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CanonEOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (87)
  • Good image quality (66)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (53)
  • Large clear LCD (50)
  • High ISO performance (38)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (68)
  • Family photos (49)
  • Landscape/scenery (47)
  • Low light (29)
  • Sports/action (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (37), Semi-pro photographer (19), Enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

In my professional opinion, AMAZING!!!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good small full featured camera

A full size camera in a small package. I wanted a camera that I could control but small enough to take anywhere when not shooting for a job. It replaces my G10 for...Read complete review

A full size camera in a small package. I wanted a camera that I could control but small enough to take anywhere when not shooting for a job. It replaces my G10 for travel.

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5.0

Great Shots

By James

from NYC

Verified Buyer

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

Love the images I got

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4.0

Perfect light weight travel camera.

By Tommy J

from Monroe Mi

Verified Buyer

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

I was looking for a small light weight travel camera body that would allow me to utilize my existing Canon lens. I purchased a Canon M2 with a lens adapter initially which I promptly returned due to its poor focusing and balance issues. The SL1 has proven that good things due come in small packages. The SL1 is an excellent camera for anyone seeking a reasonably priced compact back up camera that utilizes their existing collection of Canon lens. The only thing that is missing is a tilting viewing screen.

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5.0

Great Little Camera, I am surprised!

By Ricky T

from New Haven, CT.

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

I have a Canon 5D Mark3 and a Canon 6D , so I am used to the best quality in images using those two. But I needed a very light camera to take with me when I tour around Europe. I initially bought the Sony A6000. The colors are good and the images acceptable however, I am constantly irritated with the user interface. It is just not fun to use, not user friendly. So I sold it and bought two Canon SL1 - one with an 18-55mm and one with 10-18mm lenses. I took both to take pictures in New York City and the Botanical Gardens, wow, I was surprised how good the images are. Crisp, clear , sharp, and nice bright colors. And that's only using the jpegs straight out of the camera. Unlike the Sony A6000, I love the touch screen and how easy it is to manipulate where I want the focus point to go. Very user friendly! I highly recommend this tiny DSLR. You wouldn't be able to tell from just looking at the pics that it came from Canon's tiniest DSLR.

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5.0

Couln't be happier

By Gaff

from Poulsbo WA

Verified Buyer

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

Everything I wanted and more. This is a $1,000 camera in a $400 dollar package. The small body size works. The large file size works. Yet to find a negative quality.

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4.0

EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera

By BuddhaDog

from NEW YORK CITY

Verified Buyer

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

Great little camera! Very very light! Easy to use! With the 27mm or 40mm it like have a point and shoot being that is so small and light!

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5.0

Cute!

By Canonfan

from Dayton, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Tiny

Cons

  • 4 Frames Per Second

Best Uses

  • Perfect Backup Camera

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

This diminutive SLR was a very pleasant surprise. Very well specified and an excellent performer. It produces lower noise images than my 60D and is unbelievably small. Highly recommended!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great little camera

By BB

from Brooklyn

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

The new smaller, lighter body and the touch screen controls make this camera easy and fun to use. The picture quality is excellent.

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5.0

Great first camera!

By Suzy the Photographer in Training

from Asheville, NC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos

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

    I use this camera with a 50mm lens to shoot stylized food shots for a healthy food blog, detailed shots, and up close portraits of people. I love Canon and I love my new camera!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great addition to the line

    By Dovid

    from Bet Shemesh, Israel

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Can Someimes Feel Cramped
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

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

    Lightweight so it is easy for a casual camera yet has all the quality of a semi-professional one.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice

    By Mindy

    from VA

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

    Have older model DSLR, this Rebel is very impressive. Wish the body was a tad bit larger, but still a great camera and very affordable.

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    5.0

    Unbeatable value

    By Marpel

    from Pretoria, South Africa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I cut my teeth on a T1i and bought this camera with a 18-55 DC lens just to have a second body, but in truth mostly because it was on sale for $. I've had the camera just over a week now and I can honestly say that I have been pleasantly surprised. With the touch screen the camera handles with the ease of a mobile phone whilst at the same time retaining the familiar interface of my T1i. I must commend Canon on this extremely well thought out design effort!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Small but feel solid

      By Jean

      from Ardmore, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Travel

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

      First and foremost, it is small and light. But, certainly, not feel cheap or shabby. Image quality is good enough for most shooting condition, and good sound and feeling for the shutter as well. It is well worth for the money overall. In some cases, it is also a good choice to be picked as a second body for travel. Well done Canon!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera

      By Jdj

      from Billings, Mt

      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 EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        Personal use and the body is an upgrade from my previous camera. The former was 10 years old and the difference is amazing. The former was great and this is even better! Ease of use, great review, auto flash, lighter, and just fun to use. Very pleased with purchase and it came with a bag. B&H is awesome with their suggestions and help.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Nice

        By Dj

        from PA

        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

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

          Good camera, easy to use.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good small full featured camera

          By 88 keys

          from Chicago

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

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

            A full size camera in a small package. I wanted a camera that I could control but small enough to take anywhere when not shooting for a job. It replaces my G10 for travel.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            EOS Rebel SL1

            By Jim

            from Leawood, KS

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

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

            For the price point a good light weight carry around camera for family events etc. Use with a decent lens. I am using a Sigma F2.8 17-50. The big benefit is you can use your existing Canon style lenses vs. buying another brand and starting over with new lenses.

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            • No

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            5.0

            excellent

            By lb

            from boston,ma

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                so great!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic, compact, light SLR for the money

                By Photohubby

                from Wilmington, DE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife photos

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

                  I wanted an updated DSLR to replace an old EOS Rebel and wished to dedicate it to 'Big Bertha' my wife's telephoto zoom, so I didn't want to spend a lot, but i needed a capable camera that would not disappoint. I got the SL1 because it had many features of its bigger brothers yet was inexpensive and very light. Some claim to want a beefier DSLR to 'balance' their heavy lens. After lugging around such a heavy combo, I opted for the opposite approach. Buying the SL1 reminded me of buying my VW Rabbit instead of the GTI. You get most of the desired features, lose some performance, but still get all the fun while saving a lot of cash. This camera will not disappoint.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Love this Camera

                  By Dr Pepper

                  from Boulder, CO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Small Size

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

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

                  Due to the lightness of this model, it is my walking around camera of choice. It has more than enough features for the average serious photographer. I carry this every time I start out to photo or hike. I attach a 75-300mm lens with a 2x teleoonverter. Then if I find something that will remain in place and is not too far from the vehicle, I go get the big stuff. It is small for the male hand. I only can use the middle three fingers to grip it but due to its weight or lack of weight that can be over come. If you grip it with the right hand for a long time, fatigue will set in to the hand due to not beihg able to engage the 4th finger in the grip. This is the only reason I give it four stars.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent starter

                  By John

                  from Grantham, NH

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

                  This is my novice entrance into photography. From what I can tell the camera is great for a beginner. It came highly recommended by friends that are professional photographers. Everything is easy to get to and is pretty light. This body will last me a good while and I look forward to see in it produces everytime I pick it up.

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