Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL 1
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20 March 2015
Summary: When looking at entry-level DSLR cameras, they all start to look the same after a while. Sure, camera manufacturers can add things like Wi-Fi capabilities and touchscreen LCDs, but those items don't change the look of these cameras.
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.
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
Conclusion: It's the small size and light weight of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 that draw praise from reviewers and users alike. The SL1 is "a mature camera…that's not a burden to bring along," and is suitable for family photographers looking for an easy-to-use DSLR camera.
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...
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...
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 oth...
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 othe...
Excerpt: First I’d like to thank Canon UK for the loan of an EOS 100D while I was recently in the UK. The EOS 100D and the EOS SL1 are identical, but if you look at the EXIF data in some of the images in this article you will see the camera recorded as the EOS 100D.
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: The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D is an ideal camera for consumer users looking for better image quality, with improved Live View and movie-mode autofocus in a small body. Its touchscreen interface offers a modern set of digital controls in a camera that will still feel familiar to more traditional SLR...
Pros: Very small and light with good grip for small to medium-size hands, High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400, Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen, Special coating minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use, Hybrid AF II / STM lens combo is noticeably improved for live vie...
Cons: May be too small for those with larger hands, Grip may be insufficient for use with larger lenses, AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it), Flash produces red-eye in Night portrait mode, Non-STM lenses struggle in live view and in movie servo AF, Default dynamic r...