Canon has just announced two new Rebel DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T5i and the EOS Rebel SL1, both of which are poised to be compact DSLRs that will deliver impressive imaging performance. Additionally, a new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens has been announced. This lens, which is designed specifically for use with APS-C-sized sensors, adds a level of refinement to the existing 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and matches the new features of these two cameras well. In addition to the DSLRs and lens being announced, a new member of the point-and-shoot PowerShot family has also been announced: the SX280 HS. This camera succeeds the popular SX260 HS and adds a new level of imaging performance and integrated wireless connectivity.
The new EOS Rebel SL1 is a highly compact and lightweight DSLR that features a large 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for producing impressive image quality and high low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600. The DIGIC 5 processor contributes greatly to achieving notable image quality when working in low light, and also offers great speed throughout the camera, including a maximum continuous shooting rate of 4 fps. Full HD 1080p movie recording is supported, too, in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps, as well as HD 720p video at 60 fps. While recording video, the Movie Servo AF system enables continuous autofocusing with subject-tracking capabilities, and manual exposure control is available for greater control over the look and feel of the movies. A built-in monaural microphone handles the sound recording, and manual audio level adjustment is available as well, for enhanced control.
Benefitting both still and moving imagery, a nine-point AF system is used to acquire focus accurately, and a high precision, dual-cross f/2.8 center point allows especially precise focusing capabilities. When working in live view, for either still shooting or video recording, a new Hybrid CMOS AF II system is employed to combine the precision-oriented benefits of contrast-detection focusing with the speed of phase-detection focusing for faster, defter, overall focusing abilities. The 3.0” 1,040k-dor Clear View touch-screen LCD monitor II also features Touch AF, which provides the ability to simply touch anywhere on the screen to pinpoint focus position, for use in creative selective focus applications or when working with busy backgrounds and subject matter.
The touch-screen functionality also gives way to intuitive menu navigation and playback control for applying camera features and modes, such as Scene Intelligent Mode, as well as the new Effect Shot mode and Background Simulation.
In addition to being available as a body only, the EOS Rebel SL1 is also available in a kit with the newly announced EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The combination of the SL1 and this lens is an ideal system to use for travel and everyday shooting applications, due to their individual and combined light weight and small form factors.
The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is the updated kit lens that has been specifically designed for use with Canon APS-C-sized image sensors. It provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-88mm to cover wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives. This lens separates itself from past 18-55mm iterations by its inclusion of Canon’s STM stepping focus motor, which fully supports the use of the Movie Servo AF mode to produce quiet, smooth, fast and accurate focusing abilities, which are particularly beneficial when recording HD movies. Also contributing to sharper movie recording is a dedicated image stabilization mode, Dynamic IS, which can account for a greater variety of camera movements and provide an enhanced level of reduction of the effects of camera shake. When working with still imagery, a four-stop equivalent Optical Image Stabilizer system is also available for minimizing the appearance of more traditional camera shake that can occur when working in dimly lit conditions, or at the longer end of the zoom range.
One UD (ultra-low dispersion) and one high-precision aspheric lens are integrated into the lens design to help lessen chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range and provide greater color fidelity and image contrast. Optimized lens coatings are also applied to lens elements to help achieve greater light transmission, higher contrast, and to reduce lens flare and ghosting.
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||28.8-88mm|
|Camera Mount Type||Canon EF-S|
|Diagonal Angle of View||74° 20' - 27° 50'|
|Lens Construction||13 elements in 11 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.8" / 25cm|
|Image Stabilization||Optical Image Stabilizer|
|Focus Adjustment||Inner focusing system|
|Dimensions||2.7 x 3.0" / 69 x 75.2mm|
|Weight||7.2oz / 205g|
Combining speed, imaging abilities and efficiency, the EOS Rebel T5i is the new flagship Rebel DSLR, and with it comes an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor to provide high-resolution imagery with expandable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. The image processor also integrates a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter to produce smooth image quality, which is especially apparent when working with higher ISO sensitivities in difficult lighting conditions. The processing prowess also provides notable speed throughout the camera system that enables continuous shooting up to 5 fps and full HD video recording in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps. When recording HD movies, full-time continuous autofocusing with subject tracking is possible in the Movie Servo AF mode, and manual exposure and audio control is also possible for more refined control over the look and feel of movie recordings.
The built-in 3.0” 1,040k-dot Clear View touch-screen LCD monitor features a vari-angle design that enables extensive positioning capabilities to better suit working from high and low angles, as well as aiding in composing self-portraits. The monitor’s touch-screen functionality also gives way to intuitive menu navigation and playback control, as well as the Touch AF interface, which enables precise control as to exactly where in the frame it focuses. The focus system itself utilizes an array of nine cross-type points, including one high precision, dual-cross f/2.8 central point, for effectively acquiring focus. When working in live view, the imaging sensor (Hybrid CMOS AF) also contributes to the focusing performance by enabling both phase- and contrast-detection focusing methods, to achieve sharp focus quickly and precisely.
For refining the look of imagery, a host of imaging modes and features are available ranging from intelligent autoexposure systems to creative effects. Scene Intelligent Auto Mode works to produce highly accurate exposure settings based on an analysis of the scene, resulting in aesthetically pleasing, well-rendered imagery. When working in difficult lighting conditions, Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control, and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction all work to produce images with exceptional quality by layering and compositing several exposures into one frame. Additionally, seven Creative Filters are available for use, and their effects can be displayed in real time when working in live view.
|Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm||Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-135mm|
The EOS Rebel T5i is available as a body only or in a kit with either the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Both of these lenses are ideal choices for use in a wide variety of shooting situations, as they range from wide-angle to telephoto perspectives and feature compact, lightweight designs. Both lenses also incorporate Canon’s STM stepping focus motor to provide notably smooth, quiet focusing performance that is especially well suited to HD video applications.
The SX280 HS, available in black or red, features a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that is paired with the newly introduced DIGIC 6 Image Processor. The combination of these two technologies works to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 6400. The processing abilities of the new DIGIC 6 also produce the Canon HS SYSTEM, which works intelligently to diminish the appearance of noise when working with higher sensitivities and, in turn, create higher-quality imagery when working in dimly lit conditions. In addition to still-imaging performance, the SX280 HS supports full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps for fluid motion rendering. Aiding the sensor and processor is a built-in 20x optical zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-500mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide range of scenarios. An Optical Image Stabilizer system is available, too, to help minimize the effects of camera shake when working in low-light conditions or with greater zoom magnifications.
For intelligently handling exposure and camera settings, Smart AUTO mode is available, to select from 58 predefined shooting situations in order to optimize camera settings. The Face ID function also contributes to Smart AUTO by helping to achieve sharp focus and proper exposure on pre-registered faces to ensure clear, detailed portraiture. A Hybrid Auto function is available, which utilizes Smart AUTO as well as the Intelligent IS (image stabilization) system to produce crisp, clear four-second HD 720p video clips when working in Movie Digest mode. The four-second clips are automatically recorded every time a still image is taken to provide additional insight and context into the resulting photographs. The Intelligent IS system that is employed in this function works to reduce the effects of camera shake, and can select from six different stabilization modes: Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid IS), Tripod IS, Dynamic (video only) and Powered (video only).
Benefitting all of the imaging technologies within the SX280 HS is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables instant sharing of image files to social networking sites via the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Additionally, transferring of imagery to a PC and to an Android or iOS device is also supported when used in conjunction with the Canon CameraWindow app. A GPS module is also integrated into the camera’s design to benefit travel photography and geo-tagging possibilities for recording locational information within the metadata of each image file. When used in combination with the included Canon software, tracking and pinpointing of each shot is possible on a map.
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|Canon EOS Rebel T5i||Canon EOS Rebel SL1||Canon PowerShot SX280 HS|
|Camera Type||Interchangeable lens digital SLR camera||Interchangeable lens digital SLR camera||Point-and-shoot digital camera|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 5 Image Processor||DIGIC 5 Image Processor||DIGIC 6 Image Processor|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS sensor||CMOS sensor||CMOS sensor|
|Image Sensor Size||22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C)||22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C)||1/2.3"|
|Pixel Unit||4.3 µm square||4.3 µm square||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Color Filter System||RGB primary color filters||RGB primary color filters||RGB primary color filters|
|File Size||L/RAW: 5184 x 3456 (17.9MP)
M: 3456 x 2304 (8MP)
S1: 2592 x 1728 (4.5MP)
S2: 1920 x 1080 (2.5MP)
S3: 720 x 480 (0.35MP)
|L/RAW: 5184 x 3456 (17.9MP)
M: 3456 x 2304 (8MP)
S1: 2592 x 1728 (4.5MP)
S2: 1920 x 1080 (2.5MP)
S3: 720 x 480 (0.35MP)
L: 4000 x 3000
M1: 2816 x 2112
M2: 1600 x 1200
S: 640 x 480
L: 4000 x 2664
M1: 2816 x 1880
M2: 1600 x 1064
S: 640 x 424
L: 4000 x 2248
M1: 2816 x 1584
M2: 1920 x 1080
S: 640 x 360
L: 2992 x 2992
M1: 2112 x 2112
M2: 1200 x 1200
S: 480 x 480
|Still Image File Format||JPEG, RAW||JPEG, RAW||JPEG|
|Color Space||sRGB, Adobe RGB||sRGB, Adobe RGB||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Picture Style||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3||N/A|
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), White Balance Correction, and White Balance Bracketing||Auto, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom (Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K), White Balance Correction, and White Balance Bracketing||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom|
|Built-In Lens||N/A||N/A||Canon 20x optical zoom lens|
|Lens Focal Length||N/A||N/A||4.5-90mm (25-500mm, 35mm equivalent)|
|Image Stabilization||N/A||N/A||Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent IS|
|Viewfinder Type||Eye-level SLR with fixed pentamirror||Eye-level SLR with fixed pentamirror||N/A|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Approx. 95%||Approx. 95%||N/A|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.85x / 23.8°||Approx. 0.87x / 24.5°||N/A|
|Eye Point||Approx. 19mm||Approx. 19mm||N/A|
|Dioptric Adjustment Correction||-3.0 or +1.0||-3.0 or +1.0||N/A|
|Autofocus Type||TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection||TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection||TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus|
2” / 5cm to infinity (W); 3.3’ / 1m to infinity (T)
2”-1.6’ / 5-50cm (W)
|AF Points||9 points (all cross type at f/5.6, center is diagonal cross-type at f/2.8)||9 points (center AF point is AF cross-type at f/5.6, center AF point is vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|AF Working Range||EV -0.5-18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)||Center AF point: EV -0.5-18
Other AF points: EV 0.5-18
|Not specified by manufacturer|
|Focusing Modes||One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focus||One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focus||Not specified by manufacturer|
|AF Point Selection||Manual or Auto||Manual or Auto||Not specified by manufacturer|
|AF Assist Beam Range||13.1' / 4m at center, 11.5' / 3.5m at periphery||13.1' / 4m at center, 11.5' / 3.5m at periphery||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Exposure Metering Modes||TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor: Evaluative metering, partial metering (approx. 9% of finder), spot metering (approx. 4% of finder), center-weighted average||TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor: Evaluative metering, partial metering (approx. 9% of finder), spot metering (approx. 4% of finder), center-weighted average||Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot|
|Exposure Metering Range||EV 1.0-20.0 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.8 II lens, ISO 100)||EV 1.0-20.0 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.8 II lens, ISO 100)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Exposure Control Modes||Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual (incl. bulb)||Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual (incl. bulb)||Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock|
|Exposure Control Systems||Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode||Scene Intelligent Auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control mode||M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Sports, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie|
|Photo Effects||N/A||N/A||My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red|
|Sensitivity Range||Auto, ISO 100 - 12800 (expanded to 25600)||Auto, ISO 100 - 12800 (expanded to 25600)||Auto, ISO 80 - 6400|
|Exposure Compensation||+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps (manual)||+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps (manual)||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps|
|Shutter Type||Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled||Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Shutter Speed Range||30 - 1/4000 sec, bulb||30 - 1/4000 sec, bulb||15 - 1/3200 sec|
|Shutter Release||Soft-touch electromagnetic release||Soft-touch electromagnetic release||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Self Timer||2 or 10 sec.||2 or 10 sec.||2 or 10 sec.|
|Shutter Lag Time||Approx. 0.075 to 0.150 sec.||Approx. 0.075 to 0.150 sec.||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Built-In Flash Type||Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror||Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror||Auto pop-up|
|Built-In Flash Modes||Not specified by manufacturer||Not specified by manufacturer||Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off|
|Built-In Flash Range||Not specified by manufacturer||Not specified by manufacturer||1.6-11.5' / 0.5-3.5m (W); 3.3-6.6' / 1-2m (T)|
|Built-In Flash Recycling Time||Not specified by manufacturer||Not specified by manufacturer||10 sec. or less|
|Flash Metering System||E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative and average flash metering), FE lock||E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative and average flash metering), FE lock||N/A|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 steps|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous, Self-timer||Single, Continuous, Silent Single, Silent Continuous, Self-Timer||Single, Continuous, High-Speed Burst HQ, Self-timer|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||Up to 5fps||Up to 4fps||Up to 3.8fps (14fps in High-Speed Burst HQ)|
|Maximum Burst (UHS-I Memory Card)||JPEG (L): Approx. 30 frames
RAW: Approx. 6 frames
RAW + JPEG (L): Approx. 3 frames
|JPEG (L): Approx. 1140 frames
RAW: Approx. 8 frames
RAW + JPEG (L): Approx. 4 frames
|Up to 7 frames in High-Speed Burst HQ|
|Video File Format||MOV (H.264, Linear PCM)||MOV (H.264, Linear PCM)||MP4 (Image: IMPEG4-AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (Stereo))|
|Video File Size||HD: 330MB/min.
|Full HD: 4288KB/sec. (60fps); 2945KB/sec. (30fps)
Miniature Effect HD: Up to 195KB/sec. (in 6fps)
Miniature Effect SD: Up to 73KB/sec. (in 6fps)
Super Slow Motion Movie SD: 1465KB/sec.
Super Slow Motion Movie QVGA: 977KB/sec.
|Frame Rates||1920 x 1080: 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976), 25p
1280 x 720: 60p (59.94), 50p
640 x 480: 30p (29.97), 25p
|1920 x 1080: 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976), 25p
1280 x 720: 60p (59.94), 50p
640 x 480: 30p (29.97), 25p
|1920 x 1080: 60fps, 30fps (29.97)
1280 x 720: 30fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6fps,3 fps, 1.5fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6fps, 3fps, 1.5fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120fps
Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240fps
640 x 480: 30fps (29.97)
Digest Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30fps (29.97)
|Continuous Shooting Time (8GB Memory Card)||HD: Approx. 22 min.
SD: Approx. 1 hr. 32 min.
|HD: Approx. 22 min.
SD: Approx. 1 hr. 32 min.
|Full HD: 30 min. 3 sec. (60fps); 43 min. 29 sec. (30fps)
HD: 2 hr. 03 min. 55 sec.
SD: 5 hr. 14 min. 34 sec.
Miniature Effect HD: Up to 22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec. (in 1.5fps)
Miniature Effect SD: Up to 34 hr. 04 min. 46 sec. (in 1.5fps)
Super Slow Motion Movie SD: 1 hr. 27 min.
Super Slow Motion Movie QVGA: 2 hr. 07 min. 47 sec.
|Video Focusing Modes||One-shot AF, Servo AF, Manual Focus, Face Detection plus Tracking AF, FlexiZone Multi, FlexiZone Single||One-shot AF, Servo AF, Manual Focus, Face Detection plus Tracking AF, FlexiZone Multi, FlexiZone Single||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Video Sensitivity Range||Auto, ISO 100 - 6400 (expanded to 12800)||Auto, ISO 100 - 6400 (expanded to 12800)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Range||8-bit, 0-255||8-bit, 0-255||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Video Exposure Control||Program AE (P, Av, Tv) with shutter speed from 1/4000 to 1/30 sec., Manual||Program AE (P, Av, Tv) with shutter speed from 1/4000 to 1/30 sec., Manual||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Video Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Monitor Type||TFT-LCD with Touch Panel LCD (capacitive type) and anti-smudge coating||TFT-LCD with Touch Panel LCD (capacitive type) and anti-smudge coating||TFT-LCD monitor|
|Monitor Size||3.0" / 7.6cm||3.0" / 7.6cm||3.0" / 7.6cm|
|Monitor Resolution||Approx. 1,040K-dot||Approx. 1,040K-dot||Approx. 461k-dot|
|Monitor Coverage||Approx. 100%||Approx. 100%||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor Brightness Control||Auto, Manual (7 selectable levels)||Auto, Manual (7 selectable levels)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Interface||USB 2.0, HDMI mini (type C)||USB 2.0, HDMI mini (type C)||USB 2.0|
|Video Out||NTSC/PAL selectable||NTSC/PAL selectable||NTSC/PAL selectable|
|Wireless Connectivity||N/A||N/A||Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS modules|
|Power Source||LP-E8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack||LP-E12 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack||NB-6L rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack|
|Battery Life (at 73°F/ 23°C)||Viewfinder:
AE 100%: Approx. 550 frames
AE 50%, FA 50%: Approx. 440 frames
AE 100%: Approx. 200 frames
AE 50%, FA 50%: 180 frames
AE 100%: Approx. 480 frames
AE 50%, FA 50%: Approx. 340 frames
AE 100%: Approx. 160 frames
AE 50%, FA 50%: 150 frames
|Normal: Approx. 210 frames
ECO Mode: Approx. 260 frames
|Startup Time||Approx. 0.1 sec.||Approx. 0.1 sec.||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Recording Media||SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card||SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card||SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||N/A|
|Operating Temperature||32-104°F / 0-40°C||32-104°F / 0-40°C||32-104°F / 0-40°C|
|Operating Humidity||85% or less||85% or less||10-90%|
|Dimensions||5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1" / 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8mm||4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7" / 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm||4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3" / 106.4 x 62.8 x 32.6mm|
|Weight (Body Only)||18.5oz / 525g||13.1oz / 370g||7.4oz / 210g|