Canon EOS 1100D

Advanced, compact and affordable: your first steps into the world of DSLR photography, made simple with Canon EOS 1100D.

  • Superior 12-megapixel image quality
  • On-screen Feature Guide
  • Creative Auto and Basic+
  • HD video capture
  • ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
  • Wide-area 9-point AF system
  • 63-zone iFCL exposure metering
  • 6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen
  • Use with all EF and EF-S lenses

Take the first step

12-megapixel resolution
Step up to DSLR image quality with a 12-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor. A 14-bit DIGIC 4 image processor provides up to 3.2fps continuous shooting and images that are packed with detail and tonal range.

Intuitive, on-screen feature guide
The EOS 1100D’s Feature Guide provides descriptions of many of the camera’s functions, as well as advice on how to use them in your own photography.

Easy to use Scene modes and Basic+
Theme-based Scene modes automatically pick the most suitable exposure, focus and drive-mode settings for the subject being photographed, while Creative Auto mode portrays adjustable functions in an easy to understand way. With Canon’s Basic + technology, the look and feel of these basic auto modes can be fine-tuned according to ambience and lighting type.

HD EOS Movie mode
Shoot stunning HD video at 25 or 30fps, with automatic exposure control leaving you free to concentrate on the action. Footage can be edited on your PC or Mac, or played directly on an HD TV via the camera’s HDMI connection.

ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
Low-light shooting without flash is possible thanks to the EOS 1100D’s ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range. The camera’s 14-bit DIGIC 4 processor helps to control noise and maintain image quality.

Wide-area 9-point AF system
The EOS 1100D focuses quickly and accurately on static and moving subjects, thanks to nine AF points, spread out across the frame. A central cross-type AF point is sensitive to both horizontal and vertical lines.

63-zone iFCL exposure metering
Advanced iFCL exposure metering dissects a scene into 63-zones before analyzing it to find the perfect combination of shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot LCD screen
Compose and review images on a large 230,000-dot LCD screen, which also provides access to the camera’s menu system and Quick Control Screen.

Use with all EF and EF-S lenses
The EOS 1100D is supported by the complete range of EOS lenses and accessories: flashguns, remote releases and a system of more than 60 lenses trusted by professional photographers the world over.

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22.2 x 14.7mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.2M

Total Pixels

Approx. 12.6M

Aspect Ratio


Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating

Sensor Cleaning

Manual cleaning and Dust Delete Data acquisition

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour







Lens Mount


Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens




TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points

9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)

AF Working Range

EV 0 - 18 (at 23C & ISO100)

AF Modes

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, Manual selection

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

Predictive AF

Yes, up to 10m

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode

AF Assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

AF Microadjustment




Metering Modes

TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 23-C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

AE Lock

Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes

Exposure Compensation

+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)


3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity*

AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1-stop increments)




Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter, with electronic first curtain


30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)




Auto white balance with the imaging sensor


AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/Green +/-9

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias





Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95%


Approx. 0.80x


Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptre Correction

-2.5 to +0.5 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen



Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light
Image information: Highlight tone priority (D+), monochrome shooting, maximum burst (1 digit display), White balance correction, SD card information

Depth of Field Preview

Yes, assigned to SET button with C.Fn-8-5

Eyepiece Shutter

On strap




6.8cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230k dots


Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

Approx 170

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings



Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Built-in Flash Coverage

Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)

Built-in Flash Recycle Time

Approx. 2 seconds


Auto, Manual Flash On/off

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp



Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock


Second Curtain Synchronisation


HotShoe/ PC Terminal

Yes/ -

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

Via camera menu screen




Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Creative Auto, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP

Picture Styles

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)

Continuous Shooting

Max. JPEG Approx. 3fps for approx. 830 images
Max. RAW Approx 2fps for up to approx. 5 images




Electronic viewfinder with image sensor


Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

30 fps


Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode


Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed

Display Options

Grid overlay, Histogram



Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

Yes, RAW + Large JPEG

Image Size

JPEG: (L) 4272x2848, (M) 3088x2056, (S1) 2256x1504, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
RAW: 4272x2848

Movie Type

MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

Movie Size

1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 17min, Max file size 4GB


New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset



Custom Functions

10 Custom Functions with 32 settings

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor


Playback Zoom

1.5x - 10x enabled in 15steps

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display

Slide Show

Autoplay: All images, repeat


Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes (Shooting information display only)

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.




Hi-Speed USB


Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)



Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge






SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card



PC & Macintosh

Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.5-10.6



Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional


PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor




1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E10

Battery Life

Approx. 700 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%)-
Approx. 650 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power Saving

Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-E10, Battery charger LC-E10, LC-E10E



Body Materials

Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with conductive fiber

Operating Environment

0 - 40 C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm

Weight (Body Only)

Approx. 495g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)




Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C


Semi-Hard Case EH19-L

Wireless File Transmitter

Compatible with Eye-Fi cards


All EF and EF-S lenses


Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

Battery Grip


Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3


Hand Strap E2


Predictive AF

 with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph


 with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

Continuous Shooting

 Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
 Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
 Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level

Battery Life

 Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated


*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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