expired Canon EOS 1100DKB DSLR Camera Single Lens Kit $398 at HN (Nationwide This Time)


Just received 4 pages catalogue in letter box and saw that Canon EOS 1100DKB DSLR Camera Single Lens Kit for $398 at HN (Nationwide This Time unlike a few handful HN stores in the past). the cheapest entry DSLR at the moment so wanna share this deal with my fellow ozbargainers. have a good day all.

A 12.1 megapixel Canon developed CMOS sensor and DiG!C 4 Image Processor combine to deliver high image quality for first time DSLR users. LiveView enables the photographer to preview images in real time and enhances High Definition recording. The EOS 1100D will take first time DSLR users to the next level of photography.
Product Features

12.2 Megapixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor captures superb image quality with low noise and natural colour 
Record incredible movies in HD (1280 x 720p) utilising full manual controls for extra creativity 
Continuous smooth shooting speed of 3 fps 
Standard ISO (100-6400), perfect for low light situations 
9-point AF for ultra sharp images. 
ShaDiG!C 4 Processor means faster processing and new features such as Live Face Detection AF Mode 

Included Accessories

    Battery Charger LC-E10
    Battery Pack LP-E1
    EOS 1100D Body Plus EF-S 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 III
    Eyecup Ef
    Wide Strap EW-200D
    Interface Cable
    Camera Instruction Manual
    EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk
    Software Instruction Manual

ISO 100-6400
12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
DiG!C 4 Image Processor
High Sensitivity in high ISO
Record High Definition movies using Live View (with Sound)
High speed & precision 9-point AF
2.7” TFT Colour Liquid Crystral (Approx 230k Dots)
Compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses
3fps (JPEG Mode)
Integrated Cleaning System
External Interface
Hi-Speed USB/ HDMI mini/ Remote control terminal
Eye-Fi Card Compatible
Custom Functions/Settings
10 / 32

Movie Shooting (4GB Card)

1280 x 720
30/25 fps, Approx17min @ 222MB/min

View Finder

Coverage (vertical/horizontal)
Dioptric Adjustment
-2.5 to +0.5m dpt

White Balance

WB Bracketing


Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec – 30, bulb, X-sync 1/200 sec.

Flash Control

E-TTL II Autoflash
Built-in Flash / Guide Number
Yes / 13


35mm Focal Length Equivalent
Imaging Sensor/Effective Pixels
CMOS / 12.2 Megapixels
Effective Sensor Size
22.0 x 14.7mm
A/D Resolution Power
Colour Filter Size
Primary Colours, APS-C

Image Recording


Image Size

Small 2
2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
Small 3
350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
12.20 megapixels (4272 x 2848)
6.30 megapixels (3088 x 2056)
Small 1
3.40 megapixels (2256 x 1504)
12.20 megapixels (4272 x 2848)

Exposure Control

Exposure Compensation
1/3 or 1/2-stop increments Normal: ±5
Shooting Modes
13 standard modes
Metering Modes
Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average
Metering Segments
63 zone TTL full aperture
ISO Speed Range
ISO 100-6400


Shooting Speed
3 fps


AF Points
9 AF points


EF-S 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 III

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D) mm
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 mm
Weight excl. battery (g)

closed Comments

  • +1 vote

    Thats way too cheap!

    • +1 vote

      I saw this in HN on Friday (I wasn't registered here so I couldn't share it).

      There were 3 deals:
      This one for $398
      This plus flash (rrp $229) for $598
      This camera with a double lens for $898

      I bought the basic one & the salesman very halfheartedly tried to sell me a bag!

      Ignore everybody who whinges about this deal - this is a damn good camera at a ridiculous price. Probably not the camera a professional photographer would buy but more than adequate for any amateur (except the ones that are up themselves).
      If you're worried about artistic shots (even though the art is in the shot not in the camera)- just take it on RAW quality setting & edit it later.


    Does it come with IS Lens?


      i dont think it comes with IS len i bought one and its just a normal 18-55mm

      • +1 vote

        Yep, just a normal lens. Bought the same at this price before before Xmas. Although this is entry level DSLR, I would never go back to a point and shoot. The quality and consistency of the photos, particularly inside family/pet shots is fantastic.

      • -1 vote

        A few Hong Kong-based eBay vendors sell it w/ IS lens for just under $505, incl Free S+H

  • +1 vote

    What does it means - "Single Lens Kit"? Can someone plz explain?

    • +2 votes


      EOS 1100D Body Plus EF-S 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 III

      You get a body plus one lens. You can fit other lenses to the body.


      Basically it comes with the 18-55 mm, this is a zoom lens which is pretty good for portraits/landscape. If you're into shooting animals etc. or taking shots from a distance, consider getting the twin kit lens, which includes the much larger 55-250 mm zoom lens as well.

    • +1 vote

      Good question Stella. I know that with most electronics where something is referred to as a kit it means you have to assemble it yourself. However for some reason the SLR camera manufacturers have chosen the word 'kit' to refer to the lenses they make to be sold as a 'bundle' with an SLR camera 'body'. Although 'SLR' means 'single lens reflex' in this instance the use of single just means 'one unit' - because sometimes the 'kits' have two different lenses bundled.

      So this deal comes with one kit lens - which is a lens which can be zoomed in and out between 18mm and 55mm.

      Sometimes these 'kit lenses' are also sold as 'white-box lenses' - in that the maufacturer dispatches them from the factory bundled with the camera body in a fancy printed box but then the retailer sells the body to a buyer who doesn't want the low-quality cheap kit lens - and so the reatiler is left with just the lens to sell in the plain white cardboard box in which it was packed next to the camera body. (Note that, whereas most lens-only purchases carry international manufacturer warranties, kit lenses or white-box lenses usually come with a manufacturer warraty that is not international.)

      There is a school of thought among amatuer SLR photography enthusiasts that reasons that the low-end lenses are not worth owning. The argument goes that when you choose to buy an SLR you are deciding you want a camera which is consistently capable of taking 4 to 5 star photos. These days any modern SLR camera from major manufacturers will fit this bill. (Paying more for a higher end body gives significant improvement in durability, build quality, rust-resistance and weather seals, more or more-easily accessed controls, better low light capabilty, et al.).

      However these 'kit lenses' in most circumstances will only provide 3 star quality photos - so any time you put one on your camera you lower the probability that your result will be within the 4 to 5 star quality range that you have decided you would like to try to attain when you decided to upgrade from a 'point and shoot' compact camera to an SLR. Best way to not compromise SLR quality is to not even own a kit lens.

      Note that this a divisive topic - that's why I have tried to choose my words carefully in describing the thinking. The idea wil be hotly contested by those of the opposite school of thought - especially here on a great bargain website. So you could expect lots of votes both ways on this comment.

      I hope you get a good SLR buy and get lots of enjoyment from it. I only bought mine 12 months ago (no kit lens) and I'm loving exploring what it can do. It seems that reasonable lenses are the most expensive part!

  • +2 votes

    Wow that's really cheap and dpreview.com said it was a solid entry level DSLR. I'm seriously tempted. Strangely the online catalogue lists it at $398, but the product page is still at $568, I guess someone forgot to update that.

    Edit: here's the review article, it was easier to find via Wikipedia, since searching for eos 1100d review just gets lots of online retailers.


    • +1 vote

      Regardless, correct price when you add to cart.


      Looks like a cheaper build-quality, eg, from your dpReview ref'd review:

      "a camera that has been aggressively engineered to keep costs down.

      The body materials are plain and lightweight,
      giving a less reassuring sense of build quality
      than recent Rebel models have started to offer.

      The 1100D is (alongside Panasonic's trimmed-back DMC-G10
      and Sony's entry-level SLRs) one of the most 'plasticky'-feeling interchangeable lens cameras we've seen."

      Don't take it too close to, say, a bush fire… ;-)


    It does not come with IS lens. However, this is a steal for someone stepping into DSLR category. It is even cheaper than grey import. Deal has been on for few HN stores from few months back, nevertheless it is officially on nationwide this time. Bravo HN, helping people arm with a nice gear.

  • +1 vote

    Wow this is fantastic for anyone considering a jump into DSLR photography.
    Just grab a 8-16gb class 6-10 SD card and you're set for shooting video as well!

    If you really want to round out your kit you'll need a decent tripod (manfrotto/slik tripods are well rated for their budget models), and a few other lenses (50mm f/1.8 prime lens = $100 new; maaaaaaaaybe a 55-250mm f/4 IS if you need tele).

    Beginners should ignore all the snark and bourgeois comments about the 1100D being an entry level camera or how the kit lens compares poorly versus the 17-55 f/2 (that sells for $1000).

    • -4 votes

      Beginners should ignore … comments about the
      1100D being an entry level camera

      I don't agree… It's got a cheap "plasticy" body build quality feel
      that reeks with the smell of "entry level" to me…


        Plastic body only matters if your dropping it or using it alot for alot of people they may only use it a couple times a month for camping trips etc


    You don't need IS on a 50mm lens


      Guys… He was referring to a 50mm lens (fixed at 50mm). As far as I know, majority of 50mm lenses (if not all) do not have IS/VR - They are quite small and putting IS/VR mechanism in them would make them too big perhaps. 50mm prime lenses are quite popular (as they generally offer very good low light performance), easy to carry around and quite cheap.

      A 50mm lens (no zoom) is not the same as the kit lens (which is a zoom lens).

      Back to the kit lens included in this package… It would be good to have IS, but considering the price tag, Canon would not include an IS lens. The main issue with the included lens is actually not the lack of IS, but the slower than average auto focus speed. My friend was thinking about getting one, but when he tried it, he complained that it took too long to take a shot (the camera took to long to get the auto focus done - it is more of the poor quality of the lens), but at this price, the lens is kinda a free throw in….

  • +8 votes

    My wife loves it, I bought her it the last time it was $398. The lady who sold it to me at that price really tried hard to sell me extra's, they were very expensive so I said no no no to all of them and you should too.


    funny i was in there yesterday and it was sitting at about 500 bucks for that kit.

  • +9 votes

    I'm scared; HN shouldn't be offering value and a decent deal… It's just wrong!

    Somebody hold me :(


    Is paying $500 extra, worth spending on a 550D twin IS lens kit?
    Which one of these two kits would you buy and why?



      And not $500 but $674 for Aussie Stock. Take another $100 away for Grey stock.

    • +1 vote

      If money is not an issue, get a 550D. It is much better than 1100D for sure. 550D is often referred to as a baby 7D. The image quality is pretty much as same as 7D. It has 1080p video (like the 7D)… obviously, it does not have dual CPUs like the 7D (so it cannot compare to 7D in terms of auto focus and continous shot speed).

      Also, Magic Latern (custom firmware - very good) is developed on 550D. Twin lens kit - depends… Both of the two lens in the twin lens kit are rather average. I am not a big fan of twin lens kit.

      I am not sure about the price though - $500 extra ($898)….


      You can buy the Rebel T2i, which is essentially the same camera cheaper from some importers. I use the 550D myself and the twin kit isn't too bad for the price and they are the cheapest zoom lenses you will get. Unless you're really really serious about photography, it's more than adequate. Quality zoom lenses will cost you more than the camera body + twin kit lenses combined.


      If you are stepping away from compact and into the world of DSLR, then get the twin lens kit. The 55-250mm lens is great for your kid's athletics carnivals, school concerts and assemblies, at the zoo, beach etc etc. The quality is fine for the average joe.


    I bought this during the last promo and it's a pretty good SLR for the price. I have always wanted to get a Nikon D3100, but for 200$ less, I think I made the right choice in purchasing this one.

    p.s. HN might push you to purchase an extended warranty (in my case they even played a mini skit, but I didn't budge)


    how does this compare to the Sony A55??

  • +2 votes

    This is a best bang for buck, nothing beats this deal at this price.

  • +2 votes

    What is it with this trend of posting three page descriptions? Yes, it's a nice camera at a very good price. You don't need all of that description on this page though - people who're interested can click the link and see for themselves.

  • +3 votes

    $368.. yes sixty eight not ninety eight at HN —> http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/284/img20120108213545.jpg

    price match it if you can guys


    Great deal


    $368? wow! i want one. Nice deal if you can price match at this price.

  • -2 votes

    Not a bargain


    $158 more for a KissX4/550D much better camera with an "IS" lens.

    • +2 votes

      again…grey stock vs Aussie stock, if you don't mind getting grey stock, not a good deal but some people swear by aussie stock which means the next cheapest is ~$700, which is a big difference and most beginners would do better to get a nifty fifty or any other zoom lenses under $200


        The people who swear by getting ripped off by local distributors are probably not the kind that frequent this site.

        • +1 vote

          Would you buy a grey market T.V? Probably not, right?
          Same would apply to a camera, where you draw the line is a personal choice, it's not a bargain if there is no warranty for it when it breaks.

        • -1 vote

          Except there is warranty.

          Even if there wasn't it would be silly to pay 30% more when the probability of failure is far less.

        • +1 vote

          believe me, your sensor will get dirty and you will have to replace it, third party warranty is really bad, so unless you buy Mack warranty then Third party warranty will not be from Canon Australia.

          I don't want to really argue, while I agree that the 550D is better and should be bought instead but for the $400 it is still the best price for this particular camera, grey or local.

        • -1 vote

          It is.

          I think the benefits of local warranty are exaggerated though. Canon does give you a free sensor clean but it's not too hard to do it yourself. Replacing the sensor isn't necessary.

    • -1 vote


      Add $1,000,000,000 for shipping. This most certainly is a deal. And an awesome one at that.


    $568 at local HN store. I'll try with your photo. Thx


      Should scan at the discounted price. Someone's just lazy.


        Yep that worked. Scanned at $699. Thx.

        Now for some advice. I know it's not ideal, but what's everyone's thoughts on getting a FD mount for my old AE-1 lens's (have 28, 55, 200mm + filters, etc).


    When does this offer expire as Im going overseas on 7th March & if I buy it after 7 feb I could claim back the GST through duty free.

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