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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Canon Introduces an 18 megapixel Rebel

If you're a Canon fan or just someone who watches equipment carefully, you probably already know this, but Canon has announced an 18mp Rebel, the Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only). In addition to the impressive 18mp CMOS sensor, the camera features a 3" LCD, an ISO range of 100-6400 and improved movie modes. Considering that Amazon has a pre-release price (it will probably go down) of just $799 (body only), it seems like a camera worth considering if you're looking for a new (or first) DSLR. Nikon lover though I am, I have to admit that an 18mp camera for under $800--pretty tempting! Read more about it on the Canon site. You can also buy it as a kit with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.6-5.6 IS lens. Click on either the Amazon or B&H ads on this blog to get the latest in pricing and availability. And if you buy one, let me know what you think--I may be next!


Frank said...

Hi Jeff,

I am currently using a T1i that i bought last year when they first came out. It is a great camera. Now, there are things I wish it did that the higher priced cameras do, but I got the best I could afford at the time.

(Well, okay, I did put more money into lenses. I didn't get the kit lens, I bought a Canon 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens and a Canon 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens instead. I wanted lenses that would out last my camera since I knew that I would one day want to get another one.)


Jeff Wignall said...

Hi Frank,

I will probably buy a T2i at some point just to experiment. But I agree with your philosophy totally: put the money into lenses because I tend to flip the bodies on Ebay in about three years. In fact, I currently have one D70 for sale on Ebay and a D70s about to go up :)