If you’re thinking of upgrading from your entry level DSLR to a mid-range model, the Canon EOS 550D is an excellent choice for your next camera. What’s more, for a limited time only and while stocks last, when you buy a Canon EOS 550D from Castle Cameras, you can claim £50 cashback. That’s in addition to the £250.99 saving you’ll already make off the RRP, making this a deal not to be sniffed at.
The EOS 550D feels great to hold. It’s lightweight and has a good rubber grip that ensures you keep a firm grasp. In many ways the EOS 550D is like its predecessor, the 500D, with one of the major upgrades being the control buttons, which have been made larger and square instead of round – easier to press, particularly if you have larger fingers.
With an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot movies in HD, this is a camera for creative photographers who want to push the boundaries of their own creativity. It features a nine-point AF system and supports high-speed, continuous shooting at 3.7fps.
Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor and 18MP sensor support ISO settings of 100-6400, expandable to 12800, and enhanced noise reduction helps when shooting in low light conditions.
The EOS 550D’s 3-inch LCD screen has an exceptionally smooth refresh rate and works well for framing your shots in Live View or when recording video.