Canon EOS 1100D review

Is Canon's 12.2-megapixel entry-level DSLR a worthy successor to the EOS 1000D?

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Canon EOS 1100D: Image quality and resolution

To test the Canon EOS 1100D's image quality, we shot our resolution chart with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens. If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon 1100D is capable of resolving up to nearly 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files. Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon eos 1100d resolution chart photo iso 100
Canon eos 1100d resolution chart photo, iso 100

JPEGs

Canon eos 1100d review resolution iso 100
Canon eos 1100d review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review resolution iso 200
Canon eos 1100d review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review resolution iso 400
Canon eos 1100d review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400 (Click to view full size image)

100 crop ndash iso 800

ISO 800 (Click to view full size image)

100 crop ndash iso 1600
100% crop – iso 1600

ISO 1600 (Click to view full size image)

100 crop ndash iso 3200
100% crop – iso 3200

ISO 3200 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review resolution iso 6400
Canon eos 1100d review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400 (Click to view full size image)

ISO Test

Canon eos 1100d review iso 100
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 100

ISO 100 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d iso test
Canon eos 1100d iso test

ISO 200 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d iso test
Canon eos 1100d iso test

ISO 400 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review iso 800
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 800

ISO 800 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review iso 1600
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 1600

ISO 1600 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review iso 3200
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 3200

ISO 3200 (Click to view full size image)

Canon eos 1100d review iso 6400
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 6400

ISO 6400 (Click to view full size image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesAperture Priority, Manual White Balance, External Flash Shoe, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)495 g
Image Sensor Size22.20 mm x 14.70 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4272 x 2848
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height99.7 mm
Width129.9 mm
Depth77.9 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1100D
Product NameEOS 1100D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Manufacturer Part Number5161B016
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Advanced, compact and affordable: your first steps into the world of DSLR photography, made simple with Canon EOS 1100D.

Limited Warranty1 Year