Yeah now we are one of those who go to malls with an SLR hanging on their necks. Yeah, we are one of those whose baby is this chocolatey goodness by Canon.  This baby is said to be the right one for beginners as it is not only lightweight but feature packed.

Though we could have been turned off by the pouting sales person named Kay at the Canon branch in SM North Annex, this mouth watering small bundle of wonders convinced us that it is time to be part of the burgeoning population of ((“feeling“)) photographers. Mama wanted a video camcorder but we told her an SLR is more  practical since it has a video recording function plus takes (well if you have the eye for it) wonderful photos. Needless to say,  Max came into our lives last August 13, 2011 without further convincing.

Below are just of Max’ wonderful qualities (courtesy of  http://www.canon.com.ph/PRODUCTS/DIGITALCAMERAS/EOS/EOS1100D.aspx):

Feature packed

• High-precision 9-point AF sensor

– 9-point AF (central cross-type f/5.6) with light source detection function for high-speed and high-precision focusing

• Basic +

– Shoot by ambience

Choose from a selection of settings based on Picture Style and its parameters (Standard / Vivid / Soft / Warm / Intense / Cool / Brighter / Darker / Monochrome)

– Shoot by lighting or scene type

Choose from a selection of settings based on Picture Style and its parameters (Default / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Tungsten light / Fluorescent light / Sunset)

• Peripheral illumination auto correction

– Corrects JPEG images peripheral illumination fall-off (lens light fall off at edges) automatically to suit respective lens

– Up to 40 lenses can be registered in camera

• Enhanced Auto Lighting Optimizer function

– New settings selectable via custom function Standard, Strong, Weak and none.

• Highlight tone priority

– Creates rich gradations from greys to highlights and suppresses image “blowout” (overexposed white areas)

• HD movie shooting and playback

– HD (1280 x 720)

– 60p (59.940) & 50p frame rates possible

– SD formats (640 x 480)

– 60p (59.040) & 50p frame rates possible

– Dedicated menu screen

• Ratings Highlight

– Images can be rated with star marks (1 – 5 stars). Users can then browse images based on images rating.

• Slideshow

– Autoplay feature has been improved allowing users to playback slideshow images according to all images, folder, date, movies only, still images only or rating.

• Large 2.7″ LCD monitor

– 230,000 dot resolution

– 7-level brightness

– Anti-smudge coating

• Compatible with new SDXC cards

– Up to 2 terrabytes of storage

• Folder functions

– Creation and selection of folders

– From [folder selection] menu, it is possible to create folders and to record images to selected folder.

– Deletion of all images in selected folder

– [All images inside folder] has been added to the [Erase images] menu

Simple and easy operation

• Creative Auto mode

– For beginners stepping beyond full auto mode

– Basic settings based on full auto, but users can change most frequently-used settings with shooting guide provided.

• Quick control screen for intuitive operation

– Dedicated “Q” button provided

• Feature guide

– Displays a simple description or advice for respective function. Displayed in each shooting mode, during Mode Dial operations, and for quick Control screen functions.

• Available in multiple colours

Black, brown, red and metallic gray

re packed
High-precision 9-point AF sensor

9-point AF (central cross-type f/5.6) with light source detection function for high-speed and high-precision focusing
Basic +

Shoot by ambience
Choose from a selection of settings based on Picture Style and its parameters (Standard / Vivid / Soft / Warm / Intense / Cool / Brighter / Darker / Monochrome)
Shoot by lighting or scene type
Choose from a selection of settings based on Picture Style and its parameters (Default / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Tungsten light / Fluorescent light / Sunset)
Peripheral illumination auto correction

Corrects JPEG images peripheral illumination fall-off (lens light fall off at edges) automatically to suit respective lens
Up to 40 lenses can be registered in camera
Enhanced Auto Lighting Optimizer function

New settings selectable via custom function Standard, Strong, Weak and none.
Highlight tone priority

Creates rich gradations from greys to highlights and suppresses image “blowout” (overexposed white areas)
HD movie shooting and playback

HD (1280 x 720)

60p (59.940) & 50p frame rates possible
SD formats (640 x 480)

60p (59.040) & 50p frame rates possible
Dedicated menu screen
Ratings Highlight

Images can be rated with star marks (1 – 5 stars). Users can then browse images based on images rating.
Slideshow

Autoplay feature has been improved allowing users to playback slideshow images according to all images, folder, date, movies only, still images only or rating.
Large 2.7″ LCD monitor

230,000 dot resolution
7-level brightness
Anti-smudge coating
Compatible with new SDXC cards

Up to 2 terrabytes of storage
Folder functions

Creation and selection of folders

From [folder selection] menu, it is possible to create folders and to record images to selected folder.
Deletion of all images in selected folder

[All images inside folder] has been added to the [Erase images] menu
Simple and easy operation
Creative Auto mode

For beginners stepping beyond full auto mode
Basic settings based on full auto, but users can change most frequently-used settings with shooting guide provided.
Quick control screen for intuitive operation

Dedicated “Q” button provided
Feature guide

Displays a simple description or advice for respective function. Displayed in each shooting mode, during Mode Dial operations, and for quick Control screen functions.
Available in multiple colours
Black, brown, red and metallic gray
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