- 18MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 25600)
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 407g - 117 x 91 x 69mm
- Introduced July 2013
- Additionally Known as EOS Rebel SL1
- Newer Model is Canon SL2
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 100D summary
Canon 100D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera originally announced on July of 2013. The camera houses a 18MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5184 x 3456. The camera is known as "EOS Rebel SL1" in certain regions.
Canon brought out the more recent Canon SL2 (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this camera.
The 100D is rated #31 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and over all #250 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon 100D family
The Canon 100D is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
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Canon 100D Gallery
You can check the 100D from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon 100D Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon 100D based on features that are typically considered important in a camera.
Canon 100D Sensor details
The Canon 100D houses the Digic 5 processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Canon 100D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can capture 5184 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 18MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can also be expanded electronically to a high of 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The image below displays the 100D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The 100D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon 100D dimensions
Canon 100D is 0.90 pounds (407g or 14.36 oz) and features outside proportions of 117mm x 91mm x 69mm (4.6" x 3.6" x 2.7"). The weight of typical Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Canon 100D is less heavy when compared to its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a photo of the Canon 100D next to a soda to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the 100D.
Canon 100D Lens specs
The 100D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to select from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the 100D.
Canon 100D Connectivity
The 100D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Canon 100D Video specs
The max video quality in the Canon 100D is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. While the camera includes a mic socket, it is sadly missing a headphone socket which means that you will not be able to monitor your sound levels.
Canon 100D Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon 100D so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Canon 100D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 100D is equipped with a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily set focus point and adjust settings with your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon 100D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.55x
Viewfinders are rather handy for bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Canon 100D Shutter specs
Canon 100D continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 100D Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon 100D includes both in-built flash and external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 100D Autofocus specs
Canon 100D includes both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is handy for portraits.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to pick from. Canon 100D has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Canon 100D boasts manual focusing if required for low light conditions or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Canon 100D Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E12) on the Canon 100D is made to last for 380 photographs as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser when compared to its competitors. The usual Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the maximum (1900) battery life for this category of cameras.
Below is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
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Canon 100D for different categories of photography
The following diagram provides a summary of the Canon 100D for different categories of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Canon 100D as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon 100D has a score of 76 which is very high, and means the camera is a brilliant fit for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.
Canon 100D Street photography information
Getting a very good score of 68, the Canon 100D is a very decent option for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon 100D Sports photography info
A moderate sports photography score of 59 indicates the Canon 100D is relatively acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 100D as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super crucial in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Canon 100D gets a above average 64 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine option to purchase for your vacations.
Canon 100D Landscape photography info
In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 100D at it's very good score of 65 as a landscape camera is a fine choice in the current marketplace.
Canon 100D Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a moving screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 100D is not really good as a vlog camera as it delivers a bad rating of 34.
Canon 100D Alternatives
If you need replacements to the 100D, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph down below shows you a summary of the 100D compared to it's top ranked competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.