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Canon announce the new EOS 100D & EOS 700D

Written by Bonnie Parker on March 22nd, 2013.      0 comments


Creative photography is now more accessible than ever with the most advanced entry-level EOS and the worlds smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR camera*

21/03/13: Canon today unveils two first-class EOS models to take the helm of its entry-level consumer DSLR camera line-up – the flagship EOS 700D and ultra-compact EOS 100D. While each is designed to suit specific user requirements, both cameras are packed with high-quality and creative features that are ideal for creative-minded consumers looking to take their photography to the next level.

The world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR camera*, the all-new EOS 100D, offers both quality specifications and fun creative features for those who like to think big, but travel light. The EOS 700D is the most advanced entry-level EOS model to date, giving consumers the tools they need to add a creative edge to their photography. Complemented by the introduction of a new standard zoom lens, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, both new models offer outstanding 18 Megapixel resolution with simple touch screen operation, making it easy to capture and relive every moment in stunning detail.

“The new Canon EOS models have been designed specifically for those with a passion for creativity looking to step up and explore the next level of photography,” says Jeremy Burgess, Product Manager – Technical Imaging Specialist, Canon New Zealand. “Both cameras include high-quality and advanced features that Canon is renowned for, making them powerful creative tools for hobbyist photographers with huge scope to grow into the camera as their skills develop. What’s more, with its ultra-compact and lightweight design, the EOS 100D is the ideal choice for those who do not want to be held back by size and want to be creative on the go.”

Replacing the EOS 650D and sitting above the successful EOS 600D, the EOS 700D is Canon’s most advanced consumer EOS model to date. Boasting 5 frames-per-second (fps) 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 ignite their creativity. 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 700D - Ignite your creativity

The EOS 700D is powered by a Canon-designed and manufactured 18.0 Megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5 image processor, which combine to 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 fast-paced action, but is equally at home with landscapes and portraiture, generating high quality and detail. Additionally with a native 100-12,800 ISO range (expandable to 25,600), the EOS 700D is capable of capturing remarkable levels of detail even when shooting in tricky low-light conditions without the need for a flash – bringing confidence to those new to DSLR photography.

The EOS 700D’s advanced AF System consists of 9 high-performance, cross-type points spread across the frame, delivering greater focusing 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.

The EOS 100D – set your creativity free
The EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR in the world*, 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 – valued by people on the go.

At the heart of the EOS 100D is a brand-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor, which combines with the power of the DiG!C 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 sensors 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 is equally comfortable with fast paced action on holidays as it is with special moments with family and

Unique to the new EOS 100D is the in-camera cropping feature, which allows users to crop images to their liking without the need of a laptop or computer – making it simple for users to create their perfect shot while on the go. Users can crop an image at the angle and aspect ratio of their choice while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD display, with the new image saved as a separate file. With the cameras 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, cropped images will remain crisp and clear, preserving the rich detail of the original image.

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.

The exciting range of Creative Filters that Canon is known for, including Fish-eye and Miniature effect, is now even more dynamic and 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 easy and smooth 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). The Hybrid CMOS AF system in 700D and the Hybrid CMOS AF II system in 100D allow for 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. Thanks to Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, the AF system remains silent, helping ensure users only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. 

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 fulltime manual focus ring allows users to make precise focus adjustments, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum while focusing – perfect for when capturing movies.

EOS 700D – key features:
  • 18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF sensor
  • Creative Full-HD movies and Hybrid CMOS AF
  • Vari-angle 3.0” Clear View LCD II Touch screen
  • ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 25,600
  • 5 fps shooting 9-point AF system
  • 7 Creative filters with live preview
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • EOS System of lenses and accessories

EOS 100D – key features:
  • 18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor
  • Compact, portable design
  • Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Optical viewfinder and 3.0” touch screen
  • Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II
  • 7 Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
  • Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Built-in Feature Guide
  • 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
  • 4-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


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