Canon EOS 100D: Meant for those Dainty Digits
If slimmer and compact DSLRs are preferred, then the latest Canon EOS 100D or the Rebel SL1 can be incorporated into the mix. Be it the exceedingly sleek interface or the perfectly executed build, the Canon EOS 100D readily justifies the given price tag although it may still be lacking certain high-end features. One may consider this to be an entry-level variant which has a feathery feel about it and seldom feels like one of those bulkier DSLRs. One handed griping is readily allowed while we mostly do suggest against practicing the same. While this readily wins over many mirrorless models, the Canon EOS 100D is something which also keeps up with the aesthetic nuances.
This review would certainly be a fitting analysis of the overall specifications and features while keeping a track of the latest Hybrid CMOS sensor added into the mix. This is one extremely slim device which did feel great on our hands while the articulated touch-screen may feel a tad dull at times. Be it the long-lasting battery pack or the better AF system, the Canon EOS 100D has everything going right but for a few minor glitches.
Image and Video Quality:
This camera readily clicks photos while including the punchy colors into the scheme of things. One may add the picture style settings in to the mix for adding certain hue shifts whereas the cleaner JPEGs actually look great when paired up with the enthralling interface. Full scale usage is also an option with the latest Canon EOS 100D which in a way works well up to a sizeable ISO 6400 provided we resort to smaller magnifications. The fine prints at ISO 1600 didn’t feel quite great or crisp but the detailing readily saves the day for most users. Edges look to be fringing and blooming with added hues whereas the in-camera processing unit is something to look forward to. Rolling shutters are readily avoided and the videos look seemingly better than most of the predecessors. While we did see a bit of aliasing associated with the images and videos, color noises often feel dampening but can be readily avoided.
The Canon EOS 100D comes with a feature packed console whereas the shooting capabilities do get a fantastic boost. While we may consider stepping up the recent and latest shooting trends, the 0.6 sec lag between focus, shoot and power on is certainly a pacey proposition. CMOS optical sensor is something which makes the gadget perform perfectly whereas the 18MP unit comes along as one effective inclusion. The sensor size is nothing great but still the Canon EOS 100D comes out with flying colors. The photo quality come together with high-end detailing whereas the 0.2 sec JPEG and 0.3 sec RAW captures perform on the expected lines. Single shot timing increases to a sizeable 0.7 sec if the flash is incorporated into the mix. JPEG bursts fare exceedingly well with the 30 continuous shots and that too at 4.1 frames per second whereas the RAW bursts do slow down significantly after 10 shots at 4.4 fps. Overall this camera can boast of an optimized performance and the automatic AF points surely add up to the credibility. The only drawback however happens to be the tiny focus points which are not integrated perfectly over the viewfinder, resulting in an erratic burst performance.
LCD and the Interface:
Here is a 3-inch LCD which sports a touch screen interface followed by the TFT support. Navigating through the settings is extremely feasible whereas the video shooting specs do show up perfectly. While the viewfinder may be difficult to perceive under direct sunlight, one may find the shooting comparatively easier in similar situations. Full HD display resolution is something to feel great about whereas the Liquid-crystal monitor comes forth with sharper images. Image display resolution comes out to be 1040k whereas the pentamirror support functions as per the claims.
Design and features:
Coupled with an extraordinary grip and a bigger camera, this device readily takes care of all the aesthetic nuances. While the rightmost shoulder sports the mode dial whereas the three specific multi-shot modes perform as expected. Be it the manual, automatic or the semi-manual mode, the Canon EOS 100D comes added with the HDR backlight controller in addition to the four-shot Night scene mode. Be it the candle-scene mode or the night portrait, the Canon EOS 100D packs all these and much more at the given price range. High AF sensitivity is featured in addition to the extended metering zone and a reasonably effective audio output. Numerous aspect ratios are supported in addition to the external flash which comes along as a perfect inclusion for the professionals.
Here is an excellent entry-level option for both the novices and professionals whereas the provided 18-55mm lens kit comes out with acceptable performances. One can surely look to invest in this Canon EOS 100D if gimmicks and flashy specs are to be avoided and pure, high quality images are to be churned out.
Canon EOS 100D Rivals:
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D