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EOS 150D / EOS SL2 / Kiss X8

A small DSLR to update the 100D??


Rumours and information about the next model in Canon’s small DSLR range.

Will it be the 150D, or will the shortage of numbers before reaching 300D make it the 110D?

The 100D was announced in March 2013, so we’ll keep this page for any replacement/update rumours.

EOS 150D

Latest EOS 150D Information

2016 September

14th Specs for th M5 emerge and makes me wonder if this is effectively the replacement for the 100D?

  • Sensor: Effective pixels 24.2MP (total 25.8MP) APS-C CMOS
  • Dual pixel AF CMOS
  • DIGIC 7
  • ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30s
  • Flash sync max 1/200
  • Continuous shooting: ~9 fps , 7 fps with AF tracking
  • Video: Full HD 60p, 5-axis electronic image stabilization
  • EVF: 2.36 million dot
  • LCD Screen: 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel movable LCD
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11B / G / N), Bluetooth (4.1)
  • Battery: LP-E17
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
  • Size (width x height x depth): 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm
  • Weight: ~380g (body only), 427g (battery + SD card)


FeatureEOS M5EOS 100D
Shutter1/4000 to 30s1/4000 to 30s
Size (mm)115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6117 x 91 x 69

2016 February

4th After the 1D X mk2, there are no signs -yet- of any 70D or 100D replacements arriving at CP+

Both would get Digic6, with the 80D more likely to get some aspects of the 7D2 AF sytem – that said, the xxD range seems to have lost its place a bit over the years, especially now that product lifecycles are longer.

If soon, the SL2 (150D? Kiss X8?) will almost certainly be heavily based on the 750D.

I’ve not seen much in the way of potential specs that are more than the supposed ones we were sent last May.

Expect Canon to want to go all out for the ‘smallest*’ DSLR crown.

* subject to various marketing caveats and definitions of ‘smallest’.


8th The 100D is mentioned as ‘End-of-Life’ in some parts [CR]

I’ve seen no comments about an update since last May, so the ‘mini 750D’ could still be a possibility for an update for the now three year old 100D – see the timeline below.

I only push a few of the product lines through to the end of 2016, so as to give a good feel for just what is showing its age.

I’m not expecting many more cameras to get the darker green ‘4k video’ background this year.

2015 May

21st Is the move to EVF delayed a bit longer?
We’re sent some features [thanks] of a Rebel SL2 [no indication of numeric based name] that is due for shipping in August [suggesting a July launch?]
24.2MP, 19 point AF, 4.5 fps, 1080/30p video
Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system, 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi + NFC

Described as a smaller more compact version of the 750D…

Well, if true, it would seem that Canon still see mileage in continuing the ‘small DSLR’ line. It was also suggested that any introduction of EVF in the line would see somewhat wider changes in design.
Looking again at the timeline makes me wonder if we’ll see the current 100D effectively replace the 1200D or maybe see the first EVF in a rework of the XXXXD line?
It’s near enough in the future that we should see more details pretty soon if there’s anything to it…
7th The SL2 gets a mention [CR] and the prospect of an EVF is raised again
A look at the timeline is called for…

 Crop 200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
BestFull   1Ds1Ds Mk II1Ds Mk III1D X1DX II
1.3  1D1D Mk II1D MkIIn1D Mk III1D Mk IV          
video              1D C     
HighFull               5Ds/5Dsr
      5D5D Mk II5D Mk III5D Mk IV
1.6          7D7D Mk II
'Better' Full              6D    
Mid1.6    300D
Kiss N
Kiss X
Micro1.6             100D SL1 X7    
Entry1.6         1000D / XS / F1100D / T3 / X501200D T5 X701300D T6
1.6               M5

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual


5th With the 24MP 750/760D due tomorrw, it’s quite likely that that sensor rather than the 20MP one will appear in any followup to the 100D, but not for a while yet.
We’ve been told several times in 2014 that 2015 will see a major shake-up in Canon’s overall DSLR range… we shall see ;-)

2014 April

13th The 150D (SL2) is suggested as a Q3 product (main rumours page)


12th The 1200D is announced with an 18MP sensor and digic 4


15th Smaller camera(s) [CR] for CP+ (750D/150D or even a Canon G2X/G1 X Mk2) rather than a 7D2?

2013 November

14th Applause all round as Canon announce a white version of the 100D (Kiss 7) in Japan


21st The 18MP 100D is announced.
I’m supposing it will last for at least a year, and the replacement will be Digic 6 powered and probably have a fresh sensor design (see the impending 70D and 7Dmk2 for clues)

Specifications for 100D

MSRP$799.99/£799 with 18-55mm STM
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialAluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber
Max resolution5184 x 3456
Other resolutions5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors18.5 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayRGB Color Filter Array
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationUnknown
Uncompressed formatRAW
File formatJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: 14bit RAW
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Selective single-point
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lampby built-in flash
Manual focusYes
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S mount
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.87×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgram AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual (Stills and Movie)
Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
No Flash
Creative Auto
Scene modesKids
Night Portrait
Handheld Night Scene
HDR Backlight Control
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range9.4 m
External flashYes (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle
Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous driveYes (4 fps)
Self-timerYes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Metering modesMulti
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Motion JPEG
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI mini)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (RC-6)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)380
Weight (inc. batteries)407 g (0.90 lb / 14.36 oz)
Dimensions117 x 91 x 69 mm (4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPS notesvia GPE2

EOS 700D

The previous models of smaller DSLRs:

700D / Rebel T4i21 Mar. 2013
650D / Rebel T4i8 Jun. 2012
600D / Rebel T3i7 Feb. 2011
550D / Rebel T2i8 Feb. 2010
500D / Rebel T1i25 March 2009
450D / Rebel XSi23 Jan. 2008
400D / Rebel XTi24 Aug. 2006
350D / Rebel XT17 Feb. 2005
300D / Rebel20 Aug. 2003
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