Canon touts EOS 100D as world's smallest DSLR, launches 700D and new lens too.

Canon has added a pair of new cameras to its popular EOS range. The EOS 700D and EOS 100D are entry-level consumer DSLRs and will be available from late April.

Canon EOS 700D

Replacing 2012's EOS 650D, Canon is touting the 700D as its "most advanced consumer EOS model to date." Featuring an 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF image sensor and a 14-bit DIGIC 5 image processor, the 700D boasts a 5fps burst rate and comes with a flip-out 3in LCD touchscreen and simplified 360-degree rotating mode dial for mode selection.

According to the manufacturer, the EOS 700D (pictured, top) is suitable "for capturing a range of subjects, from fast-paced action to stunning skylines."

"It is the ideal camera for those wanting to develop their photography skills further," Canon claims.

Key features:

  • 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF sensor
  • Full-HD movies and Hybrid CMOS AF (stereo mics)
  • 3in vari-angle Clear View LCD II touchscreen - capacitive with multitouch
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • ISO 100-12,800 sensitivity, extends to ISO 25,600
  • 5 fps shooting 9-point AF system (all cross-type sensors)
  • Range of Creative filters

Canon EOS 100D

Next up is the Canon EOS100D, the world's smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR, measuring 116 x 90.7 x 69.5mm and tipping the scales to the tune of just 407g (pictured right).

The EOS 100D sports an 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II Sensor and can shoot at speeds of up to 4fps. Like the 700D, the EOS 100D also features Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor and comes with a 3in touchscreen, although the latter is fixed.

Key features:

  • 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor
  • Compact, portable design
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • 3in fixed capacitive touchscreen
  • Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II (mono mic, stereo input)
  • Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
  • Built-in Feature Guide
  • 4 fps shooting 9-point AF system (only central sensor is cross-type)

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

Alongside the two new cameras, Canon also introduced the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, which iscompatiblewith both new EOS devices and includes a stepper motor to improve autofocus while using live view and/or recording video.

Key features:

  • Four-stop optical image stabiliser
  • Smooth focusing with STM motor
  • 0.25m closest focusing distance
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Non-rotating front element
  • Manual focus ring
  • Circular seven-bladed aperture

Price

When they reach market in late-April, the EOS 700D will retail for £619.99, or £749.99 with the new EF-S 18-55mm. The EOS 100D will sell for £569.99, or £699.99 with the zoom lens packaged in. The EFS 18-55mm will retail independently for £239.99.