The Canon EOS 1100D, or some are refer it as the Canon Rebel T3, is the all new entry-level Canon camera for wide range of DSLR cameras. This camera is ready to replace the Canon 1000D which been marketed for more than 3 years. The Canon EOS 1100D is inherits features from both 1000D and 600D and is targeted its market on first-time DSLR users. The camera is features with a 2.7″ LCD, 12 MP CMOS sensor, 9-points AF, 3FPS continuous shooting mode, ISO 100-6400 sensitivity (no expansion), 63-area iFCL exposure metering, 720p HD video capture, and on-screen Feature Guide.
As mentioned, the Canon EOS 1100D is generally an entry-level DSLR that features a comparatively limited option of external controls. Nevertheless, most details and parameters which do not get their own dedicated button could very well be altered in the interactive configuration settings screen that could be found by hitting the Q-button. Additionally there is limited setting for customization available. The SET button will enable you to flash exposure compensation or control quality of the image. For the flash button that you can find on the top plate, you can set to change ISO.
The Canon 1100D has a compilation of familiar-sounding features and folds all of them in a clearly standard yet still capable-sounding package. Thus there is a 12 megapixels CMOS chip that’s just similar to the Canon 450D/XSi. With the combination of the uniformly famous Digic 4 processor, it can provide consumers a camera which is impossible to make available much in the way of unexpected situations.
Specification of Canon EOS 1100D:
– 12MP CMOS sensor
– ISO 100-6400
– 9-point AF system (former 1000D only has 7-point)
– 63-zone iFCL color-sensitive metering
– 2.7″ (6.8cm) LCD, 230,000 dots
– 720p movie recording at 30 or 25fps (H.264 compression)
– Eye-Fi wireless SD card compatible menu options
– Compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses
Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3100
When I first received this Canon EOS 1100D or Rebel T3 camera and fiddling with the AF system, I immediate know that it is going to impress a lot of beginner users. If you make a comparison for this model with the Nikon D3100, you will know that the 1100D is considerably more decisive, faster and having a better overall performance than the Nikon D3100. Even there is periodic endeavor to shoot for low-contrast subjects, however generally the Canon EOS 1100D is still a good buy option compare to Nikon D3100. I do make some flipping on the camera to swift it to live view mode and I do observe the movement is slow down very much. Like the speed of live view mode of Canon EOS 450D, even the camera is good but it is still not super-fast in any respect. This is the weak point of Canon camera that needs to improve very much. It’s just not like the Quick AF Live View of Sony A390 which is performs far better than the live view capability of all Canon cameras.
The camera is features with a compact body, intuitive external controls, big buttons, and Creative Auto mode which make it turn out to be more attractive to consumers who are out there looking to buy a DSLR camera. Nonetheless, we would hope to see the future Canon’s cameras will come with the Scene Intelligent Auto mode and an integrated cleaning system, as having these two features are going to make the Canon camera become even more appealing and beginner-friendly for users.
Verdict toward Canon EOS 1100D
As Canon 1100D camera is an entry-level camera targeted at beginner photographer, this model wasn’t having any intention to trigger the world on fire by releasing any cutting-edge technology.
Some of the enhancements and replacement has been made inside the camera especially we can see a significant improvement for its high ISO performance. For this reason, the Canon EOS 1100D is overriding its predecessor by giving this camera a sharp improvement on the quality of image with high ISO settings in-line together with other up-to-date models from the increasing of pecking order.
The camera symbolizes an excellent, good value choice with a no-frills package which is definitely in excess of effective at generating superb results. Thinking of the features included in to make the camera simplicity of use, this Canon 1100D should create a good demand among beginners and even some advanced photographers will relished of this camera kit as well.
– User-friendly and easy to operate for beginners
– Fast AF function for entry-level camera
– Great quality of image
– Great value for money that you spend
– No built-in focus motor on the camera
– Low-resolution LCD screen
– Doesn’t have manual video settings
– Doesn’t features with spot metering mode
– Lack of integrated cleaning system