Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL 1
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 review
11 April 2014
Conclusion: The Canon EOS SL1 is a good DSLR, although a bit pricey – you can pick up a kit for $649 and $799 with an additional 55-250mm zoom. Yet, one of its main draws is its small size and it really doesn’t deliver on that score since it’s just a shade smaller than a classic DSLR like the Nikon D3300. And make sure you do a hands-on before you pull the trigger. If size is really important you can pick up a lighter 20MP Sony Alpha A5000 kit for $499.
Pros: Quality Canon 18MP stills, Good 1080/30p videos, Very fast, accurate focusing
Cons: Grip may be too small for some, Mono onboard sound, Quality falls off after ISO 800
Summary: It is packed with preset creative functions, including Scene Intelligent Auto Mode that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement and more, and automatically picks an appropriate exposure mode. New Scene modes for use during live shooting include Kids, Food and Candlelight. More experienced photographers can use the full set of manual and semi-auto modes. The SL1 has both USB and HDMI ports, and you can use Eye-Fi memory cards for wireless connectivity.
Pros: Small body, Light weight, High image quality, Touch screen
Summary: Most of the time, when people think of a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera, they immediately think of a fairly large and bulky device. However, during our time when reviewing the relatively diminutive Canon EOS 100D, many were actually quite surprised when we told them it was actually a full-fledged DSLR and not a mirrorless or Micro Four Thirds camera. Like we mentioned in our opening, the EOS 100D is very small when compared to other DSLRs.
Pros: Superb portability, Very easy to handle, Responsive touch screen, Good image quality
Cons: Small battery, Harder to handle with larger lenses, Price
Summary: In March of this year (2013), Canon announced the word's smallest and lightest DSLR * , the EOS Digital Rebel SL1. Twenty five percent smaller and twenty eight percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i , the SL1 boasts many of the same features from the T4i (and the new T5i) save for slower speed capabilities and no vari-angle LCD display.
Pros: Smaller size and lighter frame is definitely noticeable versus other DSLRs, Seems to have a sturdy feel and good build quality, SL1 remains easy to hold with well-sized right-hand grip, despite small camera body, Extremely fast performance in Viewfinder mode, Image quality is very good versus others in this price range in all lighting conditions, RAW shooting is available, Strong performer at high ISO settings, Can use built-in flash or external flash, Full HD video r...
Cons: Having an articulated LCD would have been a nice feature, No built-in wireless capabilities, AF illuminator sometimes struggles in extreme low light situations, Slight changes in menus between Viewfinder and Live View modes may confuse some photographers, Battery life is below average versus other DSLRs, Beginner-level automatic modes could use a few more features, Camera menus could have been redesigned to work better with touchscreen LCD, Some on-screen buttons are ...
Summary: It’s not easy to compare the EOS Rebel SL1 to other cameras. While the Lumix GH3 is ever so slightly larger, most ILCs—especially those that seek to mimic the rangefinder style—are actually smaller. Furthermore, their native lenses are often also smaller.
Summary: While the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a perfectly reasonable entry-level dSLR, you can get the same photo and video quality in a smaller body for the same money (or less) by opting for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model.
Pros: Sized for small-to-medium hands, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 delivers the expected photo and video quality in a comfortable and well-executed design.
Summary: You want a lightweight camera but do not want to give up the classic reflex sight? Then the Canon EOS 100D is for you. Keep in mind that there will be no special request’s waivers: a digital SLR is complete in every aspect. Just remember that the compactness depends not only on the body but also by the optics: the Canon EOS 100D then becomes a toy walking only with the 40mm pancake. With all the other optics, the dimensions back to those classics.
Pros: Excellent ergonomics thanks to details like the proximity sensor that turns off the screen when not in use, Image Quality.
Cons: Impossible to replace the memory card and battery, Auto ISO with a minimum amount of time the shutter cannot be configured, Cannot customize the functions of the controls.