Summary: Purchased this camera and three months after warranty it is completely useless. To make matters worse there was nowhere near a positive response from Canon. My first Canon, my last. Please, save your money.
Excerpt: I bought this camera, along with the Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake lens, for my wife's birthday. It seemed like a great little package, however we could not get a sharp image, regardless of the settings. I tried the lens on one of my Canon 5D Mark II's and it was fine, so it had to be the camera. Returned it for refund.
Summary: The tripod was broken on arrival. The camera mount would come off whenever i try to raise it. The wireless shutter control could not be detected by the camera. The memory card lost a lot of our photos while transferring. Overall the camera works great but other things shipped with it are of low quality.
Conclusion: Purchased the SL1 for my wife. The 18-55mm IS STM kit lens that comes with the camera works very well. However, I tried to use an older EF-S lens that is "not" STM and the camera would not focus when set to AF. Essentially the camera would try to focus "unsuccessfully" to the point that the shutter wouldn't respond. If you are new to Canon and are building your library of lenses this is a nice APS-C sensor camera.
Summary: Disappointed with the results this camera gives its no better than my old 1100d that was12mega pixels, so I thought I would upgrade it to the Canon 100d . I own lots of lenses so only bought the camera body,so I cannot tell you if it would be any better using the newest silent 18-55 stm kit lens. The size is too small hard to grip resulting in hand shake, The only good point is the touch screen makes setting changes fast and easy.
Summary: Should have got a chinese one off ebay for less - Bought under the Canon cashback offer advertised all over Amazon to ensure proper warrenty and cashback - tried to claim to be told by 'Canon UK' in an email or whoever actually runs their regular cashback scheme that the camera Amazon UK (based on the serial number) sold me is a grey market import and illegal and not supposed to be sold in europe - they will not honour the cashback and i believe it makes the warranty...