Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7 review: Diminutive size

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday June 12 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Canon EOS 100D sensor performance | Canon EOS 100D versus competition | Conclusion

At first sight it’s easy to overlook the $650 (body only) Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7 as offering no real improvements in sensor performance terms over the firm’s EOS 700D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M. But looking it at from a slightly different perspective, Canon has shown that it’s perfectly feasible to challenge the dimensions of an EVF based MFT camera while at the same time offering all of the benefits of an optical viewfinder and that includes not just image clarity, but viewfinder based 9-point phase-detection AF. That’s in addition to the hybrid AF sensor, which, when combined, offers full-compatibility with their ultrasonic and STM-based EF-S and EF lenses.