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Canon 550D: Up close and personal

One of the latest dSLR in Canon’s line-up is the EOS 550D. It arrived in the Philippines sometime in late February and we only got the chance to get a sample unit from Canon Philippines to test last week.

Some of the highlights of the Canon 550D are the 18MP sensor, a 6400 ISO and up to 1080p video recording.

It also has Live View and a burst rate of 3.7 frames per second. Also referred to as the Digital Rebel T2i, the 550D squares off with the 7D in HD videos.

Here are some shots I took of the Canon 550D (right) beside the Canon 7D (left). Will be bringing both cameras and testing them around to check both the still image and video recording performance.

The Canon 550D kit (18-55mm IS) may retail for aorund Php54,950 while the body is around Php49,950 (of course, you can get it cheaper in Quiapo and gray-market sellers). Time permitted, I’m hoping to be able to do a review of this in the coming weeks.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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31 Responses

  1. Adrian says:

    Mas mura nung bumili kami sa SG. Pag nag convert mga 42K po.

  2. jay says:

    mahal pamasahe papunta sg

  3. Efren Sy says:

    is the 550D on the category of the 3/4 dlsr?

    looks promising


  4. karissa says:

    i don’t know about canon, although i really trust their digicam line up, i still go for nikon for dslr.
    just based on my experience.

  5. citroen says:

    pangit daw ang images as compared sa nikon d90

  6. cris says:

    @jay lol

    @Canon and nikon guys, let us hear your thoughts…

    And how does it fair compared to Canon 500d or Nikon d5000? These are my top 3 choices

  7. citroen says:

    kindly check the review on dpreview.com

  8. RyE says:

    Ang mahal naman ng price… 39500 lang ito sa kimstore…

  9. poche says:

    review na yan?
    galing mo naman mgreview yuga lol.

  10. it was 49k with lens na ata
    54k was old price
    mga 45k sa hidalgo

  11. yuga says:

    @poche – nothing in the title says it’s a review so I don’t know how you thought it was one.

  12. andrew says:

    “Time permitted, I’m hoping to be able to do a review of this in the coming weeks.”

    preview pa lang yan d pa review

  13. Hmm. Crystal clear 18mp and 6400ISO. Whew.

  14. Miko says:

    Hmm. Cant wait for the review. Let us see.

  15. Eric Palisoc says:

    Sir Yuga, Liked your review about the Ricoh GXR, I was asking for the reseller’s name and location. I mean gusto ko bilhin pero ala akong time mag ikot sa stores. Pano kaya?

  16. Arvin says:

    me? I have the canon 500D, perfect for beginners! light weight and very simple. As a fine arts student in UST it very easy to walk around with it

  17. sylv3rblade says:

    You can check out this comparison by digitalreview.ca

    It’s the D5000 vs the 500D (and the D90) but since the 550D is technically an update of the 500D… well you get the picture.

  18. wakocoke says:

    baby 7d!!

  19. Teknisyan says:

    I think the 550d is more geared to the Nikon D5000 users, since this is the model of Nikon that can capture HD video.


  20. lolipown says:

    That statement really doesn’t make sense you know (aside from pointing else where that is)

  21. madapaka022 says:

    check this:
    nikon d90 is still the winner. Canon 550d cant match the power of nikon d90.

  22. Adrian says:

    @Jay: mura lang abang lang ng promo minsan may P1500 na promo cebupac or tiger.

  23. sylv3rblade says:

    oh.. that was the link I was looking for.. I ended up linking to an older comparison >_>

  24. prosopagnosia says:

    i have a Nikon D3000 and a Nikon D90. my friend bought an EOS 550D just a week ago.. compared it w/ my D90 and still the D90 is untouchable.. and kudos to my D3000 it is STILL very usable and dependable

  25. gsj says:

    Sabi nga di daw maganda output images ng 500 &550d, parang pilit ang 18mpx sa sensor size nila. Kaya pixelated na pag naka crop ang images. Sa

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  26. J.Denver says:

    It all depends on what is preferable for you.
    The real thing before going on with the comparison, is the difference between their levels.
    D90 belongs to the semi-pro lineup while the T2i belongs among the entry level dslr cameras.

  27. redchic says:

    just bought mine here in dubai 42K with lense and all na temp nga ako bumili ng sigma mura.. :) i love it super nice quality definetly better than nikon

  28. ardian says:

    porshendetje ardian bunjaku ju porshendet shum por foto e canon tung :P

  29. iboÅŸ says:

    lan bu nasıl bir kamera amq bozuk

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