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Canon SL1 Digital Camera

$520.03
$354.99 $165.04 cheaper than 79 days ago
SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Two industry awards
Good value for money
Very good image quality
262 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Canon camera received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera who said it was marvellous and the editor of website Pcauthority.com.au gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, T3.com, CNET.com.au and Good Gear Guide.com.au this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this camera is outstanding based on 247 user reviews. Over 94% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 97% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SL1 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Power

Small Battery

Nine owners thought the Canon SL1 did not have a good battery life. Four years ago What Digital Camera mentioned “Small design means small battery” but in spite of that they scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Short battery life compared to other SLRs” however they gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Battery doesn't last long enough”.


Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon SL1 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon SL1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon SL1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon SL1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Canon SL1 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 20 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon SL1 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung NX1 ($1,299), and the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ ($798) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Canon SL1 supports live view. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support live view.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon SL1 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon SL1 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The Canon SL1 features histogram, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon SL1 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon SL1 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Good Image Quality

One hundred and thirty customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Bestbuy.com wrote “Nicenice pics”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy upload of pictures to computer” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of the Canon SL1 on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Canon has always been an easy choice for entry-level digital SLR cameras, combining low prices with good feature-sets and impressive image quality in its basic EOS range”.

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Great resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Shutterbug60 said “Its high resolution makes cropping”. Three years ago Maggie she mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It is very good,but I recommend you buy larger shooting camera range between 18-100, that will be better”.

Three customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Bestbuy.com said “Takes great low light photos” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Works Great In Low Light” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “And APS Sensor” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Size sensor size inter-changable lenses” in their review.

Two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “High ISO Performance”.

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Good Screen

Thirteen people who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Options and touch screen”. Sjbr mentioned “Fit nicely and good display” and rated it 80 out of 100. Rob1 wrote “Good quality display and controls”.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Goodgearguide.com.au rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Absolutely have to have a proper viewfinder, this is your best bet at the moment” in their review of the Canon SL1. Quinner said in their review of this digital camera “You get a real optical view finder, interchangable lenses”.

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Good Flash

Three customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good flash. Worldtraveler75 said in their review of this digital camera “Built-in flash has been adequate for most situations” . Three years ago Putin wrote “I'm still working on figuring out the quick flash shutoff”.

Good Video Capture

Eight people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Sciascio wrote on Bestbuy.com “It is a lovely camera! Nice for any kind of photo, great size and powerful HD videos”. Steven said “If you want something for video, this camera is capable” in his review of this digital camera. Huda wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Video is ok, I did not get chance to use video professionally”.

Good Lens

Thirteen people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Walmart.com said “Can use any Canon lens” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Bestbuy.com said “Kit lens deliver sharp image”. Wirelessjack rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “The lens are easy to change out”.

Six customers who reviewed it thought it had a good autofocus. Bestbuy.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Fast Accurate Auto-Focus”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The Canon EOS 100D is a new "baby" Digital SLR from Canon, featuring similar specifications to the, with an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF focus, full HD video”. 123pixie wrote on Bestbuy.com “Until then I am quite happy with the ease of the auto settings (expect a small learning curve for proper focus and moving through some of the optional settings”.

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Itreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website IT Reviews.com four years ago “There’s no arguing about that; it’s impressively small, making Canon’s standard 18-55mm zoom lens look positively huge in comparison”. Bracko mentioned “Given its weight and size, even when attached to a 18-200mm zoom lense great for travelling” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Israel wrote “Excellent camera, well worth the price! Great zoom” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Bestbuy.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Thedoctor13 said on Bestbuy.com “The sales associate pointed me in the direction of this model due to a better feature set, stabilization etc” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100.

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Audio

Noisy

Three people agreed that the product was noisy. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Loud shutter sound” . Bestbuy.com wrote “Noise control could be better” but in spite of that they rated it 4 stars out of 5. Bestbuy.com also said “Noisy At High ISO” in their review.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon SL1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people agreed that the product was noisy. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Loud shutter sound” . Bestbuy.com wrote “Noise control could be better” but in spite of that they rated it 4 stars out of 5. Bestbuy.com also said “Noisy At High ISO” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Petite and Lightweight Design

Sixteen customers who bought the product concluded that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au said “Extremely compact and lightweight”. What Digital Camera gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Petite and lightweight design”. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight Camera Body”.

Ten people who reviewed it wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Savorlife wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “It's too bulky to carry around all the time” and rated the Canon SL1 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Berel wrote three years ago “A bit heavier than what I'm used to”. Four years ago Imsamim wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I have had other DSLRs in the past and they're bulky” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was compact. T3.com mentioned four years ago “Compact body” in their review of this digital camera. Shutterbug60 wrote on Walmart.com in the same month “Compact form, allows my hand to grip it tighter” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Traciw16 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “If you are looking for compact”.

Three customers who bought the product considered that it was a good body shape. What Digital Camera rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Strikingly small body”. Dshiznit mentioned “I like the white body” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Jdh201 mentioned “The SL1 body is nice and light”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was a good size. Jim, Parent of the Bride-to-Be said three years ago “Many functions, easy to use, takes great pictures, good size”. Asac23 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Nice size with all the features you nedd, better than a point a shoot by far”. Two years ago 2sam mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Good size for our kitchen counter” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 407 grams, the Canon SL1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Pentax K-3 II ($846.95) (700g and cheaper) or the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ ($798) (770g and higher rated), or the Nikon D610 ($1,100) (760g and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SL1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D610 ($1,100), the Samsung NX1 ($1,299), and the Olympus Olympus Pen F is also worth considering.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SL1 has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 720 x 480, 1920 x 1280 and 2592 x 1728 and 3456 x 2304. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Only 5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon SL1 has a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution found on most high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it.

A 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of camera the best image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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Features

Good Features

Seventeen people agreed that the Canon SL1 had good features. Bestbuy.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Size; feature set”. Bestbuy.com also wrote “Great pictures features for small size” in their review. Wvlinda mentioned on Bestbuy.com “I have had several Canon DLSRs and this one continues the tradition of great features and great performance” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SL1 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon SL1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Pentax K-3 II ($846.95) which is cheaper; or the Nikon D610 ($1,100), or the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ ($798) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon SL1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Seven owners wrote that the Canon SL1 had good technical guidance. Bestbuy.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fairly fast to learn (I keep the manual on my desktop)”. Jen wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Still allows you the benefit of shooting fully manual as well” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Happygrandfather mentioned on Bestbuy.com “The olny reason for four stars is that we are old fashioned enough to prefer more explicit written help in setting up” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Design

Easy to Use

Fifty-two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Bestbuy.com rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote four years ago “As easy to use as a point and shoot”. Bestbuy.com also said “Quality and ease of use” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to Use and provides good quality pictures”.

Seven customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. Last year Techie mentioned in their review of the Canon SL1 on Bestbuy.com “Easy to setup and great for Netflix! Kids love the new TV!” but even so they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Redskullsc wrote “It was easy to set up”. Joejoe scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned last year “It has a really good picture and extremely easy to setup”.

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Bestbuy.com said “The size is great and the manual settings are fantastic” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Walmart.com wrote “Multiple settings”. Bestbuy.com also mentioned “Easy to use and try different settings” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Maximiniman007 wrote last year “Camera is easy to hold” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people reckoned that the product was easy to handle. Fred Mcgillacutty he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “This Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera is just plain AWESOME! It is very light weight and handles great”. Quinner said in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality is excellent when shooting RAW (not jpg), autofocus is quick and the handling is good for such a small camera” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

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Very Good Image Quality

Fourty-eight people who purchased the Canon SL1 considered that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Good image and video quality”. What Digital Camera wrote “Image Quality at high ISO” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Cnet.com.au wrote “Very good image quality”.

Robust

Two people said that this digital camera was well made. Bobatkins.com wrote in their Canon SL1 review “Of course the SX50 HS digicam has a built in 25-1200mm zoom, whereas the SL1 has an 18-55 len”. Four years ago Toyman gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Also having the built in flash is a bonus” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought it said that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Traciw16 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Sturdy and excellent picture quality then this is the camera for you!” in their review of this digital camera. Thierry said in their review of this digital camera “Would recommend to entry level photographers looking for a durable upgrade” .

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Good Looking

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Pretty easy for a beginner” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Silverwulf gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Auto focus and shutter speed seem to be pretty good as well”. Socalliss said “My husband and I bought this camera to take on our honeymoon, as well as capture some of the beautiful flora and fauna in our neighborhood” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. What Digital Camera said four years ago “Good design including rubberised handgrip” in their review of this digital camera. One person said in their reviews that the Canon SL1 was ergonomic. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Good ergonomics for its small size” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was smooth. What Digital Camera wrote “Smooth and silent AF performance” in their review of this digital camera.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the SL1.

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