Canon EOS Rebel T2i Memory Card and Battery Compatibility

The EOS Rebel T2i was released in 2010 with an original MSRP of $899.99 with 18-55mm STM lens.

The EOS Rebel T2i has a used price between $100 to $175.

The lower end of the range is likely missing a battery, charger, lens, and/or memory card. Take required accessories into account when comparing used cameras to buy.

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i uses a Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger.

The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

That means compatible EOS Rebel T2i SD cards can have a maximum storage capacity of up to 2TB.

If you need a card, my recommendation is to get a 128GB SD card with UHS-I. This will provide the best price to performance, capacity, and compatibility with other devices.

The EOS Rebel T2i is compatible with Canon EOS EF mount and EF-S mount lenses. There are an overwhelming number of choices for circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

EF-S lenses have been designed for cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Using a EF lens on the EOS Rebel T2i will result in a “1.6x crop.” The 1.6x crop factor on Canon APS-C DSLRs effectively multiplies the focal length of the lens by 1.6, as the field of view will be narrower.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 3.7 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The EOS Rebel T2i has an APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized sensor with 18.0 megapixels. This is paired a Digic 4 image processor.

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i can record video at 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) in H.264.

The EOS Rebel T2i does not have a fully articulated LCD screen. This is a drawback for shooting video. Without a front facing screen, the camera will not be good for vlogging.

There is no port for a external microphone. The camera has a mic jack.

Manufacturer Canon
Model EOS Rebel T2i
MSRP $899.99 with 18-55mm STM lens
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 4
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum) None
Boosted ISO (maximum) 12800.0
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Autofocus ['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9.0
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 1040000.0
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color liquid-crystal LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.87× (0.54× 35mm equiv.)
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 13.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Continuous drive 3.7 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Metering modes ['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Spot', 'Partial']
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Format H.264
Videography notes None
Modes None
Microphone Stereo
Speaker None
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
Wireless notes None
Remote control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) None
Weight (inc. batteries) 530 g (1.17 lb / 18.70 oz)
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44″)
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS None
GPS notes None