Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of SL1 vs 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

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 1100D
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, imaging-resource.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel SL1 vs EOS 1100D

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

Rebel SL1
843 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
264 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel SL1
76 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel SL1
600 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
4 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel SL1
380 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the Rebel SL1  vs EOS 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel SL1
17.9 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO
EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Rebel SL1
0.54x
EOS 1100D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Rebel SL1
18.5 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel SL1  vs EOS 1100D 

7.8
6.9
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.
Rebel SL1

8.0
8.0
Speaking of the kit lens, the new 18-55mm STM lens is a very good performer.
Rebel SL1

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 1100D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
CR2 14bit
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 9
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 69 mm 78 mm
Weight 407 g 459 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 1100D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2.7"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 3 fps
Battery life 380 700
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 264 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 76 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 600 ms 100 ms
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