Our original Canon Rebel SL1 / Canon EOS 100D announcement story
Canon has revealed an official Canon EOS 100D price, release date and spec sheet for the new DSLR claimed to be the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR ever made.
The Canon EOS 100D was made official today and is not a Canon 1100D successor, the company says, but instead will sit above Canon’s entry-level DSLR in its lineup.
The 18-megapixel Canon EOS 100D price tag will be £579.99 / €739.99 inc. RRP (body only), or £709.99 / €909.99 in a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also announced today. A Canon EOS 100D release date is expected in late April.
Measuring 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing in at 407g, the new Canon EOS 100D boasts a new 18-megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor, which uses phase detection pixels spread across 80% of the sensor’s imaging surface to help increase the camera’s AF speed and tracking performance in Live View or HD movie mode.
The Canon 100D also uses the company’s DIGIC 5 image processor and features an Optical Viewfinder, as well as a 3in ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen.
Other features include 4fps continuous shooting and a range of shooting modes and creative filters, such as new Kids, Food and Candlelight modes, an enhanced Creative Auto Mode.
And new to the Canon 100D is Canon’s Extra Effect Shot mode allowing photographers to capture two images simultaneously – one with a Creative Filter applied and one standard image.
For HDSLR enthusiast, the Canon EOS 100D also shoots full HD movies at 1920 x 1080p and incorporates a Video Snapshot mode that allows photographers to capture and edit short video clips.
Announced along with the Canon EOS 100D and Canon EOS 700D is a new Canon standard zoom lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
This new Canon lens features a 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer, which allows photographers to use lower ISO levels and longer shutter speeds.
It also offers a close focusing distance of 0.25m, Super Spectra Coating and STM technology to keep noise to a minimum while focusing during video recording.
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