Canon 550d video user reviews: Videos taken on a Canon 550D, by owners of the camera

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


Canon 550D Test from Alex Sava on Vimeo.

User test of the Canon 550D and kit lens, graded in After Effects 

Short test showing the autofocus in action.


550d from liverg on Vimeo.

Canon 550d user test, using the kit lens 18-55is, manual focus and edited in Premiere Pro (CS5)

Short user video 


Canon 550D Test from Stellarola on Vimeo.

Quick user video of the Canon EOS 550d, featuring the 550d.


Canon EOS 550D from Ib Mogensen on Vimeo.

Canon EOS 550D user test, using Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

Quick video showing the depth of field capabilities of the 550d.


Canon 550D settings ALO (automatic light optimizer) from Stefano Acquaviva on Vimeo.

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 Testing from Mikkel Sigsgaard on Vimeo.

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.


london with canon 550D from cacicu on Vimeo.

A tour of London, using the 550d at various (lablelled) settings.


Canon 550D Test from Mauro Giuseppe on Vimeo.

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.


550D – test – Haringvliet from datkanbeter on Vimeo.

User video using the Canon EOS 550D. Recorded in HD 1920x1080P 25, screen: 16 : 9. Edited in Edius 5.5,
converted to WMV HD 1920×1080 13,5mbps vbr 16:9 

Test showing various shots of boats in Haringvilet, Rotterdam, with detailed settings information on-screen.


Resolution comparison Canon 550D from Michael Farmer on Vimeo.

User test of the Canon 550D, comparing the video modes 1080p, 720p and 640×480.


Canon EOS 550D Low light examples

Canon 550D night test from daniel mckay on Vimeo.

Canon EOS 550D user video: no light 1600 iso lens: 18-55mm f3.5

Low light video



550d low light from Björn Pausch on Vimeo.

Canon Eos 550d user test, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 

Another user test showing the low light performance of the 550d.


canon 550d t2i night shot – chromatic aberration from Alex Neckels on Vimeo.

User review of the Canon 550D, Lens: Canon 50 mm f/1.4. 1920×1080, 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

Canon 550D grand canyon from Rik Shipley on Vimeo.

24 frames per second 1080p, no tripod

Taken from a light aircraft over the Grand Canyon, using the Canon 550D


Canon 550D test from nykac on Vimeo.

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 


Testing the Canon 550D from Ben Saffer on Vimeo.

Encoded with Compressor, edited and coloured in Final Cut Pro.

Some skateboarding action, taken in Hyde Park, Leeds, using the 550D video mode


“travelling” with the Canon 550D from Karpathia on Vimeo.

“Movie made in Johannesburg airport during traveling between cities to cover the 2010 world-cup of football. ”


canon 550d test footage from raef jones on Vimeo.

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

Canon 550D from Noart on Vimeo.

Canon 550D from Noart on Vimeo.

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. 


Feather from Thomas lesourd on Vimeo.

Short (1 1/2 min) game-like movie, shot on the Canon 550D


Chapter 1: The Cabbie from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

From the Story Beyond the Still competition using the 550D.


Like this camera? For more information:

Check out our expert review of the Canon 550D

See sample photos taken with 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.