Canon EOS 550D 18MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with EF-S 18-55 IS Kit Lens, Memory Card, Camera Bag

Canon EOS 550D 18MP Digital SLR Camera (Black) with EF-S 18-55 IS Kit Lens, Memory Card, Camera Bag

Colour Black
Optical Zoom 18x
Megapixels 18 MP
Display Size 3 inches
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Product Description

The Canon EOS 550D DSLR Camera has an amazing 18 Megapixel sensor that makes it quite amazing in taking stills with beautiful crisp quality that will really capture the moment and with it's 1080p HD video capability, it will also give you really amazing high definition video capture that is beyond other camcorders making it a two amazing feature in one camera that's worth it. The LCD screen on the Canon EOS 550D DSLR Camera is 3 inches large which is quite comprehensive with it's 1040 dot resolution and with the Eye-Fi compatibility, the device is really amazing. Powered by the DIGIC 4 image processor, the 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor does not go wasted.

Product Features

  • 18.0 megapixel Advanced Photo System (APS-C) size centimeter
  • OS sensor
  • Full High-Definition recording in 24, 25 and 30 fps
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800
  • 3.7 Frames per second
  • Standard, portrait, landscape, neutral, faithful, monochrome, user definition 1-3 autofocus, one-shot AF, AI servo AF, AI focus AF, manual focusing, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter, TFT colour liquid crystal monitor
Product Details
Manufacturer Canon
Manufacturer Part Number 8714574576091
Brand Canon
Model Number EOS_550D
Colour Black
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty 2 year warranty provided by the manufacturer from date of purchase
Technical Specification
Optical Zoom 18x
Digital Zoom 10x
Megapixels 18 MP
Display Size 3 inches
Memory Card Type SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Internal Memory 4 GB
Viewfinder Type Optical
Flash Type Shoe-Mount
Image Stabilization yes
Max Focal Length 55 mm
Min Focal Length 18 mm
Mounting Type Canonbayonet
Battery Cell Composition Lithium Ion
Batteries Included Yes
Batteries Required Yes
Power Source Battery Powered
Power Adapter Included Yes
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 475 grams
Product Dimensions 12.9 cm x 7.5 cm x 9.8 cm

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From the Manufacturer

The new flagship of the EOS Rebel line, Canon EOS 550D brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that's a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, the EOS 550D also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies. Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it's ready to go the minute it's picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon's brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily. With some of the most advanced features of any digital SLR, it's simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created.

EOS 550D Highlights

18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and Digic 4 Image Processor

The EOS 550D has an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor that captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range and offers more than enough resolution for big enlargements or crops. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency. Its APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

The Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor dramatically speeds up the entire EOS 550D 's camera operations for intuitive operation and offers improvements in both fine detail and natural color reproduction. It works in concert with the EOS 550D 's CMOS Image Sensor to achieve phenomenal levels of performance in nearly any situation.

Capture stunning shots in low light
Capture stunning shots in low light
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for shooting from bright to dim light

The EOS 550D features an expanded ISO range that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. With an ISO rating up to 6400 (expandable to ISO 12800), along with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor's improved noise-reduction technology, creative possibilities abound. Combine the EOS 550D with one of Canon's EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer and the shooting possibilities for both movies and stills expand even further.

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Improved EOS Movie mode with manual exposure control

Designed for the evolving, tech-savvy user, the EOS 550D features HD Video capture technologies--manual exposure control for more creative control, for example-borrowed directly from professional Canon SLRs to capture stellar video with all the benefits of shooting with an SLR. By shooting video with the EOS 550D, photographers as well as filmmakers can take advantage of the creative features native to SLR cameras. Along with its manual controls, the EOS 550D allows for full use of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including Macro and Fisheye, providing a plethora of shooting options once reserved only for still photography. The resulting HD video is a standout in its beautiful depth-of-field characteristics and remarkable capture capability under poor lighting conditions. In a first for EOS cameras, a Movie Crop function is included: An SD-quality movie (640 x 480) can be cropped to the equivalent of about 7x magnification of regular shooting.

Video can be captured at a number of resolutions and frame rates for numerous applications. It can capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 24 (23.976), 25 or 30 (29.97) frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip. Movies are saved as MOV files and can be viewed in Full HD through the EOS 550D 's HDMI output. Other recording sizes include HD at 1280 x 720 (50/60 (59.94) fps) or SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (50/60 (59.94) fps). The EOS 550D has a built-in microphone for simple mono recording and stereo sound can be recorded through a self-powered external microphone.

Enhanced 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system and 9-point AF system
Enhanced 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system and 9-point AF system

The EOS 550D features Canon's newest Dual-layer sensor, with 63-zones. By measuring not only the amount of light, but also taking into account color and luminosity, this new system delivers a very high level of accuracy for better results every time. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS 550D gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes, such as sports on a cloudy day, or indoor holiday scenes.

Additionally, the EOS 550D has a high-precision, 9-point AF system utilizing a high-precision, f/2.8 cross-type center point. The 9-point AF system uses both normal and high-precision focus depending on the aperture and available light. The 9 focus points can be chosen automatically or manually selected.

Wide 3.0-inch (3:2 aspect ratio) Clear View LCD monitor

The EOS 550D has a high-resolution 3.0-inch clear view LCD monitor that features 1.04 million dots/VGA for spectacular detail. It also has the same aspect ratio (3:2) as the camera's sensor, making for clear and easy Live View composition. An anti-reflective and water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface and screen brightness can be adjusted in 7 steps in accordance with ambient light.

New Quick Control Screen button

The EOS 550D 's refined button layout includes a dedicated button that directs the camera immediately to the Quick Control screen, where it's simple to navigate among any number of settings, including ISO, Exposure and Flash Exposure compensation, drive mode, white balance, image quality and much, much more.

Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button
Improved layout with dedicated Live View/Movie shooting button

Without the need to navigate through a bunch of menus, the EOS 550D transitions effortlessly between still and movie mode. By pressing the Live View/Movie button, a situation that had required menu access with other cameras, still images can change to a movie shoot and vice versa. It's literally as simple as the press of a button.

3.7fps continuous shooting up to approximately 34 JPEGs or approximately 6 RAW

The EOS 550D can shoot up to 3.7 frames per second (fps) for up to approximately 6 consecutive RAW files or approximately 34 full-resolution JPEGs. Shooting at speeds of up to 1/4000 sec., the EOS 550D can capture even rapidly-unfolding scenes with ease.

New compatibility with SDXC memory cards

The EOS 550D is compatible with both SDXC memory cards for greater storage capacity and with Eye-Fi SD cards, which are outfitted with a Wi-Fi transmitter (IEEE 802.11b/g) and internal antenna for wireless, high speed transfer of images. With an Eye-Fi card installed, the EOS 550D can display the Eye-Fi's connection status and error notes with ease, for fully functional wireless uploading of images directly from the camera.

Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses

EF Lenses

The EOS 550D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like the Canon Image Stabilizer technology in select lenses helps to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light. With a dizzying array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS 550D with superlative Canon optics.

The EOS 550D incorporates Canon’s cutting-edge technologies such as a DIGIC 4 image processor, 9-point AF system and a 63 dual zone layer metering sensor found in the EOS 7D for total image control.

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  1. 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
     Great Delivery by HomeShop18 2 February, 2012 On
    I have been an Olympus shooter up until now. But now i am using Canon. It is more good then my old camera. I'm starting photography school in just a few weeks and had to have a camera with video. After reading review after review, I decided to go with this wonderful camera. I'm so glad I did! I never thought I could get the colors out of another camera like I could my Olympus, but the image quality is excellent. I'm a female and the camera fits my hands perfectly. Another rave is that the controls are so easy to find and adjust, BIG plus for me. It was basically down to three cameras for me, the Samsung, Nikon 7000 , and the T3i. After taking many test shots in the store and getting a feel for the camera, this one won me over. Homeshop18 delivery time is also excellent. Thanks o homoeshop18 for these types of awesome product
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  2. 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
     Amateur? Looking for a DSLR? Look no further. 4 February, 2012 On
    If you are an amateur photographer looking to upgrade to a DSLR, the Canon 550D is the product to have. Though it is an 18 MP beauty, you can very well set the pixel size to 10 MP or lower; it will save you a lot of space on the card, without compromising on the quality of pictures. The 18-55 IS kit lens is a general, all purpose piece of glass that suits most needs. However, if you wish to do some wildlife, which most amateurs set their sights at, it's better if you get yourself either the Canon 70-300 IS, or a third party lens, preferably the Tamron. The camera comes with a live view screen, but I prefer to compose my pictures through the optical viewfinder. All in all, a great piece of equipment to have, and most assuredly you will spend hours and hours fiddling with it, discovering a new trick each time you go out with it.
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  3.  The best for beginners / amature clickers and okay for Professionals 9 April, 2013 On
    This 550D is one of the best Canon has offered. It best suits Beginners than professionals. Perfect to handle, great balance and awesome auto focus as it acts very fast. 18MP provides excellent quality and it also helps further zooming digitally and cropping .

    The two things it lags when compared to its rival Nikon 5100 is that 5100 provides vibrant colors and its LCD display which is not flexible
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