- 12MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- 1280 x 720 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 495g - 130 x 100 x 78mm
- Introduced April 2011
- Additionally Known as EOS Rebel T3 / EOS Kiss X50
- Replaced the Canon 1000D
- Successor is Canon 1200D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 1100D overview
Canon 1100D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally launched on April of 2011. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4272 x 2848. It is known as "EOS Rebel T3 / EOS Kiss X50" in other regions.
Canon released this model to upgrade the older Canon 1000D (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently launched the fresher Canon 1200D (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this camera.
The 1100D ranks at #56 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all around #443 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 1100D history
The Canon 1100D is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range below.
1100D vs T618MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
1100D vs 1200D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2014
1100D vs 100D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2013
1100D vs 1000D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008
Canon 1100D Gallery
You can see the 1100D from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon 1100D Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon 1100D based on factors that are generally seen as important in a digital camera.
Canon 1100D Sensor details
The Canon 1100D houses the Digic 4 processor chip. The sensor size on the Canon 1100D is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4272 x 2848 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW format is saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the 1100D's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The 1100D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1100D dimensions
Canon 1100D weighs in at 1.09 pounds (495 gr / 17.46 ounces) & has exterior size of 130mm x 100mm x 78mm (5.1" x 3.9" x 3.1"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr and the Canon 1100D is very similar as compared to various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a visual of the Canon 1100D besides a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the 1100D.
Canon 1100D Lens specs
The 1100D fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available for purchase. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the 1100D.
Canon 1100D Connectivity
The 1100D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and oftentimes change settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon 1100D Video specs
The highest video resolution on the Canon 1100D is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 and Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You really should go for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone port which means you get no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to look into another camera if you need decent sound for your videos.
Canon 1100D Weather Sealing
Canon 1100D doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions might damage the camera.
Canon 1100D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1100D has a 2.7 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specs for Canon 1100D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.5x
Viewfinders can be very beneficial during bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Canon 1100D Shutter specs
Canon 1100D continuous shooting speed is 3.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 1100D Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon 1100D comes with both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 1100D Autofocus specs
Canon 1100D comes with both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it valuable for people photography.
The AF system has 9 focus points to pick from. Canon 1100D supports manual focusing if needed during low light or you require more accurate focusing control.
Canon 1100D Battery life
The battery power (LP-E10) on the Canon 1100D is designed to last for 700 images according to the CIPA specifications which is above the usual when compared to its category. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the highest (1900) battery life within this class of cameras.
Below is a number of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the best battery life:
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Canon 1100D for specific styles of photography
The following graph shows a summation of the Canon 1100D for specific styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Canon 1100D Portrait photography information
The Canon 1100D has a points tally of 63 which is very good, meaning that it is a very decent fit to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon 1100D
Coming in at a average rating of 57, the Canon 1100D is somewhat appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon 1100D
A modest sports photography points total of 51 means the Canon 1100D is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1100D Travel photography highlights
Size is really crucial when picking a camera for travel. All round, the Canon 1100D gets a reasonable 53 as a travel camera which is fairly appropriate to purchase for your trips.
Canon 1100D as a Landscape photography camera
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 1100D and it's modest grade of 55 for a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate within the current marketplace.
Canon 1100D as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon 1100D is just not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a terrible score of 22.
Canon 1100D Alternatives
If you need replacements to the 1100D, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The diagram below shows you an overview of the 1100D versus it's top scored competitors shown earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might view as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.