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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice camera, but if you want a small high quality camera then mirrorless is a better choice, 18 July 2013
This review is from: Canon EOS 100D Digital SLR Camera (EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, 18 MP, CMOS Sensor, 3 inch LCD) (Camera)
This is a nice camera, but its selling point over other Canon 'crop sensor' DSLRs is obviously its size - and I'm not sure that makes a lot of sense. The problem is that although the camera might be small, the lenses aren't. If you want an interchangeable lens camera that's small, then there are better choices by going mirrorless - cameras such as the Olympus OMD, Panasonic G6, Sony Nex 6 etc where the lenses have been designed for the smaller bodies.
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Initial post: 25 Jul 2013 09:09:20 BDT
I. Hayden says:
I had the same thoughts, If you are going to be content with a Tamron 18-270 consumer zoom, it would work well, but I don't see it being very comfortable to use with a semi pro lens such as 70-200 L4 for example. I think Canon are trying to compete with the CSC market and Panasonic are trying to compete the other way, by making their GH3 more the size of a DSLR! all marketing at the end of the day. I don't think there is a perfect camera, and I regularly find myself using any one of five, depending on the circumstances. The CSCs are getting there, but cant compete with an APS-C sensor on noise.

Posted on 12 Aug 2013 17:10:29 BDT
Chrisoko says:
My thoughts exactly, regarding the size, hence why I returned my100d and instead opted for an Olympus pen. I am extremely happy with my choice, as size, alongside IQ, were the top criteria when selecting my camera.

Posted on 11 Jan 2014 19:11:49 GMT
Christos5120 says:
Allow me to disagree. Here are the 4 reasons. (1) I needed a full featured camera to carry always with me and initially I decided upon FUJI X20 (352gr with battery). (2) I needed a camera to digitize my 1000's of slides, so I wanted a camera with as many pixels as possible. (3) I needed a camera to use for YouTube videos at 1080p. (4) I needed a camera that I could afford. Now, the 100D serves No.1 because with the 40mm lens is at 537 gr with battery). It serves No.2 because is 16mpx camera, it serves No.3 because it can shoot 1080p plus you get the Canon Eos Utility software the can control the camera from the PC/MAC and external mic input. Finally, the total cost for the camera body and 2 lenses is £ 610, which is affordable. So, instead of getting a compact camera and a video camera and a full DSLR camera with zoom lens and a camera to shoot YouTube videos, you get JUST ONE for everything!
The only downside for me is that I come from Pentax SLRs and this choice makes all my current lenses redundant.

Posted on 3 Jun 2015 12:18:55 BDT
This camera is indeed for the beginners. You get interested in DSLR photography, invest in lenses and then at some point in future you move on to intermediate or professional cameras. I think the reason Canon kept this mirror mechanism in the entry level camera is that you can still use the old lenses.
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