Canon just announced their new 18-megapixel T2i (also known as the 550D) dig­i­tal SLR with 1920x1080 24p HD video record­ing for only $799 (body only, $899 with kit lens). Film­mak­ers and video geeks are pret­ty excit­ed. With all the desired video modes (24p, 25p, 30p @ 1080 and 50, 60 @ 720), man­u­al con­trol, 18-megapixels, full range of Canon EF lens­es, and ISO range from 100‑6400 (ie: great in low light), what’s not to like? This is the lit­tle broth­er to the Canon 7D, but don’t over­look it because it is cheap­er. This cam­era just brought HD film­mak­ing and video pro­duc­tion (as long as you know the lim­i­ta­tions and work­flows) to the mass­es in style. Check out my Ama­zon store for a rec­om­mend­ed HDSLR starter pack­age!

Rebel T2i vs 5Dmkii from para­mon on Vimeo.