Canon® 550D Review, 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
The Canon 550D has been a crowd favorite among amateur and hobby photographers since it was released in 2010. It’s considered an affordable and reliable choice for a variety of reasons. Nikon fans are quick to point out the 550D’s faults, and like most cameras, it does fall short in some respects. However, the 550D has a lot going for it too. Here’s what you should know about this DLSR:
Canon 550D Pros
- This camera comes with Canon’s latest and greatest DIGIC 4 image processor, which helps images come out clear and colorful. Plus, the DIGIC 4 processor allows users to start up the 550D quickly and view images immediately after capturing them.
- Users can easily record HD videos in 1080p on the Canon 550D.
- The 550D comes with an external microphone jack, which users can attach a microphone to in order to enhance the audio quality of videos.
- The 550D is small, thin, and light. So, it’s attractive, and your hands won’t get tired from holding it for long periods of time.
- A high resolution 1,040k dots screen allows 550D users to view pictures they’ve taken in great detail and determine whether any part of an image is unintentionally out of focus.
- There are 162 lenses available for the 550D, which is a pretty large collection. 550D owners won’t have any trouble finding the lens they desire for any particular purpose.
Canon 550D Cons
- This camera has a relatively sluggish max shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second. So, taking clear pictures of subjects in motion might be a problem.
- Shooting several action shots in a row is difficult on the 550D. Its continuous shooting speed is only 3.7 frames per second.
- A lack of image stabilization means that the 550D doesn’t prevent blur when the camera’s shaking.
- There’s no flip-out screen on the Canon 550D, which is a highly desired feature among people who frequently use their DLSRs to record videos.
- The 550D’s 11.5 EV dynamic range is a little disappointing. The camera has some trouble picking up lighting details and shadows.
This Canon camera has a lot to offer in terms of image processing, image quality, and movie recording. The Canon 550D lacks some of the more sophisticated features of higher-end DLSRs, but that probably won’t prove to be too much of a problem if you’re just looking for an excellent quality, entry-level camera.