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Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR
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Product Summary

The Canon EOS 550D digital SLR camera is perfect for anyone looking to join the world of digital SLR photography. Featuring easy-to-use, intuitive technology, the EOS 550D helps you capture stunning images that will inspire your friends and family. The EOS 550D is an ideal starter camera, but has sufficient power those wishing to take their photography further.

Key Features:

  • High Quality Images - An 18 megapixel Canon CMOS sensor captures superb image quality with low noise and natural colour
  • Superior processing - New DiG!C 4 Processor means faster processing and allows for new features such as Canon's Live Face Detection AF Mode
  • Incredible image detail in low light - Standard ISO (100-6400) and expandable to an incredible H:12800 means this camera will perform well in low light conditions
  • EOS Movies (FULL HD) - Record incredible movies in full HD (1920 x 1080p) with access to full manual controls for extra creativity
  • Movie Crop - A standard definition movie can be cropped to the equivalent of approx. 7x magnification of regular shooting
  • Live View - Use the LCD Screen to view and compose images and videos in real time
  • Sharp Focusing - 9-point AF for ultra sharp images. You can manually select any of the 9 points to ensure correct sharp focus
  • Fast shooting - 3.7 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • Sharper previews - High resolution (1,040,000 dots) 3.0 inch Wide LCD screen with anti-reflection and anti-smudge coating for clear photo previews
  • Self cleaning sensor - Prevents and automatically removes tiny dust particles resulting in cleaner images
  • Don’t miss a moment - Incredibly fast 0.1 second start up time so you are always ready to capture spontaneous shots
  • SDXC Memory Card Compatible - Additionally save all your precious memories to newer high capacity SDXC Memory cards


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What's Included:

  • Canon EOS 550D Body
  • Optional lens kit (see above)
  • Battery Charger LC-E8
  • Battery Pack LP-E8
  • AV and USB Cable
  • Software and Manual

WARRANTY: 1 Year Australian Warranty*
*Extended Warranties Available


Tech Specs

Imaging Sensor/Effective Pixels Effective Sensor Size
CMOS / 18.0 MP 22.3x 14.9 mm


A/D Resolution Power Colour Filter Size
14-bit Primary Colours, APS-C


35mm Focal Length Equivalent




Large / Fine
5184 X 3456 / Approx 17.9 MP


Medium / Fine Small / Fine RAW
3456 X 2304 / Approx 8.0 MP 2592 X 1728 / Approx 4.5MP 5184 X 3456 / Approx 17.9 MP


RAW & JPEG Simultaneous Recording


1920 x 1080
30/25/24 fps, 12min @ 330MB/min


1280 x 720
60/50 fps, 12min @ 330MB/min


640 x 480
60/50 fps, 24min @ 165MB/min


640 x 480 (movie crop)
60/50 fps, 24min @ 165MB/min


Coverage (vertical/horizontal)


Dioptic Adjustment
-3 to +1 dpt


Interchangeable Focusing Screens


AF Points


Shooting Modes
14 standard modes


Metering Segments


Metering Modes
Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted average


ISO Speed Range
ISO 100-6400 (H: 12800)


Exposure Compensation
1/3 or 1/2-stop increments Normal: ¦5; Manual, AEB: ¦3


Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec û 30, bulb, X-sync 1/200 sec.


E-TTL II Autoflash


Built-in Flash / Guide Number
Yes / 13


Shooting Speed
3.7 fps




WB Bracketing


LCD Monitor
3" Wide Clear View (Approx. 1,040,000 dots)


Custom Functions/Settings
12 and 36


Start Up Time
0.1 sec


Integrated Cleaning System


Live View
Yes (Quick, Live & Live face detection AF Modes)


External Interface
Hi-Speed USB/ HDMI mini/ Audio/Video OUT/ PC Terminal/ Remote control/External Mic


Remote Control Terminal
Yes (RS-E60E3 compatible)


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Chassis Material
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre


Dimensions (W x H x D) mm
128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3


Weight excl. battery (g)
Note: This machine satisfies the test requirements for powder dust, ozone, TVOC, styrene and benzene emissions. Further information in relation to emissions data, return of spare parts or consumables or any specific further information regarding this product can be made available upon request from Technical Services on 0800 222 666 (NZ) or 13 13 83 (AU)




Avg. Visitor Rating: 4.5 out of 5  
Based on 2 reviews | Write a review

Reviewer : Mohi
Date : 31/12/2012

Rating :  (5)

Review : Had this camera for more than a year and I had loved every single shot clicked with it, camera is very sturdy, had traveled to three countries, from heat,humid and dust of Indian to cold winter of Chicago and crazy weather of melbourne and have never missed a beat., Had been using Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 and have been able to click some really good pictures.

Reviewer : OneShot
Date : 14/07/2010

Rating :  (4)

Review : With an entry level camera this good who needs anything else. Virtually the same image quality and videos options and the pro 7d for half the price.

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Canon have this morning announce a new digital SLR, the EOS 550D. Full details will be available very soon, but the basic specs are:

  • 18 megapixel resolution
  • High-resolution 3-inch LCD screen (over 1million pixels)
  • Full HD video
  • Live view
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
  • 3.7 frames per second
  • SDXC memory card capability (new format with greater capacity)
  • Available as body only, single IS lens kit (18-55mm), twin IS lens kit (18-55mm + 55-250mm), Platinum lens kit (15-85mm), Premium lens kit (18-200mm)

The 550D will sit between the existing 500D and 50D models.

We expect stock to arrive late in February, but will, as ever, be limited. Pricing TBA.

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