I keep hearing Rebel T2i. What does it mean? Isn't this just Canon 550D? I want to buy a Canon 550D but I get confused by Rebel 2Ti.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I've a Ti and a T1i, it's a very confusing naming system in the US ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – Dreamager
    Jul 27, 2011 at 11:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ A longer list of translations is available at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2146/… \$\endgroup\$
    – user2910
    Nov 25, 2011 at 1:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is charted on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_550D and its Canon EOS Digital SLR timeline section. \$\endgroup\$
    – Trav L
    Nov 25, 2011 at 4:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ WHY ON EARTH Canon have this crazy different naming convention I'll never understand! :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Mike
    Jan 21, 2012 at 12:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Canon's damned naming system is ridiculous! \$\endgroup\$ Jul 18, 2012 at 10:44

2 Answers 2


The exact same camera is sold as 550D in Europe, Rebel T2i in the US and (I think) KISS X4 in Japan


The Canon EOS 550D is also known as Rebel T2i and Kiss X4 Digital.

The same camera is marketed under different names for each market.

According to wikipedia it is the EOS Kiss X4 in Japan and EOS Rebel T2i in North America.

see dpreview and wikipedia


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