Canon EOS 100D Review

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Canon EOS 100D Review

Discover the art of photography with everything you need to create superb stills and cinematic Full HD movies. I found high-ISO RAW performance modern in shadow areas, especially when you push the exposure in post. Canon EOS 100D has a Canon EF/EF-S lens mount, and presently there are 299 native carefully crafted glasses made for this mount. The Canon EOS 100D 3-inch super-sharp 1,040k dots LCD monitor automatically adjusts LCD brightness and visibility according to your environment. This is a serious upgrade to the Canon EOS 100D solid 4.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Fast Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful for landscape. Featuring a modified hybrid autofocus system, the Canon EOS 100D ultimate APS-C 18 megapixels sensor now offers a total of 9 autofocus points. The camera is very comfortable and handy, weighing only 407g which is very useful for photographers who travel a lot.

The camera uses best-selling SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Small, intuitive and you can buy in increasingly large capacities. Canon cameras have numerous lenses and surprising accessories and a reasonable amount of grips available for them. The camera's grip is very small, although the material is textured which helps keep a good hold on the camera, I do wish that the grip was a bit bigger. Fairly, the modified Canon EOS 100D itself feels like a top-shelf imaging device, with a stylish, elegant and innovative design and solid controls. In the month I've spent shooting with the improved Canon EOS 100D, I discovered quick and fast autofocus on subjects, moving or still, crisp sharpness and superb image quality. A marvel of ingenuity, it achieves spectacular image quality, advanced light gathering efficiency, faster data transfer and excellent colors. No matter the type of photography, from landscapes to the wedding, wildlife to portraits, the camera come through, delivering versatile features, impressive image quality, and the ability to enjoy the excellent benefits of plenty of Canon modified glass. The Canon EOS 100D is an awesome image taking device and tool in the hands of the right photographer. The intuitive, surprising and beautiful design makes device operation a thing of beauty. And it works as expected.

In the month I've spent shooting with the upgraded Canon EOS 100D, I discovered quick and fast autofocus on subjects, moving or still, straight-forward grip and quick burst mode. Images were generally sharp and colorful, particularly at lower ISO settings, although images do appear a bit matted than some of its competition. There are also a video option, you can record H.264, Motion JPEG videos at 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps). After using the Canon EOS 100D for a few months on many photography places, I can fairly write that it is one of the remarkable and impressive cameras what you can buy.


ModelCanon EOS 100D
Also known asEOS Rebel SL1
Body TypeCompact SLR

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score63
DxO Color Depth21.8
DxO Dynamic Range11.3
DxO Low Light ISO843


Sensor Resolution18 megapixels
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimensions22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area332.27mm2
Max Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO12,800
Max Boosted ISO25600
RAW Supporttrue


Lens MountCanon EF/EF-S
Number of Lenses299
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.6x
Macro Focus Rangen/a


ViewfinderOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage95%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification0.55


Screen TypeFixed Type
Screen Size3
Screen Resolution1,040k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screentrue

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting4.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range9.40 m
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye
Max Flash Sync1/200s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedtrue


AF Touchtrue
AF Continuoustrue
AF Singletrue
AF Trackingtrue
AF Selectivetrue
AF Centertrue
AF Multi Areatrue
AF Live Viewtrue
AF Face Detectiontrue
AF Contrast Detectiontrue
AF Phase Detectiontrue
Number of Focus Points9
Number of Cross Focus Points1

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsH.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone Porttrue
Headphone Portfalse


Wireless ConnectivityEye-Fi Connected
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)


Physical Dimensions117 x 91 x 69mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelLP-E12
Battery Life380 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Timelapse Recordingfalse
Self TimerYes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots1

Key Features

  • Announced2013-07-26
  • Body TypeCompact SLR
  • Sensor Resolution18 megapixels
  • Sensor SizeAPS-C
  • Sensor Dimensions22.3 x 14.9 mm
  • Max Native ISO12,800
  • Lens MountCanon EF/EF-S
  • Live Viewtrue
  • Continuous Shooting4.0 fps
  • DxO Overall Score63
  • Number of Focus Points9
  • Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
  • Battery Life380 shots