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Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm

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Canon EOS 550D 18MP digital SLR camera with 1080p HD video mode with EF-S 18-55mm IS lens (Canon p/n 4463B022AA)
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Product Details

Overview
Capture your story in stunning detail with the EOS 550D. With the creative freedom to capture the decisive shot, see all the detail of your holiday sunset or follow action in the local football match.

18 MP CMOS sensor
Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints - or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing - EOS 550Ds 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

DIGIC 4
Canons DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting.

High ISO for low light
When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to 6400...
Summary
Format: APS-C
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 18 Megapixels
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Included in box

EOS 550D Body Kit comprises

  • EOS 550D Body
  • Eyecup Ef
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
  • Battery Charger LC-E8E
  • AC Cable 1m, Battery Pack LP-E8
  • Battery Cover, Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
  • LENS CAP E-58
  • LENS DUST CAP E.

About the Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 18-55mm

Capture your story in stunning detail with the EOS 550D. With the creative freedom to capture the decisive shot, see all the detail of your holiday sunset or follow action in the local football match.

18 MP CMOS sensor
Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints - or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing - EOS 550Ds 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

DIGIC 4
Canons DIGIC 4 processor works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing, for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. DIGIC 4 also powers advanced Noise Reduction when shooting at higher ISO speeds, plus split-second start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting.

High ISO for low light
When light levels fall, the EOS 550D offers an ISO range of up to 6400 - expandable to 12800 for those environments where using flash is undesirable.

Full HD movie recording
The EOS 550D combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) video. To satisfy your creativity the EOS 550D features full manual control and selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. Also with compatible TVs playback can be controlled using the TVs remote control.

7.7cm (3.0incg) 3:2 Clear View LCD
Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0inch) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen, which features an ultra-high 1,040,000 dots for increased clarity. Switch to Live View mode and use the real-time visual feed to shoot from awkward angles

iFCL metering system
A new 63-zone dual layer metering sensor analyses Focus, Colour and Luminance information, providing accurate and consistent metering.

Quick Control screen
Accessible using a dedicated button it provides easy access to commonly used functions, ensuring that you are ready to take the shot as it happens.

External Microphone Socket
Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the 3.5mm stereo jack socket.

Movie Crop
Shoot VGA movies with an effective zoom of 7x. Movie crop uses only the centre part of the sensor and allows long distance shooting without having to change lenses

Create a shooting system as unique as you are
The EOS 550D is compatible with Canons full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.

IMAGE SENSOR
Type22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 18.0 megapixels
Total PixelsApprox. 18.7 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2
Low-Pass FilterBuilt-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
TypeDIGIC 4
LENS
Lens MountEF/EF-S
Focal LengthEquivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
TypeTTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
AF Working Range EV -0.5 -18 (at 23C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point DisplaySuperimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF Yes, up to 10m (1)
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual FocusSelected on lens
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO(100-6400), 100-6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
SHUTTER
TypeElectronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
TypeAuto white balance with the imaging sensor
SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White BalanceYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
VIEWFINDER
TypePentamirror
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)Approx. 95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.87x
EyepointApprox. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction-3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)
Focusing ScreenFixed
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
LCD MONITOR
Type7.7cm (3.0inch) 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 160 degrees
CoatingDual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness AdjustmentAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
FLASH
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)13
Built-in Flash Coverageup to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/off
Red-Eye ReductionYes - with red eye reduction lamp
X-Sync1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure LockYes
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
HotShoe/ PC TerminalYes/ -
External Flash CompatibilityE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Controlvia camera menu screen
SHOOTING
ModesAuto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture StylesStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour SpacesRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG) (1), 6 images (RAW)) (2)
LIVE VIEW MODE
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay, Histogram
FILE TYPE
Still Image TypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5184x3456 (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29m 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound Files(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
OTHER FEATURES
Custom Functions12 Custom Functions with 36 settings
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYes (Shooting information display only)
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Data VerificationOriginal image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
INTERFACE
ComputerHi-Speed USB
OtherVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon PrintersCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
STORAGE
TypeSD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.4-10.6
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
POWER SOURCE
Batteries1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E8
Battery Life Approx. 440 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%) (1)
Approx. 400 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Power SavingPower turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8, Battery charger LC-E8, LC-E8E
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body MaterialsStainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Operating Environment0 - 40 C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)128.8 x 97.3 x 62 mm
Weight (Body Only)Approx. 530g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
ACCESSORIES
ViewfinderEyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
CaseSemi-Hard Case EH19-L
Wireless File TransmitterAll EF and EF-S lenses
FlashCanon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery GripBG-E8
Remote Controller/ SwitchRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherOriginal Data Security Kit OSK-E3
Predictive AF (1) with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
Continuous Shooting (1)Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
(2) Based on Canons testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
Battery Life(1)Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
* Recommended Exposure Index
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 3.7fps shooting
  • Full HD movies
  • 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
  • iFCL metering
  • Quick Control screen
  • Ext. Mic socket
  • Movie crop

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