EOS 1100D http://www.stuff.tv/canon/eos-1100d/all en-GB Canon EOS 1200D: hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 1100D gets updated with a new 18MP sensor and 1080p video, plus a nifty new companion app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_20140211_103100.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&#39;d like to move up to a &#39;proper&#39; camera and start taking better pictures, but you think ISO is something to do with tax returns and Depth of Field is a measurement used by famers. Who&#39;s gonna teach you to be a proper snapper? Canon&#39;s new beginner DSLR, the EOS 1200D, that&#39;s who: it&#39;s built for beginners and comes with an app that schools you in the pictific arts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The basics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is an update to the 1100D, and physically it doesn&rsquo;t look much different. It&rsquo;s almost exactly the same size and has a very similar look - standard DSLR with a few curves added. Like the 1100D it&rsquo;s light and fairly plasticky in comparison to heftier mid-range cameras, but the body materials have been updated, giving it a slightly grippier, more solid feel. <p>It&rsquo;s inside that counts, though, namely the new 18MP APS-C sensor, designed specifically for this camera, and new capabilities, particularly the 1200D&rsquo;s improved low light performance (you can now crank the ISO right up to 12800 for flash-free night shots) and video.</p> <p>Unlike its predecessor the 1200D shoots proper Full HD (1080p @ 30fps), with focus tracking and exposure control. There&#39;s even a mode that will do a quick &#39;n&#39; dirty editing job on a series of short video clips, for fuss-free filmmaking.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1100d/review">Canon EOS 1100D review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D rear panel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103122.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Appy snapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is very much a First DSLR, aimed at people who would like to take bigger and better pictures but are put off by the complexities of bigger and better cameras. With that in mind Canon has developed an app that teaches a new 1200D owner how to use his or her camera, and it&rsquo;s really rather good. <p>This isn&rsquo;t the first time a beginner DSLR has come bundled with a photography course. Nikon&rsquo;s entry-level 3200 has in-camera photography lessons, but because Canon&rsquo;s guide lives on the larger, separate screen of your phone, it&rsquo;s very user-friendly, with video tutorials, guides, explanations of why your shot went wrong and photo challenges. About 30% of the app is specific to the 1200D, with some nice animations that explain to photo-n00bs what the different dials do. The remaining 70% covers the principles of photography in general, and pays more attention than most to subjective (and arguably more useful) subjects like composition. It even tells you how to hold the camera, and what stance to adopt for stability. With that in mind we&rsquo;d recommend it to anyone interested in developing their skills (if you&rsquo;ll pardon the pun), whatever the camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/system-cameras/top-ten">Stuff&#39;s Top 10 DSLRs and system cameras</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103147.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103215.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103231.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103247.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature#comments Cameras Canon EOS EOS 1100D Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:49:35 +0000 Will Dunn 1432332 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 1100D http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1100d/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ready to dip a toe into the DSLR pool? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-1100d-review.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1062" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-1100d-2.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="784" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-1100d-3.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="777" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-1100d-4.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="999" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-1100d-5.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. The body feels small and light with a solid grip, but it’s very plasticky and certainly not a rugged piece of kit – a lack of weather sealing means this is no rain-proof playmate.</p> <p>Under the hood, this 1100D draws on many of the tried and tested components found way up Canon’s food chain, such as the tip-top metering system from the classy EOS 7D. And that family pedigree shows in the 1100D’s still image quality.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (w/18-55mm IS II lens) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality shines through in stills </div> <div class="field-item even"> Light and portable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Compacts do more with less </div> <div class="field-item even"> Slow, noisy autofocus in video </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dial M for manual </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost all of the camera’s major controls fall readily to your right thumb. Settings are varied via a four-way controller, a Quick Controls view and a slew of intuitive menus, but annoyingly, it’s not possible to make any changes without looking at the camera’s non-articulated 2.7in screen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-659677404001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="659677404001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shoot a moving target </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When shooting stills through the viewfinder, the 9-point Auto Focus system is quick and readily locks onto moving targets. Just don’t expect the same speed and accuracy in Live View and Movie mode.</p> <p>With default settings, all the Scene and Creative Auto modes will produce well balanced JPEGs, and low-light shots are tidied up automatically with clever noise reduction and enhancement filters, even up to ISO 3200. With a touch of post processing, prints up to A3 size will blow your socks off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="378" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-1100d-hands2-resized.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="378" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-1100d-hands3-resized_0.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All my own stunts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For action sequences you can shoot continuously in JPEG mode at up to 3 frames per second – not scorchingly quick, but at least you can blast away until the SD card is full.</p> <p>Switch to RAW file capture and things become tricky. After just 3 RAW files have been leased off in swift succession, image data processing slows to the pace of a dead snail, which is a real shame. After conversion, RAW files will always squeeze out sharper, richer, more rewarding pics than in-camera compressed JPEGs. The image-stabilized 18-55mm kit lens is fine as far as it goes, but doesn’t excel. Don’t even consider the non-IS version.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Autofocus compromised the video star </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HD video is recorded at 720p resolution, not full 1080p. Video autofocus is painfully slow, and as there’s no external audio input you’re stuck with an internal mono microphone which picks up focus whine and makes a royal mess of your ambient soundtrack. There’s no facility to take a still image during video capture either. Not for a developing Roger Deakins, then.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="378" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-1100d-hands1-resized.jpg?1366029358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suck it and see </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 1100D is a reliable starting point for beginners. The camera is discrete (as long as you don’t buy a red one), all-day-portable, and produces great still images, although its video capability won’t get anyone excited.</p> <p>But the awkward truth is that you simply don’t need a DSLR to create beautiful photographs. Save a wad and contemplate the&nbsp;<a title="Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V" href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-hx9v" target="_blank">Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V</a>. Otherwise, if you absolutely must change lenses, play with the&nbsp;<a title="Nikon D3100" href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/nikon-d3100" target="_blank">Nikon D3100</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a title="Pentax K-r" href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/pentax-k-r" target="_blank">Pentax K-r</a>&nbsp;for a couple of hours, and pick your favourite. Both do more for the same money as this Canon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A cheap and cheerful entry-level snapper but its competitors could serve you better</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/canon-eos-1100d </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-1100d/review#comments Cameras Canon EOS 1100D Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:01:43 +0000 Tony Horgan 417214 at http://www.stuff.tv