Originally Posted Canon EOS World.
Canon EOS 100D, the Baby Rebel with the new EF S18-55 IS STM lens
I spent a morning last weekend with Canon’s new hobbyist camera aimed at users who are planning to upgrade from their high-end compacts, and those seeking a “bridge camera” in the form of a mirror-less DLSR-lookalike. Because of its cute and miniature size compared to its other EOS siblings, this camera would likely appeal to the ladies as well.
Although tiny in size and weighing at a mere 370g, this camera is undoubtedly built for performance. It has all the capabilities for serious photography like the Digic 5 processor, a new Hybrid CMOS AF II system with close to 80% coverage, 4 FPS (frames per second) continuous shooting, a formidable ISO management and an intuitive touch screen. Its APS-C sensor also makes it considerably cheaper than full-frame cameras used by professional photographers.
At the time of my review, the EOS 100D is the smallest DSLR in the world. After spending a day with it, I am convinced that the miniaturization has not compromised the camera’s design or layout of the standard dials and buttons. In fact, buttons for easy access to frequently used menus are sensibly placed, making the EOS 100D easy to operate. Those who are new to Canon’s EOS system would find its interface extremely easy to use.
So let’s have a look at the photos that I took during my morning walk with the EOS 100D:
EOS 100D & EF S18-55 IS STM | ISO 400 | F5.6 | 1/1600s
EOS 100D & EF S18-55 IS STM | ISO 400 | F3.5 | 1/4000s
All my photos were shot with Canon’s new EF S18-55 IS STM kit lens. This lens’ fast and quiet focusing powered by a stepper motor is a notch above the competition. I put the camera to the test with some sports photography. Firing a burst of 13 shots on continuous shooting mode at a water-skier nearby, it captured all his actions effortlessly.
EOS 100D & EF S18-55 IS STM | ISO 400 | F/5.6 | 1/1000s
Not only does the EOS 100D produce excellent image quality, its compact size makes it perfect for discreet street photography. Having the EOS 100D as a travel companion saves weight especially for professionals who are inclined to use their Canon EF/ EF-S lenses for travelling. The recommended retail price for the camera and kit lens is S$999. It’s so value for money that I am contemplating to get one to complement my EOS 1D series and EOS 5D series cameras.
Zoom using the EF S18-55 IS STM lens
EOS 100D & EF S18-55 IS STM | ISO 400 | F6.3 | 1/250s
Creative blur effect using the in-camera creative filter
EOS 100D & EF S18-55 IS STM | ISO 400 | F/7.1 | 1/125s
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