Almost three years on from its release, Canon has updated its entry-level DSLR with HD video, an improved sensor and greater ISO range. We put the Canon EOS 1100D to the test

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D review


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The competition

Nikon D3100Canon’s EOS 1100D follows the release of a fine couple of entry-level DSLRs.

The Nikon D3100 boasts 1080p HD video, a 14.2-million-pixel sensor and a very helpful in-camera shooting guide.

The Pentax K-r is that company’s similarly priced option.

In its favour is 6fps shooting and a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600.

Pentax K-r



Both models feature a 3in LCD screen, with the K-r offering an impressive 921,000 dots.

All three cameras are similarly sized, but the K-r is a little heavier than the other two. For an even more lightweight option, compact system cameras offer a fine alternative to a DSLR.

Considering that models like the Samsung NX11 also feature APS-C-sized sensors, the choice is not an easy one to make.





Tested as:Entry-level DSLR
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. White balance and colour
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Autofocus
  7. 7. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. Viewfinder, LCD, Live View and Video
  10. 10. Our verdict
  11. 11. The competition
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