Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL 1
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Canon EOS 100D Review
3 February 2014
Summary: The Canon EOS 100D is a good camera and offers all the goodies expected out of a Canon DSLR. Image quality is good and the STM lens ensures that there is fairly little AF motor noise while recording videos. Considering it houses a standard APS-C sensor, the camera is compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses. The 100D has everything going for it except its cost.
Summary: The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D is an ideal camera for consumer users looking for better image quality, with improved live view and movie-mode autofocus in a small body. Its touchscreen interface offers a modern set of digital controls in a camera that will still feel familiar to more traditional SLR users.
Pros: Very small and light with good grip for small to medium-size hands, High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400, Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen, Special coating minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use, Hybrid AF II / STM lens combo is noticeably improved for live view and movie shooting, Useful night modes, Chromatic aberration correction works well, Stereo mic jack, Full HD video recording
Cons: May be too small for those with larger hands, Grip may be insufficient for use with larger lenses, AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it), Flash produces red-eye in Night portrait mode, Non-STM lenses struggle in live view and in movie servo AF, Default dynamic range lags behind its peers
Excerpt: If you like things to be compact or have small and nimble fingers, the Canon Rebel SL1 might be just the entry-level DSLR camera for you. Despite its small size, it is nicely equipped with the kinds of features that will help you capture beautiful still photos and some fine video.
Pros: The LCD touchscreen is clear, bright and easy to use.
Cons: Someone with larger hands might find this camera's small size problematic.
Summary: It's obviously a very small body in DSLR terms, but rarely felt cramped or compromised in my tests, although those with larger hands may find it a step too far. The optical viewfinder is roughly the same size as those on other entry-level DSLRs, so is fairly small, but it's still very usable.
Pros: World's smallest DSLR. Truly compact body., Good photo and video quality., 1080p movies with respectable continuous AF., Excellent touch-screen interface., Microphone input., Remote control over USB using PCs or Macs., New kit lens with very quiet AF and non-rotating barrel.
Cons: Modest continuous shooting speed at 4fps., No built-in Wifi and no Canon accessory either., Screen doesn't flip-out, it's fixed in position., Basic auto exposure bracketing of three frames., No auto-panorama mode in-camera., Non adjustable AF area size in Live View., Loses size advantage once you fit most Canon lenses.
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 100D certainly offers an interesting proposition for anyone looking to purchase their first D-SLR; or indeed for Canon D-SLR owners who are looking to invest in a lightweight back-up to their everyday camera. Despite being a touch on the pricey side, its cutting-edge features, responsive performance and impressive image quality makes the EOS 100D a pleasure to use and it's more than able to hold its own against full-sized rivals.
Summary: Small is usually beautiful when it comes to gadgets, so the dinky EOS 100D must be the Scarlett Johansson of the DSLR world. It's the smallest APS-C DSLR ever, not much bigger than many compact system cameras but with the advantage of a bigger sensor and proper optical viewfinder. Is this, then, the start of the DSLR fightback?
Pros: Small, light body, Live View performance, Great picture quality
Cons: No flip-out screen, Stripped-back controls, The 700D does more
Review: Canon EOS 100D - The Most Compact DSLR Till Date
20 August 2013
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 100D is a fine tool not just to capture still frames, but also to shoot videos. The built-in mic, along with auto-tracking features and Full HD video support are good enough to shoot even short feature films. As an intermediate-level SLR, it doesn’t disappoint either. Save for the minor niggle of slightly-high saturation on images, the picture quality is quite good. That said, the Canon EOS 600D is still a few notches up in terms of image quality.
Pros: Good build quality; Rich in features; Lightweight and compact.
Cons: Expensive; No Wi-Fi or in-built geo-tagging; High colour saturation in tone priority mode.