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Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit

18-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-55mm zoom lens & HD movie mode

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Canon's powerful EOS Rebel T2i combines the pro-level SLR features that advanced photographers crave with an easy to use, lightweight design that beginners and veterans alike will appreciate. The latest flagship in Canon's popular Digital Rebel line, the T2i boasts a high-performance 18-megapixel image sensor with increased light sensitivity for outstanding resolution and low-light shooting. The cam's wide, 3" Live View LCD provides a crystal-clear window for reviewing photos and videos, or lining up your next shot.


Canon's powerful EOS Rebel T2i combines the pro-level SLR features that advanced photographers crave with an easy to use, lightweight design that beginners and veterans alike will appreciate. The latest flagship in Canon's popular Digital Rebel line, the T2i boasts a high-performance 18-megapixel image sensor with increased light sensitivity for outstanding resolution and low-light shooting. The cam's wide, 3" Live View LCD provides a crystal-clear window for reviewing photos and videos, or lining up your next shot.

Capture beautiful, blur-free images
An upgraded 9-point wide-area autofocus system ensures fast, accurate focusing for crisp shots, even in dim lighting. Clever features like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone Priority help you shoot well-exposed shots even when deep shadows threaten to darken a subject's face, or bright light is washing out little details. And the included Canon 18-55mm image-stabilizing zoom lens gives you outstanding, blur-free photos under all kinds of shooting conditions. Capture your images on optional SD™ memory cards — no memory included.

Record movies in HD
The T2i's HD movie mode means no more carrying a second camera or camcorder around just in case you need to capture video clips. It's easy to start shooting — just switch from photo mode to movie mode and use the dedicated Live View/Movie button to start and stop recording. You can film in full auto mode for hassle-free operation. Or, use the cam's manual mode for full control over exposure settings, focusing, and frame rate to create your own professional-looking movies. In addition, the T2i's mini HDMI output lets you connect the camera to your HDTV with an optional cable to check out your latest photos and high-def videos.

Product Highlights:

  • 18-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-90mm)
    • 3X optical zoom
    • accepts 58mm filters and attachments
  • high-def movie mode with full-manual exposure and dedicated record button
  • 3:2 aspect ratio, high-res 3" LCD (1,040,000 dots) with Live View allows composing shots on-screen in real-time
  • optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
  • integrated cleaning system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • DIGIC 4 image processor provides exceptional image quality and high-speed shooting
  • 9-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing
  • newly designed 63-zone metering system for accurate exposure
  • hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: 3.7 frames per second (up to 34 JPEG images, or 6 RAW images)
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800
  • shooting modes: auto, program auto, creative auto, auto depth-of-field, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW (14-bit), JPEG (Fine/Normal), or RAW+JPEG
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5,184 x 3,456
  • movie file formats: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
  • movie image size: up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (up to 30 frames per second)
  • uses optional SD™, SDHC™, and SDXC™ memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • audio/video output
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
  • 5-1/8"W x 3-15/16"H x 5-5/8"D (with lens)
  • weight (with battery and media): 18.7 oz.
  • weight of supplied lens: 7.1 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • Canon 18-55m IS zoom lens
  • rechargeable LP-E8 lithium ion battery
  • LC-E8E battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB and audio/video cables
  • body cap and eye cup
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)

Waited for many years to get in the DSLR market and thrilled with this purchase. If you buy this dont wait to pick up the 50mm Prime F1.8 lens for around 100 bucks. You will impress your friends with some amazing portrait shots.

Mark, Philadelphia, PA

What's in the Box:

  • Digital camera body (with body cap installed)
  • EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS lens (with lens caps installed on both ends)
  • LP-E8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cover installed (7.2V/1120 mAh)
  • LC-E8E Battery charger (8.4V / 0.72A)
  • 40.5" AC power cord
  • 52" USB cable with in-line noise filter (USB type A connector on one end and a male mini-USB-Ver 2.0 on the other)
  • 52" A/V cable with in-line noise filter (male mini-USB-Ver 2.0 connector on one end and stereo RCA audio plugs and RCA composite video plug on the other end)
  • Adjustable cloth neck strap (with attached eyepiece cover)
  • Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM Ver.22.0
  • Canon EOS Digital Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual (English)
  • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
  • Camera Warranty Card
  • Lens Warranty Card
  • Do More with Macro! booklet
  • Great Photography IS Easy! booklet
  • Online registration card
  • USB warning note

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit

John from New York on 3/31/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The camera is great. Quite easy to use and pick up all the nice features. A great upgrade from a point and shoot digital camera. You can buy this camera from any place USA, but you dont get the great service and support like Crutchfield provides.Packaging and 60 day moneyback guarantee the best in town!

Pros: Picture quality and ease of use.

Cons: Plastic feel. Pefer the metal feel from past SLR cameras in film days.

No Regrets

Mark from Philadelphia, PA on 2/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Waited for many years to get in the DSLR market and thrilled with this purchase. If you buy this dont wait to pick up the 50mm Prime F1.8 lens for around 100 bucks. You will impress your friends with some amazing portrait shots.



So far - so good!

KayM from SmallTown, Ohio on 4/27/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my first (D)SLR. So far the camera has been great. I haven't had a chance to use it a lot yet (the only reason for the 4 and not a five), but so far - so good! Everyone at Crutchfield has been very helpful and supportive. I think this camera and the customer support from the seller are going to be winners.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit

Anonymous from Collierville, TN on 2/7/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice camera! Lots of features. Allows you to experiment with your photography skills.



Love it!

Judd S. from Chatsworth, CA on 11/11/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just love this camera. It never fails to give me perfectly clear snap shots and is easy to use. You just cannot beat the Canon quality coupled with fast delivery and great after sales service from Crutchfield. Thank you Crutchfield!! Judd S.



Great Camera!

MJV from New Orleans, LA on 10/10/2010

I've had this camera for a few months now and I am impressed with its overall performance and value. I used to shoot with SLR cameras a lot in the past, but this is my first DSLR. I also own a Canon G9, which is a top of the line for a point-and-shoot camera. Overall, the camera takes great pictures, but it's not fool-proof. I went out to Big Sur, California recently and took some fantastic pictures that I really like. I'm still learning all of the features and settings, but overall I was very pleased. I agree with another reviewer that it is not a strong player when it comes to macro photography. At least not with the kit lense that it comes with. It's not Canon's top-of-the-line camera, but then again, it's not supposed to be. If you judge this camera based on its price-point, it's a great camera and it will take great pictures for you if you take a little time and read the manual!



Remember the Rebel Roots

George from Medina, OH on 9/20/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This camera has great specs at a great price, but it's important to remember the market that the Rebels are designed for--entry level DSLR photographers. I traded in my 20D and purchased the T2i kit expecting that the build quality would not be as good, but also expecting that the tech upgrades during the past 6 years would enable fantastic picture quality. And for some situations the camera delivers, especially for casual people shots. But for landscape shots and many macro flower shots, the pictures are extremely contrasty and the colors can get blown out. Picture styles were to blame for some of the auto and semiautomatic mode picture issues, but even in the manual modes with a natural picture style I'm not seeing any results that strongly steer me away from using my point and shoot. Hence the two star rating. I'll try working with RAW files next to see if I can get results like I used to with the 20D... On the purchasing side of things, Crutchfield customer service was excellent, as always!



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit

zackmyth from Joplin, MO on 8/30/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not enough processing power =slow and inaccuate



Amazing Camera

Blaine from Findlay, OH on 6/16/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Without a doubt, the Rebel T2i is an amazing camera in its price range. To those of us who are moving from a point and shoot camera to the world of DSLR's, it's a bit overwhelming. Even if one understands the principals of exposure (aperture, shutter speed and ISO), the functions and features of this camera are so numerous that it will require considerable study of the manual to learn how and where to access all of them. In addition to all the usual camera functions and adjustments, there are such features as "Auto Lighting Optimizer," and "Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction." And, of course, all the flash (internal and external) adjustments. I haven't even started on the movie making yet. There is definitely a learning curve but in the meantime, you will be delighted with the Auto or Mode dial results. I think you will be quite impressed by the camera's low light performance without a flash, I was. I would highly recommend this camera, but if it's your first DSLR, have patience, read the manual and'll learn. I'm working on it.



Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i Kit

Jim from Cincinnati, OH on 6/16/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a terrific camera. Still learning what all it can do, but so far works great and pictures are awesome. Paired with WiFi card, it is a pleasure to use.



Good Bargain

hef321 from Baton Rouge on 5/16/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Same CMOS sensor as the 7D. It lives up to its Rebel name. Cheapest one you can get that is closest to a professional camera.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 29-88mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 58
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Megapixels 18
Image Stabilization Optical
Highest Resolution 5184 x 3456
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 5-1/8
Height (inches) 3-15/16
Depth (inches) 5-5/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 25.8
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Recording Features
Included Lens
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Battery Information
Supplied Software

Recording Features

Overview: This Canon EOS Rebel T2i kit includes the EOS Rebel T2i camera body and the EF 18-55 IS zoom lens.

Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel T2i uses an eye-level SLR viewfinder with pentamirror with 0.87x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -3.0 to +1.0 diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.

3" Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS Rebel T2i features a 3" Clear View TFT color LCD monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1,040,000 dots for Live View composition and viewing recorded images. In normal shooting mode, the monitor displays the shooting settings. A proximity sensor just above the turns off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.

Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can access a number of Auto Focusing modes including Quick Mode, Live Mode, and Face Detection Live Mode. Exposure simulation displays and simulates how the brightness of the actual image will look. You can choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly with the optional RC-6 remote controller (sold separately).

18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers 18.7 million total pixels and 18.0 million effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor uses advanced signal processing technologies to provide faster operations and write times to the memory card. The chip also enables Face Detection Live mode to detect and focus on multiple faces, while the Auto Lighting Optimizer corrects brightness and contrast automatically.

Intelligent Scene Analysis: The EOS Rebel T2i's iFCL dual-layer metering system has 63 zones for measuring light for a very high level of accuracy. It not only measures the amount of light, but takes into account color and luminosity to minimize exposure and focus errors to give you perfect exposure every time.

Image Recording: The camera records 3:2 still images in JPEG and RAW (14-bit Canon original) formats. You can choose from the following JPEG resolutions: Large 17.9 MP (5184 x 3456 pixels), Medium 8MP (3456 x 2304 pixels), and Small 4.5MP (2592 x 1728 pixels). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution 17.9MP (5184 x 3456 pixels). You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large Fine JPEG image simultaneously.

RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.

Recording Media: The EOS Rebel T2i records images on an SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is not guaranteed.

Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the sensor surface of the camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you can delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the supplied software.

Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel T2i offers 14 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:

  • Basic Zone:
    • Full Auto: the camera automatically selects the settings
    • Creative Auto: in this auto mode, you can still set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and picture style settings.
    • Image Zone:
      • Portrait: blurs the background to make the human subject stand out
      • Landscape: this mode is for wide scenic views, night scenes, etc
      • Close-up: use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc
      • Sports: for fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action
      • Night Portrait: this mode is for images of people at twilight or at night
      • Flash Off: disables the flash
  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE: this is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness
    • Shutter-priority AE: in this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject
    • Aperture-priority AE: in this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness
    • Manual Exposure: in this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired
    • Automatic Depth-of-field AE: this mode is for obtaining a wide depth of field automatically between a near subject and far subject
  • Movies: for recording movies (see below)

Shooting Movies: The EOS Rebel T2i can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. You can record audio in mono using the built-in microphone, or in stereo with an optional stereo microphone with a 3.5mm plug. When shooting movies, a large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended. Slower cards may not record your movies properly. You can select from the following recording sizes and frame rates:

  • 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Available frame rates: 30 fps, 24 fps
  • 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Frame rate: 60 fps
  • 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3 aspect ratio; Frame rate: 60 fps
  • Movie Crop (640 x 480): Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This mode has a telephoto effect of about 7x; Frame rate: 60 fps

9-Point Auto-Focus System: The camera features a high-precision 9-point wide area auto-focus that uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in ever more complex lighting. In addition, the EOS Rebel T2i incorporates a diagonally mounted, high-precision cross-type sensor at the center AF point that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines when fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are used, for added accuracy and precision with these wide-aperture lenses. All focus points can be chosen automatically or manually.

AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:

  • One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once.
  • AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.

Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.

ISO Speed: When shooting in Basic Zone modes, ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 3200 to suit the shooting conditions. In Creative Zone modes, ISO speed may be set from 100 to 6400 in 1/3-stop increments. When ISO Expansion is turned on, you can also select an ISO speed of 12800. For Auto ISO, you can set the maximum ISO speed between 400 and 6400.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions, color temperature: 3000-7000 K
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day, color temperature: 5200 K
  • Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature: 7000 K
  • Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Tungsten Light: for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
  • White Fluorescent Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
  • Flash Use: a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites, color temperature: 6000 K
  • Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K
  • Other WB Settings:
    • Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
    • White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.

Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.

Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative Auto. Picture Style selections include:

  • Standard: image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp
  • Portrait: for nice skin tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted to change skin tone
  • Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
  • Neutral: natural colors and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Faithful: when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no sharpness applied.(recommended for users who prefer to process images on their PC)
  • Monochrome: for black and white images
  • User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, although the indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to +/-2 stops.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, you can take three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will change with each shot taken.

AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3 remote switch is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.

Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash with E-TTL II autoflash metering. The flash takes approximately 3 seconds to recycle for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash is ready. You can set the exposure compensation for the flash to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions include:

  • AF-Assist: Under low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
  • FE Lock: FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a subject.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Using the camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the common phenomenon of red-eye effect.

Optional Flash Compatibility: Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject, and the EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with the entire line of EX-series Speedlites, plus Macro Lites for close-ups. You can also link several flashes to fire together wirelessly, with the optional Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Metering: the camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
  • Partial Metering: effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 9% of the frame at the center
  • Spot Metering: for metering a specific part of the subject, uses approximately 3.8% of the frame at the center
  • Center-weighted Average Metering: metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene

Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can shoot up to about 3.7 shots per second. The maximum number of shots in a single burst will vary with the image quality setting. The total number of images on a 4 GB SD card and the maximum images in a single burst are as follows:

Image Size Compression File Size (MB) Possible Shots
(4 GB card)
Maximum Burst
5184 x 3456
Fine 6.4 570 34
Normal 3.2 1120 1120
3456 x 2304
Fine 3.4 1070 1070
Normal 1.7 2100 2100
2592 x 1728
Fine 2.2 1670 1670
Normal 1.1 3180 3180
5184 x 3456
24.5 150 6
RAW + JPEG (Fine)
5184 x 3456
24.5 + 6.4 110 3

Self-Timer: The camera will record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:

  • 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optional remote control in this mode.
  • 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after pressing the shutter release.
  • 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.

Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.

Included Lens

Lens: The EOS Rebel T2i comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

Image Stabilizer: With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is turned on/off through a switch on the barrel of the lens.

Macro Mechanism: The lens is equipped with a macro mechanism for low magnification close-up photography. The auto-focus function is also available in the macro range.

Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To shoot in auto-focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF." To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch on the camera barrel to "MF," and focus by turning the focusing ring.

Optional Accessories: This lens can be used with an optional EW-60C hood and optional screw-in filters (58mm).


  • Focus Length/Aperture: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
  • Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Angle of View:
    • Diagonal: 74º20' - 27º50'
    • Vertical: 45º30' - 15º40'
    • Horizontal: 64º30' - 15º40'
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.34x (at 55mm)
  • Field of View: 8.1 x 5.3 to 2.6 x 1.8 in. (at 0.82')
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.82' (9.84")
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 2.759"
    • Length:
      • Without caps: 3.318" min; 3.49" max.
      • With caps: 3.602" min; 4.012" max
    • Weight: 7.1 ounces

Optional Lens Compatibility: The EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, and including Canon's new EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for the Digital SLRs.

Play, Edit, and Print Functions

Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.

Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.

Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can set the time each image is displayed on the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20seconds. You can also select which images to display: all images, images by date, movies only, or stills only.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Jump Display: During playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump images by shooting date, movies only, or stills only.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

Multi-Language: The camera's menu system supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.

Video/HDMI Outputs: With the supplied video cable, you can playback images from the camera on a TV (NTSC or PAL). There is also a mini-HDMI jack which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as 158VMC15MH or 119HDMICAM, is required.

PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The Canon EOS Rebel T2i conforms to Exif Print, a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with Exif Print are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.

Battery Information

Power Options: The EOS Rebel T2i operates on the supplied LP-E8 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/1120 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E8E battery charger in approximately 2 hours. You can use AA batteries in the optional BG-E8 battery grip.

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.

Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.

Supplied Software

Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel T2i comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.22.0, which includes:

  • ZoomBrowserEX Ver.6.5 (Windows)/ImageBrowser Ver.6.5 (Macintosh): primarily for JPEG image viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. You can also play and edit MOV movies and extract still images from movies.
  • Digital Photo Professional Ver.3.8: primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
  • Picture Style Editor Ver.1.7 (Windows/Mac): allows you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them as original Picture Style files
  • EOS Utility Ver.3.5: allows you to download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard drive

System Requirements:

  Windows Macintosh
OS Windows 7
Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
Windows XP Pro/Home (Service Pack 2, 3)
Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6
Computer PC with one of the above OS preinstalled and built-in USB ports Macintosh with one of the above OS preinstalled and built-in USB ports

Stills: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Movies: Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher

Stills: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
Movies: Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher

Interface USB USB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or more
  • Color Quality: Medium (16-bit) or more
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or more
  • Color Quality: Thousands of colors or more

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