Canon will add two new ‘entry-level’ models, the EOS 1100D and EOS 600D, to its digital SLR camera line-up in March.


February 7, 2011: Canon will add two new ‘entry-level’ models, the EOS 1100D and EOS 600D, to its digital SLR camera line-up in March.
The EOS 1100D slots into the range between the EOS 1000D and EOS 550D and features a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and wider ISO range (100-6400) plus HD video recording (720p). Offered in Black, Metallic Grey and a limited edition Red, the EOS 1100D introduces a new Feature Guide function that provides simple explanations of shooting modes and functions. A new Basic feature allows users to choose the correct settings according to the ambience of the scene.


Front, back and top views of the new EOS 1100D, showing the three colour options. (Source: Canon.)
At the top end of the entry-level range is the new EOS 600D, Canon’s most creative and powerful DSLR yet in this category. Positioned between the popular EOS 550D and EOS 60D, the EOS 600D boasts an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIG!C 4 image processor and supports a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400, which can be expanded up to ISO 12800.


Front, back and top views of the new EOS 600D. (Source: Canon.)
EOS Movie with Full HD is a new feature that now includes Movie Digital Zoom, a first for EOS. Evolving from Canon’s Movie Crop function, users now have the flexibility to digitally zoom up to approximately 10x when shooting video. Video Snapshot allows users to shoot footage of a set length of time (a selection from 2, 4 or 8 seconds) and edit memories into a short film, with the added option of background music.
The table below compares key specifications of the new models.


EOS 1000D

EOS 600D


22.0 x 14.7mm CMOS

22.3x 14.9 mm CMOS

Effective resolution

12.2 megapixels

18.0 megapixels

A/D Resolution Power


Recording media


Max. image size

4272 x 2848 pixels

5184 x 3456 pixels

Movie capacity (4GB card)

1280 x 720; Approx17min @ 222MB/min

1920 x 1080; approx 11 min @ 330MB/min

AF points


Metering segments

63 zone TTL full aperture

Metering modes

Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average

Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted average

Shooting Modes

13 standard modes

ISO range

ISO 100-6400

100-6400 (exp. to ISO 12800)

Shutter speeds

30- 1/4000 sec. plus bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Exposure compensation

+/-5EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

Built-in flash GN


Max. burst speed

3 frames/second

3.7 frames/second

White balance

6 settings plus WB bracketing

8 settings plus WB bracketing

Custom functions


12 / 36

LCD monitor

2.7-inch TFT Colour LCD (Approx 230k dots)

3-inch Vari Angle TFT Colour LCD (Approx. 1,040,000 dots)

Viewfinder coverage

Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)

Chassis material

Stainless steel and plastic

Stainless steel and polycarbonate with glass fibre


Hi-Speed USB/ HDMI mini/ Remote control terminal

Hi-Speed USB/ HDMI / Stereo Audio OUT/ External Microphone IN / Remote Control Terminal (RS-60E3)


LP-E10 Lithium Ion

LP-E8 Lithium Ion

(w x h x d)

129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm

133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm

Body weight

500 grams

515 grams

The EOS 1100D will be available from late March in Body Only, Single Kit (with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III), Single IS Kit (with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II), Twin Kit (with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III) and Twin IS Kit (with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. Pricing has still to be determined. For more information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit