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About Canon SL1

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens from Canon is a lightweight APS-C format digital SLR camera with an 18MP CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor. It is combined with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for an effective range of wide-angle to standard focal length shooting options.

The EOS SL1 provides sharp details, accurate colors and low-noise imaging in compact form factor with easy to use interface. A 9-point autofocus system provides fast focusing when shooting with the viewfinder and Hybrid CMOS AF II increases autofocus speed and accuracy when shooting in Live View. The Rebel SL1 can continuously shoot up to 4 fps and its wide ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) allows for confident shooting in bright and low light situations.

A 3.0" Clear View II touchscreen LCD with 1,040k-dot resolution provides composition and playback viewing. Its intuitive touchscreen operation includes multi-touch operation with direct access to functions for settings changes and Touch Autofocus. Smudge-resistant coating keeps the monitor clear, even in bright sunlight. An optical viewfinder with 0.87x magnification is also available for stable eye-level composition.

Full HD 1080p at 30 fps and 24 fps is supported with Movie Servo for continuous autofocus during shooting. Manual exposure is provided in video mode and 60 fps is possible when shooting at 720p HD. A built-in mono microphone with manual audio level adjustment is provided and Video Snapshot with editing is supported.

Scene Intelligent Auto Mode automatically makes the optimal camera adjustments based on scene recognition and improved scene detection is particularly helpful when shooting night scenes. Advanced imaging features such as Effect Shot mode and background Simulation are available and Creative Filters add expressive touches to your images and can even be viewed in real time during Live View shooting. Special Scene Modes including Kids, Food and Candlelight let you set the type of shot you want and have the camera do the rest.

The EOS Rebel SL1 is compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. It is paired here with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens which offers wide-angle to standard length shooting capability specifically designed for APS-C cameras. It is equivalent to a 28.8-88mm focal length in the 35mm format and its minimum focus distance is 9.8". This lens features Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system, providing 4-stops of compensation against the blur caused by slow shutter speeds when shooting hand-held in low light or at longer focal lengths. An inner focusing system provides fast autofocus and with a Stepping Motor (STM) and six group zoom system it supports the Rebel SL1's Movie Servo AF feature for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus during video recording. Manual focus override is possible. A high precision aspherical lens reduces chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range for sharp imaging and Canon lens coatings provide accurate color balance and minimal ghosting and flare.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good image quality (32),Easy to use (28),Fast / accurate auto-focus (22),Large clear LCD (21),Image stabilization (14),Fast shutter speed (13),High ISO performance (13),Quiet (13)
Short battery life (7)
Best Uses:
Travel (28),Family photos (23),Landscape/scenery (22),Wildlife (22),Low light (15),Video (12),Sports/action (11),Weddings (8)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (21),Semi-pro photographer (6),Pro photographer (4)

Canon SL1 Features

  • 18MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor: High resolution, low-noise imaging and fast performance speed, including 4 fps continuous shooting, is provided by the combination of the Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor and 18MP CMOS sensor
  • 3.0" Clear View II Touchscreen LCD Monitor: A 3.0" Clear View II Touchscreen LCD monitor with 1,040k-dot resolution provides clear composition and playback viewing even in bright light. Its smudge-resistant coating keeps the monitor clear
  • Full HD 1080 Video Capture: Full HD Movie mode supports Movie Servo for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects during recording. When shooting video with one of Canon's STM lenses, Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens' stepping motor (STM) for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus
  • Compact Form Factor: The Rebel SL1 is a particularly compact and lightweight DSLR, weighing approximately 13 oz
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens: The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers wide-angle to standard length shooting capability specifically designed for APS-C cameras. It is equivalent to a 28.8-88mm focal length in the 35mm format and its minimum focus distance is 9.8"
  • Lens Compatibility: The Canon Rebel SL1 is compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses
  • 9-point Autofocus System: A 9-point AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross center point) provides fast and accurate autofocus performance when shooting with the viewfinder. The Center AF point is AF cross-type at f/5.6, Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II: The Hybrid CMOS AF System is utilized when shooting photos and video in Live View. Combining two different kinds of AF-phase and contrast detection-continuous focus tracking becomes faster and more accurate than ever before in Live View
  • ISO Range: An ISO Range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) provides low-noise capture in low light situations and saturated colors in bright conditions
  • Continuous Shooting: The Rebel SL1 offers continuous shooting rates of 4 fps for up to 7 consecutive RAW files or 28 full resolution JPEG files
  • Video Snapshot: With the Video Snapshot feature, the SL1 captures short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) and combines them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights album
  • Optical Viewfinder: The SL1 features an Optical Viewfinder with 0.87x magnification. Shooting with the optical viewfinder ensures steadier images and is effective when shooting in bright conditions when shooting rapidly
  • Scene Intelligent Auto: Scene Intelligent Auto Mode automatically delivers optimally adjusted photos and offers improved scene detection for better results when shooting at night
  • Special Scene Modes: Special Scene Modes including Kids, Food and Candlelight give you advanced presets to ensure the best possible photos under difficult shooting conditions
  • Creative Filters: Creative Filters add expressive touches to your images and can be seen in real time when shooting in Live View
  • Effect Shot Mode and Background Simulation: The Effect Shot feature automatically captures two shots simultaneously: one without effect and one with a Picture Style or Creative Filter effect. This makes it easy to see how each effect changes the photo without compromising the original image
  • Lens Aberration Correction: The SL1 features lens correction tools that compensate for specific lens characteristics that can affect image quality. Peripheral Illumination Correction adjusts light falloff in the corner of an image based on the type of lens being used
  • JPEG Resizing and In-camera Cropping: For images easier to email, the SL1 can resize JPEG files in-camera, while leaving the original image untouched. And because the SL1 creates large 18MP images, in-camera cropping creates files large enough for direct printing or other purposes
  • Photobook Set-up: Photobook Set-up feature allows you to share you images in book form. Users can easily choose specific images, images in a folder and even all images, then specify their sequence and layout. The results can be printed in book form with ease
  • Optional GPS Compatibility: With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the SL1 can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function
  • Supported Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Canon SL1 Specifications

Camera Type
Digital SLR with Interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Camera Format
Canon APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
Actual: 18.5 Megapixel
Effective: 18 Megapixel
Max Resolution
17.9MP: 5184 x 3456 at 3:2
Other Resolutions
8MP: 3456 x 2304 at 3:2
4.5MP: 2592 x 1728 at 3:2
2.5MP: 1920 x 1280 at 3:2
0.35MP: 720 x 480 at 3:2
Aspect Ratio
Sensor Type / Size
CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
Dust Reduction System
Memory Card Type
Focus Type
Auto & Manual
Focus Mode
Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points
Viewfinder Type
Pentamirror, Optical
Viewfinder Coverage
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.87x
Diopter Adjustment
- 3 to +1 m
Display Screen
3" Rear Touchscreen Live Preview LCD (1040000)
Screen Coverage
Live View
Exposure Control: ISO Sensitivity
Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 25600-)
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method
Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes
Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Flash Off, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 1.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Built-in Flash
Flash Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 4 fps
Dedicated Flash System
eTTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection
Hot Shoe
Video Recording
Frame Rate
at 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
at 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
at 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
Exposure Control
Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
AV Recording: ISO Sensitivity
100 - 6400, Expandable to 12800
Exposure Compensation
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Continuous Auto
Continuous Shooting Time
1920 x 1080
29.9 min.
1280 x 720
29.9 min.
640 x 480
29.9 min.
Audio Recording
With Video, Stereo + Mono, Via Optional External Mic
In-Camera Image Editing
Art Bold, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Resize Image, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Trim, Waterpainting
Shutter Lag
0.075 Seconds
Self Timer
2 sec, 10 sec
AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
1x LP-E12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter
ACK-E15 (Optional)
Operating Temperature
32 to 104 deg.F (0 to 40 deg.C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Focal Length
18 - 55 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 - 88 mm
Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of View
74deg. 20" - 27deg. 50"
Minimum Focus Distance
0.82' (0.25 m)
Image Stabilization
Filter Thread
Front: 58 mm
Camera: 4.6x3.6x 2.7" / 11.7x9.1x6.9 cm
Kit Lens: 2.7x3.0" / 6.85x7.62cm
Camera: 13.05oz / 370g (body only, without battery or card)
Kit Lens: 7.2oz / 204g
Mfr #
8575B003 FB

Canon SL1 Reviews

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Reviewed by 34 customers


Wonderful lightweight camera great image quality


from Livermore Ça  -  Semi-Professional

I purchase this camera for lightweight and travel and find myself using it all the time. The image quality is outstanding and is a joy to use. I am semi professional photographer and own other Canon cameras this is perfect for travel and ease of operation. I recommend this camera for the beginner to the seasoned pro.


Very capable Camera


from Raleigh, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this camera to have a lighter option for hiking and vacation over my 60D. Quality and ease of use were on par with the 60D from my experience. I won't go into a technical comparison as those reviews are well chronicled here and helped me to make my purchase decision. I coupled the SL1 with the new Tamron 16:300 and minimized the lens swapping exercise routine that was part of most vacations and outings. Performed well on a recent trip to Yosemite and the Oregon Coast. For the cost, weight and quality of photo's I would definitely recommend this camera.


Great Camera for this price !!!


from Sunnyvale, CA  -  Casual Photographer

This is my first DSLR and I'm already super excited about it. I bought this a month ago and I've already taken some good pictures out of this camera. This is very compact and also has a touchscreen LCD (though I don't use the touchscreen much) for viewing the images. There are several features in the manual mode as well for amateurs like me. I'm slowly trying them out. Even though it's small, when you attach the lens it looks bigger, but still smaller than other cameras. The reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because the LCD screen is not flip-out, which Canon did away with (maybe to reduce the size of the camera). But this is really useful when you're shooting from a raised angle.


Fabulous camera for amateurs on the go


from Clarkston, MI  -  Pro Photographer

I'm a pro photographer, but I bought the SL1 for my wife. She LOVES it. She had a Canon SX40, but wanted to take her photos to the next level. She loves the touch screen LCD and the photos are fabulous. She is still in the "Auto+" stage, but she is learning to shoot manually with it.


My favorite travel camera


from Torrance, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used my SL-1 on three trips and liked it so much I bought a second body so I don't have to changes lenses on my next trip.


awesome camera


from Rocky Hill, Ct.  -  Photo Enthusiast

My SL-1 Takes photo's that are of very high quality.It rivals my 7D and is a lot easier to carry when I am in the field birding. Adorama has been exceptional in advertizing their products. Adorama makes it easy to purchase what you want.I highly recommend Adorama!


Great Little SLR


from Cypress, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Pros: Great picture settings, HD video is excellent, light weight, love the touch screen, it's like an iphone in your camera. Love the Handheld night scene setting Con: Video mic volume is low and can't be adjusted


Better, faster, lighter than my T1i


from San Francisco, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought the EOS Rebel SL1 (100D in the rest of the world) as a replacement body for my T1i, which I will now resell. The weight difference was the initial motivation for making the change, but the SL1 has the newer DIGIC 5 processor and a slightly more coherent user interface. I've only had the camera for a few days, so I haven't yet explored all of its features. I tried it out yesterday at a baseball game using a Tamron 18-200 zoom lens, and was very satisfied with my ability to capture the action using the continuous shooting feature. The new body and the old lens makes a great combination for most of my photo needs, and I expect that the new body will soon gather many frequent flyer miles with me.


Great Camera in a Small Body


from Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If you Canon shooter looking at mirrorless cameras for those times you want to carry a smaller, lighter camera then consider this the SL1 for the following reasons: 1. Coupled with Canons 40 mm lens, you have a unit which is less than 4-1/2" wide, 4" high and 4" deep and weighs 20.4 ounces. 2. Handles all EF lenses 3. View finder as well as live view 4. Controls in familiar locations plus adding touchscreen controls 5. Can shoot RAW

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Don't let the small size fool you...


from white oak, tx  -  Pro Photographer

Bought to have with me at all times because of size and capabilities. Great little tool. Never be caught without a camera again. Sometimes its hard to lug around the larger cameras and lenses, but this one being so compact makes it nice to be ready for anything.

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