General

Canon EOS 350D Canon EOS 550D
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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Unknown $332.24
Announced
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February 2005 February 2010

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.6x
Megapixels
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8 MP 17.9 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None 12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Unknown Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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8 MP 17.9 MP
Native resolution
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3456 × 2304 5184 × 3456
Pixel size
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41.3 µm² 18.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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1.8" 3"
Resolution
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115k dots 1,040k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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No Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 220 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Canon EF

Form factor

Size
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127×94×64 mm 129×98×62 mm
Depth
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2.5" 2.4"
Weight
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540 g 530 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentamirror Pentamirror
Viewfinder size
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0.49x 0.54x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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None 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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n/a Yes
High-speed framerate
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n/a None
External mic jack
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n/a Yes
Autofocus
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None None
All formats
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n/a
  1. 480p @ 50fps
  2. 480p @ 60fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Unknown No
HDR
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Unknown No
3D
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Unknown No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown 400 ms
Shutter lag
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Unknown 252 ms
Battery life
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Unknown 440 shots
Continuous shooting
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2.8 fps 3.7 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Unknown Phase detection
Focus points
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n/a 9
Cross type focus points
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n/a 1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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60.0 66.0
Color depth
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21.8 bits 22.1 bits
Dynamic range
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10.8 EV 11.5 EV
Low light performance
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637 ISO 784 ISO