Canon announces the ultra lightweight and portable 100D
Canon today announces the world smallest and lightest DSLR, Canon 100D. It features a newly developed 18.0- megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS 100D is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.
With its lightweight and compact build, the Canon 100D combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a point-and-shoot camera.
The EOS Rebel SL1 features an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that performs exceptionally well in both bright and dimly lit shooting environments with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for photos and ISO-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor technology allows for exceptional image quality and shooting speed up to four frames per second (fps).
The camera includes a new nine-point center cross-type autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus. The new AF system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous AF speed that’s increased from previous EOS models.
The LCD Screen
Allowing for clear and easy viewing even in bright environments, the Touch Screen three inch Clear View LCD monitor II provides a rich and expansive display as well as providing intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be easily used for zooming or changing images, accessing menu and quick control settings, and activating focus point and shutter release while shooting.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.5 IS STM Lens
To help capture video with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 features Canon's Movie Servo AF, which provides continuous AF tracking of moving subjects. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, such as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (available in the standard lens kit), Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. The camera is capable of Full HD shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, and enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The combination of Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF system II and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is ideal for shooting video helping to ensure only the sounds of the scene are recorded.
Compared to the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens pictured above together with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the STM version is slightly longer to accommodate the internal focus system, and has a bigger manual focus ring at the front of the barrel, for easier manual focusing.
Creativity at your fingertips
The Canon 100D encourages users to explore their creative side with a wide array of features for convenience and simple shooting. It is equipped with Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, an advanced function that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast, distance and other factors and automatically adjusts and selects the exposure method needed. The results are photos with a wide dynamic range, ideal for users without advanced photography knowledge or experience.
Users can also access advanced imaging features like the new Effect Shot mode, which automatically creates two different shots, one with a selected creative filter and one without. In addition, Creative Filters and Background Blur Simulation can now be displayed in real time during Live View shooting. Editing photos is also a snap with the 100D's in-camera editing and cropping functionality. This feature allows users to view and crop the image using the camera’s LCD touch screen and save the edited version as a separate file.
For those who would like to take beautiful photos with ease, the Canon 100D offers a variety of scene modes to explore. New special scene modes include Kids, Food and Candlelight, giving users advanced presets to help ensure the best possible photos even under difficult shooting conditions.
Body type: Compact SLR
Body material: Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber
Max resolution: 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions: 5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h: 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels: 18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors: 18.5 megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type: CMOS
Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array: RGB Color Filter Array
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets: 6
Custom white balance: Yes (1)
Image stabilization: Unknown
Uncompressed format: RAW
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: 14bit RAW
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Autofocus assist lamp: by built-in flash
Manual focus: Yes
Lens mount: Canon EF/EF-S mount
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD: Fixed
Screen size: 3″
Screen dots: 1,040,000
Touch screen: Yes
Live view: Yes
Viewfinder type: Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage: 95 %
Viewfinder magnification: 0.87×
Minimum shutter speed: 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual (Stills and Movie)
Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
Handheld Night Scene
HDR Backlight Control
Built-in flash: Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range: 9.4 m
External flash: Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash X sync speed: 1/200 sec
Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous drive: Yes (4 fps)
Self-timer: Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Exposure compensation: ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing: ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing: Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Resolutions: 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI: Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless: Eye-Fi Connected
Remote control: Yes (RC-6)
Battery: Battery Pack
Battery description: Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 380
Weight (inc. batteries): 407 g (0.90 lb / 14.36 oz)
Dimensions: 117 x 91 x 69 mm (4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72″)
Orientation sensor: Yes
GPS notes: via GPE2