Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)

Announced Mar 21, 2013 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

From OVF to EVF to OVF. My exploration of the digital world started with the coolpix 990 and the canon 20D. And after many nice and some not so nice experiences (see my gear part) I'm back in the OVF camp. Must say that the Fuji X30 was my compact everyday workhorse, everything except the 28mm wide is perfect for me. The standout features are the very nice EVF and the superb fill-flash handling. The 100D is my newest (! serious) do it all camera now. The look of the (smaller) standard OVF is ...

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5D2SL1EF40
 

For me, it's the perfect carry-around. I considered mirrorless, but can't live with big distortion factors right out of the camera when I shoot RAW (nearly always). After distortion correction in post-processing, I'd lose too much picture area. With the SL1, I get a real viewfinder, the best optics, and great live view, along with compactness that compromises nearly nothing. My one big gripe that's been posted elsewhere by me and others - Canon, for Pete's sake, why go to all the R&D bother ...

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Wanted a light and compact Super wide combo as a complement to my 9-18 oly mFT with the olympus EM10. The 10-18 mm STM is very, very nice for the price. Since all my EOS bodies were sold some time ago I needed a light body for it. The 100d does great even if it is over 3 years old now. All the discussions (mostly bickering) about IQ so and so of the "ancient" 18 MP sensor this combo works like a charm in mixed light settings in Churches, libraries and museums. Not the greatest and latest but ...

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I've had the 100D for about an year and decided I could write a short review. First the good: 1. It's small but still easy to handle. 2. It has a good AF system (especially the central point) 3. The viewfinder is dim but bigger than on most rebels. 4. The touchscreen is great to operate and made of tough glass - no need for screen protector. 5. The sensor, while still the old 18mp is improved and the banding issues don't exist. I'd say ISO 3200 could be usable in some situations. 6. Live view ...

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Mike -

I've had mine for a little over a year. Had from a 28-300L Canon lens to a 35-350L Canon lens to a Tamron 18-250 on it.  The Tamron produces the best picture by far. The camera itself performs just fine in most applications.  Most of my shooting is fast moving cars and motorcycles with the ocasional air show thrown in.  The little SL1 stands up nicely to my older 40D and 50D, even with my larger hands (3x gloove) in control.  Though a far cry from my newer 6D (which is where the longer Canon ...

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DPReview, in its list of who would buy this camera, left out an ever expanding group:  people who want to downsize the load they have.  Not to over use the term, but in fact, it was the Baby Boom generation that built the DSLR camera industry.  The boomers were at the place where they had plenty of disposable income at the time DSLR's became a consumer product.  They bought and bought all the new stuff, the big white lenses, carbon fiber tripods, flashes, and all the other stuff.  Now, ten ...

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I find the size to fit comfortably into my hands.  Lenses interchange easily.  Images are sharp and well-exposed.  I have not encountered blown highlights or other exposure issues.  Flash works well albeit weak.  Time will tell if I continue my love affair with this camera.  Focus can become problematic for a moving target such as an active pet or child, the focus issue is particular to the far end of the focal length of a telephoto lens.  Bright, outdoors light seems to help the camera ...

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Does everything it said on the box; small, very lightweight, compact, fully featured (nearly), as good as or better than most compacts or minis but with all the advantages of a DSLR - extremely fast response time, incomparable range of optics for all conditions and projects, built-in non-electronic viewfinder. Strengths: usable even with larger hands and fat fingers (try it, don't believe what you read as its a very personal thing as to how/what controls you find comfortable): excellent ...

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Kevin Chiou
 

I first would like to thank dpreview.com team for writing such detailed reviews on camera and lenses to help us making the right decisions for our need. My first purchase of digital DSLR was 2006; I stopped using it since two years ago because its highest ISO setting was only 1600. Then I purchased a Canon Powershot S100, I find the photo clarity and sharpness from Canon are very good. However S100 was not meeting my need to take very quick snaps for my children - 3 years old, 5 years old, ...

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So in the course of downsizing from my Nikon D300 with the yummy 17-55mm 2.8 lens, which got a bit cumbersome for travel, I waited and purchased a Sony NEX-7 with the kit 18-55 lens. After a year and some patience waiting for some better glass from anyone for this camera I finally gave up and purchased the Canon SL1, but coupled it with the Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 lens. Ok, so it is (a bit)  larger and heavier combination then with the kit lens but the combination of camera body and lens has to be ...

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