Canon EOS 100D review

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The new 18-55mm STM kit lens is a very capable performer, and a good lens to get started with. Here we can see plenty of detail has been resolved, while there's also a nice drop off in focus. Evaluative metering has performed well despite it being a reasonably high contrast scene.

Canon EOS 100D review

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Lots of fine detail is picked out by the Canon 100D's 18 million pixel APS-C sized sensor, with very little evidence of image smoothing. Take a look at the image at 100% to really evaluate its performance.

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In this scene, spot metering was required to get the most balanced exposure.

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Images straight from the camera display bright and punchy colours that aren't overly vibrant. If you want to ramp up the saturation further, you could create your own custom Picture Style.

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Shooting in Landscape picture style helps to emphasise the greens and blues in a scene. This was taken with the kit lens, which has a versatile focal range for a number of different shooting conditions.

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At its widest point, the standard kit lens has a focal length of 18mm, or around 28mm in 35mm terms.

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This rises to 55mm at the telephoto end, which is around 88mm in 35mm terms.

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Shot at ISO 3200, this image displays a fair amount of noise, but detail has been retained fairly well and it's more than usable at smaller printing and web sizes.

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Creating your own customised Picture Styles is easy and handy if you often like to shoot in one particular way. This is a version of Monochrome that has had the contrast setting pushed to the maximum for a bold effect.

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Sepia is another mode that can be created via the Picture Styles, under monochrome 'toning'.

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Other colour tones are available in monochrome, including blue, which gives a cyanotype effect.

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Under artificial lighting, the Canon 100D's automatic white balance setting has a tendency to err towards warm tones.

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A number of digital filters are available, and are worth experimenting with. This is the Toy Camera mode on the Cool setting.

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This is another digital filter, the grainy black and white setting.