Camera Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera

Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC Memory Card

Image Format
22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C size)

Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount

Imager Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

Effective pixels: Approx. 18.00 Megapixels

Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor

Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor

Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21

Image Format
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)

File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 6.4MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 3.2MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.4MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.7MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 24.5MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

File Numbering
Continuous numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB selectable

Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom

Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible

Color Temperature Information Transmission

Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR (with pentamirror)

Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%

Approx. 0.87x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (dpt))

Eye Point
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Eye Point
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)

Focusing Screen
Fixed, Precision Matte

Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)

Viewfinder Information
AF information

  • AF points and focus confirmation light

  • Exposure information
  • Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning

  • Flash information
  • Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light

  • Image information
  • Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1-digitdisplay), white balance correction, SD card information
  • Depth Of Field Preview
    Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

    AF Type
    TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

    AF Points
    9 AF points (center AF point is cross-type)

    Focusing Modes
    Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focusing (MF)

    AF Point Selection
    Automatic selection, manual selection

    Selected AF Point Display
    Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

    AF Assist Beam
    Intermittent firing of built-in flash
    Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery. When EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.

    Metering Modes
    63-zone TTL full-aperture metering

    • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
    • Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
    • Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
    • Center-weighted average metering

    Metering Range
    EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

    ISO Speed Range
    ISO 100~6400 (in 1-stop increments), H: 12800
    Basic Zone modes: ISO 100~3200 set automatically

    Exposure Compensation
    Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)

    AE Lock
    (1) Auto AE lock

  • * In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

  • (2) Manual AE lock
  • * With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.)

  • Enabled in all metering modes.

    Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
    1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3
    Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5/RC-6

    Shutter Type
    Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

    Shutter Speeds
    1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
    1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

    Shutter Release
    Soft-touch electromagnetic release

    Self Timer
    10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting

    Remote Control
    Remote Switch RS-60E3
    Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5/RC-6

    Flash Type
    Retractable, auto pop-up flash

    Guide Number
    13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)

    Recycling Time
    Approx. 3 sec.

    Flash Ready Indicator
    Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder

    Flash Coverage
    Up to 17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)

    FE Lock

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
    Flash exposure compensation for built-in flash and Speedlite can be set with the camera.

    Drive Modes
    Single, continuous, self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)/remote control

    Continuous Shooting Speed
    Max. 3.7 shots/sec. (with One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF)

    Maximum Burst
    JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 34, RAW: Approx. 6
    Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
    Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.

    Shooting Modes
    Still photo shooting and video shooting

    Autofocus (One-Shot AF): Live mode, Face Detection Live mode, Quick mode; Manual focus (5x or 10x manually)

    Metering Modes
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor

    Metering Range
    EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

    Grid Display
    Provided (Two grid displays)

    Exposure Simulation

    Silent Shooting
    Not provided

    LCD Type
    TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

    Monitor Size
    3.0 in.

    Approx. 1,040,000 dots (VGA)

    Approx. 100%
    Viewing angle: 160°

    Brightness Control
    7 levels provided

    Interface Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, TraditionalChinese, Korean and Japanese

    Display Format
    (1) Single image display
    - Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display.
    (2) Index display
    - 4-image index and 9-index image.
    (3) Jump display
    - 10/100 images, shooting date, movies, stills

    Highlight Alert
    Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

    Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually

    Single image, selected images or all images in the SD card can be erased (except protected images)

    Compatible Printers
    PictBridge-compatible printers

    Printable Images
    JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS Rebel T2i

    Easy Print feature

    Version 1.1 compatible

    Compatible Images
    JPEG and RAW images
    Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

    Custom Functions
    Total 12

    My Menu Registration
    Up to 6 menus, Custom functions and other top-tier options can be registered

    One Battery Pack LP-E8
    AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8
    With Battery Grip BG-E8, AA-size batteries can be used

    Number of Shots
    Number of shots (approx.)

    TemperatureShooting Conditions
    AE 100%AE 50%, FA 50%
    At 73°F/23°C550470
    At 32°F/0°C440400
    Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C200170
    Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C180150
    Movie Shooting Time1 hr. 40 min.1 hr. 20 min.

    The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.
    The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

    Battery Check

    Power Saving
    Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 min.

    Date/Time Battery
    Built-in secondary battery

    Start-up Time
    Approx. 0.1 sec.

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3mm

    Approx. 18.7 oz./530g (CIPA standard, includes battery and memory card.)

    Working Temperature Range

    Working Humidity Range
    85% or less

    (Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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