Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of SL1 vs 600D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Canon Rebel SL1 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon Rebel SL1  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Rebel SL1 vs EOS 600D

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

Rebel SL1
843 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
264 ms
EOS 600D
283 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Rebel SL1
76 ms
EOS 600D
87 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Rebel SL1
600 ms
EOS 600D
1,500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
4 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel SL1
380 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

Features Key features of the Rebel SL1  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel SL1
17.9 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO
EOS 600D
12,800 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
EOS 600D

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

Rebel SL1
18.5 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel SL1  vs EOS 600D 

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

Ironically, this design is more suited to pros who plan to use the camera as a cheap video dSLR and never take it off the video setting than to the consumers at whom it's ostensibly targeted.
EOS 600D

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


8.2 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 600D 
Megapixels 17.9 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 25,600 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
CR2 14bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

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


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.53x


Max continuous shooting 4 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 380 440
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
3.7 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 264 ms 283 ms
Shutter lag 76 ms 87 ms
Startup delay 600 ms 1,500 ms


Rebel SL1  vs
EOS 600D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A


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


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

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 69 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 407 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No


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