Canon Rebel SL1

Released April, 2013
  • Canon Rebel SL1
  • 100D
  • 17.9 MP
  • APS-C 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
This video shot at the beach looks pretty good, but at full resolution, you can see some blocky artifacts in the shadows.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
8.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon Rebel SL1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Rebel SL1
8.7
EOS 650D
8.4
EOS 700D
8.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Rebel SL1
6.6
EOS 650D
7.1
EOS 700D
7.1
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Rebel SL1
8.2
EOS 650D
8.1
EOS 700D
8.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Rebel SL1
9.1
EOS 650D
9.2
EOS 700D
9.2
Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 2 more

8.6

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Rebel SL1
8.6
EOS 650D
8.6
EOS 700D
8.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon Rebel SL1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Rebel SL1
843 ISO
EOS 700D
681 ISO
EOS 650D
722 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
264 ms
Rebel T3i
283 ms
EOS 650D
269 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel SL1
76 ms
EOS Rebel T5
113 ms
Rebel T3i
87 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel SL1
600 ms
Rebel T3i
1,500 ms
EOS 650D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
4 fps
EOS 650D
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel SL1
380 photos
EOS 700D
550 photos
Lumix DMC-GH3
540 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon Rebel SL1


7.8
While video is probably the main application for the SL1’s improved Hybrid AF, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked when composing and shooting casual snapshots.

7.6
But from a buying-advice perspective, its only real advantage over dSLR alternatives is its size, and in that respect it's simply not small enough - especially compared with a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model equipped with a power zoom lens.

8.0
Speaking of the kit lens, the new 18-55mm STM lens is a very good performer.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

The new 18-55mm STM kit lens is a very capable performer, and a good lens to get started with.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)
Few lenses can focus all wavelengths of light at the same spot across the lens area, because optics refract light of different frequencies at different angles, just like a prism.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
By the time you attach the 18-55mm kit lens, it's not too much smaller than other, cheaper, cameras in Canon's range.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)

Sensor

That 18 million pixel sensor is capable of resolving lots of detail, with minimal evidence of image smoothing at lower sensitivities.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)
Thanks to a downsizing of internal components that has resulted in a smaller shutter mechanism, thinner sensor module and smaller-footprint circuit board, the EOS 100D is significantly smaller and lighter than the co-announced EOS 700D, while offering the same 18MP pixel count, DIGIC 5 processor and, presumably image quality.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
Thanks to a downsizing of internal components that has resulted in a smaller shutter mechanism, thinner sensor module and smaller-footprint circuit board, the Rebel SL1 is significantly smaller and lighter than the co-announced Rebel T5i, while offering the same 18MP resolution, DIGIC 5 processor and, presumably image quality.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)

Size

Make no mistake though, we find it impressive that Canon has been able to whittle away so much size and weight from a DSLR while still allowing it to operate more or less like just about any recent Rebel-class camera.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
It's a handsome and well-designed little camera, so I was happy to get to use it on a daily basis.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
Its smaller size and lighter weight make it easier to pack and carry, meaning the Canon SL1 is more likely to be used, and its fuller feature set helps it stand out for those dissatisfied with their smartphone shots.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)

Weight

Make no mistake though, upon first impression we find it impressive that Canon has been able to whittle away so much size and weight from a DSLR while still allowing it to operate like just about any recent Rebel camera.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
Essentially a shrunken version of the T5i that's targeted at folks with smaller hands - the SL stands for "super lightweight," though Canon might as well as have gone with WF for "womenfolk" - there are a few notable differences between the SL1 and its big brother.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
The result is a mature camera for the family photographer that's not a burden to bring along, but which can also serve as a reliable, lightweight backup for a more knowledgeable photographer.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)

Photography

Shooting in Landscape picture style helps to emphasise the greens and blues in a scene.
by TechRadar (May, 2013)
Whether you're looking to engage picture styles or creative filters, or adjust white balance or exposure, the setting is at your fingertips.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)
For amateurs, Canon still includes full auto modes as well as Creative Auto mode for simple, jargon-less access to changes like color mode and background blur.
by DPReview (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. CR2 14bit
  2. RAW
  3. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 9
Cross type focus points 1
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentamirror
Coverage 95%
Magnification 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps
Battery life 380 photos
Continuous shooting 4 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 264 ms
Shutter lag 76 ms
Startup delay 600 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm
Thickness 69 mm
Weight 407 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Is a smart camera No
Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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Ah, thats embarassing, thanks we'll get that fixed up asap!
http://camerarocket.com/camera/Canon-Rebel-SL1 seriously? you may want to correct this info
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