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Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL 1

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Overall 8

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
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1

15 February 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Uncomfortable for large hands
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Overall 7

Expert Review

18 December 2013
  • Summary: Canon's lightest, smallest Rebel yet points the way forward for DSLRs.
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel SL1

Steve's Digicams
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 8

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

PC Magazine
8 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Canon's high-performing EOS Rebel SL1 is the tiniest digital SLR you can put your hands on, but it may be too small for some hands.
  • Pros: Compact design. Touch screen. Quick to start and focus. 4fps continuous shooting. Smooth live view focus experience. Microphone input. Good high ISO performance.
  • Cons: Limited Raw burst shooting. Pentamirror viewfinder. Fixed rear LCD. May be too small for some hands.
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1

6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Canon's high-performing EOS Rebel SL1 is the tiniest digital SLR you can put your hands on, but it may be too small for some hands.
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Camera Test: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR

Pop Photo
2 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

1 September 2013
  • Summary: The Canon Rebel SL1 is average in most regards. It doesn't provide the best image quality or the most extensive list of features. Instead, it provides convenience. It may be missing features, but with its minimal size and weight, the Rebel SL1 is one of the most portable DSLRs available.
  • Pros: Reduced size and weight make this camera portable.
  • Cons: It has poor battery life at just 340 shots per charge.
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Overall 9

Canon EOS 100D Review

Review guidelines
24 August 2013
  • 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.
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20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EOS 100D is the world’s smallest and lightest APS-C Digital SLR. As a reflex camera, it offers a very high level of performance, and it is compatible with the accessories and lenses of the EOS family, even though some of the lenses will look big when attached to this tiny model. The miniaturised body will appeal to those looking for a small, lightweight and portable camera that still affords the user the controls needed for creative photography.
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