Mar 14, 2011

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Canon EOS 1100D brings color to DSLRs

One of the reason why some people are hesitant to move into the world of DSLRs is because these cameras look intimidating in black. Or well simply because they just don’t like their cameras black. Canon has a solution for that and it’s in the form of their latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D which they launched last week.

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The Canon EOS 1100D is designed with novice users in mind who wants a more stylish DSLR with simpler controls yet still superior image output. Actually, too colorful makes a DSLR look toy-ish but with the way Canon made the red, brown and metallic gray 1100D, they still look very high-end.

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Another feature of the EOS 1100D are its simple operations with redesigned layout controls which are now placed on the right side like your typical compact shooter. It also has a function called Basic+ to change photography terminologies with easier to understand terms like “Warm”, “Vivid”, “Soft” instead of dealing with “color saturation” and “white balance”.

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There’s also a feature guide which acts like a built-in help explaining every mode and setting in the camera. Some point-and-shoot cameras have this feature that also suggests the ideal situations to use each settings so you get to use your DSLR and at the same time gain knowledge on how to use it.

This makes it easier for compact digital camera users to make the switch to a DSLR thereby foregoing the need to transition to prosumer cameras. I guess this is how an entry-level DSLR done right. You get the ease of use of a point-and-shoot and the power, interchangeable lens and image quality of a DSLR.

Canon EOS 1100D Specs:

  • 12-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Advanced iFCL metering system w/ 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor
  • Feature guide – displays a simple description or advice for respective function
  • HD movie shooting and playback (720p@30fps)
  • ISO 100-6400
  • 30s – 1/4000 sec shutter speed
  • SD card slot
  • 2.7″ LCD display w/ live view shooting (230k dots resolution)
  • Colors: Red, Brown, Metallic Gray, ClassicBlack
  • SPR: Php31,950 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II kit lens


  1. simplynice93 says:

    I should have waited for this camera…

  2. I’ll be buying a DSLR soon and the question that’s bugging a first-time DSLR user like me is: Should I go for Canon or Nikon?

    • either brand is good. my first and only dslr is the nikon d90 which is a mid-level DSLR. sobrang satisfied ako. the canon equivalent kasi is too heavy for my taste.

    • May I suggest the entry-level Nikon D3100? I’ve had the chance to try it out and IMHO it produces almost, if not, the same results as a Nikon D90. I currently use an entry-level Nikon D40 and comparing them makes the Nikon 3100 seem like a mid-level dSLR.

      I have no experience with Canon dSLRs though so you might want to ask people with experience.

      Of course, whichever system you decide to buy will define your future with dSLRs. Ex: I already bought a couple of Nikkor lenses so buying a Canon dSLR in the future would make no sense (and vice versa for Canon users).

  3. Better performance and more color choices from Pentax (Kx/r)..

    Still kinda cool, though.

  4. Which color is the best in real live? Brown Or Black?

    Brown seems to be very posh looking…besides Red is very eye catching.but I wonder in real feel which color make it look best!?

  5. ..i love the color red.:)

  6. kuya tanong ku lang biginner plang ako anung mgandang brand ng cannon ang maganda para sa mga starter? im planning to buy this month…

  7. photography geek says:

    I used to own a Canon G11 until it got spoiled recebtly. I’m now on the scout for a new camera. The Canon EOS 1100D looks impressive but I have also found a certain Sony DSC-HX20V, a compact camera that is cheaper than the 1100D. It’s features are way better the 1100D in many ways, namely Full HD Video recording and a fast 10fps continuous shooting. It also is 18.2mp compared to the 1100D’s 12mp. plus a 20x optical zoom from a lens that is 25mm-550mm compared to the 1100D’s kit 18-55mm lens.
    I’m not sure whether i should get the Sony or the 1100D. One thing i like about the 1100D is the simple and convenient controls. The sony is a bit lacking in manual modes, having only a manual shooting mode and others being Program, Auto, Superior Auto, and scene modes. The picture quality is nice from the sony but i think it is aimed for the “auto” user. There are no Shutter speed priority nor Aperture priority.
    Why am i considering the 1100D since the sony boasts such nice features? simply bcos its a dslr and is convenient in its controls. Also bcos the 1100D has a very minimal start up lag and shutter lag. Bt i dun think i can afford any lenses in d near future. If i get d 1100D i will b most probably using the kit lens solely.
    So, which do u think i shd get?

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  9. Tanung lng po bibili po ako ng canon d1100 ung kulay red.mdlibang kumupas ung color nya pg lging gngmit????ty po.

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