Canon EOS 1100D the compact and advanced digital SLR now comes with double zoom lens kit combo pack for Rs. 38,990 in India. The combo pack comes with EF-S 18-55 mm and EF-S 55-250 mm lens.  You can buy the 1100D camera with basic lens and the zoom lens separately but that will cost you Rs. 6,000 extra.

It makes sense to buy the combo pack as you directly save Rs. 6,000 plus ask for more, I got the 8 GB memory card and lens UV filter for free. The EOS 1100D is the perfect digital SLR camera for those who are just starting their DSLR journey.

Canon EOS 1100D features / specifications

The 1100D comes with a 2.7 inch LCD for live view output or use the electronic viewfinder. The camera body can house any EF and EF-S lens types. The ISO sensitivity is from 100 to 6400. This DSLR can also record HD videos in 720p resolution.

Other features are

  • 9 point wide area auto focus system.
  • 63 zone iFCL exposure metering.
  • Full auto mode, easy to use scene modes with on screen feature guide.
  • HDMI output.
  • DIGIC 4 image processor, TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor.
  • Built in Flash with recycle time of approx 2 seconds.
  • Single, Continuous and self timer drive modes.
  • RAW image support +  large JPEG.
  • Storage: SD, SDHC or SDXC cards.
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery of 860 mAh with life of approx 650 to 700 shots.
Canon EOS 1100D combo box
This is the Canon EOS 1100D combo box pack with 2 lenses and you get 4 GB free memory card included ( I got it replaced with 8 GB for free ).
Canon EOS 1100D 18-55mm lens
Canon EOS 1100D with 18-55mm lens
EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens
EF-S 55-250mm zoom lens
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1100D Digital SLR
Shooting modes
1100D Shooting modes
AF- MF and Image Stabilizer
The camera with Image stabilizer, AF(Auto Focus) and MF (Manual Focus) features (on the lens).
Canon EOS 1100D EF-S 55-250 Zoom Lens
Canon EOS 1100D EF-S 55-250 Zoom Lens
Canon 1100D LCD
Canon 1100D LCD screen (2.7")

This is a easy to use to camera. If you are using a DSLR for the first time just switch on the auto mode and the camera does all the work for you, of course you get the credit for all the excellent photos taken.

There are different shooting modes available and you can also get creative by switching to manual. The live view on the LCD screen is good but I prefer the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and AF seems much faster via EVF. Moreover with EVF mode the battery will last longer.

Of the two lenses the EF-S 18-55 mm is best for indoor photography, close-ups, macro mode etc. and the EF-S 55-250 mm is best for outdoor photography (you get the extra zoom factor). The battery life is decent enough. You can transfer the images on a PC or laptop using the USB cable or by removing the storage card and using it with any card reader.  You can also make use of the image browsing, printing and processing software that comes bundled.

1100D combo pack price in India Rs. Rs. 38,990 with 2 years warranty.

Some photos taken from the Canon EOS 1100D.

For now check out the EOS 1100D Unboxing video

By Rajeev Rana

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