T2i, we are seeing a new generation of creative digital artists emerge.”

Taking HD videos: The most outstanding feature of Canon's latest flagship release, Canon EOS 550D or Rebel T2i.

This 18.7-megapixel CMOS shooter supports Full HD 1080p 30fps video capture on top of the regular 720p 60fps footage. You also get a stereo mic, which gives videos a crisp and clear sound.

Rebel T2i features a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System together with Canon’s DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a new 3-inch 3:2 aspect LCD with full-screen support for video previews and SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card support.

Canon Rebel T2i DSLR will be released in the US come March 2010, with the body having a price tag of $799.99 or roughly Php 36,800. You may also opt to get the "T2i plus EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens" bundle for $899.99 or around Php 41,400.

Here's a hands-on video:

We've yet to receive word from Canon Phils. on T2i's release date and pricing in the Philippines.

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