Canon EOS 1100D Review

March 24, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#101 Simon

Shooting live gigs- especially if in low light- is more about the lens than the camera.
The 1100D is certainly user friendly- great for DSLR newbies- and with regards low light use for gig’s- the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 would be a useful lens to have,provided you’re not too close to the artists/band or too far away- and it just so happens to be the least expensive lens out there..!
The kit lens the 1100D comes with should be adequate for buildings/landscapes etc offering an equivalent wide angle setting of roughly 28mm(in old school format).

7:12 pm - Saturday, October 5, 2013

#102 maria

hi, can anyway teach me how to set the dates and time that would appear on photos? I want the date to appear on pictures everytime I take a shots please teach me as im new to this cannon 1100d thank you so much for the concern.

9:17 am - Friday, October 11, 2013

#103 maria

hi please anyone could help me how to set the dates and time to appear on pictures everytime I take a photos? hank you for the concern Godbless..

9:19 am - Friday, October 11, 2013

#104 Joshua

okay thanks for your help Simon.

the gigs I normally go to our small venue, hardcore/metal gigs with a lot of movement from the band and sometimes half decent lighting. Can you suggest any setting I should use as well? like portrait? sport?


1:24 pm - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#105 Simon

Joshua- if you were using a 50mm/f1.8 lens,I’d suggest using manual “M”- select f/1.8 for the aperture and a minimum of 1/125th sec shutter speed- use these settings in tandem with auto iso.
If the iso doesn’t go as high as 1600 when shooting with these settings in the given venue,select a bit more shutter speed- so as to lessen the effect/chances of camera shake- but if the iso creeps over iso 1600,I’d pull the speed back a bit- as image degradation might be a bit excessive above iso 1600- depending on your expectations/projected output etc…
It might be an idea also to use centre point focus only as there might be all manner of visual distractions in such a gig which might pull the AF points all over the place focusing on something you didn’t want as opposed to the said subject and given the shallow depth of field of an f/1.8 lens this will be more crucial. Just make sure that if you use centre point AF that your chosen subject stays in the centre of the frame.
If you’re fairly close to your subject and is more or less filling the frame,then the standard auto AF would probably suffice.

6:50 pm - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#106 Vicky

1100D suits you, however when it comes to low light, 1100D has to improve bit compared to other DSLR`s, if you are a beginner u can get this cam without any dough, coz light matters more when ur working with fasion industries or wild life photography than any other type

8:19 am - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

#107 Jacky

Confused between Canon 1100D and Nikon D3100 which is best in terms of picture quality..and future lens cost??? plz help..

3:53 pm - Monday, January 13, 2014

#108 Simon

Jacky- very little to choose between the two in IQ- though the lower end Canon lenses tend to be less expensive than the Nikon equivalent.
They do feel slightly cheaper- but are optically comparable and the focus speed on the lower end Canon lenses are quicker than the Nikon equivalents.

1:18 am - Sunday, January 19, 2014

#109 Rahul

I have interest macro photography. Can i use canon1100d for the shoot perfect macro photo?????
plz reply

9:42 am - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

#110 Mari

hi everyone! :)
I’ve read all info above but it confused me even more :(
I just need straight answer.
I just bought canon 1100d with standard lens 18-55mm,75-300mm, telephoto lens,58mm wide angle with macro and slave flash and I need to know if this is enough to take good photos at small/ medium venue and festivals because this summer I’ll work with one band at festival and if I won’t take good photos they probably won’t take me next time :(
I’ll appreciate all info about settings as well.
Thanks :)

2:02 pm - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#111 joe.s

i just post a lengthy comment before but dont show. probably connection error.

i really confused. really.
i need great (or good) image quality and a manual control.
im not a pro,
which is better ??
canon 1100d, or
canon g15.
#i think i cant afford other lens in dslr.

thankz very much for advice

3:51 pm - Saturday, August 2, 2014

#112 simon

Much depends on what you plan to shoot and your choice of output (i.e- large prints/web viewing etc…).
Then there’s the issue of size/portability…
A DSLR offers potentially higher IQ (assuming he/she knows what they’re doing with it…) though the standard kit lens one normally gets with the 1100D limits its potential somewhat.
The G15 has a fast lens (and more zoom)and has better(easier)movie capture.
The 1100D has the viewfinder and a faster autofocus system better suited to fast moving subjects…

11:11 pm - Saturday, August 2, 2014

#113 joe.s

i just post a lengthy comment before but dont show. probably connection error.

i really confused. really.
i need great (or good) image quality and a manual control.
im not a pro, and i like to shoot landscape or nature,,
which is better ??
canon 1100d, or
canon g15.
#i think i cant afford other lens in dslr

thanks very much for advice

6:43 am - Sunday, August 3, 2014

#114 simon

It’s not so much about which is “best”- they both have their “pro’s and cons”.
For landscape work,they’d both be ok- though if you plan large prints or would be cropping images- the 1100D might be better- and the dynamic range of the larger sensor would be of benefit. That said,the fast lens of the G15 (f/1.8-2.8)would reap benefits if the light was less than ideal- and it’s a pretty sharp lens also.
As for “nature” work- you’d be limited with either camera, simply because you don’t have much zoom range with either- though the G15 has more than the 1100d’s kit lens…
If possible,try and get your hands on both camera’s- see how they feel to YOU… :)

9:42 pm - Sunday, August 3, 2014

#115 Thomas.P

Guyzz ... Which lens shud I Buy .. Shud i Buy the 18-50 Or 55 - 200 ...?? Plz Help Guys ..!!

5:32 pm - Saturday, September 6, 2014

#116 jay

Please tell me which is the best camera for making videos in a budget of 35000 rupees.please help me out

3:07 pm - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#117 pathu

I m using canon 1100D .. I would like to flash light for my can . should I buy only cannon flashes or can I buy any other brand bcz in market n Num of flashes available in cheaper price

11:12 am - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#118 Advait Thakur

The last line in conclusion is Highly Recommended!

But the all the lines in conclusion say something else. You said, no manual video setting, only 720p, no this, no that. Everywhere I see ‘no’.

This cannot be highly recommended. I was looking for a DSLR for film making. This is not for people like me.

Those who do not read the whole conclusion will take a wrong decision only because of the last line.

6:01 pm - Friday, January 30, 2015

#119 Darien Lux

I have the Canon powershot SX520 HS. I am disappointed with the video quality. It is 1080p and 16 MP. All the footage from the 1100d that I have seen looks better than my camera’s video quality. Why is this? The 1100d is 720p and 12MP. Do I sell mine for $200 and buy this for $400 with 3 lenses , tripods, etc….(eBay)?? What do I do??

5:28 am - Friday, February 13, 2015

#120 Nancy

I have purchased this Camera instead of the latest and greatest. SL1 t3i. I have found Canons 12mp sensor to be excellent. This is also a bargain at $300 which it what it can be found for now.
The continuing parade of higher megapixel cameras has really nothing to do with image quality.
I you use a DSLR for pictures to be viewed on a computer or TV this is a superb tool. Just a hint if you are shooting in JPG and use standard. Bump up the sharpness to either 5 or 6. The IQ will improve dramatically. The Kit lens also is in my opinion better than what canon is offering on their newer models.

6:46 pm - Monday, April 6, 2015

#121 Bart

I am newbie photographer but I started to go slitly pro and taking video course on about photography. Just learned 50% of material so I could say I know my canon 1100 d better now than at the time I bought this. The reason is I want to develop my skills and take superb pics. I just bought in argos nice fine strong stativ for my camera to take landscape exposures , also bought cleaning set for my sensor and plan to buy remote, hood, flash light and maybe one more macro lences. So far I use canon EF 18-50mm lences and 75-200 mm lences. I only have one question. How to set up manual mode to take great portrait photo? I know I could use standard portrait settings but I want learn this using manual mode. As I know in good bright day should be set up shutter at 100 aparature 16 and iso 100 or just can set up iso auto it easier than to think of two settings to change than three.

11:27 pm - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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