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Canon EOS 1100D review

Is Canon's 12.2-megapixel entry-level DSLR a worthy successor to the EOS 1000D?

Our Verdict

For

  • Affordable price
  • Good image quality
  • Easy to use

Against

  • Build quality same as EOS 1000D
  • You might quickly outgrow it


Canon EOS 1100D: Verdict

With this being a basic model aimed at budding photographer looking for an introduction to DSLR photography, the Canon EOS 1100D was never intended to set the world on fire with new technology.

The improvements Canon has made internally to this Canon 1000D replacement are more than welcome, and well overdue, especially in the area of high ISO performance. In this respect the EOS 1100D blows its predecessor out of the water, bringing this camera's image quality at high ISO settings in-line with other contemporary models from higher up the pecking order.

With the Canon 1100D UK price at just over £400 with the standard non-stabilised lens, the Canon EOS 1100D represents a solid, good value choice in a no-frills package that is certainly more than capable of producing excellent results.

Considering the features added to improve ease of use, this camera should find a home in many a beginner's kit bag, and even maybe in the camera kits of some more advanced photographers.

We liked

With the Canon 1100D priced at just over £400, it represents great value for money.

Solid improvements over its predecessor, the Canon EOS 1000D, make this camera very easy to use and quite capable of producing quality results.

We disliked

While we like the Canon 1100D price at just over £400, you do get a sense of this in the camera's build quality.

Though it's much-improved internally over the Canon 1000D, the EOS 1100D is ultimately a beginner camera and one you might quickly outgrow.

Verdict

The improvements Canon has made internally on the EOS 1100D, particularly with its high ISO performance, blow its predecessor out of the water and bring the Canon 1100D's image quality in-line with other contemporary models from higher up the pecking order.

With the Canon 1100D UK price at just over £400 with the standard non-stabilised lens, the EOS 1100D represents a solid, good value choice in a no-frills package that is certainly more than capable of producing excellent results. With the features added to improve ease of use taken into account, this camera should find a home in many a beginner's kit bag, and even maybe in the camera kits of some more advanced photographers.

Features: 3
Build quality: 3
Image Quality: 4
Value: 4
Overall: 4

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesAperture Priority, Manual White Balance, External Flash Shoe, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)495 g
Maximum Image Resolution4272 x 2848
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.6 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height99.7 mm
Width129.9 mm
Depth77.9 mm
Autofocus Points9
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1100D
Product NameEOS 1100D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Manufacturer Part Number5161B016
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Advanced, compact and affordable: your first steps into the world of DSLR photography, made simple with Canon EOS 1100D.

Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year