Product Reviews (49)
I bought this used from Adorama as a backup body & as usual Adorama came through with a used camera at a good price & great condition.
By Jorge on Adorama - Apr 3, 2013
Perfect starter for HD Video production- on par with more expensive models in the Canon line. I also used this camera in studio photography, and this camera produces some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen- excellent resolution!
By OphieWan on Adorama - Mar 18, 2013
Best Deal Around for basic DSL
I moved up from a Canon XTi with the Digi-2 processor. Nice camera. But the T2i with Digi-4 has all the speed and 18 MP resolution I need. And it is very reasonably priced. I have two of them now, one with a long lens, the other with my 17-50 Tamron zoom. My pics have been published and I even get paid for shooting now and then. Of course, don't expect a 7D (superfast continuous sport) or 5D (superb quality) with this camera, but for the money this is a great value. Use great lenses and you will very satisfied with image quality.
By Steve on Adorama - Mar 7, 2013
Canon T2i is a steal for the money
With the introduction of the Canon T4i, the price drops for both the new and slightly used T2i cameras, making them that much better a buy for the would-be photographer. Also, since it supports both the Canon EF and EF-S lenses, it makes an excellent back-up for the serious shooter.
By Black Dog Photography on Adorama - Aug 27, 2012
Canon T2i Performa.,Timings,ImageQuality
The T2i powers up quickly and is essentially ready to acquire focus the instant you flip the power switch. Sensor cleaning has been relegated to shutdown instead of startup as the default, which makes more sense. Studio timings produced 0.02 second shutter lag times, and 0.18 seconds for AF acquisition. Shooting in the field, I felt using only the single center point for AF was slightly quicker than allowing the camera to use a number of points in auto AF. The center point is the only cross-type in the nine-point AF system, which may account for the perceived speed advantage.
By Santosh on Adorama - Apr 2, 2012
Great! ...but not perfect
This is my first Canon DSLR. I got it after shooting a Pentax K-x (my first DSLR) for about a year. The autofocus on the Canon is fast and accurate, noticeably a step up from the K-x, and I don't even have a USM lens. The Canon is also noticeably quieter than the Pentax, both shutter noise and autofocus (again, without USM). Menu navigation is not the best on the Canon. Getting to / adjusting some settings seems to take a step or two more than the Pentax. Navigating while viewing images on the Pentax is much easier and more intuitive than on the Canon. And deleting multiple images on the T2i is a smack-down comparatively. Shooting in manual mode on the T2i isn't that slick. It's far easier on the Pentax. I still can't find the flush-mount adjust button on the T2i to dial aperture and have to take my eye from the viewfinder. I had thought that the T2i would be my last camera body purchase for a long time, but this issue alone will eventually drive my to upgrade to a xxD. Those grumblings aside, I love my Canon T2i. Nevermind the great image quality, the snappy autofocus makes this camera a lot of fun.
By Monkey Mash Button on Adorama - Mar 12, 2012
I use this product for real estate photography. Works great indoors with a Speedlite flash.
By Happy Go Lucky on Adorama - Feb 27, 2012
The t2i is a great body and has all of the features I require.
By Eric on Adorama - Feb 27, 2012
Excellent photo camera!
Whether you're new to the world of DSLRs, or are a seasoned photographer who wants to try your luck at video, the Canon Rebel T2i is perfect. I've had nothing but great experiences with it so far, and highly recommend to everyone. The camera is very small and light. It is not weather-sealed or as durable as some of the more expensive SLRs, but it doesn't "feel cheap" in my opinion. It features a 3-inch LCD (compared to the Rebel XS's 2.5 inch screen), which also has a very high resolution. It looks lovely! Auto-focus is fast, and I've been very pleased with the quality of the pictures and videos I've taken so far.
By rob02190 on Adorama - Feb 22, 2012
This camera is my back up camera and I love it. Most people think you need a fancy camera to get wonderful shots. The glass behind your lense is way more important. For the price of this camera, you can afford a great lens to go along with it.
By CanonUser on Adorama - Feb 14, 2012
Canon Digital Rebel T2i
This is a great camera in a compact size
By RTT on Adorama - Jan 31, 2012
One great camera!
Only had this camera for a short time. Replaces an XTI. So far, test photos have shown great performance in low light. Bought from Adorama, which had the lowest price and received it in only two days (with free shipping).
By Bob on Adorama - Jan 30, 2012
I would buy this product again.
Best price I could find on a body-only; lenses I've got already!
By George on Adorama - Jan 29, 2012
Talk about a sleeper!
This is one of Canon's best kept secrets. I had been wanting to upgrade from my 40D to something with more resolution capability but couldn't quite justify the expenditure required for one of the "high-end" powerhouses Canon offers. Through reading various reviews and my own internet research I came across this little beauty. In comparing specifications with the high end models I discovered that this "entry-level" (?) Rebel has about 90% of the capabillity and features of the upscale models at less than half the cost when purchasing the body only. When my daughter presented me with an Adorama gift certificate for Christmas this purchase was a no-brainer. The smaller size and lighter weight certainly don't compromise performance! The ease of handling and the results this llittle machine produces are truly amazing. I did purchase the Canon battery grip for extended shooting and was pleasantly surprised as to how it improved the feel of the camera. I've been using it for about a month and a half now in all kinds of situations and have no qualms about giving it a resounding two thumbs up! You've got to try one for yourself.
By waterfixer on Adorama - Jan 27, 2012
A must buy DSLR Canon Camera
Product is used for low light and primarily for Baseball Action Sports. The High Iso @ 3200, shows no apparent Noise. I cannot think of any photo shoot, that I would not use this camera on. I cannot think of any issues or problems with this camera. Outstanding photos
By Mike on Adorama - Jan 13, 2012
GREAT Digital SLR!
This amazing,light weight camera is causing me to sell on [@]45 years worth of Nikon Film SLR equipment. It is a bit of a chore to learn all the details of operation. However, compared to a Nikon D3000 my son-in-law owns, there is NO comparison in the viewfinder and the MUCH higher pixel count. Closest Nikon comes to this is 16 MP at considerably higher price point and considerably greater weight.
By OldGeezer on Adorama - Dec 31, 2011
Great bang for the buck. The live mode with magnification is a great feature, especially is you are using manual focus lenses, like some of the oldie but goodie M42's. Not as rugged as higher end Canon's, and probably not good for the outdoor pro shooter, but comparable image quality; well worth the price.
By TheLensCapIsOn on Adorama - Dec 5, 2011
Strengths: Lightweight. GREAT photo quality. When you switch the RAW and take images that way, the difference is even more amazing!
Weakness: The only thing I can find is that I would like a front sync cord slot and I wish it came with an 18-135 kit lens.
I would recommend this camera to ANYONE! This camera has so much potential! I use it for sports, babies, everything. I have been a professional photographer for 10+ years and I have to say...this is the best camera! I actually have two of these bodies now!
By anonymous; - Nov 8, 2011
THis is a great camera. I had this as an additional body for shooting weddings. Auto focus was a tad slow. I did have to send it in to Canon to have the auto focus adjusted. It was out of calibration right out of the box. Image quality is outstanding. As is low light performance. Only complaint was the buffering is a little slow shooting RAW.
By Stevecam1 on Adorama - Oct 24, 2011
Refurbished Canon T2i
Canon refirbished site is legitimate and on the ball. No dissapointments.
By Robert Leighton Films on vimeo on Adorama - Oct 10, 2011
The camera is easy to use once you learn all the caontrols. The image quality is good and you can expand the ISO to 6400. I don't use the video very much but it is good quality.
By Lineman on Adorama - Oct 3, 2011
Extreme high quality HI RES pictures
Excellent camera in all aspects. Small size and robust construccion. Excellent price for the an amateur camera
By Juan Cepeda on Adorama - Sep 6, 2011
Canon Rebel T2i Camera body
Originally I wanted a Nikon... but I didn't have any lenses for it. So, I bought the Canon T2i just because I can use my older lenes from my film Canon Ellan II. It's a great product for a beginner, but not for enthusiast and semi-pro's life myself - you really can't learn much with this camera - it's like a stripped down 7D per se. Overall, it's cool that you can use either EF or EF-S lenes. It's a great camera for portraits, still life, landscapes, etc. but not sports or action shots. Its shutter burst speed is way too slow to take any fast action shots.
By Eddie.B on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011
Love This Camera!
This is my main landscape camera and I love it! The photos are sharp and beautiful!
By Montana Rose on Adorama - Sep 4, 2011
Decent Menus, Great Quality images
Great start up camera or camera 2. Lower price at a professional quality. If I realized that the T3i had swivel screen, I would have invested in that model. Light weight and therefore great for carrying along on excursions. Annoying software issues - RAWs don't process at earlier versions of Adobe Light Room. Want it to use Compact Flash cards since I have those from my 20D, but it only uses SD cards. Menus aren't quite as intuitive as on the more high end models.
By Irina on Adorama - Jul 4, 2011
Great camera, excellent image quality.
This is a great camera. I love the display feature. It is so easy to see all the info about the photo you just took. It is a light weight camera and easy to hold. I love the large LCD. It makes it easy to review the pictures you are taking as you go along. All of the dials and buttons are easy to use. The menu is excellent and made it easy to get the camera set to shoot.The camera manual is excellent and can answer any questions anyone could have. I would recommend this camera to any of my friends in the market for a Canon DSLR camera. It is a joy to use! I love it with all its features.It is also possible to shoot video with it. I still have to try that.This is the best camera I have ever had. I just love it. Thank you Canon.Debbie Sladen
By Photogdeb on Adorama - Jun 19, 2011
Amazing Beginner Camera!!
Strengths: Tiny, Lightweight, Very User Friendly, Excellent value for price.
Weakness: Tiny, Manual features are a little limited, shots per second are a little low. (One would have to be VERY picky to notice any of this.)
This is my very first experience with a DSLR camera and I could not be happier. I have absolutely no professional training in photography and still found this camera to be a breeze to use. The learning curve is not steep at all, I was able to take amazing pictures after less than a month of regular shooting. Manual features are somewhat limited, which is to be expected on an entry DSLR. It's small size makes it an ideal travel buddy whether you are traveling through Europe, or just going on an afternoon hike. This advantage is also a drawback however. The setup feels slightly crowded due to it's small size, I notice this most when I am using an extra wide angle lens. Overall it is an awesome little camera and the strengths vastly outweigh the weaknesses.
By anonymous; - Apr 24, 2011
Canon Digital Rebel T2i
Placement of commands much improved. Overall much easier to use compared to previous EOS models
By SergioP on Adorama - Mar 8, 2011
I use this as an additional camera body for wedding photography. Image quality is outstanding!
By stevecam1 on Adorama - Mar 6, 2011
Great little camera!
The Canon T2i is my first DSLR, and I'm so happy I started with it. I'm an avid 35mm girl, so "down grading" to a cropped sensor DSLR, wasn't something I wanted to do. However, it came down to workflow, and having digital makes life easier. My only suggestion to those just getting into DSLR photography with no prior experience with a 35mm SLR, would be to by an alternative lens to the Canon kit lens. There are some better built options with faster apertures, for not a lot more. I'd suggest either the Sigma 18-50 2.8 or the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. Adorama has both. If you want to stick with Canon, I'd go with their 35mm 2.0 prime lens for great indoor shots, or their 50mm 1.8 for some lovely portraits. All are reasonably priced.The full HD movie mode, is wonderful, the 18megapixel sensor is fantastic. I also enjoy its small size, because I don't have large hands nor need a fully weather proofed body. I also don't need a ton of FPS, so this is the perfect camera for me.The T2i is almost identical to the newer T3i. Unless you need a cool swivel screen, I'd suggest saving 200$ and buying a better lens. With the same sensor, and same build, you're not getting a whole lot more for your dollar. I wouldn't expect the T2i's to be around much longer after the recent release of the T3i however.I'd also like to give a nod to Adorama, I bought my new gear from them. [...]
By Story on Adorama - Mar 4, 2011
The best value for them money
Very useful for doing a walkthrough of any specific location, helpful to understand the parameters that need to be considered for a professional shoot. Also, great results out of the box, including respectable battery life.
By MAK [...] on Adorama - Jan 19, 2011
Very Nice Little Camera
Great value for money. Simple enough to use out of the box, but enough features to learn to get that great "artistic" shot. Add an IS lens (I got the 18-135) and you can handle most quick shoots. The weight and balance is just right. I still have not been able to get great video, but I'm sure it's there, it seems like an after-thought add on so the controls are not intuitive. [...]
By Tony on Adorama - Jan 14, 2011
I'm taking beautiful, clear pictures.
I just purchased this camera body so I'm still getting used to its settings. The manual is easy to follow. So far I love the camera.
By TravelBug on Adorama - Jan 12, 2011
What I'd Expect (and that's good)
Overall, a very solid camera in almost every aspect. A larger viewfinder would be nice, but that's what the higher models are for. The only issue I've run into is that the video mode, while beautiful, does not have a good AF mechanism and you are left to either manual focus, use the slow contrast AF, or the 'quick' focus which interrupts the video. Also, for some reason, 720p video is only available at 60fps.
By Schauf on Adorama - Dec 4, 2010
Great all around camera. Very light. Good for all day use.
By Sue on Adorama - Nov 7, 2010
Great camera for the price.
Just bought this camera as a back up to my 7D. They make a great team. Just got back from two weeks in the Canadian Rockies. Wound up using both cameras so as to minimize lens changes. Not a lot of wildlife, so not much need for rapid fire. Otherwise, it compares very favorably with the 7D which should be a consideration if you are trying to save money.
By Angeles on Adorama - Sep 28, 2010
Very pleased with Rebel T2
This camera is quite an improvement over my old 40D. More like a 7D. Seems to me to have been more of a performance / features jump than from my 20D to 40D. Love the camera. Jim
By Glamour by Jim on Adorama - Sep 6, 2010
Canon Rebel T2i
i've had this camera for about two weeks. i've used it for everything from macro to nature, some portraits. it's great for portraits. I wouldn't recommend it for shooting sports or fast subjects because of it's slow auto focus and it only shoots 3.7 fps. the image quality of the pictures it takes is amazing. Overall, i would recommend this to anybody looking to get into photography or who is looking to upgrade cameras. The video quality on this is outstanding too.
By Matt on Adorama - Sep 6, 2010
This Camera is PERFECT
I'm both a photographer and a filmmaker. This camera is amazing. Crystal clear 18mp pictures PLUS the fact that it does RAW and RAW+Jpeg is appealing. It boasts mamy features made popular on the higher end 7D and 5D. It handles light perfectly, it focuses quickly. The HD video feature is perfect for when I need shots with better depth of field than a traditional video camcorder. All in all, this is a great buy.
By Max on Adorama - Sep 5, 2010
Best value for the money!
This camera packs many features in a nice, lightweight package! The 18 mp allows for some serious cropping without sacrificing quality of the printed photo. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a lighter weight SLR. Extreme value for the money. For the hobby-photographer, this camera does it all. Canon has another success with this Rebel series SLR.
By Babe 1204 on Adorama - Jul 26, 2010
Best Value for dollar... ever!
I bought this camera the day it came out (2-24-10) because of a review I read by Philip Bloom and after spending six months looking at the 7D, and the 5D. I've been shooting stills and movies on it every day since. This is easily the best camera I've ever owned, but the only cameras I ever owned prior to this were old Nikon 35mm film SLR'S ('71 F2, and and a 80's era FE2.) When I bought the T2i, I was mainly wanting a good digital stills camera that had a better than average video capability. But, the T2i turned out to be a totally professional stills camera that is ALSO a totally professional and AMAZING HD 1920 x 1080p, 24fps movie making machine. (first thing, plug your HDMI out of the camera into your big screen and hit the play button to watch your movies.) Make sure you're sitting down. (seriously) I said to myself, "I guess I've never really seen REAL HD" (and I own a Sony Blu-Ray player, and I'm hooked up to both cable and satellite digital HD)(btw: get the T2i kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens just so you can see the importance of Image Stabilization in taking low light stills and most importantly, movies.) I've been using my old Nikkor lenses, ('60's era 50mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/3.5, along with an 80's era 105mm micro-Nikkor f/2.8 by using a Fotodiox PRO Nikon to EF adapter (don't get the cheap non-pro version) and I'm really loving shooting stills and movies manually. But forget hand holding without IS (image stabilization). My Nikkors look great on a tripod, but in my hand, it's like "The Blair Witch Project."Get the kit lens. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (image stabilization)I love this camera so much, I bought a second one from Adorama, (Hi, [...]) and gave it to a friend so we can do movies together. The audio is great for interviews but the automatic gain control means you end up recording every sound at the same volume. It's amazingly sensitive. IT WILL PICK UP EVERYTHING, including your breathing or focusing when you're shooting movies. This also isn't really a problem, because anyone doing serious film uses "second system" sound (a separate recording device that can be synced up in post production using software.) But, the mic in the T2i is INCREDIBLE for cats, kids playing around outdoors, the beach, (seagulls, waves) and for babies. It's also great for buskers on the street. If your shooting indoors, just hold your breath, or, put it on a tripod and back away. If you're conducting an interview, make sure you're the same distance from the camera as the subject you're filming. The mic really pics up the sound from the back of the camera. (because of the AGC) Especially indoors.The only other thing that may be a consideration is the viewfinder, which is not as big and bright as the 7D and 5D. But, I never use the camera's viewfinder, I use a viewfinder that fits on the LCD screen, or lately, I've just been shooting from the LCD on the back. I bought an extra battery and turned up the brightness on the LCD which is way bigger and brighter than either the 7D or the 5D, (in fact it uses a new kind of technology to sharpen the image.) I love it. Best LCD I've ever seen on any digital camera. (much better than any of the other EOS cameras, including the 1D mk4, the 5D, and the 7D.)So, would I recommend this to a friend? I BOUGHT ONE for a friend. Buy this camera... NOW! You won't be sorry. (but get the kit lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. That lens is worth way more than the extra you pay, (which is pretty low, depending.) If they're out of stock on the T2i kit, get the new body only, and a used, or, demo lens from Adorama. (That's what I did on the second camera... and it was P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Flawless. Actually "like new" in every way.) (did I mention I love Adorama... ?)
By Happy camper shutter-bug on Adorama - Jul 26, 2010
Best buy I have made
I upgrade from Canon Eos 350d and this camera is outstanding, I order this camera with canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM lens and that lens work grade with that camera it is like they are made for each other
By Gretarsson on Adorama - Jun 25, 2010
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (body only)
THE GOOD: Fast performance; excellent photo quality; above average video-capture quality. THE BAD: Annoying viewfinder; irritating control layout for video capture. THE BOTTOM LINE: A great follow-up to the T1i, if you want the best photo and video quality in a dSLR for less than $1,000, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i is hard to beat.
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By cnet.com - Apr 12, 2010
Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i
Testseek.com has collected 108 expert reviews for Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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By testseek.com - Jul 7, 2011
Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D Review
Canon ignored the rest of the digital camera industry when they limited resolution over the last few years, putting an 18-megapixel sensor in their consumer flagship Rebel T2i, and as a result the camera stands head and shoulders above any other offering under $1,000. Where you'd expect more noise from this 18-megapixel digital camera, the Canon T2i actually delivers less than its predecessor,...
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By Imaging Resource - Jul 2, 2010
Canon Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) | Body only
The Rebel T2i EOS 550D is Cannons top-of-the-line consumer digital SLR camera. The Rebel T2i can shoot up to 18 megapixel resolution photos and features an ISO range of 100-6400. The camera can also shoot either 720p or 1080p high definition video. The Rebel T2i features 3.7fps continuous still shooting mode, a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System, and canons Digic 4 image processor. The camera...
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By productwiki.com - Apr 19, 2010
DCRP Review: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
This 18 Megapixel camera features excellent photo quality (even at high ISOs), a compact, well-designed body, a gorgeous 3-inch LCD display, snappy performance, and a Full HD movie mode. There aren't many downsides: Images are on the soft side, especially if you're using an inexpensive lens. Redeye is a problem, and there's no tool to remove it in playback mode. The continuous shooting mode could...
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By DCResource - Apr 16, 2010
Canon EOS Rebel T2i review at Camera Labs
Canon's EOS Rebel T2i is a very impressive DSLR which redefines what we can expect from the upper entry-level category. Just five months on from the high-end EOS 7D, the Rebel T2i delivers essentially the same image quality and flexible movie modes at half the price. But while the resolution and video capabilities are undoubtedly impressive, the camera's stood still in other respects which could...
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By cameralabs.com - Mar 31, 2010
Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i (called the Canon EOS 550D in Europe) is a new DSLR camera that boasts a class-leading 18-megapixel and the ability to shoot 1080p high-definition videos. Other key features of the 550D / T2i include continuous shooting at 3.7fps, a 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-12,800, 14-bit image processing and Canon's Digic 4 processor. Is the Canon EOS...
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