The most compact Rebel, but few small lens choices
Whether this DSLR is your huckleberry depends on your priorities. This is new territory for Canon. This camera is sized to compete with mirrorless, but the EOS lens line doesn't have as many compact options to pair with it, so you may still end toting around a separate bulky camera case.
Like just about every DSLR save Sony's, it's better for stills than movies, and that's the best reason to buy it.
Touch-screen operation is seamlessly integrated
In summary the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 is a surprising camera in many ways, not least that it delivers the typical EOS experience without too many compromises at all. It makes a compelling alternative to a compact system camera when paired with the smaller Canon lenses (including the EOS M), but we'd choose the more capable EOS 700D instead as a natural partner for Canon's larger optics.
World's smallest DSLR, Truly compact body
Overall I'm going to give the EOS SL1 / 100D a Recommended rating. It misses out on our top award as I honestly think most people buying an entry-level DSLR would be better-served by a mirror-less camera these days. But for those who understand the differences and would genuinely prefer a traditional DSLR, the EOS SL1/ 100D represents a compelling option and a decent upgrade over the company's previous entry-level model, the EOS T3 / 1100D.
Very small and light with good grip for small to medium-size hands
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D is an ideal camera for consumer users looking for better image quality, with improved live view and movie-mode autofocus in a small body. Its touchscreen interface offers a modern set of digital controls in a camera that will still feel familiar to more traditional SLR users.
Small body size, Touchscreen
It's hard to know what to say about the Canon 100D. Canon has once again produced an incredibly capable DSLR, which produces excellent images.
The miniaturisation element is fun, and a nifty feat of engineering, but there's still no way that a camera and system such as this can compete with the likes of the Micro Four Thirds system in terms of weight and size.
Good design including rubberised handgrip
The Canon EOS 100D is an excellent DSLR that presents an interesting alternative to CSCs in terms of specification and size, as well as fitting in well with Canon's entry-level DSLR selection.
Although it's a lot more expensive than Canon's current entry-level DSLR - the Canon EOS 1100D - it's a far superior DSLR in terms of design, performance and build quality, and if your budget can stretch there's no contest between the 1100D and 100D.
Excellent image quality, Excellent colour
If you have an investment in Canon lenses, want as small a body as possible, and prefer an optical viewfinder, then the Canon EOS 100D delivers excellent images, is well built with good handling, despite the small size. For many having a true DSLR that is as small as possible will appeal, and the Canon EOS 100D certainly doesn't disappoint, although there are a few negatives due to the small size, namely the shorter battery life, slower continuous shooting (compared to the 650D/700D), and...
Small size, autofocus is swift
The EOS 100D may be small, but it still manages to pack in the power and we've generally been impressed. But, in saying that, you'll need to really want a smaller-scale DSLR in order to go out and buy one. For just £50 more the EOS 700D offers a more advanced autofocus system, larger build for what we think is a more comfortable use over an extended period, a better battery life and vari-angle LCD screen too.
Good ergonomics for its small size
Canon has miniaturised the digital SLR with the EOS 100D. If you want a small camera, but absolutely have to have a proper viewfinder, this is your best bet at the moment. It's surprisingly usable given its tiny dimensions, although its 18-megapixel sensor is getting on in age.
Smallest full-frame camera available, Impressive noise performance
For those that are looking for the highest image quality possible in a camera that is as compact as possible, then the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R certainly delivers impressive results, however the price is likely to put the general user off. For those trying to decide between the RX1R and original, then the RX1R would suit those looking for sharper images, and if landscapes or similar detailed shots are important to you then the RX1R would be a good choice.
Multiple picture effects and color modes
The Canon D20 has a very different design than its predecessor, has a completely different sensor, and even includes a different lens. So, this new camera isn't so much of an update it's more of a reboot of Canon's waterproof PowerShot. Some of the design alterations made by Canon are solid, but others miss the mark. The D20 is bigger and heavier than its predecessor, and it also has a strange shape on its left side that doesn't offer a very good grip.
Pretty good camera to use on a day to day basis
Our initial thoughts about the Canon Powershot D20 weren't good. It has a rather poor dynamic range which really shone through on the first set of pictures we took with it. The camera's metering prefers the darker areas over the light and will happily bleach out the sky to keep the shadows. With i-Contrast, the camera should be able to recover shadows, so it's worth exposing for the sky, o at least 60% sky, 40% ground, then use i-Contrast.
Water, dust, shock and freeze proof
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof digital compact camera with built-in GPS. As such the Canon PowerShot D20 will primarily appeal to adventurous and active types looking for a camera that's as home on the piste as it is underwater. Thanks to well-spaced and relatively large buttons it's pretty easy to use and despite being fully automatic also offers a pretty good range of shooting options, including Full HD movie recording and Super Slow Motion video capture.
Excellent image quality, Full 1080p HD
Many of the rugged, waterproof cameras we have previously reviewed score heavily for their features, but image quality is often lacking. This is where the D20 bucks that trend, it's not quite scored full marks for its features, but image quality is amongst the best of the outdoor cameras. It is also well designed, with a largely rubber exterior and large chunky buttons, great when out shooting in the less than ideal conditions.
Produces reasonable image quality
There's a lot of choice out there when it comes to tough and waterproof compact cameras. The Canon PowerShot D20 certainly ticks the boxes when it comes to underwater use, but it's the awkward design and the lack of the core image quality elements that leave it short of the mark.
Softness at all ISO, strong past ISO 400
Canon's second rugged digital camera is encased in a more conventionally-designed body while providing a hefty amout of protection. The Powershot D20 can be taken underwater to a depth of 10m while being shockproof to falls from 1.5m and freezeproof down to -10C.
The D20 features an internal wide-angle 5X optical zoom lens with built-in stabilization paired with a 12 CMOS sensor with ISO 100 to 3200 sensitivity range and capable of capturing full 1080p HD video.
Easy to use and comes in a choice of three colours
If you want to buy a rugged, waterproof camera, the Canon PowerShot D20 is the one to go for. It's easy to use and comes in a choice of three colours. Build quality can't be faulted and the buttons are responsive, with a satisfying action, unlike those on some rivals.
Freezeproof and shockproof
With a limited set of features and fairly decent performance, the Olympus Tough TG-320 is a worthy option if you are looking for a waterproof camera, but have a limited budget. If you have more money to spend, Olympus offer the TG-620 and TG-820, which have scored higher in our reviews.
Image Stabilisation, 3D Photo Mode
The Olympus Tough TG-320 offers quite a lot of features for the price. It is able to cope with most typical snapshot opportunities. It scores well for ease of use. All in all it is a good choice if you are looking for a digital camera with robust features and you would like one with a lower price tag.
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