Canon EOS 1100D

Released February, 2011
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • T3
  • 12.2 MP
  • APS-C 22.2 x 14.7 mm CMOS
  • 2.7" LCD
720p video is another conservative choice, with no manual control over exposure and no auto-focusing during recording, but it does provide a solid enough introduction to the world of movie-making.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)
9.2 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 1100D
EOS 450D
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 1100D
EOS 450D
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 1100D
EOS 450D
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

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EOS 450D
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

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EOS 450D

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS 1100D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 1100D
755 ISO
1,131 ISO
EOS 700D
681 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 1100D
110 ms
EOS 600D
283 ms
276 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 1100D
113 ms
61 ms
EOS 700D
74 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 1100D
100 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms
EOS 700D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 1100D
3 fps
6.5 fps
EOS 700D
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 1100D
700 photos
1,200 photos
1,100 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS 1100D

At 720p the footage is not quite as detailed as the 1080p output of some of the competitors but motion is smooth and there are no visible artifacts.

The small body, large buttons and intuitive external controls, Creative Auto mode and on-screen Feature Guide make the EOS 1100d more appealing to owners of compacts looking to upgrade to a DSLR, but we'd also have liked to see an integrated cleaning system and the Scene Intelligent Auto mode included too, both features which would have made this camera even more beginner-friendly.

JPEGs further benefit from a choice of Fine or Regular quality, with the sensor able to output a maximum 4272 x 2848 pixels at the full 12MP resolution.

Although the raw files definitely contain more detail, the difference is only slight, especially at lower ISO sensitivities and most should be pleased with the results direct from the camera.


8.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


By ISO 1600 there's no doubt that noise intrusion has begun to eat into detail in shadow areas, although overall the image is still perfectly usable.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2011)
The flash button can be programmed to change ISO and the SET button can take over various functions including depth-of-field preview.
by DPReview (Apr, 2011)
This camera produces noise-free images at ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 1600, with some noise appearing at ISO 3200 and more at the fastest setting of 6400.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)


In the Creative Zone, the photographer gets to set a lot of shooting variables, including white balance, sensitivity, AF mode, exposure compensation, drive mode and so on.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)
AF points can be selected manually, or you can leave the camera to select its own focus points automatically.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2011)
As regards AF point selection, it can be done manually by hitting the AF point selector button first, then using the four-way controller to select the AF point.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)


You'll have to shoot RAW if you want to get the most detail out of your high ISO files.
by DPReview (Apr, 2011)
On the upside the 1100D uses the entire range of its available ISO settings in video mode, increasing your chances of capturing usable footage even in very low light.
by DPReview (Apr, 2011)
Canon eos 1100d review: iso 6400 ISO 6400 ( Click to view full size image).
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)


We struggled to see the point of the close-up mode though, as the quality of one's close-up shots depends more on the use of the right kinds of accessory - such as a macro lens and possibly a ring flash - than any camera setting.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)
It's basically a hand-holding form of aperture priority mode as the user can select whether they wish to have a blurred background, or everything in focus and the camera will select the best setting it can for the conditions.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)
Pair this camera up with a fast-aperture prime lens and you'll have an ideal compact solution for low light street photography for example.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)


Yes, the shiny plastic finish doesn't score highly in the style stakes and the small, low-resolution LCD monitor isn't much of a selling point either, however the camera itself remains solid enough.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2011)
Used on the Automatic White Balance setting we found the 1100D perfectly capable of selecting an appropriate colour temperature in a whole range of situations, from bright sunlight outdoors to artificial tungsten light indoors.
by TrustedReviews (Jul, 2011)
A grid line display and very useful live histogram can be enabled to help with composition and exposure, and you can zoom in by up to 10x magnification of the image displayed on the LCD screen.
by Photography Blog (Mar, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 12.2 MP
Resolution 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C
Area 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 9
Cross type focus points 1
Supports continuous No


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 78 mm
Weight 459 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR No
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None


Video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video


Type LCD
Size 2.7"
Resolution 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.54x


Max continuous shooting 3 fps
Battery life 700 photos
Continuous shooting 3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 110 ms
Shutter lag 113 ms
Startup delay 100 ms
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