EOS 550D

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.

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Benefits

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • Up to 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

Detailed Features

Take a more detailed look into Canon EOS 550D

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 550D’s 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

DIGIC 4


Canon’s 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 TV’s remote control.

7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD


Detailed checks on images and video are possible with a 7.7cm (3.0”) 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 Canon’s full range of EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.

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Product Specification

Find out more about the Canon EOS 550D, its features and what it can do.

18 megapixel CMOS

18 megapixel CMOS

Great low light shots

Great low light shots

Stunning 1080p movies

Stunning 1080p movies

Powerful DIGIC processing

Powerful DIGIC processing

Compse images using a large  LCD

Compose images using a large LCD

Continous shooting

Continous shooting

Choice of AF points for creative framing

Choice of AF points for creative framing

Keeping your sensor clean of dirt

Keeping your sensor clean of dirt

Ready as soon as you are

Ready as soon as you are

Spply different styles to your photos

Supply different styles to your photos

Widest selection of Lenses

Widest selection of Lenses

Lenses designed specifically for APS-C sensors

Lenses designed specifically for APS-C sensors

Experiment with the EOS System

Experiment with the EOS System