Canon EOS 100 D in the First Practice Test

ColorFoto author Horst Gottfried had an opportunity, an advance copy (firmware 1.0.0) of the new entry-level SLR Canon EOS 100 d for one day to try out. Here his first impressions.

With the new EOS 100 d Canon most compact DSLR model with conventional rear mirror be presented so far. The housing is 117 x 91 x 70 mm in size and weighs approximately 410 g with battery and SD memory card. To less than 200 g and 68 O come x 75 mm for the kit lens with built-in image stabilization. The slightly reduced dimensions are a small step forward for EOS cameras. 100 d can not really compete with the compactness of spiegelloser system cameras, Canon with the EOS 100 d as a digital SLR camera wants to argue that the EOS.

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The smallest EOS DSLR is good to hold, thanks to non-slip rubber armor front and rear of the housing. The clearly arranged control elements known from other EOS models give no puzzles. Alone 4 direction rocker on the back has been small due to the compact size of the camera.

Who wants to concentrate on his subject when shooting, the green “A +” setting on the Central dial with automatic scene analysis and program selection through the camera simply chooses. That the Flash in the “A +” mode pops up all the time, can be switched off in the menu. Unfortunately, the Canon EOS 100 d forgets this setting, and after the next on / off up the Flash pops up again without asking. So better just select the second, neighboring fully automatic setting without Flash on the ring.

By default, the Canon EOS goes 100 d after you turn in the traditional SLR operation with optical viewfinder. 0, 53 x effective magnification, he is not particularly large. Only the display values and symbols appear on the not folding LCD monitor. Only after pressure on an extra key, the Canon EOS switches 100 d in Live-view mode, indicating as it comes from the sensor, so the image on the LCD monitor brightness, color, and sharpness in real time.

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It also has an impact on auto focus. In the conventional SLR mode, he works with a separate Phasendetektionssystem with 9 sensors usual quickly and expeditiously. In the live-view mode, a hybrid auto-focus system on the newly developed 18-megapixel CMOS sensor of the Canon EOS occurs 100 d in action. It is to combine the advantages of the SLRs standard fast light with the precision of a sensor-contrast AF system. A typical tourist stroll during the day proved fast and precise. There was nothing to complain about except for accidental displacement of the AF target field by accidentally touching of the touch screen monitor.

In low light but the Canon sensor auto-focus works slower than comparable AF systems about Olympus or Panasonic. The change of focus from near to far led around in darkness or dark, low-contrast motifs to a “pumping” around the focus point. That delayed the focus. The fastest AF worked as expected in the 1-box mode. Also during video recording, it took a moment, until the AF as you zoom a detail to focused.

Canon EOS exposure control performed their service accurately 100 d with automatic correction of brightness and contrast. In brilliant sunshine, only the perceptibility of the display on the Very sharp 3-inch touch LCD monitor of the Canon EOS 100 d offered cause for criticism. The ads were just hard to read even in the shadow of the body. That clouded the pleasure of dealing with under exposure options offered “CA” (creative Auto) and “SCN” (additional scene modes). It made it more difficult so dealing with this already often not entirely intuitive settings in addition, about if you wanted to call the HDR scene mode or select the creative filter of “miniature effect” and suppress the Flash.

It is handy that you can record an effect – and at the same time, a standard recording 100 d with the Canon EOS. Some digital effects can be retroactively applied to pictures stored in the camera. That is advisable especially at the miniature effect as possible specifically to place the sharpness level in peace.

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Image quality

The quality of the pictures speaks for the effectiveness of the electronic lens error correction of the Canon EOS 100 d in combination with the standard kit zoom. The ISO range of the EOS 100 d, which includes ISO 100 up to ISO 12,800 from home, can if need be, be extended to ISO 25,600. For the normal practice, one is with a limitation of the ISO automatic range on maximum ISO 6400 high safe and even night-time shooting at ISO 25,600 were not unsightly.

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Price and availability

Along with the 3,5-5,6/18-55 mm IS Kit zoom STM to the new Canon EOS 100 d cost 800 euros. This is given by prices of around 500 euros for a 16-Megapixel Nikon D5100 (Test) or just under 700 Euro for a 24 Megapixel Nikon D5200 (Test), each with 18-55 mm Kit zoom, no special. In online stores 100 d, the Canon EOS is already listed for about 620 euros (body only) or 720 euros (with kit lens) .

Whether the Canon EOS 100 d ultimately their money worth, shows soon the big ColorFoto laboratory test a series model.

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