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#1 TimFok

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Anyone checked the Canon T2i out yet?

http://www.usa.canon...delTechSpecsAct

I can imagine with the price tag (around $800 for body) it will be quite a catch on here.

It's basically the 500D/T1i with a 3.5mm mic jack input, selected framerates and full manual exposure (that's the important bits in a nutshell)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:18 AM

sensor size: 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)

i dont know what that means.. its not Fx is it?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:31 AM

Just posted something about this release, and the release of the FCP plug-in coming next month.
Looks kinda interesting.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

do rebels have custom presets on the dial?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:40 AM

do rebels have custom presets on the dial?


500D didn't (T1i).

sensor size: 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)

i dont know what that means.. its not Fx is it?



APS-C is the specific size of the sensor. In short it's smaller than a 35mm (full frame) sensor by a crop factor of 1.6.

so 50mm lens on a 35mm sensor camera, would be 80mm on a APS-C sensor camera (50 x 1.6)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:12 AM

1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30fps (actually 29.97fps)
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 25fps
1080p: 1920 x 1080 pixels at 24fps (actually 23.976fps)
720p: 1280 x 720 pixels at 60fps (actually 59.94fps)
720p: 1280 x 720 pixels at 50fps
SD: 640 x 480 pixels at 60fps (actually 59.94fps)
SD: 640 x 480 pixels at 50fps

Same sensor size as 7D

FULL MANUAL CONTROL

$800

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:15 AM

Canon has msrp at $899.99...but still, sweet deal right there.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:21 AM

Still glad I grabbed the 7d but hot damn that's a lot of bang for your buck. I know everyone on this website at their grandma is going to buy that camera when it comes out. All you have to do is tell them 60p and everyone is gonna have it at that price.

#10 TimFok

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

It still falls short of the 7D by a long shot. But it's not designed to step on the 7D's shoes. It's an updated T1i/500D.

In my opinion it's a clever marketing ploy. Since the firmware update of the 5D mkII, 500D owners have been bombarding Canon with hope of a similar firmware update for the 500D. And with current available features like multiple framerates, the Panasonic GH-1 is a very popular choice for the smaller HD DSLRs.

Now with the T2i/550, Canon have answered updates to the 500D in the form of a new camera (as appose to a firmware update which they would receive no further profit) and an appropriate competitor to the successfull compact HD DSLR Panasonic.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:35 AM

Still glad I grabbed the 7d but hot damn that's a lot of bang for your buck. I know everyone on this website at their grandma is going to buy that camera when it comes out. All you have to do is tell them 60p and everyone is gonna have it at that price.


Very true. I still wouldn't trade my 7D in either. I'm not sure how well the T2i will handle higher framerates. With the lack of DUAL 4 processors it may struggle. This is the same problems 5D mkII are predicting if the firmware updates support this.
I'm not saying it won't look great, if canon felt the camera couldn't take it they wouldn't have put it in there. However it may be more prone to aliasing etc.
It looks like a great camera, but the 7D has a lot more features that keep it in the pro-sumer category, a step above the T2i.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:04 PM

phew...seems it is missing a few key features I've grown to rely heavily on, including the LCD on top, custom presets, easy to use aperture adjustment and weatherproofing (snow!)...are those alone worth the extra $800? maybe

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:13 PM

Honestly Im not sure how I feel about my 7D purchase after seeing this. It looks like a bit of weather sealing and faster sequence shooting are the main advantages of the 7D. I'm not sure how much the dual digic chips have to do with video. It looks like they helped double burst mode from about 4 fps to 8fps by having two, but most other functions seem unaffected. I didn't notice what bitrate the video was recorded as in the T2I either. I guess at the end of the day a single digit series eos trumps a rebel, but that little T2I looks damn good at that price point. From purely a video standpoint what advantages does the 7D have over this new offering?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:22 PM

The thought of buying the cheaper T2i and putting the extra money I would have spent on a 7D back into accessories or lenses is tempting, but I'm still leaning towards the 7D. Faster burst rate for stills, I like having the smaller LCD on top, and I've never been a fan of the Rebel line. This will probably be a continuation of the plasticy and cheap feeling line of cameras that is the Digital Rebel.
That being said, I will go down to Best Buy and try it out and at least give it some consideration. haha

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:25 PM

From purely a video standpoint what advantages does the 7D have over this new offering?


Aside from a few features of convenience I don't see much, pending the release of the data-rate...which I can't find, anyone?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:38 PM

Def gunna sell my d50 and save for this...

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:45 PM

Points I've noticed so far that the 7D has over the 550:

Faster burst in drive mode
Top of body screen
Better outer shell, also weatherproof
On screen levelling meter (not confirmed)
Autofocus is LiveView (not confirmed)
Scroll wheel for easy aperture changes (vital for video IMO)
Dual Digic 4 processors (don't know whether this makes a difference to video or not)
Easy select Custom Presets

The data rate may be different also, but I can't confirm that.

It's also on the brink of a firmware package from Magic Lantern. Which is pretty safe to say (judging by the 5D update) will give the 7D manual audio override, on screen audio levels, zebra striping, crop bars and probably a handful of other neat features. Of course none of these features can be confirmed. It's just well documented speculation!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

Ok, the more I think about it the more it makes sense to buy this and more accessories than to buy a 7D. The video features appear to be the same and in the realm of still photos I'm sure it'll blow the pants off my D70s which I've been used to. :-p

Any word on a release date for this thing?