Canon today announces the launch of EOS 100D, a brand new camera category that combines the essence and sophistication of a DSLR with the convenience of a lightweight and compact body.
The new EOS 100D would appeal to those who insist on the quality of a DSLR without its typical bulk and weight. This highly portable EOS measures in at a mere 116.8mm x 90.7mm x 69.4mm and so it fits comfortably in smaller hands. As it weighs approximately 370g, users will also be able to take more photos over extended periods of time with less fatigue.
The EOS 100D retains the full capabilities expected of an EOS camera with a low-noise 18-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor that captures photos that strike the delicate balance between high resolution and high sensitivity, maintaining the essential details of the photo even in low light. The Hybrid CMOS AF II Live View function is able to rapidly pinpoint and focus on subjects for sharp and blur-free photos.
The EOS pedigree is synonymous with photographic prowess, and the smaller form factor of the EOS 100D does not compromise performance. Fitted into its compact body is a powerful low-noise high-resolution 18-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor paired with Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor, providing outstanding photo quality. When it came to selecting the most appropriate sensor for the EOS 100D, an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor was found to provide the best balance between quality and sensitivity. At this resolution, an image can be cropped up to 20% of its original size and still be of sufficient quality for a 3R photograph.
EOS cameras are known for high-speed burst photography, and the EOS 100D is able to shoot continuously at four frames per second (fps). At this speed, the black-out time between photos is so short that it becomes much easier to track moving subjects like kids and pets, plus users are unlikely to miss that perfect moment. Highly sensitive ISO speeds of up to 12800 (expandable to 25600) carry this speedy performance onto low-light situations while still maintaining a high degree of image quality. The swiftness of the EOS 100D is complimented by a new Auto-Focus (AF) system known as Hybrid CMOS AF II, employed when shooting in Live View mode. (Carl Rogel Inocentes)
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