As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 100D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon EOS 100D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 600D) and Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D5100)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 100D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p and has much less startup delay (600 ms vs 1500 ms).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (264 ms vs 110 ms), has a slightly shorter battery life (380 shots vs 700 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 100D)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 100D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
2 years older
$425 (body only)
$532 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 600D (vs the 100D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 600D (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 600D and 100D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
1 year newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the 100D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the 100D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 750D and 100D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
2 years older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the 100D)

  • Much less startup delay: 100 ms vs 600 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 110 ms vs 264 ms
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the 100D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the 1100D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
similar age
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the 100D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the 100D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 580 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the 700D and 100D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the 100D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 380 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the 100D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and 100D

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 407 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 100D compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, can focus continuously while recording movies and is newer (march 2013 vs september 2009).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.62x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4 fps vs 6.3 fps), has much more startup delay (600 ms vs 400 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
5 years older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the 100D)

  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 4 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 380 shots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the 100D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 40D and 100D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 100D)

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 4 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the 7D and 100D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $670.07

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
similar age
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 100D)

  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 4 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 100D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 755 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the 70D and 100D

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the 100D)

  • Much longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 380 shots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the 60D and 100D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $670.07

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 100D)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 6.3 fps vs 4 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 822 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the 50D and 100D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $531.59 vs $670.07

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 100D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.54x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 770 g vs 407 g

common strengths of the 6D and 100D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.7"
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $670.07

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 100D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has a touch screen, can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 0.71x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A3000

Sony Alpha A3000
5 months newer
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the A3000 (vs the 100D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 (vs the 100D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the A3000 and 100D

  • Light weight: 353 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $670.07
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
8 months older
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the 100D)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the 100D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and 100D

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 407 g

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 100D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 100D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 100D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 407 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
6 months older
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 100D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.54x

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 100D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the NEX-6 and 100D

  • Light weight: 287 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $606.49 vs $670.07
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-A5

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4 years newer
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A5 (vs the 100D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-A5 (vs the 100D)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the X-A5 and 100D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 361 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $670.07

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the 100D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the 100D)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the A5100 and 100D

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 407 g
  • Inexpensive: $362.87 vs $670.07

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 100D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (4 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and much smaller viewfinder (0.54x vs 1.39x).

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the 100D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the 100D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 380 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the P520 and 100D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×84×102 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 407 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 2.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
10 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the 100D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the 100D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and 100D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 407 g