Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of SL1 vs T6i

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

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

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 Rebel T6i

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

Rebel SL1
843 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
919 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Rebel SL1
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Rebel SL1
380 photos
EOS Rebel T6i
440 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Rebel SL1
21.8 bits
EOS Rebel T6i
22.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Rebel SL1
11.3 ev
EOS Rebel T6i
12.0 ev

Features Key features of the Rebel SL1  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Rebel SL1
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO
EOS Rebel T6i
25,600 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

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

Rebel SL1
18.5 microns
EOS Rebel T6i
13.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Rebel SL1  vs EOS Rebel T6i 

7.8
7.5
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Rebel SL1  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 17.9 MP 24 MP
Resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 13.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 9 19
Cross type focus points 1 19
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.87x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.54x 0.51x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 5 fps
Battery life 380 440
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

Rebel SL1  vs
EOS Rebel T6i 
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

display

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 117 x 91 x 69 mm 132 x 101 x 78 mm
Thickness 69 mm 78 mm
Weight 407 g 555 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None 802.11n
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