Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 400D vs 1100D

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 and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 400D
8.2
EOS 1100D
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from trustedreviews.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 400D vs 1100D

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

EOS 400D
664 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 400D
200 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 400D
105 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 400D
2,500 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 400D
3 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 400D
370 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 400D  vs 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 400D
10.1 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 400D
1,600 ISO
EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

EOS 400D
2.5"
EOS 1100D
2.7"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 400D
0.49x
EOS 1100D
0.54x

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

EOS 400D
32.6 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 400D  vs 1100D 

9.0
7.0
1/30th sec, F5.6, ISO 100 At 100 ISO the picture is clean, well detailed and noise free, everything we've come to expect from a Canon DSLR.
EOS 400D

9.0
8.0
In terms of looks, build and sheer usability, this tiny powerhouse of a camera borrows heavily from its acclaimed forerunner, the hugely successful and very likeable eightmegapixel 350D.
EOS 400D

Overall

8.8 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 400D  vs
1100D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10.1 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 3888 x 2592 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 32.6 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 9

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.49x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3 fps
Battery life 370 700
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 200 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 105 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 2,500 ms 100 ms

video

EOS 400D  vs
1100D 
Video None 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A No
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A None
Autofocus while shooting video N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 2.7"
Resolution 230 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 127 x 94 x 65 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 65 mm 78 mm
Weight 556 g 459 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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