Amazing Capture and Processing Power, Astonishingly Compact.
World's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera*
For ultra portability with a minimal footprint, the EOS Rebel SL1 is the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera*. Weighing in at approximately 13 ounces, the EOS Rebel SL1's astonishingly compact size does not compromise its excellent performance as a member of the Canon EOS family: it features an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, the speedy DIGIC 5 Image Processor, a wide ISO range for both stills and video, and advanced AF performance. Designed for entry-level DSLR users, the EOS Rebel SL1 ensures performance and operation while still remaining compact.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
The EOS Rebel SL1 features a newly-developed Canon 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor in the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR*. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the camera's sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS Rebel SL1's accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
ISO 10012800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills; ISO 1006400 (expandable to H: 12800) for videos
Thanks to its DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS Rebel SL1 features an ISO range of ISO 10012800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills and ISO 1006400 (expandable to H: 12800) for videos that makes shooting possible in situations previously unthinkable without flash. The EOS Rebel SL1, with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor's remarkable noise-reduction technology, performs brilliantly in low-light shooting. Used with one of Canon's EF or EF-S lenses with Optical Image Stabilizer, the EOS Rebel SL1 can record beautiful images and video even when light sources are scarce.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The EOS Rebel SL1's DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the camera's CMOS sensor to deliver images with incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS Rebel SL1 can achieve higher ISO sensitivity, can shoot up to 4.0 fps continuously and can even perform advanced functions like displaying art filters in real time, new scene modes, lens correction and much more. The camera's brilliant imaging core supercharges every facet of still and moving image capture.
*Among digital SLR cameras which use APS-C size equivalent sensors. As of August 1, 2013, based on Canon's research.
Great Style and Performance!
This is my first real DSLR. I had been using a mirrorless camera for a couple of years, but found myself wanting a slightly bigger camera with a built-in optical viewfinder. After looking at some full size cameras from other manufacturers, I saw the SL1 and instantly liked it. I did some further research, and convinced myself that the SL1 would be my next camera purchase. No buyer's remorse for me! The SL1 is the perfect size, with the shutter button in an ideal location for my hold. The SL1 also has a couple of features I was not aware of, such as a viewfinder sensor that turns off the LCD when you bring the camera to your eye. Picture quality is good with pleasing sharpness and color tones. I tend to shoot in Program mode a lot, and I have noticed that shutter speeds are faster with the SL1 than with my previous camera. This tells me that the SL1 must have a better sensor, and/or that the lenses are doing a better job of gathering available light. Additionally, the touchscreen LCD is a joy to use, and complements the other controls very well. The menus and functions are pretty easy to understand too. All of this combined with style and good looks makes the SL1 a fantastic product---two thumbs up!
December 2, 2013
I purchased this camera as a gift for my daughter. Sorry My Dear, I opened it and charged the battery. I have not been so overwhelmed since I purchased my F 1. Just the capabilities got my creative juices flowing. I wish my blood would do the same. Excellent picture quality and the potential! I rather not get into the nitty gritty, but the touch screen capabilities, Thank You Canon!. All my film and digital wonders have been packed away, that body with all the glass I have, just excuse me while I go out shooting...
November 17, 2013
Great Camera at a Great Value
I should start by saying that this is my first DSLR camera. I feel like I can do almost anything that any other camera can do. The limits of this camera are only imposed by its user. That being said, there are some minor features that are missing from some of its larger brethren and the kit lens that comes with it does not have a distance focus scale. But these are relatively minor issues with the camera. The kit lens is excellent in terms of responsiveness and quick auto focus. The camera itself is very lightweight and easy to carry around. The image quality is far beyond what I was expecting. The camera is very easy to use and understand the various settings and functions on the camera. Battery life for me has been really, really good as well. I must say that I don't typically shoot more than 200 pictures at a time. But the auto off feature is a wonderful addition for battery saving.
I love this camera and so does my wife. I would recommend this to ANY beginner in the market for a DSLR.
November 8, 2013
Excellent results after 1000 pictures
Just finished shooting 700 pictures while traveling in Europe. The SL1 performed excellent. Great picture quality and ease of use. Used many of the features to capture unique shots. Small size was a plus while traveling. Quick start up time enabled the capture of some shots that may have been missed.
October 28, 2013