Recently, Canon Philippines launched the world’s lightest and smallest DSLR with an APS-C sensor, the Canon 100D. This camera is made for beginners who don’t want the bulk and weight of DSLRs in the market, but still want the DSLR experience.
This camera is quite compact and light (without feeling cheap) for a DSLR but it can still use Canon’s full range of EF-S and EF lenses. It also offers external controls of its bigger brothers and the dial/button layout of mid-range EOS’s has been retained here. What has been added is the 3-inch ClearView touchscreen LCD panel at the back which also supports multi-finger gestures.
The Canon EOS 100D offers an 18-megapixel 63-zone metering sensor with a Hybrid CMOS AF II system and its 9AF points. It uses the DIGIC 5 processor capable of doing up to 4fps burst shooting. ISO can go up to 12800 and this baby can also do Full HD video recording in 24/25/30 fps.
This DSLR features Canon’s “œCreative Auto” mode which gives novice users access to some interesting pre-set modes, filters, and Picture Styles. Things that you often see in their point-and-shoots.
The Canon EOS 100D is an interesting proposition considering that the company already had their range of entry-level DSLRs. But for those who are still intimidated by the size of current DSLRs, maybe the EOS 100D will be an easier transition. This camera retails for Php36,998 and comes with an 18-55mm kit lens.