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EOS 1100D

EOS 1100D

key features


Superior 12-megapixel image quality

On-screen Feature Guide

Creative Auto and Basic+

HD video capture

ISO 100-6400 sensitivity

Wide-area 9-point AF system

63-zone iFCL exposure metering

6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen

Use with all EF and EF-S lenses


7 February 2011

Take the first step into the world of EOS
– Canon unveils the EOS 1100D

Canon today unveils the new EOS 1100D – the Digital SLR (DSLR) for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture fantastic images straight out of the box, the EOS 1100D helps you to have fun with your photography and impress your friends with amazing portraits, landscapes or creative shots.

As your skills develop, the EOS 1100D grows with you. As the gateway to Canon’s world-famous EOS System, the EOS 1100D lets you experiment with more than 60 different lenses and other accessories including Speedlite flashes, to explore the world of photography.

Advanced imaging made easy

Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1100D is a highly versatile DSLR that’s easy to carry with you, allowing you to capture any moment in stunning quality. When a scene lends itself to video as well as stills, 720p HD video capture is easily accessible via the dedicated movie function on the mode dial. Never miss a moment of the action as you frame your image easily and accurately through the newly-designed, bright optical viewfinder, offering 95% coverage of the scene. Alternatively, use Live View to see how different shooting modes will affect the final image on the large rear screen.

You’ll be able to take great images as soon as you start using the EOS 1100D. A Feature Guide in the menu system offers a brief description of each key camera setting and its effect, helping beginners to learn about their camera as they use it.

Basic+ and Creative Auto remove any confusing technical terms, using plain language to describe settings and their effect on the final image. Apply a different ambience to a scene, with Basic+ adjusting exposure, white balance and image processing settings according to easy-to-understand pre-sets based on the creative intent or lighting type. Alternatively, make your image lighter, darker or blur the background to create more interesting results with Creative Auto, which takes all the confusion out of achieving the desired effect.

Shoot and share anywhere

The EOS 1100D also makes it easier to shoot and instantly share your images and HD video with friends and family. The large 6.8cm (2.7”) LCD screen features a sharp 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle, making it easy to review the day’s shoot immediately. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the big-screen image playback by connecting the EOS 1100D directly to an HDTV via HDMI, using the TV remote control to scroll through images and enjoy your own high-quality video.

Thanks to support for Eye-Fi Connected Functions[1], EOS 1100D users can wirelessly transfer their images to a home PC or bypass this stage completely and upload images and video direct to an online sharing account like the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr – inspiring everyone to share special, fun and creative photography.

From beginners to pros, the EOS system is used the world over

Designed as a user-friendly, powerful, entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D features an impressive specification to support the image quality and performance promised by the Canon and EOS brands.

A 12.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor enables A3 size images to be recorded or cropped for exciting compositions, without compromising on image quality or print size, while DIGIC 4 image processing allows you to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at 3 frames per second[2]. Low light subjects can be captured with minimal noise and without resorting to using a flash thanks to a sensitive ISO range of 100 – 6400, and the fast, accurate nine-point autofocus (AF) system ensures the subject is in focus no matter where they may stand in the frame. The EOS 1100D also uses the same iFCL metering system developed for the semi-professional EOS 7D, ensuring all subjects are well-exposed, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon’s range of EF lenses. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a new kit lens that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes to portraits. A lightweight construction means it’s easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization offers a 4-stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light. The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s current lens portfolio.


[1] This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer

[2] JPEG file size only


22.2 x 14.7mm CMOS
Effective pixels Approx. 12.2M
Total pixels Approx. 12.6M
Aspect ratio 3:2
Low-pass filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor Cleaning Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data acquisition
Colour Filter Type Primary colour


Lens mount
Focal length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF system/ points 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)
AF working range EV 0 - 18 (at 23C & ISO100)
AF modes AI Focus, One-shot, AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF Yes up to 8 (tested with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph)
AF lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One-shot AF mode
AF assist beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF microadjustment No

Metering modes
TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC, evaluative metering (linked to all AF points), partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder), center weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE lock Auto In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved, manual by AE lock button in creative zone modes
Exposure compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB 3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO sensitivity AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1-stop increments)

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter, with electronic first curtain
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white, fluorescent light, flash, custom.
White balance compensation Blue/Amber +/-9, Magenta/Green +/-9
Custom white balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments, 3 bracketed images per shutter release, selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias

Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.80x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m, -1 dpt)
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre correction -2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information
Depth of field preview Yes, assigned to SET button with C.Fn-8-5
Eyepiece shutter On strap

6.8cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230k dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing angle Horizontally/Vertically approx 170
Brightness adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display options Quick control screen, camera settings

Built-in flash
GN (ISO 100, meters) 9,2
Built-in flash coverage Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in flash recycle time Approx. 2 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/off
Red-eye reduction Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
X-Sync 1/200sec
Flash exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash exposure bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash exposure lock Yes
Second curtain synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC terminal Yes/ Yes
External flash compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External flash control Via camera menu screen

Auto, portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, no flash, creative auto, program AE , shutter priority AE, aperture priority AE, manual, A-DEP
Picture styles Standard, portrait, landscape, neutral, faithful, monochrome, user defined (x3)
Colour space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight tone priority, auto lighting optimizer (4 settings), long exposure noise reduction, high ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings). auto correction of lens peripheral illumination, basic+ (shoot by ambience selection, shoot by lighting or scene type)
Drive Modes Single, continuous, self timer (2s, 10s, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous shooting Max. JPEG approx. 3fps for approx. 830 images (Large/Fine Quality 8 resolution; max. RAW Approx 2fps for up to approx. 5 images ( Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.)

Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual focus (magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen); autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor; active metering time can be changed
Display options Grid overlay, histogram

Still image type
JPEG: Fine, normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / design rule for camera file system (2.0); RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition); Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Yes, RAW + Large JPEG
Image size JPEG: (L) 4272x2848, (M) 3088x2056, (S1) 2256x1504, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480, RAW: 4272x2848
Movie type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie size 1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
Movie length Max duration 17min, Max file size 4GB
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Custom functions
10 Custom Functions with 32 settings
Metadata tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating 0-5 stars
Intelligent orientation sensor Yes
Playback zoom 1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps
Display formats Single image with information (2 levels), single image, 4 image index, 9 image index, jump display
Slide show Autoplay, all images, repeat
Histogram brightness: Yes, RGB: Yes
Highlight alert Yes (shooting information display only)
Image erase/protection Erase; single image, checkmarked images, unprotected images, Protection; Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu categories Shooting menu (x4), playback menu (x2), setup menu (x3), my menu
Menu languages 25 Languages, English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware update Update possible by the user.

Hi-Speed USB
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)

Canon printers
Canon SELPHY Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes

SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card

Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
Macintosh OS X v10.4-10.6

Browsing & printing
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image processing Digital Photo Professional
Other Photostitch, EOS utility (inc. remote capture), picture style editor

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10
Battery life Approx. 700 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%, based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated); approx. 650 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery indicator 4 levels
Power saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
Power supply & battery chargers AC adapter kit ACK-E10, battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10E

Body materials
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with conductive fiber
Operating environment 0 – 40 C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 495g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

Eyecup Ef, E-series dioptric adjustment lens with rubber frame Ef, eyepiece extender EP-EX15II, angle finder C
Case Semi-hard case EH19-L
Wireless file transmitter Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon speedlites 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
Battery grip None
Remote controller/ switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
Other Hand strap E2

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.


Canon CMOS sensor

Exclusively designed and manufactured by Canon to work in combination with its own DIGIC processors, Canon’s CMOS technology integrates advanced noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life.

Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting the signal to the image processor. Noise is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.



Image data captured by the CMOS sensor is processed by Canon’s purpose-built DIGIC 4 image processors before being written to memory card. DIGIC technology uses advanced image processing algorithms to ensure precise, natural colours, tonal gradation, accurate white balance, and advanced noise reduction. Ultra-fast processing speeds result in highly responsive camera operation and near-instant start-up times. DIGIC chips work with a high speed image buffer, reading, processing, compressing and writing image data fast enough to keep the buffer clear during long continuous shooting bursts. In addition, because DIGIC 4 integrates all key processing functions, power consumption is kept to a minimum.

iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering sensor The iFCL system uses focus, colour and luminance information to determine consistently exposed shots. All focus points provide distance information to the metering system to determine the location of the subject and allow the algorithm to weight the exposure accordingly.

The EOS 1100D features a metering sensor with 63 zones, compatible with all nine AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects which can lead to overexposure. The EOS 1100D counters this with the dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading accordingly.


Dust control

The front surface of the low-pass filter of the EOS 1100D features a fluorine coating to minimize dust adhesion to the sensor.

The camera also features an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of visible dust on the sensor. This can then be deleted automatically after the shoot with the latest Digital Photo Professional software.


EOS Movie

EOS Movie allows users to record HD (1280x720p) movies on the EOS 1100D. The camera has a choice of 30 and 25 fps frame rates.


Picture Styles

Picture Style presets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable preset, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation. The camera’s Standard Picture Style is designed to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional processing. When shooting RAW images Picture Styles can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

The presets available are:
• Standard: for crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing
• Portrait: optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones.
• Landscape: for punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines.
• Neutral: ideal for post-processing.
• Faithful: adjusts colour to match the subject colour when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K.
• Monochrome: for black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green.

A new Picture Style has been added to the EOS 600D – Picture Style Auto. This new Picture Style makes fine adjustments, based on the EOS Scene Detection System’s analysis, to create a Picture Style for the particular image. Three User Defined Picture Styles can be used to store customised pre-sets created using the supplied Picture Style Editor, or any of the pre-sets available for download from Canon’s web site:



Basic+ is a creative imaging function that was first introduced in the EOS 60D, which makes it easier to create the desired image effects when shooting a scene. With Basic+, photographers have the option to apply a creative intent to their images whilst using the scene-based modes.
• Shoot by ambience: exposure compensation and white balance are adjusted according to preset styles to create ambience or tone in the image
• Shoot by lighting or scene type: a simplified form of white balance, which allows new digital photographers to change the white balance settings according to more understandable terms such as “Daylight”, “Shade”, “Cloudy”, “Sunset”, “Tungsten light” and “Fluorescent light”


Auto Lighting Optimizer (ALO)

Auto Lighting Optimiser analyses the image and selectively adjusts the brightness to achieve a more even result. For example, when a person is backlit, ALO detects the face and increases its brightness to ensure a more pleasing image.


Lens peripheral illumination correction

The lens peripheral illumination correction function uses the power of the DIGIC 4 image processor to improve image quality by maintaining evenness of illumination from corner to corner, even when shooting wide open with a zoom lens. When shooting in RAW this correction can be further adjusted using Digital Photo Professional.


Highlight Tone Priority

With Highlight Tone Priority the dynamic range of the highlight tones is extended. The gradation between 18% greys (standard exposure) and the highlights are improved, reducing loss of detail in highlights. This enables a picture with a large proportion of highlights, such as a brightly-lit bride in her wedding gown, to show greater detail in the white and grey areas of the photo, making the image more attractive and natural.


Feature Guide

The Feature Guide acts as an on-board guide by displaying a simple description of each mode and the functions on the Quick Control Screen.


Digital Photo Professional Software

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software provides high speed, high quality processing of lossless RAW images. Processing with Digital Photo Professional allows real-time display and immediate application of image adjustments, giving control over RAW image variables such as white balance, dynamic range, exposure compensation, noise reduction and colour tone – plus the ability to view Auto Focus points on an image and apply un-sharp mask sharpening. The Lens Aberration correction tool allows precise correction of different types of distortion caused by certain lenses. Newly added is a set of distortion corrections for use with the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye. These corrections allow you to produce fisheye images for different uses.

• Emphasize Linearity: Converts the image to a ‘Central Projection’ style image. This creates a full frame image from a circular fisheye image. • Emphasize Distance: This converts the image into an ‘Equidistant Projection’ image. This method preserves distance relationships between objects, but removes much of the distortion. It is particularly useful for creating star maps and solar path diagrams. • Emphasize Periphery: This converts the image into a ‘Stereographic Projection’ image. This allows positional relationships on a spherical surface to be displayed correctly, such as an image of a globe. • Emphasize Centre: This converts the image to an ‘Orthogonal Projection’ image, enlarging the centre of the image. This is useful for city planners to measure the luminance of an area by the sky to ensure adequate lighting.

Images can be recorded in camera with sRGB or Adobe RGB colour space. Images can also be rotated and trimmed allowing photographers to correct framing and horizons as part of the RAW processing. Digital Photo Professional also provides full support for the rating system within the EOS 600D and EOS 1100D allowing star ratings to be added or edited for easier sorting.

Digital Photo Professional supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB, Apple RGB and Wide Gamut RGB colour spaces. ICC (International Colour Consortium) profiles can be attached to TIFF or JPEG images when converted from RAW. This allows faithful reproduction of colours in software applications that support ICC profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop. For improved efficiency, a set of image adjustments can be saved as a recipe and applied.


EOS Utility

The latest version of EOS Utility provides essential support for Live View remote shooting (with the ability to overlay an image to assist with alignment of subsequent shots during product photography), camera configuration and image transfers. Tightly integrated with Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility can be configured to monitor ‘hot’ folders, automatically renaming and moving incoming images to a structured file system. Images can also be tagged with EXIF data, including copyright information. Newly added is the ability to register background music, with users now able to add or remove .WAV format files from the playlist used by the camera.


Picture Style Editor

Picture Style Editor allows photographers to create individual Picture Styles that meet their personal requirements. Each Picture Style contains detailed information on how specific colours should be represented within an image. Once new Picture Styles have been created, they can be uploaded directly into the camera and applied to JPEG or RAW images. When working with RAW files in DPP, both personal Picture Styles and predetermined Picture Styles can be adjusted.


ZoomBrowser EX (PC) / ImageBrowser (MAC)

ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser is designed to give photographers a quick and easy way of managing their images. Basic JPEG editing functionality enables users to adjust image brightness and colour balance, with an in-software connection to DPP for RAW image editing. Users can select, rename and resize multiple images at once, set star ratings and organise images by shooting date, making it simple to manage large image libraries. Photographers can also select, add comments and then print images via a range of simplified printing options, and direct uploads to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY enables image sharing via personal online photo albums.

ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser also offers support for video editing, including a new Video Snapshot Edit Task that makes it easy for users to manage, edit and share Video Snapshot Albums.


Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images or copyrighted music and images with music in the memory card for anything but private enjoyment..


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