Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1

March 21, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 4 Comments |
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Canon has unveiled the Canon EOS 100D (sold as the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in North America), which is billed as “the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR ever made.” Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing only 407g, the EOS 100D features a 3” ClearView II capacitive touchscreen, an 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor and DIGIC 5 processor. The new sensor uses phase detection pixels spread across 80% of the sensor’s imaging surface to provide increased AF speed and tracking performance when the camera is in live view or when capturing Full-HD movies. The Canon EOS 100D is available from late April, with an SRP of £579.99 / €739.99 / $649.99.

The Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 will also be offered in a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens at an SRP of £709.99 / €909.99 / $799.99.

Canon Press Release

Canon unveils the smallest and lightest DSLR ever made, the EOS 100D, alongside the EOS 700D to let your creativity grow

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 March 2013 – Canon today unveils two new first-class additions to its entry-level consumer DSLR line-up – the EOS 700D and the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR ever made[1] the EOS 100D. Complemented by the introduction of a new standard zoom lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

The EOS 100D offers a range of simple controls and a helpful in-camera feature guide, perfect for those looking to explore the world of DSLR photography for the first time but without the bulk normally associated with a DSLR. The EOS 700D is Canon’s most advanced consumer EOS model to date. Boasting 5fps shooting, a wide 9-point all cross type AF system and Vari-angle Clear View II LCD touch screen, it is the ideal camera for those wanting to develop their photography skills further. Both new models offer outstanding 18 Megapixel (MP) resolution with simple touch screen operation, making it easy to capture and relive every moment in stunning detail, whatever your skill level

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the ideal standard zoom lens for both new EOS cameras, combining Canon’s leading Optical Image Stabilizer and Stepping Motor (STM) technologies to deliver minimal image blur and smooth, near-silent focus in movies.

The EOS 100D – a DSLR you’ll never want to leave behind

The EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in its class[2] making it compact enough to take everywhere so you can capture adventures in stunning quality. Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing only 407g, the incredibly lightweight and compact body also features a bright Optical Viewfinder – giving users the full, responsive experience of a DSLR in a compact form. The EOS 100D also features a large 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen – making it easy to adjust settings and instantly review shots after capture.

At the EOS 100D’s heart is a new 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor, which combines with the power of the DIGIC 5 image processor to deliver stunning results in virtually any situation. The new sensor uses phase detection pixels spread across 80 per cent of the sensor’s imaging surface to provide increased AF speed and tracking performance when the camera is in live view or when capturing Full-HD movies. Capable of shooting at speeds of up to 4fps, the EOS 100D makes it easy for beginners to capture a range of high quality images, be it of special moments with family and friends or fast-paced action on holiday.

The EOS 700D - let your creativity grow

The EOS 700D is powered by a Canon-designed and manufactured 18.0MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, which deliver outstanding levels of resolution – producing images that are consistently rich in detail and colour. Offering up to 5fps shooting, the EOS 700D is ideal for capturing a range of subjects, from fast paced action to stunning skylines, or beautiful portraits of family and friends. Additionally with a native 100-12,800 ISO range, the EOS 700D is capable of catching remarkable levels of detail even when shooting in tricky low light conditions.

The EOS 700D’s advanced AF System consists of 9 high performance, cross-type points spread across the frame, delivering greater focussing speed and accuracy to ensure photographers can always keep desired subjects in focus, even as they move around. With the option to manually select and adjust focus points, or simply use full automatic mode, the EOS 700D provides aspiring photographers with an easy way to explore different kinds of image composition as their confidence grows.

The EOS 700D features a new, simplified 360° rotating mode dial to provide easy and swift access to the camera’s various shooting modes. A 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen also makes it easy for users to adjust settings as well as frame, shoot and review from a variety of angles. A new external coating, adopted from Canon’s mid-range EOS models, also provides a more robust and durable finish.

Enhanced creative modes

Both the EOS 700D and EOS 100D feature a range of super easy-to-use shooting modes and creative filters – making it simple for beginners to start with creative pre-sets and then explore their creativity as their confidence grows. Scene Intelligent Auto mode automatically detects the scene being shot and selects best settings so users can simply focus on the image, letting the camera decide the best combination of settings for the scene.  Both new models also offer a range of dedicated scene modes, with the
EOS 100D featuring new Kids, Food and Candlelight modes, designed to ensure optimum results with stunning detail in a range of familiar situations.

Canon’s exciting range of Creative Filters, including Fish-eye and Miniature effect, can now be applied before capture thanks to new real-time filter previews – providing the perfect way to pick the most suitable effect for specific moments before you actually take the shot. Photographers can also learn how to adjust their images with enhanced Creative Auto Mode, and using new Extra Effect Shot mode on the EOS 100D, users can even capture two images simultaneously – one with a Creative Filter applied, as well as one standard image.

Explore videography with EOS Movies

Aspiring photographers can add another dimension to capturing their memories, using EOS Movies to shoot their precious moments in glorious Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Hybrid AF II[3] always keeps the stars of the movie in focus, with continuous AF constantly tracking subjects during shooting. Additionally, Video Snapshot mode makes it easy to capture and edit short video clips to bring to life an exciting day, such as road trips and weddings.

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – A standard STM zoom lens, for everyday photos and video

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the perfect lens for EOS 700D and EOS 100D users to start their photography adventure. From sweeping landscapes to portraits, the versatile 18-55mm zoom range means users can enjoy the flexibility of getting close to subjects or getting more in the shot. Images are captured with precision detail and clarity thanks to a 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer, which also lets photographers use lower ISO levels and longer shutter speeds. The full time manual focus ring allows users to make precise focus adjustments, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum whilst focusing – perfect for when capturing movies.

EOS 100D – key features:

·      18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor

·      Compact, portable design

·      Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto

·      Optical viewfinder and large touch screen

·      Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II

·      Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot

·      Built-in Feature Guide

·      EOS System of lenses and accessories

EOS 700D – key features:

·      18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF sensor

·      Creative Full-HD movies and Hybrid CMOS AF

·      Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen

·      Scene Intelligent Auto

·      ISO 100-12800 sensitivity, extends to ISO 25600

·      5 fps shooting 9-point AF system

·      Range of Creative filters

·      EOS System of lenses and accessories

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – key features:

·      Versatile focal length range

·      Compact design

·      Four-stop optical Image Stabilizer

·      Smooth focusing with STM motor

·      0.25m closest focusing distance

·      Super Spectra Coating

·      Non-rotating front element

·      Manual focus ring

·      Circular seven-bladed aperture

Pricing and availability:

The EOS 700D is available from late April, with an SRP of:

£629.99 / €799.99 – body only

£759.99 / €969.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The EOS 100D is available from late April, with an SRP of:

£579.99 / €739.99 – body only

£709.99 / €909.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is available from late April, with an SRP of £239.99 / €299.99.

Launch promotion

Pre order or purchase a new Canon EOS 700D or EOS 100D between 21st March – 30th April and receive a Canon 300EG Gadget Bag free of charge. For more info please visit: http://www.canon.co.uk/bagpromotion.

Please note the promotional webpage will be live from 22nd March 2013.

[1] According to Canon research, correct as of 21 March 2013

[2] According to Canon research, correct as of 21 March 2013

[3] Hybrid AF II only features in the EOS 100D, EOS 700D features Hybrid AF

Canon U.S.A. Press Release

Canon U.S.A. Announces World’s Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera

New EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Fuses Advanced Image Quality and Features into an Ultra-Portable Body

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2013 – Continuing the quest to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.

“The EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera represents a new era in DSLR versatility: ultra-portable, full-featured DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The EOS Rebel SL1 combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a point-and-shoot camera.”

Advanced Image Quality in a Compact Body
As the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, the new camera body is 4.6” (w) x 3.57” (h) x 2.74” (d), and weighs only 14.36 oz.** In comparison, the EOS Rebel SL1 is approximately 25 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera.

The EOS Rebel SL1 features an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that performs exceptionally well in both bright and dimly lit shooting environments with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for photos and ISO-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor technology allows for exceptional image quality and shooting speed up to four frames per second (fps).

The camera includes a new nine-point center cross-type autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus. The new AF system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous AF speed that’s increased from previous EOS models.

To help capture video with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 features Canon’s Movie Servo AF, which provides continuous AF tracking of moving subjects. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, such as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (available in the standard lens kit), Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. The camera is capable of Full HD shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, and enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The combination of Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF system II and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is ideal for shooting video helping to ensure only the sounds of the scene are recorded.

Allowing for clear and easy viewing even in bright environments, the Touch Screen three inch Clear View LCD monitor II provides a rich and expansive display as well as providing intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be easily used for zooming or changing images, accessing menu and quick control settings, and activating focus point and shutter release while shooting.

Creativity at your Fingertips
The EOS Rebel SL1 encourages users to explore their creative side with a wide array of features for convenience and simple shooting. The EOS Rebel SL1 is equipped with Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, an advanced function that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast, distance and other factors and automatically adjusts and selects the exposure method needed. The results are photos with a wide dynamic range, ideal for users without advanced photography knowledge or experience.

Users can also access advanced imaging features like the new Effect Shot mode, which automatically creates two different shots, one with a selected creative filter and one without. In addition, Creative Filters and Background Blur Simulation can now be displayed in real time during Live View shooting. Editing photos is also a snap with the Rebel SL1’s in-camera editing and cropping functionality. This feature allows users to view and crop the image using the camera’s LCD touch screen and save the edited version as a separate file.

For those who would like to take beautiful photos with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 offers a variety of scene modes to explore. New special scene modes include Kids, Food and Candlelight, giving users advanced presets to help ensure the best possible photos even under difficult shooting conditions.

Pricing and Availability
The new EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $649.99 for the body alone or $799.99 bundled with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

For more information about the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera, and a full list of product specifications, visit http://www.usa.canon.com/eos.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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* Among digital SLR cameras which use APS-C size equivalent sensors. As of March 1, 2013.

** Weight specifications are for camera body only; does not include battery or memory card.

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#1 JS

Not too much excitement in Canon Land,I am waiting for completely re-designed G1X or anything like X100S or Coolpix A....

12:17 pm - Thursday, March 21, 2013

#2 BlackBox

So do I understand it right, that everyone who bought Canon EOS-M hoping that it'll be a new compact system, has AGAIN been ripped off by Canon?

12:47 pm - Thursday, March 21, 2013

#3 Dave

i wonder if this means that Canon is finally listening to their customers? Hard to say until we find out how good it is.

I haven't seen the EOS-M, but if the reviews are right about the slow AF, then we can pretty much assume it will be in the "discount bin" at the camera store before Christmas.

People who buy tiny cameras with big sensors are usually in the market for something they can use to chase kids around, and still shoot the occasional indoor portrait. (When they are shooting landscapes in daylight, they just use their phones.)

If Canon is still confused about what people want from their cameras, they really only need to look at sales figures: Smaller cameras, bigger sensors, faster AF.

1:07 pm - Saturday, March 23, 2013

#4 JOE PRETE

It's not just beautiful, take a look at the spec sheet. This is great as an entry model or a second (or third) body. So many reasons to buy this camera, at just a bit more than entry level pricing, it seems to be easily justified. It makes my Nikon glass feel a bit it heavier Yet!

The North East headquarters in Melville Long Island, where Canon just built, is about a quarter mile away from the Nikon E.C.H.Q.
I remember when it was a big Pumpkin Patch with a long red light.
That land has come a long way!
... Joe Prete

11:05 am - Saturday, April 13, 2013