Canon EOS 1100D vs Sony SLT-A99

Canon EOS 1100D
Sony SLT-A99

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera. That's 6x bigger than the Sony SLT-A99 (4x). 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.

Wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 170% field of view digital camera. That's 70% wider than the Sony SLT-A99 (100%).
12% higher magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a magnification of 0.8x. That's 0.09x higher than the Sony SLT-A99 (0.71x). 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 495g, but the Sony SLT-A99 is a 733g 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.

700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon EOS 1100D is 700.00, but the Sony SLT-A99 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

7 Reasons For
50% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 12.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 1100D (24.3MP). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 1100D does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

49% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 12.1MP more than the Canon EOS 1100D (24.7MP).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony SLT-A99 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Canon EOS 1100D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (19.2 larger).
75% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony SLT-A99 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 19,200 higher than the Canon EOS 1100D (25,600).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 has a display diagonal 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.

82% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 998,800 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 1100D (1,228,800 pixels).

Reasons Against

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

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony SLT-A99 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

97% less total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 12.6MP digital camera. That's 12.1MP less than the Sony SLT-A99 (24.7MP).
19.2 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a minimum aperture number of 22, however the Sony SLT-A99 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (19.2 smaller).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 19,200 lower than the Sony SLT-A99 (25,600).
0.3" smaller display diagonal 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.

5x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 1100D is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 998,800 pixels lower than the Sony SLT-A99 (1,228,800 pixels).
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Older by over two years
The Canon EOS 1100D is three years older than the Sony SLT-A99.
5 Reasons Against
6x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 6x smaller than the Canon EOS 1100D (4x). 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.

Narrower field of view Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 70% narrower than the Canon EOS 1100D (100%).
Lower magnification Edit
Sony SLT-A99 is only 0.71x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.09x lower than the Canon EOS 1100D (0.71x). 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 733g, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 495g 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.

Only 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony SLT-A99 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Date Released

59 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
12.2MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.2 x 14.7 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
12.6MP 24.7MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
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
10x
BEST
4x
Maximum Aperture Number
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
22 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 24 - 70
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
Number of Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 82mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
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 Modes
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering,With synchro cord

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
170%
BEST
100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.8x
BEST
0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 RUS

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E10 NP-FM500H
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots
BEST
500 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser,- Digital Photo Professional,- PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Ready
 Network ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP, Vista Starter Edition, Windows 7 Starter Edition, OS X v10.5-10.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
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