Canon EOS 550D
Top 41%905 points
Top 41%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon EOS 550D: 60 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

18MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
14.9 x 22.3mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
807ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

6. weight

530g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
66
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

9. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
440shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS 550D
48% have it
86
0

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS 550D
11% have it
85
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

15. pixel density

501ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

16. width

128.80mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

17. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.60Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
72
0

18. height

97.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1040k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

20. thickness

62mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

21. resolution

1250 x 833px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

22. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS 550D
23% have it
68
0

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

24. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon EOS 550D
73% have it
57
0

25. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS 550D
30% have it
57
0

26. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS 550D
43% have it
54
0

27. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS 550D
52% have it
52
0

28. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon EOS 550D
88% have it
51
0

29. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon EOS 550D
44% have it
50
0

30. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.25s
Leica M Typ 240: 0s
49
0

31. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon EOS 550D
29% have it
49
0

32. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
95%
Canon EOS M6: 100%
49
0

33. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon EOS 550D
45% have it
48
0

34. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
0.40s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
44
0

35. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

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