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Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) Reviews Round-Up

Shot on a Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM (image credit:

A round-up of reviews of the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D). All confirm easiness of use, very good image quality, light weights, and more of what Canon claims to be the world’s smallest DSLR. Read more after the break.

Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
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  • 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

Let’s start with Greek site (translated), a review that comes with lots of sample pictures taken at the archaeological site of Elefsina in Greece. They appreciated the very good image quality, light weight, battery time, the very good touchscreen interface, and more.

Next, DxOMark tested the SL1, and writes:

At first sight it’s easy to overlook the $650 (body only) Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7 as offering no real improvements in sensor performance terms over the firm’s EOS 700D DSLR and mirrorless EOS M. But looking it at from a slightly different perspective, Canon has shown that it’s perfectly feasible to challenge the dimensions of an EVF based MFT camera while at the same time offering all of the benefits of an optical viewfinder and that includes not just image clarity, but viewfinder based 9-point phase-detection AF. That’s in addition to the hybrid AF sensor, which, when combined, offers full-compatibility with their ultrasonic and STM-based EF-S and EF lenses.

Photography Blog says:

Image quality is up there with the other Canon APS-C sensor DSLRs – shrinking the 100D has thankfully not affected its photos in any negative way – and it’s one of the main reasons why you’d consider the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 over some of the similarly-sized mirrorless competition. Compatibility with Canon’s vast range of lenses is also another big attraction.

In summary the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 is a surprising camera in many ways, not least that it delivers the typical EOS experience without too many compromises at all. It makes a compelling alternative to a compact system camera when paired with the smaller Canon lenses

Image courtesy: The Phoblographer

The Phoblographer posted their Rebel SL1 review (with many many sample pics), They write:

Canon has done something with the Rebel SL1 that we believe they’ve gotten pretty much right in most aspects. The image quality that this camera can provide is excellent overall. Not only is the SL1 responsive and simple to use, but it is also quite small and will make you want to carry it everywhere.The novice and amateur users that this camera is targeted towards will be ecstatic with their purchase, but we need to clearly state the only the advanced users will be able to take the absolute fullest potential of the camera’s strengths.

Canon Rebel SL1

Short video-review of the Rebel SL1 and comparison with the EOS 700D by nothingwired:

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