Canon 550D 4463B118 User Manual (en)

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eoS 550D
IMAGE SENSOR
type
22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
effective pixels
Approx. 18.0 megapixels
total pixels
Approx. 18.7 megapixels
aspect ratio
3:2
Low-pass filter
Built-in / Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Sensor cleaning
EOS integrated cleaning system
colour filter type 
Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
type
DIGIC 4
LENS
Lens mount
EF/EF-S
focal Length
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated with a CMOS sensor
af System/ points
9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
af working range
EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
af modes
AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo
af point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected af point display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
predictive af
1
Yes, up to 10m
af Lock 
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
af assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
manual focus
Selected on lens
EXPOSURE CONTROL
metering modes
TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC.  (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points).  (2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center).  (4) Center weighted average metering
metering range
EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
ae Lock
Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved. Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
exposure compensation
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
aeB
3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
iSo Sensitivity
2
AUTO (100-6400), 100 – 6400 Expandable to H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments
SHUTTER
type
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed
30 – 1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
type
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom. White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9. 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
custom White Balance
Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing
+/-3 levels in single level increments.  3 bracketed images per shutter release.  Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias
VIEWFINDER
type
Pentamirror
coverage (Vertical/horizontal)
Approx. 95%
magnification
Approx. 0.87x
eyepoint
Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre correction
-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
focusing Screen
Fixed
mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder information
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light. Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation,  
spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB. Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.  
Image information: White balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+)
Depth of field preview
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button
eyepiece shutter
On strap
LCD MONITOR
type
7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
coverage
Approx. 100% 
Viewing angle (horizontally/vertically) Approx. 160°
coating
Dual Anti-reflection, anti smudge
Brightness adjustment
Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display options
(1) Quick Control Screen.  (2) Camera settings
FLASH
Built-in flash Gn (iSo 100, meters)
13
Built-in flash coverage
up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in flash recycle time
Approx. 3 seconds
modes
Auto, Manual Flash On/off
red-eye reduction
Yes – with red eye reduction lamp
X-sync
1/200sec
flash exposure compensation
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
flash exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
flash exposure Lock
Yes
Second curtain Synchronisation
Yes
hotShoe / pc terminal
Yes / –
external flash compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
external flash control
via camera menu screen
SHOOTING
modes
Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
picture Styles
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
colour Space
sRGB and Adobe RGB
image processing
Highlight Tone Priority. Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes). Long exposure noise reduction. High ISO speed noise reduction.
Peripheral illumination correction
Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s + remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
continuous Shooting
Max. Approx. 3.7fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 34 images (JPEG)
3
, 6 images (RAW)
4
)
LIVE VIEW MODE
type
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
coverage
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
frame rate
30fps
focusing
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen). Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
metering
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor. Active metering time can be changed
Display options
Grid overlay, Histogram
FILE TYPE
Still image type
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2
nd
 edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
raW+JpeG simultaneous recording
Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
image Size
JPEG: (L) 5184 x 3456 (M) 3456 x 2304, (S) 2592 x 1728. RAW: (RAW) 5184 x 3456