Everyone always wants to know where the new cameras fit and what features are different between models. Since Canon announced the Rebel T2i/550D today, we thought we’d compare it side by side with the Canon Rebel T1i/500D and the Canon EOS 7D. And, just to make it interesting, we also threw in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the new Canon EOS-1D MKIV.


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CRITERIA

Canon Rebel T1i/500D

Canon Rebel T2i/550D

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS-1D MKIV

Price (body only US$)

$799

$799

$1,699

$2,499

$4,999

Video (1080)

20fps

30, 25 or 24 fps

29.97, 25, 23.976 fps

30fps

29.97, 25, 23.976 fps

Video (720)

30fps

50/60 fps

59.94, 50 fps

30fps

59.94, 50 fps

Video (640)

30fps

50/60 fps

59.94, 50 fps

n/a

59.94, 50 fps

Video (320)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Video autofocus

no

no

no

no (does have contrast based AF)

no (does have contrast based AF)

Max Resolution

4752 x 3168

5184 x 3456

5184 x 3456

5616 x 3744

4896 x 3264

Autofocus points

9-point AF system with one extra-sensitive cross–type point at the centre for f/2.8 or faster lenses

19 cross-type af points

9 point

TTL-AREA-SIR with 45-point CMOS sensor

Metering

35 zone evaluative

63 zone SPC

63 Zone Full Color Metering

63 area, partial, spot (center, AF point, multi-spot), center-weighted average

Sensor size

AP-C (1.6 factor)

AP-C (1.6 factor)

AP-C (1.6 factor)

Full Frame

APS-H (1.3 factor)

Sensor mp rating

15.1mp

18mp

18mp

21.1mp

16mp

Processor

Digic IV

Digic IV

Dual Digic IV

Digic IV

Dual DIGIC IV

Supports lenses

Canon EOS EF, EF-S mount

Canon EOS EF, EF-S mount

Canon EOS EF, EF-S mount

Canon EOS EF only

Canon EOS EF only

MicroAdjustment for lenses

n/a

n/a

  • Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)

• Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

  • Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)

• Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

  • Adjust all lenses by same amount (effectively body adjustment)

• Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

Microphone

internal mono only

mono internal or external stereo mini plug in mic

mono internal or external stereo mini plug in mic

mono internal or external stereo mini plug in mic

mono internal or external stereo mini plug in mic

ISO Range

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400-12800 expandable)

Auto, 100-6400 in 1-stop increments (12800 expandable)

Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800 

100-6400 (high ISO up to 25600) (low ISO – 50)

100 – 12800 in 1/3 or 1 stops, 50, 25600, 51200 and 102400 with boost

Weather Resistant

no

no

equivalent to the legendary EOS–1N

yes

Weatherproof

Memory card

SD

SD/SDHC/SDXC

CF

CF

SD and CF both – can select stills go on CF and video on SD (or combination)

Battery

LP-E5

LP-E8

LP-E6

LP-E6 New Smart Technology 

LP-E4

Battery Grip

BG-E5

BG-E8

BG-E7

BG-E6

Built in

Raw support

Yes

Yes

Yes – includes sRAW1 and sRAW2

Yes – includes sRAW1 and sRAW 2

Yes – includes sRAW1 and sRAW 3

Popup Flash

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Maximum frames per sec

3.4

3.7

8

3.9

10

Weight (with battery)

520g (1.2lb)

520g (1.2lb)

860 g 

810g (1.8lb)

1230 g (43.4 oz)

Custom Functions

n/a

n/a

3 sets of memorized settings

3 sets of memorized settings

AE Lock

Manual: AE lock button

Manual: AE lock button

• Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering

• Manual: AE lock button

• Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering

• Manual: AE lock button

• Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering

• Manual: AE lock button

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