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

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 600D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 1100D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 1100D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 750D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 750D 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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 700D and 100D

  • None found

Nikon D3400

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

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the 100D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the 100D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and 100D

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 40D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and 100D

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and 100D

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 50D and 100D

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 100D

  • None found

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), doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

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
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen

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)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No touch screen
  • 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

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)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • 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

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
  • Smaller: Mid size (117×68×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)

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

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

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

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 has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), 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 and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the 100D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Has a GPS

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