Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 400D

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Canon EOS 400D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 400D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Startup delay Much less startup delay 100 ms vs 2500 ms
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25x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen size Significantly larger screen 2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 700 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 664 ISO
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The 1100D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 110 ms vs 200 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.49x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 1100D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 556 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 400D

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Size Much smaller 127x94x65 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        1100D:720p @ 30fps
        400D:None
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        1100D:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
        400D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        1100D:12.2 MP
        400D:10.1 MP
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        1100D:2.7"
        400D:2.5"
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        11 EV
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1100D:6,400 ISO
        400D:1,600 ISO
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        9
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
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        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        1100D:0.54x
        400D:0.49x
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        1100D:21.9 bits
        400D:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        1100D:755 ISO
        400D:664 ISO

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Canon EOS 550D

        Canon EOS 550D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,152 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 1000D

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $969 with 18-55mm lens

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 450D

        Canon EOS 450D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,633 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Thickness Is thinner
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 500D

        Canon EOS 500D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $733 body only

        $787 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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        Canon EOS 1200D

        Canon EOS 1200D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $419 body only

        $500 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

        Canon EOS 400D Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 400D.

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