Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 100D vs 1000D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 2 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 1000D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 1000D  based on its focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 100D vs 1000D

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

EOS 100D
843 ISO
EOS 1000D
719 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 100D
264 ms
EOS 1000D
164 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 100D
76 ms
EOS 1000D
87 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 100D
600 ms
EOS 1000D
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 100D
4 fps
EOS 1000D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 100D
380 photos
EOS 1000D
500 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 100D  vs 1000D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 100D
17.9 MP
EOS 1000D
10.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 100D
25,600 ISO
EOS 1000D
1,600 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 100D
0.54x
EOS 1000D
0.5x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 100D
18.5 microns
EOS 1000D
32.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 100D  vs 1000D 

7.6
7.2
But from a buying-advice perspective, its only real advantage over dSLR alternatives is its size, and in that respect it's simply not small enough - especially compared with a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model equipped with a power zoom lens.
EOS 100D

8.0
9.0
Settings are displayed big and bold and easy to read, and the menu system is intuitive to work around, having been clearly designed around the first time user.
EOS 1000D

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 100D  vs
1000D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 10.1 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 3888 x 2592
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 32.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
CR2 14bit
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.81x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.5x

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm 126 x 98 x 65 mm
Thickness 69 mm 65 mm
Weight 407 g 502 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

EOS 100D  vs
1000D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2.5"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 3 fps
Battery life 380 500
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 264 ms 164 ms
Shutter lag 76 ms 87 ms
Startup delay 600 ms 300 ms
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