SL1 vs EOS M for my daughter

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Re: SL1 vs EOS M for my daughter
In reply to needmoretoys, 8 months ago

needmoretoys wrote:

I don't think that the SL1 is any less capable than the T5i as a primary camera. They are both less capable than the 70D, but they are basically equal. Each has small advantages over the other.

On paper they may look quite similar, but that swivel screen really opens up new possibilities for shooting angles.  I just love it, and now feel incredibly constrained when shooting a camera that doesn't have one (ie Canon 6D).

Another feature that I take complete advantage of is the faster 5 FPS vs the 4 FPS in the SL1.  In fact, one of the main reasons I never bought a Rebel previous to the T4i was the slow frame rate.  I shoot bursts a lot, not only for BIFs and Sports, but also in low light (ala "Poor Man's Image Stabilization").  One FPS may not seem like a lot when simply looking at the spec, but in actual shooting it makes quite a difference (more so than going from say 7 FPS to 8).

And speaking of low light, when the built-in flash is needed, the 700D's is twice as powerful.

These aren't merely cosmetic differences like the size of a grip or differences in control layout.   I contend that these features (or lack of) will actually affect how and what someone shoots, and the results they will see.

R2

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