Canon EOS 100D Review

May 30, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Arbazena

really want to buy this :)

10:05 am - Thursday, May 30, 2013

#2 Moooo!

The image quality looks good enough for my needs and I like the idea but I’d like to hold one to see if the hand grip is big enough.

1:23 pm - Thursday, May 30, 2013

#3 Dan

I played with one in a shop. Not bad with a small lens but not as nice with larger lenses.

1:35 pm - Thursday, May 30, 2013

#4 Martin King

I have had mine for two weeks now,just returned from holiday in Portugal with 800 raw files.
I find it absolutely superb ! I have the 40mm the 18/55STM and other Canon lens inc the 70/300 USM
I just love the size,traded in a 40D for it and image quality is far superior.

9:22 pm - Thursday, May 30, 2013

#5 BlackBox

I used to be a huge Canon fan for many years but their jumping from foot to foot really turned me off. They make a new system and immediately discontinue it leaving thousands of users hanging in the space with no support, no new lenses, no next generation, nothing. And this 100D is a typical example of this approach. With the Canon’s exceptionally large lenses even for small focal lengths it just makes no sense.

1:41 am - Saturday, June 1, 2013

#6 John Driggers


Where in the world did that comment come from?

How about a couple of examples of “...their jumping from foot to foot really turned me off. They make a new system and immediately discontinue it leaving thousands of users hanging in the space with no support, no new lenses, no next generation, nothing.”

Canon has NEVER done that to my knowledge. Your comment seems completely preposterous or you live on some other planet.

8:23 am - Sunday, June 2, 2013

#7 joseph

Just what is the logic behind the euro prizing? I know taxes are higher in the EU but with a 1.30 rate just why is canon prizing this 50% higher than in the US?

11:27 am - Sunday, June 2, 2013

#8 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Awesome camera!!

8:18 am - Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#9 Russell

Black Box?? Leaving users hanging.  You want to leave people hanging you do what Olympus did.  Change your lense mount when you introduce a digital camera body.  I don’t believe Canon did that.  What “new” lenses do you want??

12:37 am - Monday, June 17, 2013

#10 John Driggers

@ Russell,


After a long run, the Olympus OM cameras and lenses were discontinued in 2002.

The four thirds format cameras and lenses were introduced a year later and for sometime Olympus gave new buyers a free adapter for their older OM lenses, which would not have been compatible with the open four thirds standard adopted by Olympus, Panasonic, Kodak and others-among other things, there was no autofocus.

The giving away of the adapter to early purchasers (indeed even making it) showed a great respect for the owners of the previous OM products.

A few years later when a new standard was announced, creating mirrorless four thirds cameras, Olympus followed the same practice and provided adaptors for the older four thirds lens-preserving all the features as the lens were modern enough to be compatible.

When the weatherproof OMD EM5 came out, so did a new adapter for the older four third lenses—this one was weatherproof.

Frankly, I am grateful that Olympus had the wisdom to move from essentially mechanical cameras and lenses to more modern and functional electronic cameras and lenses. And making adaptors available for their old OM and four thirds lenses leaves your complaint kind of sounding…hollow.

If you were making decisions for Olympus, they would be out of the camera business by now if they had kept the old OM lens mount.

2:06 am - Monday, June 17, 2013

#11 John Driggers


Hmm, seems like since your last post, Canon has introduced another new lens for the EOS-M, and a firmware update too.

Since that is the only “new” system Canon has introduced, it certainly doesn’t look discontinued to me (or to anybody else besides you).

It does look like your comment has been superseded by fact.

2:12 am - Monday, June 17, 2013

#12 James R

Bought my SL1 in May during Canon’s 40th Anniversary in Canada, and am not disappointed. The SL1 is a fab, and a truly tiny SLR for travel. Paired with the 40mm pancake lens, it is a low-key street style photography dream. I can still use all my other Canon lenses, unlike if I’d switched to the EOS-M.
I will say that this is a love it/hate it camera; and some people just ‘won’t get it’, but that’s ok. Touchscreen is great, and I understand why there is no swivel screen like the 60D. Keep it small.
I have a full frame camera for architectural work; the SL1 is for light travel and having a decent camera in places where a bigger SLR is just too bulky or visible.  People won’t be intimated when you take a pic - a lot of people wanted to ask me about it instead!
Love my SL1! 
(Small grip is def not for those with giant mitts…)

7:52 pm - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#13 Marc

Just bought one for my girlfriend for Christmas. Hope she enjoys it!

3:57 pm - Monday, December 2, 2013

#14 Jose

I bought my SL1 a couple of days ago, and think that currently it’s a much better value than most mirror less cameras. I really love the optical viewfinder, since the DVF (at least for me) is a turn-off. Besides, once you start putting bigger lenses on all those small cameras(mine included), you start loosing the portability factor. I’m going to get the pancake lens for my SL1 to make it a bit more portable. I just didn’t want to pay $250+ more for a small mirror less camera( I’d rather just use that money for a pancake lens for my LS1 and end up with two lenses instead of one when compared to the mirror less route). Maybe in the future, when the astronomical prices of the small mirror less cameras come down(like the sony NX6)come down, I would consider one(like in 4 years).

5:32 pm - Saturday, January 4, 2014

#15 Nicol

Love this camera :) DSLRs are usually far to big for my grip, I’m tiny but love my tec. This camera I think is fab for me and even with a telephoto lens, still a lot easier for me than big camera + big lens… Love it :) And a good review cheers x

11:15 am - Monday, July 7, 2014

#16 Fon-Foto

Great little camera. I bought one as a lightweight -carry-always option to my full-frame suite, and coupled it with my existing 40mm (60mm) pancake & 24mm (38mm) pancakes; I have exactly what I wanted. Great prime image quality, in a unit that I can barely notice in my carry bag.

9:56 pm - Sunday, January 25, 2015

#17 Tom Rose

Everyone seems to be looking at this from the point of view of it being their main camera, but if you use Canon’s biggest, heaviest SLRs (the 1-series cameras, like the latest 1-Dx) because they are tough, reliable and weatherproof, then you probably don’t want to carry another heavy lump as a back up when you are out on foot.  With its tiny size, and weighing less than a decent standard zoom the SL1/100D looks like an ideal back up camera.

11:28 am - Sunday, July 19, 2015

#18 tez65

We upgraded from 1100D to the 100D. We rejected the 700D because in the end size & weight does matter when you carry the camera all day.

7:55 am - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#19 tez65

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8:08 am - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#20 THK

I will consider this one if I don’t get enough cash for 700D, it’s basically 90% the same thing.

6:26 pm - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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