We've scoured the web for some of the more insightful videos showing the Canon EOS 550D video capabilities, taken by owners of the camera. We've tried to find a mix that show various features, or problems, from different locations around the world, and a few that show what you can achieve.
You could also check out our expert review of the Canon 550D
Quick examples of the Canon 550D video
User test of the Canon 550D and kit lens, graded in After Effects
Short test showing the autofocus in action.
Canon 550d user test, using the kit lens 18-55is, manual focus and edited in Premiere Pro (CS5)
Short user video
Quick user video of the Canon EOS 550d, featuring the 550d.
Canon EOS 550D user test, using Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
Quick video showing the depth of field capabilities of the 550d.
Canon EOS 550D user video, ISO:100, shutter: 50
First half is without Automatic Light Optimiser setting (ALO), second half with.
Tests of the 550D at different settings
Canon 550d user test with kit 18-55 lens mounted.
A 2 minute user video, showing the Canon 550d's video capability at different settings that are labelled onscreen.
A tour of London, using the 550d at various (lablelled) settings.
User video of the Canon 550D. Taken in the late afternoon using the Kit Lens (EF-S 18-55mm). No color correction was implemented during post. Edited using Final Cut Pro.
1 1/2 min video showing some of the capabilities of the 550D.
User video using the Canon EOS 550D. Recorded in HD 1920x1080P 25, screen: 16 : 9. Edited in Edius 5.5, converted to WMV HD 1920x1080 13,5mbps vbr 16:9
Test showing various shots of boats in Haringvilet, Rotterdam, with detailed settings information on-screen.
User test of the Canon 550D, comparing the video modes 1080p, 720p and 640x480.
Canon EOS 550D Low light examples
Canon EOS 550D user video: no light 1600 iso lens: 18-55mm f3.5
Low light video
Canon Eos 550d user test, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Another user test showing the low light performance of the 550d.
User review of the Canon 550D, Lens: Canon 50 mm f/1.4. 1920x1080, aperture 1.4, ISO 400, frame rate 24 fps, shutter 1/50.
"Here is an example of chromatic aberration, which appears around the car front lights in the form of a purple fringe."
Out and about with a Canon 550D
24 frames per second 1080p, no tripod
Taken from a light aircraft over the Grand Canyon, using the Canon 550D
Canon 550d user test using EF-F lens 18/55mm f/3.5-5.6.
Some shots of Milan, showing the capabilities of the 550d
Encoded with Compressor, edited and coloured in Final Cut Pro.
Some skateboarding action, taken in Hyde Park, Leeds, using the 550D video mode
"Movie made in Johannesburg airport during traveling between cities to cover the 2010 world-cup of football. "
Footage straight from the camera with 18-55mm kit lens.
Some bike action shot using the Canon EOS 550D: Not for the squeamish.
Be inspired, examples of what you can do with a Canon 550D
Both videos above: Canon 550d user test, using 50mm lens at 1.8. Edited using Vegas 9.0.
As well as a great test, has some interesting footage of Korea.
Short (1 1/2 min) game-like movie, shot on the Canon 550D
From the Story Beyond the Still competition using the 550D.
All videos purely reflect the experiences of the individual user, and are open to interpretation. For more videos check out Vimeo or YouTube.
Let us know what you think of this page, as we're thinking of producing one for each camera with HD video.