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Just posted: Canon EOS 100D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM samples gallery

By dpreview staff on Apr 25, 2013 at 05:00 GMT

Just posted: Our samples gallery shot using a production Canon EOS 100D and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. In this gallery we're aiming to give an idea of the image quality possible from Canon's latest miniature SLR with its new, silent-focusing kit zoom. We've also quickly tested its refocusing ability during movie recording. Click through to see the sample images and movies.

Canon EOS 100D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM samples gallery

There are 35 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of dpreview.com, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

Click here for our Canon EOS 100D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM samples gallery

Video samples

Touchscreen refocusing during recording

 
Canon EOS 100D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5.5-6 IS STM refocusing during movie recording. Video starts focused on the foreground (left of frame) and is then refocused using the touchscreen, to the centre, right, then back to the left again.
 

Video sample 1

This movie, shot handheld at wideangle, gives an impression of the sound quality from the 100D's mono mic and the effectiveness of the 18-55 STM's image stabilisation during recording.

Video sample 2

This movie was also shot handheld, but this time towards the long end of the zoom.
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Comments

Total comments: 100
Bomkul
By Bomkul (2 weeks ago)

Yeah. love blue sky, no dust and oil!

0 upvotes
Gesture
By Gesture (Apr 29, 2013)

$800 for camera with kit lens designed to appeal to DLSR newcomers as a bridge camera. The prices are all these DSLR cameras flabbergast me. I am returning to pinhole photography. Signed, Rip Van Winkle.

1 upvote
Thorbard
By Thorbard (Apr 29, 2013)

Actually there is no reason to believe that it is aimed at DSLR newcomers. That role still lies mainly with the more traditional 650D/700D which are actually a bit cheaper than this model.

Personally I'm interested in it to use alongside a semi-pro DSLR and be able to share lenses in a smaller package (ie u43 style).

But a DSLR system is always going to be more expensive than an bridge camera, especially when you get into the specialist lenses.

0 upvotes
Revenant
By Revenant (Apr 29, 2013)

Canon do market it as a beginner's camera.

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/beginners/index.aspx

0 upvotes
Thorbard
By Thorbard (Apr 29, 2013)

That is interesting. I'm surprised they don't also have it on the "Enthusiast" page.

I still don't think it will exclusively appeal to that market segment, and it seems to have more features than, say, the 1100D which is the entry-level of the entry-level models.

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 30, 2013)

quick direct operations are removed for no reason other than being a beginner's camera (doesn't sound like a valid reason, either, unless Canon plan to sell it at significantly lower price).

Comment edited 3 times, last edit 7 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
justmeMN
By justmeMN (Apr 30, 2013)

It's good that it's released now. By Christmas Camera Shopping Season its "street price" will be lower.

0 upvotes
shahid11235
By shahid11235 (Apr 28, 2013)

These samples look sharp to me, with good contrast and neutral blur. I think it's gonna be a winner budget kit zoom lens!

I think I'll buy this one, for using it on my 60D.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 2 minutes after posting
1 upvote
yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 26, 2013)

I tried it and there is a serious problem for me and those who are addicted to back-button "thumb focusing." I should have noticed it that the AE-lock button * is bellow the AF-selecting button # and is virturally impossible to operate while shooting.

0 upvotes
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Apr 26, 2013)

You can switch the functions of the two back buttons if you prefer, which would solve that problem for you.

2 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 26, 2013)

Both videos illustrate very well why you need to stabilize rotational movement too, and OIS cannot do it.

0 upvotes
huyzer
By huyzer (Apr 25, 2013)

DPreview, I appreciate all the tests you all do (you're a great resource), so don't get me wrong. But it would have been nice to provide samples in a quiet room, as the main point of the STM seems to be how silent it is. We can't tell with all the background noise in the outdoor scenes you have. Why is this necessary? Well, I imagine new or budget film makers, and perhaps they need to film a quiet scene. Thanks.

2 upvotes
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Apr 26, 2013)

Arguably, budget film makers would most likely still use an external sound recorder, especially given the camera's mono mic.

1 upvote
Elaka Farmor
By Elaka Farmor (Apr 25, 2013)

This (kind of the same) 18mp sensor has revolutionized the world the last three years....

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
Vibrio
By Vibrio (Apr 26, 2013)

this is a new sensor not the same as the other 18mp on offer from canon

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 26, 2013)

Wasn't 7d released in 2009? 4 years...

0 upvotes
Elaka Farmor
By Elaka Farmor (Apr 27, 2013)

Yes, you have right, almost 4 years.....
Lets see if this "new" sensor dominates the IQ of 7D....I doubt it.

1 upvote
108
By 108 (Apr 25, 2013)

I'm not a veteran of digital photography and been mostly an Olympus user the past two years. First time I check a Canon review. I find some of these photos impressive, especially at 2000 or 2500 iso. Some people here say the pics are too soft.....must be something wrong with my eyes then. 18 MP resolution that shows and one gets a lot of details but somehow I think the output lacks depth and "fullness", don't know how to put it, something I found in the FF Nikon D700 samples for instance, and that I have to a lesser degree with my old E520. But I can understand people buying this camera.

0 upvotes
RichRMA
By RichRMA (Apr 25, 2013)

Very drab, plasticky and uninspired looking camera, IMO. Yes, I know; it's the pictures that count. But then if that was all that mattered, we'd probably all be driving just one or two types of car.

0 upvotes
balios
By balios (Apr 25, 2013)

When it comes to the camera body, its the ergonomics that count.

3 upvotes
justmeMN
By justmeMN (Apr 25, 2013)

I refuse to buy it until it comes in red. :-)

2 upvotes
Mafoo
By Mafoo (Apr 25, 2013)

I have the 5D Mk II, and I am buying this camera to use all my lenses and have something small enough to throw in my briefcase. I could care less how plastic it is... it will be with me, and that makes it far better then the magnesium alloy body of the camera that I left at home.

7 upvotes
RichRMA
By RichRMA (Apr 26, 2013)

How many FF lenses can you attach to it and put it in the briefcase?

1 upvote
gdfthr73
By gdfthr73 (Apr 27, 2013)

At least 3 that I can think of.

1. 40mm f/2.8 pancake
2. 28mm f/2.8 IS or not
3. 50mm f/1.8

HAHA

3 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 28, 2013)

plastic is better than metal in many ways and
metal body usually means lower quality at higher price.
should not buy 28/2.8 primes, Canon or Nikon or others.

0 upvotes
cashewNut
By cashewNut (Apr 25, 2013)

I am actually thinking of buying the Canon T5i or the Nikon D5200 but now the Canon SL1 is now making think twice because of the its size. The Canon SL1 is the "shrunken head" version of the Canon T5i- same sensor and engine.The rest of the features found in the T5i is only secondary. A big sensor in a small body is like Dolly Parton singing the country hits without strain. Great camera.

7 upvotes
NotSteve
By NotSteve (Apr 26, 2013)

So you like the idea of a large amount of silicon on a smaller frame?

1 upvote
Anepo
By Anepo (Apr 28, 2013)

Try holding a 350d/rebel xt and then you got the same sized camera

0 upvotes
cashewNut
By cashewNut (Apr 28, 2013)

I used to have the Canon 350D/XT and I gave it to my son. But the
Canon SL1 is smaller: 117x91x69mm while the 350D is 127x94x64mm. I hope the Canon SL1 matches the T5i's video performance.

0 upvotes
kruezr
By kruezr (Apr 25, 2013)

We were in London last year with my SX260. I shot many of the same scenes under similar conditions (sunny). After looking at these photos and looking back at the ones I took last year, I don't see a difference worthy of investing in this new camera.

1 upvote
Almeida
By Almeida (Apr 25, 2013)

Yes, they all look the same in the LCD don't they?

7 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (Apr 25, 2013)

If all you ever shoot is sunlit pictures of slow moving subjects you'd ever need is a 260 (which I recommended to and is used by my girlfriend, so I have no problem with the camera). Taking a low noise picture at ISO 100 is like shooting fish in a barrel, especially when the camera only outputs JPEGs that have been oversmoothed and oversharpened (not to mention over saturated and over contrasted) in the camera.

2 upvotes
marike6
By marike6 (Apr 25, 2013)

They say if you can't articulate why you need something, perhaps you don't actually need it.

But travel snapshots like these are not the only thing this camera is capable of. Portraiture, night shooting, sports, landscape, macro, and professional quality video are just a few other things this camera can do significantly better than a compact like your SX260.

5 upvotes
kruezr
By kruezr (Apr 25, 2013)

Can't disagree with any of these comments just that some of the shots I looked at seemed pretty close to what I got on the SX260.

I used to have a whole line of Canon gear but recently switched to a NEX6. So far I'm very happy as I'm getting older and don't like carrying a lot of gear when I travel. Maybe if I waited until the 100D came out and had a chance to handle it, my decision might have been different, but hindsight being 20/20........

0 upvotes
bobbarber
By bobbarber (Apr 25, 2013)

To me the main difference would be the handling of a DSLR.

I have an SX230, and while I do see the difference between an SX230 and a DSLR in IQ, it doesn't make much of a difference in the sizes that I print at. What is nice to me about DSLRs is the viewfinder and the responsive shutter. I find it easier to be productive with a DSLR (and more fun). The advantage of a travel zoom like the SX230 or SX260 is the size and reach, so it is not a no-brainer. To get the reach of the SX260 with this camera, you're talking about several lenses, some of them big.

Comment edited 27 seconds after posting
2 upvotes
rallyfan
By rallyfan (Apr 25, 2013)

To me the real question is this: if these pictures are not the only things the camera is capable of doing, why not SHOW those other things? WHERE are the sports shots? Why not show us a football match or a car or something moving faster than a statue here, and in, say, the case of the Panasonic G6 samples, so we can actually compare and see which camera has better AF on MOVING subjects?

Is there a reason not to do this?

2 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (Apr 25, 2013)

I doubt we'll know what limitations are placed on the DPReview employees with regard to time and subject choice. They will test AF, but posting an image here of a fast moving subject says zero about what the camera is capable of. It would just mean that together the photographer and camera were able to get a certain shot.....you don't need ultra-fast AF to get a great shot of a moving subject. They'd have to tell you how the shot was taken, how many other shots were attempted and failed, and even then you'd only know how that one single scenario fit into the camera's capabilities. You can't compare one image to another and have any clue how their AF compares unless one camera is completely incapable of achieving good focus and the photographer has no ability to compensate for some shortcoming and get focus despite the camera's limitations. You're boiling down a whole lot of testing (different light, speeds, directions, techniques) into an oversimplified process that doesn't exist.

Comment edited 57 seconds after posting
1 upvote
bobbarber
By bobbarber (Apr 25, 2013)

@HowardRoark

Agree with your take on "action" pictures. I once shot bullriders at a county fair with an Olympus e-510 and a manual focus 135mm lens. I just focused at the door where the bulls and riders came out, set a small aperture, and the shots were good. I even got a few "How'd you do that?" comments.

As far as the SX260 goes, I have an SX230 and the jpegs are overprocessed for sure. However, the SX230 can shoot raw, via CHDK. (Maybe the SX260 can too; I don't know.) The raw images are MUCH better, although looking at the wide end is disquieting (unbelievably distorted, which you have to correct yourself in raw). If you shoot raw on the camera at the lens's sweet spot, maybe 1/3 to 1/2 way through the zoom range, you would be surprised what it can do.

I usually don't bother, but it's there, and the few times I've done it, I realized that the SX230 is a lot more camera than I thought it was.

0 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Apr 28, 2013)

I purchased the sx210 for my father, its the worst camera i have ever purchased, its a dust sucker alright, got tons of dust on the inside within a year of small use.

0 upvotes
1MPXL
By 1MPXL (Apr 25, 2013)

Canon have a very good jpeg engine but i dont see it here, too soft. Hopefully Nikon will have a very good comeback for this product.I think my 550D is the same quality as this one, and i bought that 3 years ago.

2 upvotes
KW Phua
By KW Phua (Apr 25, 2013)

Now a day, hard to find fresh Raw. When the cooked Raw converted to Jpeg, not much detail can be obtained. IMO.

0 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (Apr 25, 2013)

Doesn't really seem that small to me with even the kit lens. It's like a normal small DSLR without a grip is all.

1 upvote
Mafoo
By Mafoo (Apr 25, 2013)

wait until you hold one. It's smaller, and a lot lighter.

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 26, 2013)

Not that smaller at all:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#448.377,317.36,289.92,ha,t

Lighter? Even more even thinner plastic and the smaller battery from EOS M.

0 upvotes
Paul Guba
By Paul Guba (Apr 25, 2013)

I have an opinion on this.

18 upvotes
Tap0
By Tap0 (Apr 25, 2013)

Let us hear it !

0 upvotes
HeyItsJoel
By HeyItsJoel (Apr 25, 2013)

Wow. I'm liking this new camera. Question: is this the same sensor in all the other APS-C bodies in the last 2-3 years? (T3, T3i, 7D, 60D, T4i, etc...) I understand that Canon has been recycling the same sensor.

0 upvotes
AkinaC
By AkinaC (Apr 25, 2013)

Well, they(Canon) said is a new one...

0 upvotes
Elaka Farmor
By Elaka Farmor (Apr 25, 2013)

Don´t complain. Recycling is good for the nature. I hope they use the same 18mp sensor type the coming 6-7 years too....not! Strict boring conservatism. If I didnt has so may canon lenses I would change to Nikon actually.

1 upvote
Erik Magnuson
By Erik Magnuson (Apr 25, 2013)

Same sensor? No, it has more on-sensor PDAF points. But it's the same fab process using essentially the same pixel & ADC design so any performance differences would be minimal.

0 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Apr 28, 2013)

I am fine with them staying in the 18mp range for the xxxD series (100d 600d and so on) AS long as they IMPROVE the ISO performance for ONCE!

0 upvotes
phoozy
By phoozy (Apr 25, 2013)

Impressive high iso pictures.

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
1 upvote
Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (Apr 25, 2013)

The 18mp sensor is by no means bad. It just hasnt really improved though the years. I had the 7D and i loved the output. They just dont seem to be going anywhere with it in regards to DR or anything. Its just the same ol same ol.

0 upvotes
bobbarber
By bobbarber (Apr 25, 2013)

These images look fine to me. This is a camera I'm interested in. Small size and DSLR handling.

6 upvotes
Simon97
By Simon97 (Apr 25, 2013)

Good color and decent sharpness at 55mm (for a kit lens). Early kit lenses lacked sharpness and contrast wide open at the long end.

I still have some criticisms. Some focal lengths show pretty strong color fringing. Is the correction function not used or does the camera even have it? Some shots are very soft on one side. Finally, why only a mono mic? Even many P&S cameras had stereo sound for years now. Seems like an SLR should have stereo sound if they offer video on a camera more advanced than a P&S.

0 upvotes
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Apr 25, 2013)

The camera offers lens corrections for both CA and vignetting, but both were turned off here to show the lens's characteristics. CA correction is actually disabled by default.

3 upvotes
AbrasiveReducer
By AbrasiveReducer (Apr 25, 2013)

I know there must be a simple answer but, out of curiosity, when CA correction is available in the camera, why would it ever be turned off? I don't even understand why you have to turn it on in Lightroom.

0 upvotes
Samaistuin
By Samaistuin (Apr 25, 2013)

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease...

0 upvotes
MarkInSF
By MarkInSF (Apr 25, 2013)

Sometimes the remedy cures the disease. CA correction is quite effective because CA is a straightforward problem.

0 upvotes
twald
By twald (Apr 28, 2013)

You can set lightroom to turn on CA correction by default. Simply turn it on and alt-click the Reset button at the bottom.

When you press alt, the button changes to "Set Default..." Lightroom then takes whatever changes you have made to the particular image and applies these settings to all subsequent imported images. Be sure to change only those settings that you want to apply to all subsequent imports.

0 upvotes
james_the_first
By james_the_first (Apr 25, 2013)

I'm disappointed

The sky is blue

the fruit looks like you'd want to eat it

Canon should do something better - different - special

I want purple skys, unrealistic representation and random unintended effects changing my pictures - not this accurate hyper-real megapixel stuff - everybody's got cameras that do that and this is just another one

just smaller, lighter and more convenient for holidays - pah who needs that?!

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
25 upvotes
Juck
By Juck (Apr 25, 2013)

Well said. They just don't understand elite photogs like us james. They should check with us first,, before they go making such a terrible product.

Comment edited 20 seconds after posting
8 upvotes
Ak pinxit
By Ak pinxit (Apr 25, 2013)

looking at these samples , I'll say one thing for sure : next sample gallery should be taken with high-end lens , since this ,the kit one , ruins objective IQ judging by it's "kit" properties such as chewing fine details and high CA all over the image

0 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 26, 2013)

Approximately 100% of buyers of 100D will shoot with the kit lens all the time. All cameras must be tested with their kit lenses first.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
1 upvote
Spitze
By Spitze (Apr 25, 2013)

I don't understand the negative comments either. Please critique image #0101 for me and teach me where the IQ is lacking. I'm an older gentleman and my eyes may not see what you are seeing. Please compare apples to apples as this is, after all, an APS-C sensor camera.

I'm traveling to Europe in about five weeks and would like to know what you would recommend in its place. I have been using full size Canon DSLRs. I was hoping this would be available before my trip since I'm comfortable with the Canon OS and would like to travel with a lighter kit.

2 upvotes
Ak pinxit
By Ak pinxit (Apr 25, 2013)

a complete lack of texture on objects at this ISO (the poll , glass ) is something to think about if you might want to crop your photo , though as I said above , it is hard to tell , if it is the kit lens or overshoot of out-of-camera JPG

1 upvote
james_the_first
By james_the_first (Apr 25, 2013)

Spitze, don't listen

I'm not sure what pinxit's agenda is but other than the occasional CA (and its not terrible by even modern standards) these are better than fine - all the texture you'd expect to be there is and for OOC work the few examples I looked at (including 0101) don't look 'overprocessed'

there is a trend amongst commentators to expect every new camera to be better than everything previously, regardless of market, intended functionality or price.

No these are not better than a Nikon D800 but are comparable with even recent cameras of comparable sensor type in the 16-20 MPix range. If the size is right and the price is right there isn't much to choose between a whole raft of sensors and output - its all about the getting of the image these days - if high speed and weather proof is important - don't buy an entry level cam. If price, size, weight and value for money are - then do

j

3 upvotes
crisotunity
By crisotunity (Apr 25, 2013)

Spitze - quite simply, you are right: there is nothing really wrong with any of these images. The 100D will be a smash for anyone looking for a small back-up body or a light-weight travel companion: you get the nice DSLR AF, with (almost) the size advantage of a mirrorless.
Like you, I am of a certain age :-) and the biggest photographic upgrades I have ever enjoyed were due to (i)more practice, (ii)shooting in RAW and (iii)getting a nice monopod. For me, gains between 16-18-24MP sensors are marginal and meaningless to anyone outside the marketing departments of camera companies.
Here is a challenge/experiment I would like DPReview to set up: produce 50-odd A3/A4 prints with cameras from the last 10 years and check whether anyone can tell the difference.
Put it on Kickstarter and I'll be happy to contribute :-)

2 upvotes
Ak pinxit
By Ak pinxit (Apr 25, 2013)

I am actually expecting for every new sensor (as this one presented by Canon) to be better than predecessor .
True , one will never tell from looking at A4 print which print came from which model ... , but on this topic we're looking at sample images of bran new model and I (at least here ) want to see (and be impressed if possible :) ) the maximum IQ

0 upvotes
sportyaccordy
By sportyaccordy (Apr 25, 2013)

I dont understand the wave of disappointment. Canon's sensors have been behind the ball for a while now, but the cameras are still great and worth the money. Plus this is a low end DSLR, shot in JPEG I am assuming. The IQ is not far off from Sony/Nikon. This camera's selling points are its tiny size and touch screen.

3 upvotes
FoolyCooly
By FoolyCooly (Apr 25, 2013)

Its' Tiny Size is not really that small... especially when you smack that dumpy kit lens on it.

2 upvotes
marike6
By marike6 (Apr 25, 2013)

Yes, but it you put the wonderfully sharp Canon EF 40 2.8 on it, you've got an incredibly small package capable of excellent IQ.

4 upvotes
sportyaccordy
By sportyaccordy (Apr 25, 2013)

Exactly. If I recall correctly this body isn't much bigger than most mirrorless APS-C and even some bigger 4/3 bodies. I wouldn't buy one but I don't think it's that bad for what it is.

0 upvotes
AngryCorgi
By AngryCorgi (Apr 25, 2013)

If you've seen the gallery for the 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, EOS M, 7D, or 60D, then this is just more of the same. Canon has become an extremely boring company, IMO.

Comment edited 15 seconds after posting
10 upvotes
GodSpeaks
By GodSpeaks (Apr 25, 2013)

Is Nikon any different?

6 upvotes
Thorbard
By Thorbard (Apr 25, 2013)

Except this is supposedly a new sensor compared to the cameras you mention. Review of samples at this stage is important to establish if the new sensor is actually an improvement.

0 upvotes
liviutza
By liviutza (Apr 25, 2013)

The only 'new' thing I believe this sensor has is a lower production cost :).

2 upvotes
qianp2k
By qianp2k (Apr 25, 2013)

More of the same good IQ - smooth color tonality and nice skin tone :-)

8 upvotes
chlamchowder
By chlamchowder (Apr 25, 2013)

Nikon (and everyone else except Canon) has been different.
D5000 -> D5100: improved 16 MP sensor, with less shadow noise and better high ISO performance
D5100 -> D5200: 24 MP sensor that retains the same low noise characteristics.

Canon: 550D->600D->650D->700D: no improvement in image quality at all

10 upvotes
oselimg
By oselimg (Apr 25, 2013)

I don't think any product will cure boredom of the gearheads.

8 upvotes
AngryCorgi
By AngryCorgi (Apr 25, 2013)

Every 18MP APS-C Canon resleases is supposedly "NEWLY DESIGNED". If you buy that, I've got some beautiful land in Pripyat, Ukraine to sell you at only $1000/acre!

4 upvotes
Cane
By Cane (Apr 25, 2013)

Godspeak, no, Nikon is no different. That's why the two are referred to as Canikon, and their buyers as sheeple.

0 upvotes
geejay101
By geejay101 (Apr 27, 2013)

Canon should have put this camera into some shiny, boxy (I dare not say retro AE-1) design. It would sell like hot cakes.
The SL1 has basically the same size as a Olympus OM-D.
http://camerasize.com/compare/#448,289

0 upvotes
flipmac
By flipmac (Apr 30, 2013)

"Basically the same size" until you look a it from the top/side and realize the OM-D is much smaller while having a tilting screen and more buttons/dials. The Oly is also lighter while being mostly metal and fully sealed. Also, the Oly has better IQ from its sensor, which was actually new. Unlike this one that has pretty much the same sensor as the 7D I've used in 2010.
It's not even small and there's nothing really appealing about this camera compared to what's already out there.

Comment edited 7 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
Robert Garcia NYC
By Robert Garcia NYC (Apr 25, 2013)

yawn...

1 upvote
ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (Apr 25, 2013)

The images are pretty clean, but not very crisp even at low ISO with the lens at f/8-11. Ok, I'm spoiled by using a Sony NEX-7 for the past year, which is generally crisper per pixel than Canon's latest FF cameras, but the IQ here certainly isn't compelling against the latest crop of mirrorless cameras in the same price range... which is presumably what this "mini" DSLR is trying to compete with (since the EOS-M hasn't done very well).

Actually, the images here look very processed to me... I wonder what flaws Canon is repairing in processing? Perhaps it is deliberate product differentiation, ensuring a per-pixel IQ gap between this and higher models?

1 upvote
lera ion
By lera ion (Apr 25, 2013)

love blue sky, no dust and oil!

11 upvotes
io_bg
By io_bg (Apr 25, 2013)

I'd prefer some dust to soft images (especially at the borders) and so many CAs.

3 upvotes
forpetessake
By forpetessake (Apr 25, 2013)

It would have been a lovely small camera and the price is right if not a subpar high ISO performance and mediocre lens.

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 25, 2013)

I do not like the trend but Canon and Nikon may follow Pentax and Olympus to over-cook image on their entry level cameras.

2 upvotes
liviutza
By liviutza (Apr 25, 2013)

Well, I have never paid very much attention to tests, but I believe AF during video is the best I've seen so far in a traditional SLR setup. I suppose moving subjects are still out of question but then most cameras (even in mirrorless realm). However, if IQ is 4 years-old when studio shots come in, I don't think many Rebel owners will find a need to upgrade. And the launch price is waaaay up there... for the camera.

1 upvote
Nishi Drew
By Nishi Drew (Apr 25, 2013)

Won't be so sure about that, a lot of people will buy whatever's new and in their budget, and a rebel owner might just buy another rebel to upgrade as, of course, it's the newer version. If the general market really cared for improvements in IQ then Canon would have sunk 3 years ago, thought there are still plenty of people who are swayed with MP count and that can lead to the conclusion that Sony/Nikon are better because 24~36 MP wow!
Often here in Japan too, some rich shark and his girlfriend in Yodobashi Camera will be around the camera booths, and the girl would point out a camera that looks nice and the guy will pull out his wallet, spit out the cash and get ready to buy it right away. Even the "high end" of consumers are like that with cameras so reasons the like of Canon can stick aging sensors into their entry/mid levels and get by fine

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Apr 25, 2013)

I used to have Rebels as P&S camera. it's 60D now and I may switch back when it breaks (there are issues like 1/4000s shutter and +/-2EV AEB may not be enough sometimes, but only for me).

about the sensor, think Canon may leap forward into the future with a high performance sensor and stay there until people blame it's outdated. they may not go too far but I'd appreciate 40MP (from 4/3" makers, too).

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Linus Svensson
By Linus Svensson (Apr 25, 2013)

@Nishi Drew: dont you also love this country haha.
but it sure is true, just putting this out for display in a store and the name "Canon" and the word "2013 model" will sell it

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Combatmedic870
By Combatmedic870 (Apr 25, 2013)

Im guessing looks just like the 700D and 60D and 7D and 600D and...EOS M*shrugs*

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Apr 25, 2013)

if you are member of a camera club do a little test.

print a few A3 or A2 images from cameras that are brand new and from cameras that are 5 years old.

test if anyone in your club can make out the difference and has a better results then just guessing would achieve.

we did.... with canon, pentax and nikon cameras mostly... the result was quite an eye opener.

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slick83
By slick83 (Apr 25, 2013)

Please elaborate. Thank you.

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wootpile
By wootpile (Apr 25, 2013)

C'mon Henry - let's hear the results!

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lightsculpture
By lightsculpture (Apr 25, 2013)

Reminds me of a joke that goes - Images from Canon, Pentax and Nikon cameras were printed at A2/A3 sizes and compared. The winner turned out to be... Epson. All the printouts were so good it had to be the printer.

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Alwina H
By Alwina H (Apr 25, 2013)

Henry, you spoiled my day! Now I have to come back to this page forever or -until you reveal the outcome -whatever comes first!

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