The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camerafeaturing a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels,DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fpscontinuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full High-Definition) movie shooting.The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides manyfunctions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.
Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you havecaptured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see howthey come out. You can then better understand the camera.To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings(p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have beenproperly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and theimages cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canoncannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recordedimages of people and certain subjects for anything but privateenjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions,etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.
This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memorycards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all thesecards as just
The camera does not come with a card for recording images.
Please purchase it separately.