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Canon SL1 Digital Camera

SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
As the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera*, the new EOS Rebel SL1 is small in size but enormous in performance. With a newly-designed Canon 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and... More
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Canon EOS SL1 | Canon EOS 100D | Best Camera DSLR | Review Canon EOS Rebel SL1

21 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Canon SLR cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras produced by Canon.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon SL1 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SL1 do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Rebel T5 ($321.21).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon EOS 1300D - Rebel T6.

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Very Light

The Canon SL1 is one of the lighter recently released similar spec cameras (only 407 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The weights of newly released cameras range from 390g to 1.3kg.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Nikon D7200 ($785.00), or the Canon 700D ($478.00) which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the D80 (CCD), the D40 ($599.99) (CCD), or the D3000 ($499.95) (CCD) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon SL1 is more than most recently released digital cameras. This digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the SL1. The image formats supported "JPG" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon SL1 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. Most recently released SLR cameras have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all latest comparable spec cameras.

A ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

SLR cameras that were launched in the last year have closest focusing distances of between 0.25m and 51m, and the average closest focusing distance is 4m. At only 0.25 meters, the Canon SL1 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SL1.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the new SLR cameras the motion JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Canon SL1 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other latest SLR cameras.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon SL1 has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 4496 x 3000 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 720 x 480, 1920 x 1280 and 2592 x 1728 and 3456 x 2304. The best still image resolution of all cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon SL1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SL1. The display resolution (numeric)s of latest similar spec digital cameras range from 130,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 850,000 pixels.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SL1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Shade", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the SL1. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Canon SL1 has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most latest digital cameras have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This Canon digital camera also have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the SL1 flash exposure corrections range from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many new SLR cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon SL1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by latest SLR cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Canon digital camera also 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. The worst video resolution of all SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SL1 is 640 x 424 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon SL1 is more than most recently released SLR cameras. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on recently released similar spec cameras. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras that were released in the last year.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new SLR cameras. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the SL1. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of audio formats than most new comparable spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon SL1 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SL1 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Canon 1300D which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon SL1 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the D3300, or the D5300 ($389.95) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon SL1 is not waterproof. Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon SL1 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SL1 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Canon SL1 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for the last year are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Nikon D500 ($1,619.95).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon SL1 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the SL1 also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D7200 ($785.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Canon SL1 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SL1 also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Nikon D7200 ($785.00).

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon SL1 is more than most SLR cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year. The flash modes "Flash off" is also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Canon SL1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by SLR cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Canon SL1 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other new SLR cameras have between 3 and 424 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only 480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the SL1 take between 290 and 1,239 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Canon SL1 which takes 480 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon SL1

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Canon released the SL1.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon SL1 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released SLR cameras.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3300, and the Pentax K-70 ($349.95) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D5500 ($469.95) (3.2" and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the D7200 ($785.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the D3000 ($499.95) (SD|SDHC) both from Nikon or the Canon 1300D (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18 megapixels, the Canon SL1 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

Other 18MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Rebel T5i, or the Rebel T5 ($321.21) both from Canon.

If this SLR digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the D3400 (24.2MP), or the D5300 (24.2MP) both from Nikon or the Sony A6500 ($1,398.00) (24.2MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included

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Product Identifiers

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