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Canon EOS-550D Digital SLR Camera Body + Canon Lens EF 50mm F1.4 USM +BONUS Protection kit: Lens Filter, Cleaning cloth & Screen protector!

Canon EOS-550D Digital SLR Camera Body + Canon Lens EF 50mm F1.4 USM +BONUS Protection kit: Lens Filter, Cleaning cloth & Screen protector!

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The Canon 550D Portraiture Kit. brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that's a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and increased light sensitivity for low-light photography, the 550D also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD 1920x1080 movies. Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it's ready to go the minute it's picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon's brilliant Auto Lighting Optimiser and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily. The EOS 550D is the perfect stepping stone for those wishing to take their photography further. And you can use ultra-high capacity SDXC memory cards* for increased storage of your Full HD movies and stills.
With Canon 550D body + Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens

* SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.)

Movie Feature – captures Full HD video with audio up to 1920x1080 resolution at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second; or 1280x720p at 50/60 frames per second. And you can utilise full manual controls for extra creativity.

** We recommend class 6 or higher memory cards for recording high definition video







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Live View – allows you to frame still or video shots using the LCD screen in real time rather than the viewfinder, similar to a compact digital camera. Very helpful for unusual shooting positions such as holding the camera overhead; also great for critical manual focusing when performing macro shots.

High Resolution 3” 3:2 LCD Screen - 3.0” Wide (1,040,000 dots) LCD screen with antireflection & anti-smudge coating for great image previews and composition.

Sharp Focusing - 9-point AF for ultra sharp images. You can manually select any of the 9 points to ensure correct sharp focus.

Incredible Image Detail In Low Light - Standard ISO (100-6400) and expandable to an incredible H:12800

18 Megapixel CMOS Sensor & Dig!c IV Image Processor18.0 mega pixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor captures superb image quality with low noise and natural colour.

Fast Shooting – capture images at 3.7 frames per second. Great for sports, wildlife, kids & pets.

HDMI Mini Output – Output stills and video in full High-Definition to a HDTV using a mini HDMI cable (sold separately)

Live Face Detection AF Mode – In Live View mode focuses on detected human faces rather than other objects that might appear in the frame.

Auto Lighting Optimiser – if the image comes out dark or the contrast is too low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.

Auto Correction Of Lens Peripheral Illumination – when enabled automatically corrects peripheral light “fall off” when using some lenses (JPEG only). For RAW images correction can be done in supplied software.

Movie Crop - An SD quality movie can be cropped to the equivalent of approx. 7x magnification of regular shooting

Self Cleaning Sensor – prevents and automatically removes tiny dust particles resulting in cleaner images.

Fast Start Up – incredibly fast 0.1 second start up time so you’ll never miss a moment

SDXC* Memory Card Compatible – takes ultra-high capacity SDXC cards so you will have plenty of storage for Full HD movies which create very large file sizes.

Picture Style Modes – Wide range of picture modes for quick & easy camera set up in any shooting situation.

Compact & Lightweight – Body weighs only 475grams – very light for a D-SLR camera.

Lenses – wide range of compatible Canon EF & EF-S lenses as well as third party lenses such as Tamron and Sigma.

RAW file format – file format that allows greater adjustment of various camera settings on your computer after you have captured your images, without losing image quality, such as adjustment of colour balance, exposure, etc.

External Microphone Jack - Add an additional microphone for better quality sound using the 3.5mm stereo jack socket.





What's in the box?

Canon EOS-550D Digital SLR Camera – Body Only
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens

Battery Charger LC-E8

Battery Pack LP-E8

Eyecup Ef

Interface Cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

Wide Strap EW-100DBIII

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk

Instruction Manual

12 Month Warranty from Canon Australia



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Take your photography to the next level with these optional accessories


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Chargers & Cables
Colour Management
Data Transfer
Flashes & Lights
LCD Protection & Cleaning
Power Options
Viewfinder Accessories

Books & DVDs




EOS 550D Technical Specifications



Imaging Sensor/Effective Pixels

CMOS / 18.0 MP

Effective Sensor Size

22.3x 14.9 mm

A/D Resolution Power


Colour Filter Size

Primary Colours, APS-C

35mm Focal Length Equivalent


Image Recording




Image Size


Large / Fine

5184 X 3456 / Approx 17.9 MP

Medium / Fine

3456 X  2304  / Approx 8.0 MP

Small / Fine

2592 X 1728 / Approx 4.5MP


5184 X 3456 / Approx 17.9 MP

RAW & JPEG Simultaneous Recording


Movie Shooting (4GB Card)


1920 x 1080

30/25/24 fps, 12min @ 330MB/min

1280 x 720

60/50 fps, 12min @ 330MB/min

640 x 480

60/50 fps, 24min @ 165MB/min

640 x 480 (movie crop)

60/50 fps, 24min @ 165MB/min



Coverage (vertical/horizontal)


Dioptric Adjustment

-3 to +1 dpt

Interchangeable  Focusing Screens


                                               Auto Focus                                                                                   


AF Points


                                     Exposure Control                                                                                  


Shooting Modes

14 standard modes

Metering Segments


Metering Modes

Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted  average

ISO Speed Range

ISO 100-6400 (H: 12800)

Exposure Compensation

1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
Normal: ±5; Manual, AEB: ±3



Shutter Speed

1/4000 sec – 30, bulb, X-sync 1/200 sec.

Flash Control


E-TTL  II Autoflash


Built-in Flash / Guide Number

Yes / 13



Shooting Speed

3.7 fps

White Balance




WB Bracketing


General Features


LCD Monitor

3” Wide Clear View (Approx. 1,040,000 dots)

Custom Functions/Settings

12 / 36

Start Up Time

0.1 sec

Integrated Cleaning System


Live View

Yes (Quick, Live & Live face detection AF Modes)

External Interface

Hi-Speed USB/ HDMI mini/ Audio/Video OUT/ PC Terminal/ Remote control/External Mic

Remote Control Terminal

Yes (RS-E60E3 compatible)


Lithium Ion LP-E8

Chassis Material

Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm

128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3

Weight excl. battery (g)



* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice