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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£419.99
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Metering

Metering is one of the few controls that does not have a dedicated button on the camera body; instead, it is accessed by the quick or main menu. Its 63-area, iFCL colour-sensitive metering system is the same one used in the EOS 7D, which is impressive given the level of the EOS 1100D. The 63-area metering covers the entire frame and areas can be individually selected in the partial metering setting. Centreweighted metering is also available.

Taking a series of images while each time tilting the camera up from the ground to the sky showed a gradual change in exposure for highlights, midtones and shadows. This shows that the 1100D is not easily thrown by large bright or dark areas.

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  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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