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Image quality
Easy to use
EOS System
A large APS-C sized sensor,
12-megapixel resolution and 14-bit
DIGIC 4 image processing combine
to deliver image quality you’ll love.
DSLR photography doesn’t have to be
difficult. The EOS 1100D has been
designed from the ground up to let you
concentrate on what is most important –
finding and taking great images.
The EOS 1100D is supported by a
system of lenses and accessories
used by professionals all over the
world, making it an ideal first step
into the world of EOS photography.
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/400
Av (Aperture Value): f/7.1
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
A low ISO was used to retain the detail
Brochure photography: Patrick Harrison with the EOS 1100D
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Image quality
Step up to DSLR image quality
and shoot photographs that are
rich in colour, low in noise and
packed with crisp detail.
Large APS-C
sized sensor
The EOS 1100D is equipped with an
APS-C-sized CMOS sensor that has been
conceived, designed and manufactured
by Canon to one end: to deliver superb
images and video. The camera’s
12-megapixel images, measuring
4272x2848 pixels, are packed with fine
detail, allowing them to be cropped in
post production without loss of quality.
Original image
Image showing cropped layout
The relatively large size of the EOS 1100D
sensor helps photographers control depth
of field, shoot images in low light and
record detail in bright highlights.
Cropped image without loss of quality
Tv (Shutter Speed): 8.0
Av (Aperture Value): f/2.8
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
A slow shutter speed was used
to capture the ambient light
and blur the water
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CMOS sensor
technology
DIGIC 4 processor
with 14-bit processing
Canon controls each aspect of its CMOS
sensor production ensuring every EOS
camera uses a sensor that is specifically
designed for the job in hand. Each photosite
on the sensor’s surface is equipped with an
individual signal amplifier and microlens
giving the EOS 1100D extraordinary
performance in low light.
At the heart of the EOS 1100D is Canon’s
DIGIC 4 processor. This chip controls all
aspects of the camera’s operation, including
producing RAW and JPEG image files from
the information recorded by the sensor at
a rate of 3fps JPEG and 2fps RAW.
The use of 14-bit architecture throughout
the EOS 1100D gives these image files
exceptional tonal gradation and colour
depth. The DIGIC 4 processor also helps
to reduce noise in images shot in low light
and at high ISO sensitivities.
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HD Video capture
Shoot great quality HD video at 1280x720
resolution, and 30 fps, with the same
equipment that you use for still photography.
Furthermore, the EOS 1100D large sensor
makes it easier to explore new creative
options such as shooting with very shallow
depth of field, or in low light conditions.
Designed for
high performance
Advanced metering and AF systems, working in combination
with Canon’s legendary DIGIC 4 processor, ensure the EOS 1100D
delivers images you will be proud of, each and every time you use it.
63-zone iFCL exposure metering
Wide-area, 9-point autofocus
ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
Accurate exposure metering is essential for
delivering images that are as true to life as
possible. The EOS 1100D achieves this with
state-of-the-art iFCL metering that splits up
each scene into 63 segments, analysing
each one in combination with colour and
focusing data. This results in highly accurate
exposure calculations, even under the most
difficult of lighting conditions.
Nine autofocus points, spread out across the
frame in a diamond formation, enable
accurate, swift autofocus no matter where
your subject appears in the frame. Moving
objects are tracked with AI Servo AF, and a
central cross-type AF point provides even
more accuracy, being sensitive to
horizontal and vertical lines.
Hand-held shooting even in low light is
possible thanks to the EOS 1100Ds ISO
100-6400 range. Digital noise is wellcontrolled by the camera’s DIGIC 4
processor and sensitive sensor design.
Low-light shooting at high ISO settings
lets a photographer capture the true
ambience of a scene, and shoot discreetly
where using on-camera flash is either not
allowed or would be inappropriate.
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/100
Av (Aperture Value): f/4.0
ISO Speed: 6400
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
In low light, use high ISO
to capture the moment
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Easy to use
Advanced technology beneath an elegant
user interface makes the EOS 1100D simple
and straightforward to use. Let nothing
stand in the way of our photography.
Manual exposure
Aperture-priority AE
Automatic depth-of field AE
Shutter-priority AE
Program AE
Full Auto
Movie shooting
Night Portrait
Flash Off
Sports
Creative Auto
Close-up
Portrait
Landscape
Subject-based Scene modes
Theme-based scene modes select a
combination of aperture, shutter speed,
ISO and focus mode that is appropriate for
the subject being photographed. Choose
from Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports
and Night Portrait, and let the EOS 1100D
do the hard work for you.
Creative Auto –
the best of both worlds
Graduate from fully automatic modes to
the EOS 1100D’s Creative Auto mode,
which offers control over factors like depth
of field via an intuitive interface.
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/500
Av (Aperture Value): f/2.8
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
A fast shutter speed and wide aperture
was used to capture the action and
isolate the subject
Be creative with Basic +
The EOS 1100’s Basic + technology allows photographers to stamp their own creativity on
images captured with auto and Scene modes. One of nine ambience settings, or seven
lighting types, can be applied via a simple, intuitive interface. Basic + allows the atmosphere
of the occasion to be captured without compromising on ease of use.
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Standard
Vivid
Soft
Warm
Cool
Monochrome – Sepia
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Compact and lightweight
The EOS 1100D weighs just
495g and is small enough that
you’ll never want to leave it
behind. It’s ergonomic design
means you’ll never tire of
shooting pictures and video,
and it’s tough polycarbonate
construction will never let
you down.
Easy to use
Intuitive handling, ergonomic design and an
intelligent control layout make the EOS 1100D
a DSLR you will want to take everywhere with you.
Quick control screen
Enhancing the EOS 1100D’s intuitive
handling, a quick control screen shows
the status of all of the camera’s major
systems at glance. Accessed with a
convenient dedicated control on the rear
of the camera, the Quick Control screen
also provides short-cuts to functions like
focus mode, continuous shooting and
Picture Style without having to access
the cameras menu system.
Feature Guide
Guiding users through the EOS 1100D’s
features is an on-screen Feature Guide,
which is displayed automatically after
each mode-dial and Quick Control Screen
operation. Perfect for learning how the
camera’s systems function.
Full Auto
A-DEP
Picture Style
Protect image
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/60
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
The iFCL metering ensured that
colours were captured true to life
Aperture Priority
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Desired ambience
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Your first steps into the world of EOS photography –
a system of cameras, lenses and accessories trusted
by professionals the world over.
(Without Flash)
Welcome to the EOS System
The EOS 1100D represents the ideal first step in world
of EOS photography – a system of lenses, flashguns
and accessories trusted the world over by amateur
and professional photographers alike.
Canon EF lenses and Accessories
Canon Speedlite flashguns
The EOS lens range comprises some
60+ models, ranging from specialist
ultra wide-angle and telephoto optics
to general purpose lenses for travel and
family photography. State-of-the-art lens
technology includes Image Stabilization,
for hand-held photography in low light,
and Ultrasonic lens motors for fast, nearsilent focusing.
When it comes to flash photography,
the Canon Speedlite range of flashguns
offers unparalleled access to creativity.
Used on-camera, their high power gives them
more range than an EOS built-in flash, while
their specification includes features such as
bounce flash, for softer portrait lighting.
It’s also possible to use a Canon Speedlite
flash off-camera, triggering it wirelessly
with the optional Speedlite ST-E2 infrared
transmitter. Lighting a subject in this way lets
a photographer control exactly where light is
coming from and where shadows are falling.
Some of the 60+ lenses in the EOS system
Landscape
Wildlife
Portrait
Macro
Flashes
Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/40
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.6
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Fill in flash was used to brighten
the portrait
EF-S 10-22mm
f/3.5-4.5 USM
(With Flash)
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EF-S 55-250mm
f/4-5.6 IS
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8
Macro USM
For more information on EF and EF-S lenses, please visit: canon-europe.com/EFlenses
Speedlite 320EX
Speedlite 270EX II
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Processing
and output
System Chart
ST-E2
270EX II
320EX
430EX II
Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15 II
E-series Dioptric
Adjustment Lenses
580EX II
Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
Bundled
Accessories
Eyecup Ef
Rubber Frame Ef
Remote Switch
RS-60E3
From digital capture to hard-copy output,
only Canon offers a complete digital
workflow, with a range of software and
printers that compliments your EOS perfectly.
Angle Finder C
Semi Hard Case
EH19-L
Wide Strap
EW-200D
EF-S lenses
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E10
DC Coupler
DR-E10
Hand Strap E2
Battery Pack
LP-E10
Canon can offer photographers a complete
digital workflow solution, from capture
through editing to output. Images captured
on the EOS camera platform can be
processed using Digital Photo Professional –
a fully-featured application that accompanies
every EOS camera and provides editing
facilities for RAW and JPEG files.
EF lenses
Battery Charger
LC-E10 or LC-E10E
Compact Power
Adapter
CA-PS700
* The length of all cables is approx. **m/**ft.
EOS Software solutions
Photographers can also use software
on the EOS Solutions disk to expand the
functionality of their EOS 1100D. EOS Utility
is an application that allows remote camera
control and tethered shooting, where images
are shot directly to a computer instead of a
memory card. Users can even make their
own Picture Styles with the included Picture
Style editor software.
Canon photographic printing
At the end of the photographic workflow,
Canon’s range of compact and stylish PIXMA
inkjet printers allows photographers to make
fine-art quality prints from the comfort of
their own home. Canon SELPHY dyesublimation printers offer the speed and
affordability of a high-street mini-lab in a
compact, easy to use form.
Digital Photo
Professional
Tv (Shutter Speed): 400
Av (Aperture Value): f/8.0
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
PIXMA MG5250
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SELPHY CP800
A wide angle lens was used to achieve
wider field of view
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Specifications: EOS 1100D
IMAGE SENSOR
Type
Effective Pixels
Total Pixels
Aspect Ratio
Low-Pass Filter
Sensor Cleaning
Colour Filter Type
FLASH
22.2 x 14.7mm CMOS
Approx. 12.2M
Approx. 12.6M
3:2
Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data
acquisition
Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type
DIGIC 4
LENS
Lens Mount
Focal Length
EF/EF-S
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
FOCUSING
Type
AF System/ Points
AF working range
AF Modes
AF Point Selection
Selected AF point display
Predictive AF (7)
AF Lock
AF Assist Beam
Manual Focus
AF Microadjustment
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)
EV 0 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo
Automatic selection, Manual selection
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated
on LCD monitor
Yes up to 10m
Locked when shutter button is pressed
half way in One Shot AF mode.
Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted
by optional dedicated Speedlite
Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
No
Built-in Flash GN
(ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
Built-in Flash recycle time
Modes
Red-Eye Reduction
X-sync
Flash Exposure
Compensation
Flash Exposure
Bracketing
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain
Synchronisation
HotShoe/ PC terminal
External Flash
Compatibility
External Flash Control
Metering Range
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
AEB
ISO Sensitivity (8)
Modes
Picture Styles
Colour Space
Image Processing
TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center
(approx. 10% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens
ISO100)
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.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
(can be combined with AEB).
3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AUTO(100-6400), 100-6400
(in 1-stop increments)
Drive modes
Continuous Shooting
Type
Coverage
Frame Rate
Focusing
Metering
Display Options
Speed
Still Image Type
WHITE BALANCE
Type
Settings
Custom White Balance
WB Bracketing
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten,
White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Yes, 1 setting can be registered
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/
Green bias.
RAW+JPEG simultaneous
recording
Image Size
Movie Type
Movie Size
Movie Length
Folders
File Numbering
VIEWFINDER
Type
Coverage (Vertical/
Horizontal)
Magnification
Eyepoint
Dioptre Correction
Focusing Screen
Mirror
Viewfinder Information
Depth of field preview
Eyepiece shutter
Pentamirror
Approx. 95%
PictBridge
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Custom Functions
Metadata Tag
Intelligent
Orientation Sensor
Playback zoom
Display Formats
Slide Show
Histogram
Highlight Alert
Image Erase/Protection
Menu Categories
Menu Languages
6.8cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230k dots
Approx. 100%
Approx 170°
Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
Firmware Update
Type
PC & Macintosh
Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Night Portrait, No Flash, Creative Auto,
Program AE , Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral,
Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
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)
Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s,
10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Max. JPEG Approx. 3fps for
approx. 830 images (1)
Max. RAW Approx 2fps for up to
approx. 5 images (2)
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
30 fps
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x
at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Real-time evaluative metering with
image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Grid overlay, Histogram
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
Yes, RAW + Large JPEG
JPEG: (L) 4272x2848, (M) 3088x2056, (S1)
2256x1504, (S2) 1920x1280,
(S3) 720x480 RAW: 4272x2848
MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
Max duration 17min, Max file size 4GB
New folders can be manually created and
selected
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
10 Custom Functions with 32 settings
User copyright information
(can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
Yes
1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps
(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Autoplay: All images, repeat
Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Yes (Shooting information display only)
Erase: Single image, Checkmarked images,
Unprotected images Protection: Erase
protection of one image at a time
(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) My Menu
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
Update possible by the user.
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Digital Photo Professional
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture),
Picture Style Editor
POWER SOURCE
Batteries
Battery life
Battery Indicator
Power saving
Power Supply & Battery
Chargers
1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10
Approx. 700 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) (5)
Approx. 650 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
4 levels
Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8
or 15mins.
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger
LC-E10, LC-E10E
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials
Operating Environment
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight (body only)
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin
with conductive fiber
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Approx. 495g (CIPA testing standard,
including battery and memory card)
ACCESSORIES
Viewfinder
Case
Wireless File Transmitter
Lenses
Flash
Battery Grip
Remote Controller/
Switch
Other
Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens
with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender
EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Semi-Hard Case EH19-L
Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
All EF and EF-S lenses
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)
None
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Hand Strap E2
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where
indicated. Subject to change without notice.
1 Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
2Based 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.
3Compatible with large memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB
and more (camera may require firmware update).
4 with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
5Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card
format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
6 Memory card and battery door only
7 with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
8 Recommended Exposure Index
9 Environmental protection
Some images are simulated for clarity of reproduction. All company
and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
or their respective manufacturers in their markets and/or countries.
Front cover image: Puerta del Príncipe, Sevilla-España.
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Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2
(excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.5-10.6 (Intel processor required)
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing
Image Processing
Other
canon.com
canon-europe.com
SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
SUPPORTED
OPERATING SYSTEM
Yes/ E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support
via camera menu screen
Canon Inc.
Canon Europe
Canon SELPHY Printers, Bubble Jet Printers
with the direct print function and PIXMA
Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes
STORAGE
Yes
Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Approx. 0.80x (4)
Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
-2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dioptre)
Fixed
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:
reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off
with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
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
Yes, assigned to SET button with C.Fn-8-5
On strap
LCD MONITOR
Type
Coverage
Viewing Angle
(horizontally/vertically)
Brightness Adjustment
Display Options
Canon Printers
FILE TYPE
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter,
with electronic first curtain
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments),
Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available
range varies by shooting mode)
Hi-Speed USB
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated
with USB terminal), HDMI mini output
(HDMI-CEC compatible)
DIRECT PRINT
LIVE VIEW MODE
SHUTTER
Type
Computer
Other
up to 17mm focal length
(35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Approx. 2 seconds
Auto, Manual Flash On/off
Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
1/200sec
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
SHOOTING
EXPOSURE
CONTROL
Metering modes
INTERFACE
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