The Canon EOS 100D is sold as EOS 100D in India and as Rebel SL1 in the US. The camera body itself will cost under Rs. 47,600. The 100D DSLR with 18-55mm lens will cost you under Rs. 51,000. For this review we have used the Tamron AF 18-270mm (Di-II) lens that is priced at under Rs. 30,500.
Inside the Box
The box pack and the camera body that you see in the images below are of EOS Rebel SL1 it is the same EOS 100D, in India and in some other countries it is sold as the 100D. Depending on what you want, you can buy the body only or the start-up kit i.e. body plus 18-55mm lens. You can also buy extra lenses as per your need.
In the box you will find the Canon EOS 100D, 18-55 mm lens, battery charger, Battery pack, interface cable, some software CD’s, user guide and camera strap.
Canon EOS 100D review
The camera body is light weight at 370 grams and of dimension 116.8×90.7×69.4mm. This DSLR camera can shoot images in 18 megapixel resolution and supports full HD recording. The TFT Capacitive Touch Liquid crystal Monitor is 3 inches supporting display resolution of 1,040,000 dots. There is a viewfinder too (Eye-level pentamirror).
You can save images / videos on SD / SDXC / SDHC memory cards. It is a full auto focus camera (9 point) with intelligent auto mode for both videos and still images. With Continuous shooting mode you can shoot 4 shots per second. Other features are Hybrid CMOS AF II (for faster auto focus), HDR Backlight Control, built in speaker, HDMI mini port, audio / video terminal, external mic IN terminal, remote control terminal and EYE-FI card compatible.
Shutter speed is 1/4000 sec to 30 seconds. ISO speed is 100 to 12800. The built in flash will pop up when needed. Built in rechargeable battery (LP-E12) gives up to 380 shots using viewfinder, up to 150 shots using Live View (LCD screen) and you can shoot up to 1 hours of video on a full charge.
The key highlight is that the Canon EOS 100D is lighter than other models, however considering the price and the feature it doesn’t really make a good buy. Also check Canon EOS 1100D Digital SLR camera.
Tamron AF 18-270mm Di-II lens
This is an extra accessory, not included with the Canon 100D. This lens works with many other camera models. The 18-270mm lens (with 15x High-power Mega Zoom) can serve multiple purposes; you don’t need to carry multiple lenses. This is a bit heavy – weight is 550 grams.