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Canon 100D review

The world's smallest and lightest DSLR

Our Verdict

What Canon has managed to produce in the EOS 100D is pretty special - a very small body that retains the same DSLR stylings of its larger siblings, and more importantly, produces impressive image quality. That's quite a feat.

For

  • Small body size
  • Touchscreen
  • Great image quality

Against

  • Overall system still large
  • Art filters only usable in Live View
  • Slow Live View focusing

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon EOS 100D, we've shot our resolution chart with our standard Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon EOS 100D is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Canon EOS 100D review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon EOS 100D review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Canon 100D review

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon 100D review

ISO 12800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesLive View, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG, MPEG-4, MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)407 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, RoHS, WEEE, ErP
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E12
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Eye-Fi Card
Height90.7 mm
Width116.8 mm
Depth69.4 mm
Autofocus Points9
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsPCM
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, X-sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model100D
Product NameEOS 100D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number8576B014AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Canon EOS 100D
A DSLR you'll never want to leave behind.

A small and responsive DSLR to take everywhere. The 18-megapixel EOS 100D delivers superb photos and video and features an optical viewfinder and intuitive touch-screen controls.

Battery Life380 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 100D Digital SLR Camera
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Battery Charger LC-E12E(WW)
  • Battery Cover
  • Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • Eyecup Ef
  • Wide Strap EW-300D
  • Battery Pack LP-E12(WW)
  • AC Cable (with E-type plug)
  • User Manual Kit
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone