Canon Announces Worlds Smallest DSLR; 100D

Worlds smallest

Canon recently announced what they claim to be the worlds smallest and lightest DSLR.

Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing just over 400g it is indeed very small.

Although the EOS 100D is small, it retains Canon’s EF-S lens mount, and not the slightly smaller EF-M mount that’s sported by the EOS M mirrorless offering, so users will have access to 74 Canon EF mount lenses, as well as wide-ranging third-party offerings.

The camera body will be £569.99 / €729.99 – body only and £699.99 / €899.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

Press release:
The EOS 100D offers a range of simple controls and a helpful in-camera feature guide, perfect for those looking to explore the world of DSLR photography for the first time but without the bulk normally associated with a DSLR. The new model offers outstanding 18 Megapixel (MP) resolution with simple touch screen operation, making it easy to capture and relive every moment in stunning detail, whatever your skill level.

The EOS 100D – a DSLR you’ll never want to leave behind:
The EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in its class making it compact enough to take everywhere so you can capture adventures in stunning quality. Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing only 407g, the incredibly lightweight and compact body also features a bright Optical Viewfinder – giving users the full, responsive experience of a DSLR in a compact form. The EOS 100D also features a large 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen – making it easy to adjust settings and instantly review shots after capture.

At the EOS 100D’s heart is a new 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor, which combines with the power of the DIGIC 5 image processor to deliver stunning results in virtually any situation. The new sensor uses phase detection pixels spread across 80 per cent of the sensor’s imaging surface to provide increased AF speed and tracking performance when the camera is in live view or when capturing Full-HD movies. Capable of shooting at speeds of up to 4fps, the EOS 100D makes it easy for beginners to capture a range of high quality images, be it of special moments with family and friends or fast-paced action on holiday.

Enhanced creative modes:
The EOS 100D features a range of super easy-to-use shooting modes and creative filters – making it simple for beginners to start with creative pre-sets and then explore their creativity as their confidence grows. Scene Intelligent Auto mode automatically detects the scene being shot and selects best settings so users can simply focus on the image, letting the camera decide the best combination of settings for the scene. As with the new 700D, the 100D offers a range of dedicated scene modes, with the
EOS 100D featuring new Kids, Food and Candlelight modes, designed to ensure optimum results with stunning detail in a range of familiar situations.

Canon’s exciting range of Creative Filters, including Fish-eye and Miniature effect, can now be applied before capture thanks to new real-time filter previews – providing the perfect way to pick the most suitable effect for specific moments before you actually take the shot. Photographers can also learn how to adjust their images with enhanced Creative Auto Mode, and using new Extra Effect Shot mode on the EOS 100D, users can even capture two images simultaneously – one with a Creative Filter applied, as well as one standard image.

Explore videography with EOS Movies:
Aspiring photographers can add another dimension to capturing their memories, using EOS Movies to shoot their precious moments in glorious Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Hybrid AF II always keeps the stars of the movie in focus, with continuous AF constantly tracking subjects during shooting. Additionally, Video Snapshot mode makes it easy to capture and edit short video clips to bring to life an exciting day, such as road trips and weddings.

EOS 100D – key features:
• 18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor
• Compact, portable design
• Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
• Optical viewfinder and large touch screen
• Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II
• Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
• Built-in Feature Guide
• EOS System of lenses and accessories
Pricing and availability:
The EOS 100D is available from late April, with an SRP of:

£569.99 / €729.99 – body only
£699.99 / €899.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Launch promotion:
Pre order or purchase a new Canon EOS 700D or EOS 100D between 21 March – 30 April and receive a Canon 300EG Gadget Bag free of charge. For more info please visit:



The tiny 100D compared to the 5D

  1. MacMaven234 April 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m not worthy to be a serious reviewer of this product, as
    I’m just learning what all the photo jargon means. Let me
    just say excellent professional looking shots are pretty
    easy with this camera, and I highly recommend it to anyone
    thinking of purchasing an SLR camera. I love the 18-135mm
    lens, as I’m usually just taking pictures of my wife and kid
    with it, seems as if I don’t need any other lens. Maybe
    just a nifty 50 and a separate flash for simple
    bounce/diffused shots. No regrets on spending the premium
    for the lens or the newest model! Woohoo, new hobby!

    • Tony May 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Glad you’re enjoying your 100D MacMaven234, and thanks for your veiws on it!

  2. Ahmad khodr April 29, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I have always thought that the canon eos rebel t5i is the smallest dsl camera

    • Tony May 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Hi Ahmad
      The T5i (700D) dimensions are:

      133x100x79mm and weighs 580 grms

      The EOS 100D’s dimensions are:

      116.8×90.7×69.4mm and weighs 400 grms

      making the 100D smaller!

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