Walks And Walking – Canon EOS 100D Camera Review – The Perfect Camera For Walkers

Walks And WalkingCanon EOS 100D Camera Review – The Perfect Camera For Walkers

Canon have a great new camera that is perfect for walkers and they very kindly sent me one to test out. As I only received it yesterday I took Tedi for a quick trip up to Chingford Plain in Epping Forest to visit the Long Horn Cattle.

Having looked at the range Canon’s EOS 100D is the smallest and lightest DSLR available. Smaller and more compact than a 1L water bottle, and weighing only 407g (less than half a bag of sugar) it’s the ideal take-anywhere camera for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. With a range of clever features built-in, the EOS 100D is perfect for capturing stunning images at the click of a button, while on a long walk or hike through the beautiful English countryside.

The EOS 100D offers a range of simple controls and a helpful in-camera feature guide which makes it easy to use, even for beginners like me. It’s a great option for those looking for the quality of a DSLR but without the bulk normally associated with a larger camera – making it the perfect travel companion for walkers. It also features a range of easy-to-use shooting modes, creative filters and a large touch screen so it’s really simple to adjust settings and capture stunning images with ease.

In addition to all of the above the EOS 100D is capable of shooting at high speeds meaning you can easily capture images while on the move. One of the photos below was taken whilst I was running just in front of Tedi running and it came out perfectly. I was sitting in the long grass when Tedi pointed out the cricket sitting on my walking trousers so I managed to get a few close ups, as well as capturing one in the grass. It’s a shame that Tedi always refuses to look into the camera but managed to get a few snaps of him enjoying the morning.

Cricket in the grass using Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Cricket in the grass using Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Cricket on my walking trousers using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Cricket on my walking trousers using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

 

Cricket on my walking trousers Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Cricket on my walking trousers Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi Liitle Life rucksack using Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi Liitle Life rucksack using Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi in Chingford Plain using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi in Chingford Plain using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi with the long horn cattle in Chingford Plain Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

Tedi with the long horn cattle in Chingford Plain Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

I was running at the same time as Tedi using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

I was running at the same time as Tedi using the Canon EOS 100D Camera Epping Forest

The full album from today is available on Google+ here.

Specifications and pricing below:

EOS 100D – key features:
· 18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor
· Compact, portable design
· Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
· Optical viewfinder and large touch screen
· Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II
· Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
· Built-in Feature Guide
· EOS System of lenses and accessories

Pricing and availability:
£569.99 – body only
£699.99– with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM



3 responses to “Walks And Walking – Canon EOS 100D Camera Review – The Perfect Camera For Walkers”

  1. Carly says:

    Hi there, I’ve just been looking into different DSLR cameras for my upcoming Everest base camp trip, would you say this camera would be a good choice? I don’t want to miss this opportunity on taking great shots with the wrong camera! Any advice would be helpful 🙂

  2. Yes, I would say so. What I found with this camera is that it’s very light, easy to carry and takes excellent quality close up photographs. I haven’t tested it on photographing scenery or landscapes yet. The lens I got with it wasn’t a mega zoom (but I don’t know a lot about zoom lenses anyway) – it’s not complicated to operate and I was up and running with it in a few minutes. I was particularly impressed when I was running alongside my son taking photos of him and they came out perfectly.

  3. Carly says:

    Hi David,
    Great, thanks for your help, much appreciated!