Canon Rebel 550D Review From DP Review.

April 4th, 2010

Canon Rebel 550D/T2i

Canon Rebel 550D/T2i

The Canon Rebel T2i or 550D is the best Rebel to date but it’s no replacement for the Canon 7D. I had the chance to shoot with the Rebel a few times and every time I used it. It overheated. During one test day at The Huntington Gardens it overheated five times while shooting a test against the 7D. The Rebel does take fantastic still photos. This is the most impressive feature of the camera. The small size is also a plus. It could be a great “Director’s Viewfinder” and could be used as a crash cam if need be. I cannot recommend using this for serious video work. The overheating problem must be fixed first. Then, we may have a camera for production work. Here is a quote from the DP Review.com article.

“Central to the impressive specification of the EOS 550D is a high-spec movie mode which offers full HD capture at up to 30 fps, manual control over exposure, and the option to use an external stereo microphone. The new camera also inherits the EOS 7D’s sophisticated metering system (which brings it a lot closer to similarly positioned Nikon SLRs).”

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skanter
skanter
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April 8th, 2010

I shot for three hours straight indoors with no overheating whatsoever.

I think you have a defective unit.

c.d.embrey
c.d.embrey
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April 7th, 2010

Jared, I also live in SoCal, so I know the weather and it hasn’t been overly hot. What are you doing when the T2i overheats? Long takes? Short takes? Fill the card in one take? Inquiring minds wants to know.

Teddy
Teddy
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April 6th, 2010

I’ve had some overheating issues, but that’s usually after recording for a couple of hours continuously. Other than that, it’s a great camera. I mean for the price of a 7D and some batteries, I have a Rebel and L series lenses. And anybody knows in the end it’s all about the glass.

paul
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April 6th, 2010

I beg to disagree.

I just bought the thing and love it for video work and I have yet to overheat. I think the reality for this camera is quite the opposite than this review portrays. If you need a serious photo camera, get the 7D as it has some better still features. But for DSLR video? That’s a no brainer…either get this or the 5d.

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