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(Pocket-lint) - No prizes for what makes the Canon EOS 100D White DSLR special. Yep, it's got a white coat of paint.

A year after the release of the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, that being the Canon EOS 100D, the white model delivers a nigh-on identical package. Although it can't be called the world's lightest as that coat of paint sees it weigh 410g (body only), which is a tiny 3g heavier than the original black model.

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The 100D White's design is a mix of shiny white plastic and rubberised grey for the grip areas. It's comfortable to hold and that silver mode dial on top looks as though it's metal, but the lightweight feel when rotating confirms it isn't.

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The small body measures 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm and feels genuinely small in the hand. We saw it with a 20mm pancake lens also dressed in white and that made the whole camera feel extra small. Oddly that lens hasn't been penned for UK launch in that colour, instead you'll have to settle for the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens in white instead.

Under the hood the 100D White has the same proven 18-megapixel sensor as found in many other Canon DSLR cameras, including the larger 700D. There are no other tweaks to spec, it's only the suggested retail price that sees a change: it'll be £499 upon launch in May, which is a solid £160 less than the original was.

Writing by Mike Lowe.