Canon EOS 100D review
June 5, 2013
Canon EOS 100D
Price as Reviewed:£570.00
It may be the smallest and lightest DSLR currently in production, but does the 18-million-pixel Canon EOS 100D have what it takes to meet the demands of the enthusiast photographer? Find out in our Canon EOS 100D review...
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Canon EOS 100D review – Our verdict
I really enjoyed using the Canon EOS 100D. In terms of size, it certainly doesn’t feel like the body is much of a compromise and it packs in all the features that would be expected from a mid-range enthusiast DSLR.
Even used with slightly larger lenses, it is still comfortable to hold. Indeed, I even tried it with a large telephoto lens attached, and was actually glad that some of the extra weight that would have been added by a camera like the EOS 7D had been reduced by the use of the Canon EOS 100D.
The image quality provided by the 18-million-pixel sensor is good, without being exceptional. Colours are excellent, and in good light at low sensitivities the camera performs well, though it suffers a little more than I would have hoped at higher ISO settings.
Overall, the Canon EOS 100D is a great little DSLR. Those who are considering a SLR-style compact system camera may have to have a rethink.
- Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels (at 30fps, 25fps or 24fps), 1280 x 720 pixels (at 60fps or 50fps), 640 x 480 pixels (at 30fps or 25fps), MOV files with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression
- External mic: Yes
- White Balance: Auto, 6 presets, plus custom setting
- Dioptre Adjustment: -3 to +1 dioptre, 19mm eye point
- Built-in Flash: Yes – GN 9.4m @ ISO 100
- Shutter Type: Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
- Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror with 0.85x magnification
- Memory Card: SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)
- White Balance Bracket: Yes, over 3 images
- AF Points: 9 cross-type individually selectable points, auto or manual selection possible
- Field of View: Approx 95%
- LCD: 3.2in touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots
- Output Size: 5184 x 3456 pixels
- Focal Length Mag: 1.6x
- Max Flash Sync: 1/200sec
- Sensor: 18-million-effective-pixel CMOS sensor
- Weight: 407g (including battery and card)
- Exposure Modes: Scene intelligent auto, creative auto, auto, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, 10 scene modes
- File Format: Raw, JPEG, raw + JPEG simultaneously
- Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion LP-E12 battery
- Shutter Speeds: 30-1/4000sec in 1⁄3EV steps plus bulb
- Drive Mode: 4fps for 28 large/fine JPEG files or 7 raw images
- Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
- Compression: 2-stage JPEG
- Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1⁄3EV or 1/2EV steps
- RRP: Around £570 (body only)
- Lens Mount: Canon EF-S (compatible with EF)
- ISO: ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 25,600
- Focusing Modes: Manual, single-shot AF, automatic AF, continuous AF
- DoF Preview: Yes
- Dimensions: 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm
- Metering System: 63-zone evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), centreweighted, partial (9%) and spot (4%)
- Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Tested as: Entry-level DSLR