I heard about this camera a month back and have been looking forward to see how Canon would improve on their T1i (500D) DSLR. I came very close to buying this camera back in the summer, but just couldn’t make up my mind. The new T2i has an 18 megapixel sensor, up from the 15 megapixels on the last year’s T1i. It also has a larger, higher resolution display. There are plenty of other neat features, which you can preview over at dpreview.com. My gut tells me this will be a major seller for Canon.
Features at a glance:
- 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
All in all, it sounds like it’ll be an excellent camera at a very affordable price-point. Last year’s Canon T1i was said to be not so great at low light performance, compared to the 12 megapixel Nikon D90. Maybe Canon has improved in this area. Nikon will be making a major announcement this month so it will be interesting to see what they up have their sleeve. I’ve heard rumours of a new Nikon D95 to replace the D90.
Here’s a short video introduction to the camera that covers most of the key features.