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Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 is II Digital Camera

SLR 12.2MP CMOS 10x Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Seven industry awards
Awful sound in video mode
Unacceptable noise level
216 Reviews + 8 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended

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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and M3.idg.se.

This low megapixel camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this camera was very good.

Two other expert review sites both wrote that this camera was good. This Canon camera received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se and it received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 75%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

This digital camera has a superb average owner rating based on 31 owner reviews. 26 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II owners think it is one of the very best low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II was noisy. Expert website Popphoto.com mentioned “Fast AF; low noise to ISO 800” . Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon EOS 1100D delivers great image quality, with excellent noise levels, right upto ISO3200”. _kirk_ mentioned “Noise is hardly noticeable at 3200” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera which have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Long Battery Life

Three people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. Website T3.com said in their Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II review “Long battery life”. Gene mentioned “The battery life is great I have taken 300 or more shoots” in his review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This low megapixel camera was released in October 2012.


Features

Basic Feature Set

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II had good features. Website T3.com wrote “Plenty of full auto and true manual features for all levels of experience” . Mac World scored the product 70 out of 100 and he said six years ago “Basic feature set” in his review of this digital camera. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote in the same month “The Rebel T3 has a fairly rich feature set” in their review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has an HDMI port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 410,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Direct Printing

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports direct printing. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support direct printing.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports live view, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a tripod mountable. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a battery charger included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

700 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II is a camera that takes 700 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has an external flash connector. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

At only 2 seconds, the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a fairly fast flash recharging time compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash recharging times of cameras of this age and type range from 2s to 12s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.8s.

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Picture Quality

Only 2256 X 1504 Still Image Resolution

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a 2256 x 1504 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 720 x 480, 1920 x 1080 and 3088 x 2056 and 4272 x 2848. The still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 88 millimeters, the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this spec and age range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 29 millimeters, the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 26mm.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.25 meters, the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Design

Good Looking

Three customers who reviewed the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II thought it was good looking. In the same month website Newegg.com mentioned “Tons of options that are pretty easy to figure out”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said six years ago “Its ability to take gorgeous photos is hard to fault” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars out of 5. _kirk_ said in their review of this digital camera “None of it distracts from the gorgeous, massive viewfinder” .

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “The body's smooth plastic finish or the live view mode's sluggish focusing, that's pretty much where the moaning stops” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Image Quality

Eleven owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II was good quality. Website Pc Advisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Generally good image quality for its class” . Mac World said “Superior image quality” in his review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “Its build quality could be better, though” in their review of this digital camera.

Simple to Use

Eleven customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Intuitive user interface” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Camera Labs wrote in their Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II review “Supplied with decent RAW and remote control software” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “I use to use a Canon Powershot 590 IS, So Upgrading to this was easy” .

Five owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Six years ago Camera Labs said “Quick and easy access to many settings” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “An enhanced menu guide system makes it perhaps the most approachable Canon SLR to date for novic”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “This mode allows novice users to quickly change key settings such as the depth of field, which is given the”.

Two owners who bought the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The feel was very comfortable”. Two owners agreed that it was easy to handle. Six years ago expert website Imaging-Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Handling is good, with a comfortable grip, although those with larger han”.

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Robust

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon EOS Rebel T3 is a solid albeit unexciting, entry-level DSLR that is—for the most part—easy to use”. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The body feels small and light with a solid grip.” however despite that they scored it 3 stars out of 5. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “Canon's EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D is a solid entry-level DSLR which ticks the boxes of most first-time buyers without breaking the bank”.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II is one of the heavier low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (495 grams) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Loads of Advanced Features, -Price, -Performance, -Lightweight

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II was compact. Expert review site T3.com wrote “The EOS 1100D follows on from the 1000D as Canon’s budget digital SLR aimed, like the, at those trading up from a compact camera for the first time”. Expert website Smarthouse.com.au said six years ago “At compact users looking to upgrade to a”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon T3 is much more than just a compact SLR, though; it's a good quality camera with a rich feature set that just happens to carry an entry-level price”.

Three customers who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Website Newegg.com mentioned in the same month “Lightweight, easy to get started, plenty of options” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my said “Then again, with its lightweight body and color variations, they make it easier to overlook such relatively mi”.

Two customers wrote that this digital camera was a good body shape. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “The Canon EOS 1100D is a responsive and intuitive DSLR that offers many of the key features of advanced DSLRs, in a smaller and lighter body”.

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Awful Sound in Video Mode

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was not good for video recording. Website Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned “Awful sound in video mode” in their review of this digital camera. Website T3.com said in their Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II review six years ago “Focus has to be manually adjusted when filming video which beginners may find tricky” . Pc Advisor.co.uk also mentioned “Manual focusing required when shooting video” in their review.

Optical Viewfinder

Three people who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder. Website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II “Optical viewfinder” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. _kirk_ mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The first things that stand out are the massive viewfinder and 1”.

Image Quality

Twenty-nine owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Six years ago website Asia.cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “Vivid and sharp images” and scored it 72 out of 100. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “Although the 1100D sits firmly at the bottom of Canon DSLR range, it’s still capable of knocking out well exposed, nicely saturated pics with no bother” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote “It's affordable, offers a good range of features and is easily capable of shooting amazing photographs” in their Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II review.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Website Pc Advisor.co.uk mentioned “Crammed with auto and manual shooting options” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Website Newegg.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned six years ago “Continuous shooting, records video, HDMI port”. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “12.2 million effective pixels ISO 100-6400 2.7in LCD screen with 230,000 dots 720p HD video Street price £419 body only or £499 including kit lensScores” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “It has a 12Mp CMOS sensor with a sensitivit”. Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “High ISO Performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. Bc mentioned “Good in low light and for fast action”.

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It's Actually a Very Good Lens

Eight customers who reviewed the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II concluded that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned “For a long time, Canon has been focusing on DSLR cameras aimed at the prosumer target audience” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Macworld.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Mac World “A DIGIC 4 processor, longer battery life, higher ISO capabilities, improved autofocus and metering systems”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The combination of proven metering, auto-focus and processing systems with a sensible 12 megapixel sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people agreed that it had a good lens. Six years ago website Pc Advisor.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “It's actually a very good lens”. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “The 1100D forges together decent performance with good, if not slightly soft (with kit lens), image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag six years ago “Spending just a little more can get you a better-performing compact interchangeable lens camera with a smaller build”.

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Price

Great Value

Twenty-six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Website Photographyblog.com mentioned “Affordable price”. Website Ld2.ciol.com said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Loads of advanced features, -Price, -Performance, -Lightweight” . Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Great value” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it was expensive. Six years ago expert website Camcorderinfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Unlike it's more expensive sibling”. Five years ago expert website Camerastuffreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The smooth plastic body of the camera is less comfortable to hold than Canon's more expensive cameras”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said “The Canon Rebel T3 is the spiritual successor to the Rebel XS and XSi models, entering Canon’s lineup as the company’s least expensive current generation DSLR” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 17152032PN964462PN996337CUR, canon co57018ean, eos1100dbodyzwa, Canon EOS M, 17152032CUR, canon 1100d, 17152032PCW, 5162b015aa, 5161b016aa, EOSMRE-WLK, 5163b013aa, 5161b017aa, 5162b012aa
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