Canon unveils two new DSLRs
EOS 700D, EOS 100D aimed at advanced and beginner photographers
Canon Middle East this week unveiled two new additions to its entry-level consumer DSLR line-up: the EOS 700D and EOS 100D.
Complemented by the introduction of a new standard zoom lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, both new models are characterised by Canon as offering "outstanding" 18 Megapixel (MP) resolution with "simple touch screen operation, making it easy to capture and relive every moment in stunning detail, whatever your skill level".
Canon regards the EOS 700D as its most advanced consumer EOS model to date.
"Boasting 5fps shooting, a wide 9-point all cross type AF system and Vari-angle Clear View II LCD touch screen, it is the ideal camera for those wanting to develop their photography skills further," the company said.
Canon describes the EOS 100D as "the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR ever made". It offers a range of simple controls and an in-camera feature guide, aimed at those looking to explore the world of DSLR photography for the first time. The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is integrated as the optimal standard-zoom lens for both new EOS cameras, combining Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer and Stepping Motor (STM) technologies to deliver minimal image blur and smooth, near-silent focus in movies.
The EOS 700D
The EOS 700D is powered by a Canon-designed and manufactured 18.0MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, designed for optimal resolution. Offering up to 5fps shooting, the EOS 700D is engineered for capturing a range of subjects, from fast-paced action to skylines. Additionally, with a native 100-12,800 ISO range, the EOS 700D is capable of catching enhanced levels of detail, even when shooting in low-light conditions.
The EOS 100D
The EOS 100D is said to be "the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in its class". Measuring 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing 407g, the lightweight and compact body also features a bright Optical Viewfinder - giving users "the full, responsive experience of a DSLR in a compact form", according to Canon. The EOS 100D also features a large 7.7cm (3.0-inch) ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen to adjust settings and instantly review shots after capture.
Enhanced creative modes
Both the EOS 700D and EOS 100D feature a range of shooting modes and creative filters - allowing beginners to start with creative pre-sets and then explore options as their confidence grows. Scene Intelligent Auto mode is designed to automatically detect the scene being shot and select the best settings.
Both new models also offer a range of dedicated scene modes, with the EOS 100D featuring new Kids, Food and Candlelight modes.
Canon's range of Creative Filters, including Fish-eye and Miniature effect, can now be applied before capture via new real-time filter previews - providing a way for photographers to pick the most suitable effect for specific moments before they actually take the shot. Users can also learn how to adjust their images with enhanced Creative Auto Mode, and using new Extra Effect Shot mode on the EOS 100D, users can capture two images simultaneously - one with a Creative Filter applied, as well as one standard image.
Photographers can capture EOS Movies in Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Hybrid AF II is designed to keep movie subjects in focus, with continuous AF constantly tracking the targets during shooting. Additionally, Video Snapshot mode allows the capture and edit of short video clips.