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
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.
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: 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.
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.
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 users.
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 view and movie shooting, Useful night modes, Chromatic aberration correction works well, Stereo mic jack, Full HD video recording
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 range lags behind its peers
Summary: The Canon EOS 100D is a good camera and offers all the goodies expected out of a Canon DSLR. Image quality is good and the STM lens ensures that there is fairly little AF motor noise while recording videos. Considering it houses a standard APS-C sensor, the camera is compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses. The 100D has everything going for it except its cost. At an official pricing of Rs. 53,995 with the 18-55mm STM kit lens (Rs.