Can the Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T21 in the US) beginner-to-amateur level DSLR match up to the hype? Our Canon EOS 550D review finds out more about the Canon 550D...
The EOS 550D is an excellent camera, offering a beginner similar specs to an EOS 7D semi-pro model at a fraction of the price. The low-light and video perfromance are a superb bonus to the excellent overall image quality.
The 18MP resolution may mainly make the files larger, but the sharpness and detail are top notch regardless. The most impressive new addition on the stills side is the 63-zone metering system, as it seems to be capable of coping with almost any lighting condition and still turn out a decent shot.
The ISO range may be verging toward unusable at 12,800, but below that the noise was minimal enough to make it difficult to tell the shots apart.
The price may be a touch high compared to it’s rivals, but the Canon EOS 550D is well worth the extra cash.