Canon EOS 550D entry level DSLR delivers 18MP shots and 1080p video

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It’s little more than 10 months since the release of the EOS 500D, but Canon have already outed a new improved model, the EOS 550D.

This DSLR features an 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800) and continuous shooting at 3.7fps. Those looing to shoot video with their DSLR will be happy to hear that the EOS 550D also features full HD video recording at 1080p with manual, selectable frame rate options.

Here’s a quick look at some of the features on board:

-18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
-DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
-Continuous shooting at 3.7fps
-Full HD Movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
-7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
-iFCL metering System with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor
-Quick Control screen to change shooting settings
-Exposure compensation +/-5 stops.
-Select maximum value for Auto ISO
-External Microphone socket
-Movie crop function

Kieran Magee, Director of Product Planning, Consumer Products, Canon Europe said that, “The EOS 550D redefines the entry level DSLR category, putting technologies and features previously the preserve of the professional into the hands of the consumer – allowing them to achieve outstanding results. With the EOS 550D, consumers are free to explore the limits of their own creative vision.”

The EOS 550D will be available from the 24th February. For more info visit www.canon.co.uk.

Gerald Lynch