Canon have today announced two new D SLR cameras. The EOS 100D is the lightest in its class of sensor and an entry to the world of SLR shooting. The EOS 700D on the other hand is the new top of the tree enthusiast model.

Here are the details:

Canon unveils the smallest and lightest DSLR ever made, the EOS 100D, alongside the EOS 700D to let your creativity grow

EOS 100D FRA w EF-S 18-55mm IS STM

EOS 700D
EOS 100D
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 March 2013 – Canon today unveils two new first-class additions to its entry-level consumer DSLR line-up – the EOS 700D and the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR ever made[i] the EOS 100D. Complemented by the introduction of a new standard zoom lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

The EOS 100D offers a range of simple controls and a helpful in-camera feature guide, perfect for those looking to explore the world of DSLR photography for the first time but without the bulk normally associated with a DSLR. The EOS 700D is Canon’s 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. Both new models offer 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

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the ideal standard zoom lens for both new EOS cameras, combining Canon’s leading Optical Image Stabilizer and Stepping Motor (STM) technologies to deliver minimal image blur and smooth, near-silent focus in movies.

The EOS 100D – a DSLR you’ll never want to leave behind

The EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in its class[ii] making it compact enough to take everywhere so you can capture adventures in stunning quality. Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and weighing only 407g, the incredibly lightweight and compact body also features a bright Optical Viewfinder – giving users the full, responsive experience of a DSLR in a compact form. The EOS 100D also features a large 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II Capacitive Touch screen – making it easy to adjust settings and instantly review shots after capture.

At the EOS 100D’s heart is a new 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor, which combines with the power of the DIGIC 5 image processor to deliver stunning results in virtually any situation. The new sensor uses phase detection pixels spread across 80 per cent of the sensor’s imaging surface to provide increased AF speed and tracking performance when the camera is in live view or when capturing Full-HD movies. Capable of shooting at speeds of up to 4fps, the EOS 100D makes it easy for beginners to capture a range of high quality images, be it of special moments with family and friends or fast-paced action on holiday.

The EOS 700D – let your creativity grow

EOS 700D FRT LCD OPEN w EF-S 18-55mm IS STM 2The EOS 700D is powered by a Canon-designed and manufactured 18.0MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, which deliver outstanding levels of resolution – producing images that are consistently rich in detail and colour. Offering up to 5fps shooting, the EOS 700D is ideal for capturing a range of subjects, from fast paced action to stunning skylines, or beautiful portraits of family and friends. Additionally with a native 100-12,800 ISO range, the EOS 700D is capable of catching remarkable levels of detail even when shooting in tricky low light conditions.

The EOS 700D’s advanced AF System consists of 9 high performance, cross-type points spread across the frame, delivering greater focussing speed and accuracy to ensure photographers can always keep desired subjects in focus, even as they move around. With the option to manually select and adjust focus points, or simply use full automatic mode, the EOS 700D provides aspiring photographers with an easy way to explore different kinds of image composition as their confidence grows.

The EOS 700D features a new, simplified 360° rotating mode dial to provide easy and swift access to the camera’s various shooting modes. A 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen also makes it easy for users to adjust settings as well as frame, shoot and review from a variety of angles. A new external coating, adopted from Canon’s mid-range EOS models, also provides a more robust and durable finish.

Enhanced creative modes

Both the EOS 700D and EOS 100D feature a range of super easy-to-use shooting modes and creative filters – making it simple for beginners to start with creative pre-sets and then explore their creativity as their confidence grows. Scene Intelligent Auto mode automatically detects the scene being shot and selects best settings so users can simply focus on the image, letting the camera decide the best combination of settings for the scene.  Both new models also offer a range of dedicated scene modes, with the
EOS 100D featuring new Kids, Food and Candlelight modes, designed to ensure optimum results with stunning detail in a range of familiar situations.

Canon’s exciting range of Creative Filters, including Fish-eye and Miniature effect, can now be applied before capture thanks to new real-time filter previews – providing the perfect way to pick the most suitable effect for specific moments before you actually take the shot. Photographers 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 even capture two images simultaneously – one with a Creative Filter applied, as well as one standard image.

Explore videography with EOS Movies

Aspiring photographers can add another dimension to capturing their memories, using EOS Movies to shoot their precious moments in glorious Full HD resolution (1920x1080p). Hybrid AF II[iii] always keeps the stars of the movie in focus, with continuous AF constantly tracking subjects during shooting. Additionally, Video Snapshot mode makes it easy to capture and edit short video clips to bring to life an exciting day, such as road trips and weddings.

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – A standard STM zoom lens, for everyday photos and video

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is the perfect lens for EOS 700D and EOS 100D users to start their photography adventure. From sweeping landscapes to portraits, the versatile 18-55mm zoom range means users can enjoy the flexibility of getting close to subjects or getting more in the shot. Images are captured with precision detail and clarity thanks to a 4-stop Optical Image Stabilizer, which also lets photographers use lower ISO levels and longer shutter speeds. The full time manual focus ring allows users to make precise focus adjustments, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum whilst focusing – perfect for when capturing movies.

EOS 100D – key features:

·         18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor

·         Compact, portable design

·         Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto

·         Optical viewfinder and large touch screen

·         Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II

·         Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot

·         Built-in Feature Guide

·         EOS System of lenses and accessories

EOS 700D – key features:

·         18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF sensor

·         Creative Full-HD movies and Hybrid CMOS AF

·         Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen

·         Scene Intelligent Auto

·         ISO 100-12800 sensitivity, extends to ISO 25600

·         5 fps shooting 9-point AF system

·         Range of Creative filters

·         EOS System of lenses and accessories
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – key features:

·         Versatile focal length range

·         Compact design

·         Four-stop optical Image Stabilizer

·         Smooth focusing with STM motor

·         0.25m closest focusing distance

·         Super Spectra Coating

·         Non-rotating front element

·         Manual focus ring

·         Circular seven-bladed aperture

Pricing and availability:

The EOS 700D is available from late April, with an SRP of:

£629.99 / €799.99 – body only

£759.99 / €969.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

The EOS 100D is available from late April, with an SRP of:

£579.99 / €739.99 – body only

£709.99 / €909.99 – with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is available from late April, with an SRP of £239.99 / €299.99.

Launch promotion

Pre order or purchase a new Canon EOS 700D or EOS 100D between 21st March – 30th April and receive a Canon 300EG Gadget Bag free of charge. For more info please visit:

Please note the promotional webpage will be live from 22nd March 2013.

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