These days Canon is working on minimizing their DSLR size rather than focusing on the mirrorless cameras resulting launch of Rebel SL1 now. It’s a DSLR having all the traditional DSLR features but its very light weight and small in size, in fact it is the smallest DSLR of world till now.
When every major camera brands are busy in developing new cameras with mirrorless technology, Canon is experimenting something with the dimensions of its DSLRs.
The Rebel SL1 (super lightweight 1) is the new camera out which is now the world’s smallest DSLR and still compatible with the EOS lenses. You can make out on your own about the super lightweight of the camera as it weighs about 397 grams.
The camera of Rebel SL1 can accommodate the new EF-S 18-55 mm IS STM optic and it is there in the box with the camera. The camera is provided with DIGIC 5 image processor and having 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor.
The camera has the new hybrid autofocus and offers sensitivity from 100-25,600 ISO. The camera is having 9 point standard AF. You can record full HD videos comfortably with the camera and it has special stability features for capturing videos and pictures in low light.
The camera performance of Rebel SL1 is really impressive with both view finder and LCD or live mode. AF works fine and the picture quality is impressive in low light conditions.
Canon has designed this Rebel SL1 camera small in size and light in weight but still it is comfortable to hold. To lots of professional photographers, using it will be a problem in starting as they are used to of a little heavy DSLRs but it is great for people who buy DSLR just for the sake of fun.
When I went on with the camera in details then I found that Canon has provided all the traditional DSLR features inside this little DSLR and literally it feels good to have a light weight DSLR.
Another camera is the Rebel T5i which is the predecessor of the T4i. The design is not fresh as it is carrying the identical design of T4i but the body finishing is fresh.
The camera Rebel T5i is having 18-55 mm lens and every option is perfectly fit. Also the T5i is bigger in size than the SL1 and holds a bigger lens.
Canon Rebel SL1 Price
The T5i price is about $750 without the lens and it will cost about $800 with the SRM lens while the Rebel SL1 is going to cost around $799 with lens.