Canon EOS 1100D vs Sony SLT-A99

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Canon EOS 1100D
Sony SLT-A99

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
20% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 5xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Sony SLT-A99 (4xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229 pixels higher than the Sony SLT-A99 (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x higher than the Sony SLT-A99 (0.77xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a weight of 495gg, but the Sony SLT-A99 is a 733gg digital camera (238g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

17.1mm narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera. That's 17.1mm narrower than the Sony SLT-A99 (147mmmm).
Cheaper by $1,594
The Canon EOS 1100D costs $1,594.04 less than the Sony SLT-A99.
6 Reasons For
50% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 12.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 1100D (24.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

49% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 12.1MP more than the Canon EOS 1100D (24.7MPMP).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Canon EOS 1100D is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
19 auto focus points Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has 19 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 1100D only has nine auto focus points.
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.3" larger than the Canon EOS 1100D (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Thinner Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a depth of 78.4mmmm. That's 21.3mm thinner than the Canon EOS 1100D (78.4mmmm).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
12.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 12.2MPMP digital camera. That's 12.1MP lower than the Sony SLT-A99 (24.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

97% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 12.6MPMP digital camera. That's 12.1MP less than the Sony SLT-A99 (24.7MPMP).
21% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Sony SLT-A99 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Only nine auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a nine auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Sony SLT-A99 only has 19 auto focus points.
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 2.7"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony SLT-A99 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

21.3mm thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 99.7mmmm deep digital camera. That's 21.3mm thicker than the Sony SLT-A99 (78.4mmmm).
Older by nine months
The Canon EOS 1100D is nine months older than the Sony SLT-A99.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x smaller than the Canon EOS 1100D (4xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

229 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 1100D (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 0.77xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x lower than the Canon EOS 1100D (0.77xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a weight of 733gg, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 495gg digital camera (238g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

12% wider Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a width of 147mmmm. That's 17.1mm wider than the Canon EOS 1100D (147mmmm).
More expensive by $1,594
The Sony SLT-A99 is $1,594.04 more expensive than the Canon EOS 1100D.
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 EXIF
 JPG
 RAW
 EXIF
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.2 x 14.7 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
5x
BEST
4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 24 - 70
Lens Structure
11/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 82mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 19
BEST
Manual Focusing Range
0.25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x
BEST
0.77x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 BIONZ
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
495g
BEST
733g
Height
77.9mm 111.2mm
BEST
Depth
99.7mm 78.4mm
BEST
Width
129.9mm
BEST
147mm
Weight Including Battery
495g
BEST
812g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E10 NP-FM500H
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots 700 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
0 - 85 6000 x 4000
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser,- Digital Photo Professional,- PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Other Features

Weight
0.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Mode
Single/Continuous/SelfTimer Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista Starter Edition, Windows 7 Starter Edition, OS X v10.5-10.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29 - 88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Type
TTL Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Resolution
22.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.32MP
Video Compression Format
 H.264
 H.264
Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
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