The Canon SL1 is that the smallest and lightest DSLR that we’ve ever reviewed, delivering DSLR performance and image quality in a body that is nearly as tiny as today’s mirrorless camera models. Its features and image quality rival those of its larger siblings, the Canon Rebel T4i and T5i. but it is not simply a miniaturized version of these DSLRs; it’s actually better in some ways, most notably its optical device speed and video skills.
Extremely compact and light-weight for a DSLR; Delivers good image quality that is just about just like the Canon T4i/T5i; correct and comparatively quick optical device with improved Live read and motion picture Hybrid CMOS II AF; Full 1080p HD motion picture recording; Better-than average kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM).
Introduced aboard the Greek deity Rebel SL1 was the EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS memory lens. this can be the quality kit zoom for the SL1 and brings the whole range of EF-S memory lenses to a few, with a 40mm hotcake and 18-135mm (both shown below) conjointly on provide. Canon’s memory lenses area unit designed to require full advantage of the Hybrid AF system found within the Rebel T4i, T5i and SL1. they provide quiet optical device, useful once shooting video, and full time manual focus. The 18-55mm lens incorporates a shut focusing distance of zero.25m and a circular seven-bladed aperture. an enclosed focusing motor suggests that the lens doesn’t extend whereas turning the main target ring.
The memory focus motor is extraordinarily quiet and, once victimization the optical finder, imposingly quick, giving a plain improvement over its forerunner. however switch the camera to measure read and, a bit like the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, it slows down considerably. this can be unfortunate – Canon’s live read AF system still clearly lags behind the competition.
Still not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Slightly worse than average dynamic vary and high ISO performance; Poor battery life. available since April 2013 in the U.S. market, the Canon SL1’s selling price is US$650 body only and US$800 in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS memory lens. The kit is currently readily available in stores and on-line for US$750.