Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of Rebel XS 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

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

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 1100D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 1100D  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS Digital Rebel XS vs 1100D

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

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the EOS Digital Rebel XS  vs 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

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

EOS Digital Rebel XS
32.6 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS Digital Rebel XS  vs 1100D 

8.0
7.0
The exposure system is also generally good, although I did find that it had a tendency to over-expose in some circumstances, particularly burning out highlights on some high-contrast subjects.
EOS Digital Rebel XS

9.0
8.0
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 Digital Rebel XS

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS Digital Rebel XS  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

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3 fps
Battery life 500 700
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 164 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 87 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 100 ms

video

EOS Digital Rebel XS  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 Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 126 x 98 x 65 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 65 mm 78 mm
Weight 502 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
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