Which? latest digital camera test resultsCanon's EOS 600D and EOS 1100D fresh from the lab

07 June 2011

Canon EOS 1100D

The Canon EOS 1100D may appeal to DSLR beginners

The latest Which? digital camera test results include two big-hitting DSLRs from Canon, alongside models from Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung, with a number of models achieving Best Buy status.

Digital SLRs including the Canon EOS 600D, Canon EOS 1100D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and Samsung NX-11 accompanied bridge cameras, the Nikon Coolpix P500 and the Olympus XZ-1 in our rigorous lab tests and the results can now be revealed. 

Looking to buy a digital camera? Our camera buying guide can help you decide whether a compact camera, bridge camera or digital SLR will suit you best.

Canon EOS 600D

The successor to the Canon EOS 550D, the 600D has 18Mp resolution, captures 1080p HD video and includes a vari-angle rotatable LCD screen to make taking shots overhead easier.

We tested it using the 18–55mm IS II lens. The camera is rather heavy at 830g and has a 28.8 to 88mm optical zoom range.

Canon EOS 1100D

The 1100D has a 12.2Mp resolution and is a step up from the previous Canon EOS 1000D model.

It’s aimed at first time digital SLR owners with a guide mode that takes new users through various functions on the camera on the camera’s screen. This means users don’t have to bury your head in a manual to get started.

The camera has an optical zoom range of 28.8 to 88mm, can shoot 720p HD video, includes a monitor and optical viewfinder and was tested using the 18-55mm IS II kit lens.

You can view the lab test results and read more about these cameras in our digital SLR and bridge camera reviews.

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