Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera

All over the internet right now, there are ads upon ads for Canon’s new camera: the Rebel EOS SL1 DSLR. According to Canon’s research as of March 2013 (Their info is still valid, I checked) the SL1 is the “World’s Lightest and Most Compact Fully Functional DSLR.”

Picture of Canon Rebel SL1

The question is, is it really as good as a normal sized DSLR, like the 5D MKIII, T3i, or 7D? Is it really fully functional? Maybe some Pros, Cons, and Specs can help answer these questions.


  • 18.0 Megapixel image sensor (CMOS APS-C) offers up to 5184 x 3456 pixel images
  • Touch screen 3″ TFT-LCD display (1,040,000 dots [avg. on most point and shoot cameras 700,000-920,000])
  • LCD screen viewable from almost any angle
  • 1 year warranty on parts and labor
  • Optical image stablization (reduces camera shake in camcorder mode)
  • Face detection
  • Burst Mode (very helpful if you are taking action shots!)
  • Shutter speeds vary from 30 secs to 1/4000 secs
  • Good aperture range (f/3.5-5.6 with included lens)
  • Large amount of WB options (Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing
  • External flash mount (hot shoe)
  • Focal length from 9.8′ to Infinity
  • Expandable ISO up to 25600!
  • Video formats: PAL, NTSC, mini HDMI
  • Audio level adjustment in Video Mode
  • Auto and manual exposure (Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments; AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments)


  • No Panorama Mode
  • No manual self timer (available times 2 secs or 10 secs)

With that many Pros and So few cons, this camera looks pretty good. What about the specs?

  • Under a pound at 13.1 oz (371.4g [body only])
  • 3.6″ high
  • 4.6″ wide
  • 2.7 inches deep

Looking at the Pros, Cons, and Specs, I’d say this is the world’s smallest fully functional DSLR. Thinking about getting one? You can get one from Best Buy (see external links section below) or from Canon (body only [or you can get a lens with it]).

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-The Editor
External Links:
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Specs