22 March 2013 18:35 GMT / By Mike Lowe
Canon’s thinking big with regards to small: the Canon EOS 100D is a brand hot line to the EOS range, that undercuts its bigger brother 700D by 25 per cent size plus 28 per cent fat. But is this mini a master of all factors DSLR?
Pocket-lint handled the 100D at Canon’s London headquarters to receive an initial feel for the camera. First impressions are, clearly, which it’s a lot small than many other DSLR cameras available. We can’t think of any which almost match about this size similar – when anything the 100D is closer to a compact program camera’s size, but it nonetheless utilises the same EF-S mount because per most additional EOS DSLRs. No compromising there then – when anything it leaves you feeling virtually baffled because to the cause of the EOS M after the announcement of the mini DSLR.
READ: Canon EOS M review
However the 100D’s little size won’t suit all. We found which carrying the camera’s smaller hold led to a stray small finger not having anywhere to go. We question which lengthy periods of employ will be very comfortable, though those with tiny hands or even more casual snappers would disagree.
The 100D’s cut-back size has been accomplished with a quantity of processes: Canon’s totally redesigned the shutter system, in addition to the sensor component that, despite providing the same exposed APS-C location, is considerably small because of shrinking down its surrounding components – the sensor component has moreover been created slimmer.
We queried whether this shrinking procedure meant which close-arranged components might result extra heat due to their locale plus, consequently, improved image sound – nevertheless Canon claims a thought-out arrangement of components signifies every keep their distance optimum within the upcoming for right performance.
At this stage you weren’t capable to snap photos to remove with you, thus you can’t see what the standard from this brand unique 18-megapixel sensor with Digic 5 processor is a lot like. The claim is the fact that it’ll be identical to this of the EOS 700D.
READ: Canon EOS 700D hands-on
We did have a advantageous play with all the 100D naturally – and its bigger brother model – plus it absolutely does feel like a regular DSLR inside surgery.
There’s a 9-point autofocus program with 1 cross-type sensor – not the all-cross kind program of the 700D – that’s super quick inside surgery plus offers confirmatory, light-up suggestions inside the optical viewfinder. The diamond arrangement of the focus points covers a good part of the 95 per cent field-of-view 0.87x magnification finder – there’s small compromise here inside terms of size either. It’s ever thus somewhat small than the 700D’s 0.85x magnification finder, nevertheless just fractionally – the 100D’s looked a small less tall from the assessment amongst the 2 cameras.
The 100D’s flush-to-rear 3-inch LCD touchscreen is also specified because of the 650D plus, consequently, 700D too. It may not be installed about a vari-angle bracket – inside purchase to conserve about area – however, it looks bright plus is sensitive to the touch too. Also because single-finger swipes, the touchscreen is furthermore sensitive to smartphone-like pinches to zoom inside about pictures inside playback. Great stuff.
READ: Canon EOS 650D review
Other sized-down attributes include the same power because found inside the EOS M that, inside the case of the 100D, should signify about 440 shots per charge – somewhat lower than a bulkier DSLR rival, however nevertheless a fair expectation however.
The 100D you saw was paired with all the 40mm f/2.8 lens that aren’t accessible because a standalone kit choice – rather the model is paired with all the unique 18-55mm IS STM lens that, because you outlined inside the 700D hands-on, has a amount of hot advantages including fresh optical arrangement plus non-rotational front lens barrel element.
EOS 100D (left) upcoming to EOS 700D
All in every the 100D is a quite smart small thing. Saying which we’d be more inclined to purchase the more feature-rich 700D because choice for the sake of £50, when the impact of competitors’ compact program cameras is equally anything to consider. In various respects its Canon’s range of top-quality glass lenses which functions to the its benefit, but the bulkier, longer lenses won’t suit being installed about a small body plus, consequently, small hold.
This smart technology project might set we back £699 for the 18-55mm kit whenever it releases inside April. Clever, yes, however it aren’t to everyone’s choice.
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