Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL 1
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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. So when Canon introduced its EOS Rebel SL1, touting it as the smallest DSLR camera on the market, I was looking forward to having a chance to test it. I was skeptical that it would really be small enough to be noticeable.
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
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. It's also ideal for more experienced shooters who want a convenient, lightweight backup 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 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: 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: 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.