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CanonEOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 60 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Good image quality (45)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (37)
  • Large clear LCD (37)
  • Fast shutter speed (27)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (36)
  • Family photos (35)
  • Landscape/scenery (33)
  • Low light (22)
  • Sports/action (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (5)

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5.0

Excelente Cámara

By SRL Fan

from San Juan, PR

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

Soy estudiante de fotografía y decidí comprar esta cámara porque es ideal para llevar a cualquier lugar. Su peso y su tamaño evitan que me fatigue rápido por cargarla. No quería comprar la T3i, pues la encontraba un poco deficiente, ni tampoco la T5i porque es enorme. La SL1 es muy cómoda, tiene colores realmente impresionante para ser una cámara "barata" dentro de la extensa gama que tiene Canon. Para quienes tienen poca experiencia utilizando una DSLR es realmente fácil de utilizar, y para quienes están en un nivel mas avanzado también tiene la parte de programación manual, TV y AV. Yo decidí comprarla con un lente EF de 50mm con la apertura maxima f/1.8. Resulta muy luminosa y perfecta para escenas con poca luz. De las pocas cosas que no me gustan es que su cuerpo es plástico, así que, tienes que tener extremada precaución con no dejarla caer. Ademas, la batería se agota un poco rápido. Por lo demás es perfecta.

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5.0

Great little camera

By Typical Disney Dad

from Cromwell, CT

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accepts Older Eos Lenses

Cons

  • No tilt screen

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

This camera is very compact but has all of the features that you want in a DSLR. Easy to carry and operate. I got it for my wife and expected it to be too small to feel comfortable in my hands but that is not the case.

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  • Yes

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5.0

What a great value!

By Jen

from San Diego, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Lightweight Camera Body
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    I upgraded from the Rebel XT (8mp) to this SL1 (18mp) and wow, what an improvement! The SL1 has so many additional features that improve the ease of use but still allows you the benefit of shooting fully manual as well. The biggest improvement to me is how LIGHT the camera is. I love taking quality photos, but the weight of carrying a heavy camera and lenses, especially when traveling, has been off putting for me. I am excited to take this new camera to Europe in less than 2 months.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Rut loves photography

    from Kennedale, TX

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      This camera is lightweight. Easy to use. I had a T4I and what a difference in carrying it around.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Small and lightweight with high quality

      By baysal adanus

      from TR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact design
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Lcd Tilt
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      With canon 40mm pancake lens, this is the smallest DSLR-lens combination in the world while keeping the image quality as good as larger products such as 650D. The responsiveness and the image quality of the LCD display makes the adjustments an easy task. If size and weight is important for you (it is for me) with high image quality, this camera is one of the best choices.

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      5.0

      Lightweight w/ all the bells & whistles

      By SuzanneC

      from Stuart, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        I use this professionally as a macro camera. It is much more user friendly than another (big name) camera that I own. It was SO lightweight - before I added the heavy (non-Canon) lens. I used both cameras at the same photo shoot and found the photos from the SL1 to be more vivid than my other camera. It's very easy to use, the menu is set up so I can easily find what I'm looking for, and the touch screen is awesome! I love this camera and I'd recommend it for personal and professional use. (I have not used the video yet)

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        4.0

        Really nice

        By John

        from Brazil

        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        The same power from its bigger brother (T5i), in a smaller body. Compact and excellent to use as a backup since fits most modern Canon lenses. Only complain is that the grip could be bigger without altering the overall size.

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        5.0

        Love my new camera!

        By GrandPen

        from Spokane, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              This was a great choice for my first DSLR! It is small and light but has all the features and quality of a larger camera body.

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              5.0

              In my professional opinion, AMAZING!!!

              By Highly Satisfied Customer

              from SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High Iso Before Grain
              • High Iso Before Noise
              • High ISO Performance
              • Highly Detailed Photos
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Lens Creep At Times
              • Some Abnormal Lens Creep

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              I am a pro photographer and wanted a lightweight camera for international travel. WOW!! This camera has blown me away!! I purchased body only, having plenty of lenses on hand. Every lens I put on this camera seems enhanced even more than my high dollar cameras! Extremely sharp detailed photos! Vivid color. Tons and tons of user friendly options built in, many automatic settings that are awesome if you're in a hurry. Extremely easy to access everything, especially with the touch screen! Wish my high end cameras had such easy access at just a touch! I put an old 55-250 kit lens on that I had laying around. I have never, honestly, had that lens perform with the quality it gave on this body! I cannot say enough good things about this wonderfully small, lightweight camera! I can add my heavy lenses and only have half the weight I would have had without compromising photo quality. I'm sitting here having a hard time thinking of what ISN'T great about it...any problems I have had have been the result of the learning curve, not the camera! I guess perhaps there are times that my expensive lenses search longer than normal for focus. (I had previously purchased, and returned the T5i, due to lower quality photos...no comparison to this camera, in my honest opinion)

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              5.0

              The complete camera

              By Callexusjim

              from Phoenix, Arizona

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  This was a gift to my 14 year old granddaughter as her first DSLR. I had a couple EF lenses for her to use as she gets familiar with it. What a blast. Her poor cat is becoming blind from the flash. When she starts her photography class in the fall she'll probably have shot 10,000 exposures. It does have everything!

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  GREAT little DSLR

                  By Steve in Tn.

                  from Tennessee

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    This little camera may not "impress", but while other people are getting cramps dragging around their hulking big and heavy cameras, you will be getting shots as good or better than they are with this small, lightweight beauty. I have had the pro level Canon cameras, including the 1Ds and the 5D MkII. I actually like this little shooter better than any of them. Use it with the pancake 40mm lens and you have an amazing device that is a joy to use all day long. My ONLY wish was that it had a little cleaner images at high ISO, but it is totally clean at 800 and usable at 1600 at moderate size prints. Any higher ISO and quality does suffer, so try to keep the ISO to 800 and under and you will be very pleased with this camera.

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                    5.0

                    Smaller and lighter than you think

                    By DGA

                    from Pound Ridge, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      This camera is hardly larger and heavier than most point and shoot cameras - but the image quality is light years ahead, the manual controls are the equal of more expensive DSLRs and yet - you can use it on full program, too.

                      A great camera that proves good things come in small packages

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                      4.0

                      Just what I was looking for...

                      By BeatleJohn

                      from Boston MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Size Size Size

                      Cons

                      • None experienced so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                      Long time user of Canon camreas and lenses, this camera is perfect for my needs. As Canon says, 'world's smallest and lightest dslr.' It travels very well yet is comfortable in my large, man hands. This camera has great features including HD video. It runs w/ a standard HD memory card. (The camera ships w/ a 16gb card, which gives you almost 2200 shots, on high settings.)It has all of the great features I've come to expect from Canon. Definitely worth checking out!!!

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                      5.0

                      Not bad for a camera.

                      By Thomas Engström

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        They say that the best camera is the one you carry with you.
                        This is a small camera but great for bring with you. Pick a lens that will make it bulky.

                        I have 2 Canon Eos 5D MKIII and this one is for my wife. She loves it. I would use it too - if it was not for work.
                        For the price of the body, you can't go wrong.

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                        5.0

                        exactly what I wanted

                        By photocrazy

                        from AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I wanted to move from a film camera to digital and SO GLAD I did this camera is great in size, easy to use and the clarity of the pohotos is amazing. B&H was so helpful throw the process and let me know my lens would work as well on the new camera and THEY DO. Thanks B&H

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Camera

                          By Jose the Learner

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I am using this great Canon SL1 DSLR to learn photography. Having used a Canon G9 for over 5 years I wanted a camera whose lens I could change and whose settings I could manipulate to get that perfect shot. The Canon SL1 meets that criteria and more. The camera is small, portable, and light weight. Most importantly, it takes a great photograph. I would high recommend it.

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                            4.0

                            Good buy

                            By Eth

                            from Mt Pleasant, MI

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            Good buy, refurbished but felt brand new and the delivery was right on time.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect way to get started

                            By Steve

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              This camera is my first foray into the DSLR world, after owning several point and shoot digital cameras. I must say, so far it has been a blast. It's easy to use and the quality of the pictures is fantastic. Several shots I've taken of surrounding flora look almost fake because of the clarity of the pictures. I haven't delved into the more complicated features just yet, but I'll get there soon. One of the main reasons I chose this camera is for the touch screen display, which I love. I think anyone with a smart phone will love it, too. I'd definitely recommend the SL-1.

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                              5.0

                              Best Little DSLR in Texas

                              By Bill

                              from Houston, Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small and Light

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                I wanted to reduce the weight and bulk I carry on photo outings, to birthday parties, grandkids' softball games, live stage performances, and generally all the time. My requirements were fairly minimal otherwise. Originally, I was looking to mirrorless, but Canon hasn't figured out that even mirrorless cameras need eye level viewfinders, so the EOS-M was out.

                                What a surprise! This camera is fantastic. I have the original digital Rebel, 20D, 40D, 5DMk2 and 7D to compare to, so I have a fair idea what Canon DSLRs can do. This is 90%, and that's more than enough.

                                I've used it on several outings now with a Sigma 18-200, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 35mm F2, Canon 85mm 1.8, Canon 100-400, Canon 70-200 F2.8, Canon 300mm F2.8, Canon 500mm F4, and my great surprise lens--the Sigma 8-16mm ultrawide. No disappointments with any of them.

                                The camera has a few less features than the 7D, including no micro-adjust AF. It also is slow in continuous shooting, but I never really did that anyway (you know...those annoying people at bird sanctuaries shooting 50 frames at a time.)

                                One suggestion for anyone who might shoot video with this camera: Get the kit with the STM lens. Even with my external microphone and vibration-isolating holder, I pick up AF noise shooting video.

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                                4.0

                                Very nice little camera!!!

                                By Humberto Yoji

                                from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Amazingly Lightweight
                                • Easy To Use
                                • VERY SMALL

                                Cons

                                • No Master Command Flash
                                • Only One Crossaf Sensor

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                The camera is perfect for personal uses and hobby. It is unbelievable small and light! Nevertheless, it is easy to use, the grip in not awkward at all. The reasons I am giving it four stars are the built in flash not acting as a master and the AF system with only on cross-type sensor. Otherwise, it is a perfect camera! Put a 40/2.8 pancake on it and it is almost pocketeable.

                                I had a EOS-M camera before, and the absence of an optical viewfinder annoys me. So glad Canon gave us this SL1 alternative!

                                The touch screen LCD is a pleasant bonus! It is very responsive, and is nice to zoom the pictures with the fingers. Also, it compensates a little the absence of a secondary dial.

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