The Canon EOS 100D is a new "baby" Digital SLR from Canon, featuring similar specifications to the Canon EOS 650D
, with an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF focus, full HD video and 4fps continuous shooting, the camera is 25% smaller, and 28% lighter than the 650D
, with every component made smaller.
18 megapixel Hybrid AF APS-C CMOS sensor
3inch capacitive touch-screen with 1040k dots
Self-cleaning sensor unit
9 point AF, 1 centre cross-type
0.87x magnification optical viewfinder
Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II
Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
Built-in Feature Guide
4fps continuous shooting
ISO100 - 12800, expands to 25600
Hybrid CMOS AF II covers 80% of the shooting area, which should give improved AF focus and tracking speeds during live-view or video recording.
Shooting modes include Auto, intelligent Auto, as well as full manual shooting, along with new candle-light, food and kids modes. It's possible to shoot creative effects with a preview showing the effect before taking the shot, and new to the EOS 100D is the ability to record two versions of the photo, one with the effect applied and one without, both as JPEG files, so that beginners don't need to resort to the RAW file if they don't like the effect, or left the effect on by mistake.
The Canon EOS 100D is noticeably smaller than the Canon EOS 650D
, as shown above, and has a large rubber grip that also surrounds the shutter release button to make sure it's possible to get a good hold of the camera. We found the grip quite deep, and combined with the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
the camera didn't feel too small in hand.
The Canon EOS 100D weighs just 370g (excluding battery and memory card), and measures 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm giving it a very compact body, particularly when shown next to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III
for comparison. The small size means the 100D uses a new, more compact battery than the 650D, and battery life is rated at 380 shots for this camera, which is less than you get from the larger 650D.
Canon EOS 100D mode dial.
Read our Canon EOS 100D vs 700D Comparison.
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Canon EOS 100D Hands-On Photos of Equipment
Canon EOS 100D Specifications
|CCD pixels||18Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size (width)||22.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||14.9mm|
- AF Fine Tuning
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
- Scene modes
- Centre-weighted - Average
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600|
- 1280x720 720p
- 640x480 VGA
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12|
|Box Contents||No Data|
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