Canon EOS 1100D

The Canon EOS 1100D is a starter Digital SLR. It is aimed at anyone looking to buy their first Digital SLR. With this in mind Canon have built in on screen help to guide you through all the main features to ensure you get the most out of the EOS 1100D.

Key features include a 12 megapixels sensor. For composing images you have the option of a 2.7 inch LCD screen or a viewfinder.

As you would expect the EOS 1100D has a full set on manual exposure controls. Focusing is catered for by a 9 point Auto Focus system. Rapid shooting is available through a burst mode that is capable of shooting at a top speed of 3 frames per second for jpegs.

When the light gets low you can select from a range of ISO settings between 100 and 6400. Images can be captured as Jpegs or RAW. RAW format increases the control you have if you are planning to work with your images with a package such as Photoshop. You also have a full set of manual exposure controls at your disposal. These include shutter priority and aperture priority.

High Definition movies can be recorded. The resolution of the movies is 1280 x 720 pixels. Recording speed is 25 frames per second and the maximum duration of each movie is 17 minutes or a maximum file size of 4GB.

The EOS 1100D has Eye-Fi connected features. These make it easier for you to upload your images either to your computer or directly to photo sharing sites such as Flickr.

The EOS 1100D is compatible with the current range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. If this is your first Digital SLR it may be worth considering buying the camera in kit form. This means that it comes with a lens to help get you started.

Canon EOS 1100D

Camera Type: Digital SLR

12 Megapixels

Dimensions: 129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm

Weight: 495g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Canon EOS 1100D Details


Digital SLR



LCD Screen




Aspect Ratios


File Formats


Shutter Speed

30 - 1/4000 seconds


ISO 100 - 6400

White Balance Settings

AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, White balance compensation.


+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

Flash Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On/off

Flash Range


Shooting Modes

Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait

Maximum Movie Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

29 fps

Maximum Movie Duration

17 minutes / 4GB




Evaluative, centre weighted, partial


Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm



Canon Digital SLRs

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Canon EOS 1100D Specification