Canon EOS 100D Specs Leak Out

by on March 17, 2013

in Canon

Canon EOS-b EOS 100D

It appears that the upcoming EOS-b, Canon EOS 100D (or whatever it will be called) specs have leaked out via Best Buy’s website. These appear to be legit – although the official camera name may not be listed yet and you can expect this to be pulled soon…

Previous indications of a “smaller DSLR” appear to be legit with the camer weighing a full 5 ounces less than the Canon Rebel T4i and measures 3.6″ (height) x 4.6″ (width) x 2.7″ (depth).

Best Buy EOS 100D or EOS-b

The new EOS model should carry a retail price of $799 with a EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens, which further confirms the EF-S mount and that this is NOT the follow-up to the EOS M.

  • 18MP APS-C sensor
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • DIGIC 5 Processor
  • 4fps image capture
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
  • 3″ LCD 1.04M-dot resolution touch screen
  • Optical viewfinder w/ 95% coverage and 0.87x magnification
  • 9-point AF system (dual-cross f/2.8 center point)
  • Face-detect AF
  • Movie Servo AF (lets hope this beats the EOS M and T4i video AF…)
  • SDXC card slot
  • 30s-1/4000s shutter speeds
  • Built-in flash
  • External hot shoe
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • LP-E12 battery (same as EOS-M)

Here’s the long version of the “product features” with the marketing speak.

18.0-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor

Along with a DIGIC 5 image processor captures vibrant high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3456 pixels.

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S zoom lens

For intricate picture detail.

3″ color TFT-LCD touch-screen display

With approximately 1,040,000 dots offers a clear view and easy navigation.

HD movie mode

Along with Movie Servo AF, a built-in monaural microphone and Video Snapshot with editing capabilities lets you shoot detailed video clips.

Burst shooting mode

Captures up to 4 fps for fast-action shots.

ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)

Enables shooting in a variety of lighting conditions.

9-point AF system

Features a high-precision, dual-cross f/2.8 center point that ensures ideal image capture when shooting through the viewfinder. Hybrid CMOS AF II offers a widened focusing area for enhanced speed and accuracy.

Optical viewfinder

With 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification helps you frame your shot.

Built-in flash

With auto, flash on, flash off and slow sync modes helps create optimal lighting conditions. Red-eye reduction ensures natural-looking eyes in portraits.

Optical image stabilizer

With the included lens reduces image blur caused by camera shake for crisp pictures.

White balance controls

Include auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash) and custom white balance correction and bracketing, so you can achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

Scene modes

Include special scene modes (kids, food, candlelight, night portrait, handheld night scene, HDR backlight control) and more. Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes photos and provides enhanced scene detection when shooting at night.

Advanced imaging features

Include Effect Shot mode, background simulation and advanced creative filters, which can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting.

Face detection technology

Allows you to take high-quality pictures of family and friends.

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{ 3 comments }

1 sk March 18, 2013 at 12:27 am

I find myself incredibly uninterested. I would like a smaller/handier P&S than the T2i I currently use as my P&S. But the price will have to come WAY down (I got the T2i for about $195 rerburbished from Canon) before I’d even look at it. & if its too small, I’ll probably stay with a rebel for my knock around camera. Why go really small (thinking SX500 size?) if you still use regular sized crop sensor lens?

2 Alan March 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

Any reason to get this over 600D or 500/500D’s? If you want a small camera with DSLR quality and interchangeable lens you go for EOS M, don’t you? Just another camera for those girls on facebook to take pictures of themselves in front of mirror. IMO.

3 Alex B March 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

Except the EOS M is a hot mess. AF is frighteningly poor, and lens selection is meh unless you buy the adapter and the. You might as well just get this thing.

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