Production level DxOMaRk data for Canon D-Rebel T2i/550D
The previous RAW sensor data set from Dxomark for the Canon T2i/550D was using a pre-production camera, so now that the camera has began shipping, they have retested the camera and they are now sharing the production-camera test results. Sadly they have removed the pre-production data so we can't do an A/B comparison.
One very interesting 3-way in the Canon world is the 7D vs T2i/550D vs T1i/500D comparison. The first two have 18mp APS-C sensors, while the last two are sequential update models.
You can also see how it fits in the grand scheme of things, where a number of 12mp DSLRs reign supreme among the APS-C models. As always with DXOMARK data, be sure to note that they are only evaluating the RAW output of the sensor, they are not wall-to-wall camera comparisons!
Availability for the camera is still choppy as you can see at the just-refreshed T2i stock status page. As of a 4:55pm EST stock check the body only sold out -
But we have some good news, the body-only is in-stock and shipping at B&H Photo for $800! This usually sells out quickly, and even if it doesn't, B&H Photo will stop accepting orders at sundown tonight until sundown Saturday!