Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of T1i vs 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Rebel T1i
EOS 1100D
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

Reviews from,,, and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel T1i vs EOS 1100D

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

Rebel T1i
663 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T1i
159 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel T1i
89 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel T1i
300 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel T1i
3.4 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel T1i
400 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the Rebel T1i  vs EOS 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel T1i
15.1 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel T1i
12,800 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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Rebel T1i
EOS 1100D

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

Rebel T1i
22.1 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel T1i  vs 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.
EOS 1100D

The new 15 megapixel CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range thankfully haven't compromised image quality in any way, quite the opposite in fact.
Rebel T1i

The image quality is quite printable at 1600 ISO, which is about what you need for good indoor no-flash photography.
Rebel T1i


8.3 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel T1i  vs
EOS 1100D 
Megapixels 15.1 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 4752 x 3168 4272 x 2848
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 22.1 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

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


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

form factor

Size 129 x 98 x 62 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 62 mm 78 mm
Weight 520 g 459 g
Is weather sealed No No


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


Rebel T1i  vs
EOS 1100D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 20 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Manual


Size 3" 2.7"
Resolution 920 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


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


Max continuous shooting 3.4 fps 3 fps
Battery life 400 700
Continuous shooting
3.4 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 159 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 89 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 100 ms
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