Canon introduces 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T2i

line-the 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T2i, announced on Feb. 8.As has become typical with Rebel introductions, Canon endowed the new model with technology from a higher-level model, in this case the EOS 7D.

Canon continues the Rebel charge with the most powerful version yet-and certainly the most powerful DSLR in an "entry-level" line-the 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T2i, announced on Feb. 8.

As has become typical with Rebel introductions, Canon endowed the new model with technology from a higher-level model, in this case the EOS 7D. Besides the 18-megapixel CMOS sensor with gapless microlenses, the T2i inherits the AF system that can track by color and shape, 1920x1080 video at 30 fps and up to 60 fps at lower resolutions, manual exposure capability in video, stereo microphone input, 63-zone dual-layer multipattern metering, a quick-control button for fast access to camera settings, and ISO sensitivity to 12,800.

The T1i has several features not seen in any other EOS camera-or, for that matter, any current DSLR. It has the finest-grain 3-inch LCD to date, at 1.04 million dots. And a "movie crop" mode uses a 640x480 central patch of the sensor for a 7x magnified view.

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