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The Canon EOS 1100D is a brilliant camera. I received mine as a present at Christmas, and as a complete beginner to SLR photography I couldn't be happier. Since getting used to handling it (just because it's larger and a bit heavier than your normal point and click camera) and stopping being scared that I was going to break it (I'm a nervous person!!), I've not looked back. I hasten to add that you'd have to be going some to damage the camera, as it comes complete with a sturdy neck strap! The 1100D has many in-built menus and guides to help you compose your shots and obtain the best possible photographs. Even the fully automated default setting gives vivid, beautiful shots - the difference you see from a standard digital camera is incredible. I've spent the last week capturing lots of photographs on a holiday in Wales - and as you can imagine, we're talking a lot of different weather conditions! All the photos have come out looking sharp and, well, quite professional-looking. I particularly like the macro setting as this is my favourite type of photography. The battery has only been charged once and is still near full after a week's use. I bought a 32GB SD card and this is proving to be more than enough capacity for me. My next step will be to move away from the automated settings (although there are 8 of these, one for every occasion, and each can be subtly manipulated to allow more freedom) and venture into the world of manual settings. This camera is everything the newcomer to DSLR photography could ever need - I love it.
I'm a start up professional photographer and I have to say this camera has been utterly perfect! I love how quick it is and the colour contrast. So simple to use but has everything packed in and it lasts so well. It can withstand just about anything! My one problem with it is the image quality. Other people have said the image quality is perfect. not so! Only people who know where to look when it comes to there pictures can see that it can be quite pixelated. But don't let this put you off, the image quality isn't terrible but its not wonderful either. Another little hint is if you want to be pro then don't get this because other pros generally laugh at you because its listed in most magazines as a beginners camera. Its great if your not a professional or just starting up but I wouldn't recommend to a pro.
We decided to buy this camera just before our first child was born to take those all-important firsts pictures everyone wished they'd captured in the past.
As relative amateurs my wife and I wanted a camera that would deliver excellent results when operated by relative amateurs. This fit the bill perfectly and continues to amaze us with the pictures we take.
I must concede that my wife is much better at picking the subjects and taking the pictures for that matter and she's prolific. We have over 5000 pictures and we've found the memory card slot is easy to use switching cards in seconds.
We mainly use the camera on automatic but there are a plethora of manual features if you know what you're doing or are feeling brave.
The unit is lightweight, easy to handle and simple to operate. The lens (EF-S 18-55mm IS II) you get as part of the packaged is a great bit of kit to start with too. It takes decent, sharpe photographs that we've found you can print up to A3 size with no distortion or degradation to picture quality.
However we have begun to find the lens a little limiting now and have bought additional lenses including a zoom lens also by canon. I was a little unsure about changing the lens at first given the delicate nature of all the clever camera bits inside but it's as easy as changing the SD card. Pressing down a button at the side of the lens on the camera and twisting the lens releases it, then you simple twist on the new one matching up the guiding dots and it clicks in, ready to use.
This is without doubt a great entry level DSLR camera made by a very well respected manufacturer and we have not been disappointed. It has sparked a brand new hoby we both can enjoy together and since buying it we have now both joined a local camera club and have signed up to digital photography courses.
Well priced, robust, great picture quality and easy to use, what more could you asks for.
I recently bought this camera and was AMAZED by the quality of the images. It was perfect and I was very pleased with the purchase.
- In the box
- Starter Lens
- CD - Rom
What came in the box was fine, no extras but everything standard that I would have expected, this part was very good. A great first impression.
- Image quality
The images are crisp, clear and perfect, nothing more I could ask for. I was so pleased at what a good investment I had made. It was a HUGE step up even from my impressive bridge camera. The quality as I have already expressed was awesome and went beyond any expectation!
This camera is built to an extremely high standard, it is very lightweight, easy to carry and the design was obviously thought about a lot, by extremely talented designers who know what they are doing to impress all types of photographers.
- User Interface
The buttons on the camera are simple and easy to use, just like a standard point and shoot. The ports are simple and are very accessible. The menus that quickly appear on the screen, are very nice. They are basic at first but if you know what you are talking about you can make them more advanced. They work for all people, newbies to photography, keen amateurs or professionals. It is really made usable for all.
- Battery life
The battery life is extremely good and will last a whole day of heavy use and charges up extremely fast. This aspect is great, and again makes it good for anyone even hardcore users.
- Value for money
This is a good value product, it comes in at a great price rather low for a camera but still shows itself to be great camera. For what comes in the box the incredible quality and the user interface this camera is INCREDIBLE and I believe anyone interested in photography looking for a new camera should buy this.
- Great items in the box
- Long battery life
- Easy to use interface
- Great for anyone
- Large screen
- Built in flash
- Good value for money
- Awesome image quality
- Rather large
- Small built in flash
- Need to take camera of tripod to get out SD card or battery
- Hard to install strap
A great product, good for anyone or anything, I really recommend as everything it does it goes above and beyond for.
Thanks for listening to my review and I hope you enjoyed it, I really recommend you to buy this if you are looking for a new camera .
I purchased my Canon 1100D in about February this year. I was very impressed with the quality, the weight, the lens, the ease of use and so much more. The quality given off from this camera is incomprehensible, just amazing really. Even though the lens is 12MP it gives the most perfect and professional photos I've seen, they're outstanding some of them. It's perfect for beginners who want their first D-SLR camera but haven't got a very wide budget. This camera is excellent for the price it is. I brought mine for £275 brand new and it's the best £275 I've personally ever spent. The zoom isn't too bad but if you want a better one there are some decent ones on ebay for around £100-£200 or if you have a big wallet you can buy the really expensive ones but I can't really rate those as I haven't got one myself. BUt yes, I recommend this camera to anyone new to photography. Excellent. The only downers are that in video mode you can't autofocus whilst videoing, which kind of sucks. There is no grip on the camera which isn't very good if the neck strap isn't on. If your Canon 1100D is on the tripod you can't remove the SD card unless you take the camera itself off the tripod.