skip to Main Content

Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) Review (ephotozine)

Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA


  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8 lb
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

ephotozine reviewed the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in EU), the world’s smallest DSLR. They liked:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent colour
  • Excellent noise performance
  • Very good build quality and design
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Q-button gives quick access
  • Smallest DSLR available
  • Great touchscreen
  • Improved live view focus speeds

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 kit with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm IS II lenses is $950 (click here) on Amazon ($148 off) for a limited time.

  • Sally

    Others have said that the low light results on the SL1 are actually worse than on the old Digic 4 cameras such as the 7D. It is a shame that in 4 years, Canon has made so little sensor progress if any. If you need small, the SL1 is it, but don’t get the kit lens, go for the 40mm f/2.8. Then the SL1 may be worth it.
    Here is the other review with the low light test against the 7D and Nikon D7100

  • Martti O Suomivuori

    Having had this camera for two months now and with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art attached for one month, I can tell you that this is an acquisition you will not regret, unless, of course, you try to stuff it in your pocket!

    With the 1.4 lens attached, you have to pay extra attention to focusing which again should not become as news to anybody familiar with basic photography.
    A beginner will probably be overwhelmed by all the possibilities this camera offers. Somebody used to the EOS series will have ‘yes’ and ‘oh, NO!’ -experiences with the touch screen.
    It is no toy but a serious, though small, full-fledged DSLR with a real APS-C sensor as good as they come.
    If only there’d be a 18mm pancake lens for this body!

Back To Top