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CanonEOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White)
 
4.8

(based on 299 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (232)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (212)
  • Good image quality (210)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (168)
  • Large clear LCD (146)
  • Image stabilization (143)

Cons

  • Short battery life (30)
  • Noisy at high ISO (18)
  • Lag / shutter delay (6)
  • Poor in low light (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (164)
  • Family photos (157)
  • Travel (156)
  • Low light (119)
  • Sports/action (90)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (95), Photo enthusiast (85), Semi-pro photographer (32), Photography student (8), Pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (191), Yes (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just get it!

I'm a film student and amateur photographer, this thing is perfect for both. When I don't want to use my huge professional video camera, I use this thing which has quality that's still...Read complete review

I'm a film student and amateur photographer, this thing is perfect for both. When I don't want to use my huge professional video camera, I use this thing which has quality that's still fantastic. It's small, yet not too small (and I have big hands), and fits on my rails rig perfectly fine with follow focus and all. The depth of field can go from anything from super-shallow to very deep, and it looks amazing!
Photography wise, I'm a paintball player who also does media on the side, so laying down or sitting on the sideline and dodging paint with this thing is a breeze. Slap a telephoto on it and you're good to go, don't have to worry about taking a hit to the body of the camera because my hands cover nearly the whole thing! It shoots amazing sports shots and is so customizable that you can do basically anything you need to with it. Check out the attached picture, this thing catches paintballs mid-air all the time, makes for really cool shots!
This thing is amazing! Just get it!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Atypical Product Experience, Sadly Typical Repair Experience

My SL-1 exposure or shutter timer failed - three times - in Australia, in Costa Rica and in NYC. Canon "repaired" the camera after the first two fails but refused...Read complete review

My SL-1 exposure or shutter timer failed - three times - in Australia, in Costa Rica and in NYC. Canon "repaired" the camera after the first two fails but refused to replace the lemon. I cannot rationalize paying another $[$]for another repair, especially as the lost photo opportunities have convinced me that I cannot rely on this camera. A popular definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome. Canon apparently cannot repair the camera and will not stand behind it. It and its lens set are now pricey paper weights. I am a "semi-pro" photographer and have 5 Canon bodies and many lenses; the SL-1 was intended for a small backup body and a non-intimidating street shooter. After 50 years of shooting with Canon, I am going Sony - makers of better sensors, more reliable electronics and more advanced technologies - with comparable optics.

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5.0

Highly recommended camera, looks beautiful & performs better

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

I totally love this camera! I've made some really great quality video's, and starting with Astrophotography and it's proving quite excellent. Touchscreen is extremely handy especially with ability to touch focus and touch shutter to avoid camera shake...just a light touch and snap it takes a picture or series of pictures without shaking the telescope or camera if on a tripod. Lots of options and modes and the white version is so beautiful I want to use it any time I can. Thank you B&H for offering this lovely camera it will be a great joy for years to come.

 
5.0

Ready to travel

By New to Canon

from Undisclosed

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

Good travel size, easy to use and great pictures! Great optionality for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I totally love this camera!

By Anthony

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

This is my first dslr and I have to say I'm really impressed. This White version is just gorgeous, it's so beautiful I want to use it all the time because it looks so cool, then the features and quality of the images make me want to use it more and more. The night shot capabilities turn night into day with the right manual settings, I'm having so much fun with it. The Touchscreen is a great help when using touch focus snapshots on pictures without having to press the shutter and shake the camera, and with on the fly focusing in live video you can make professional looking video easily. Had a hot pixel one the screen but there is a quick screen cleaning fix for this and it's gone, you can even have dust or scratches you may get with time on your lense removed by the software each time you take a picture so it's like it's not even there. Best thing I bought in years. 5 stars!

 
5.0

Great

By Samuel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

Perfect for filming in a budget

 
5.0

Love it. Great price

By Michelle

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

Easy to use. Takes great pics

 
5.0

It is a good e small DSLR

By Diego

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

I'm so satisfied. The only negative point is the lack of wi-fi connection.

 
5.0

Canon EOS Rebel

By Denette

from Undisclosed

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

Bought this for Christmas for Christmas for my 11 year old daughter and I to learn together as she's found interest in photography. Online reviews said it's a great starter camera and good for smaller hands, and people who are coming from using an iPhone--all was right! I researched cameras that were easy to use being that neither of us have ever owned a real camera, and this one checked all the boxes. My daughter has been able to figure out how to use it easily and taken great photos immediately. She sat down and read the easy to use manual when she wanted to know more which was great! She loves the camera, and was surprised to see it in white which she loves too!! I literally bought this last minute for her for xmas and had it at my doorstep within 2 days and in time for Christmas!! No stores around me had it and this was the best price around for the camera, memory card and bag bundled together. She had everything she needed to start taking pictures on Christmas Day!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressive!

By Theresa

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

I have a Canon Mark IV, so it's hard to impress me with anything else, but this little Rebel knocked my socks off. Color and clarity as well as amazing images in low light situations. Bought it for my parents who wanted great quality, ease of use, small & light enough to carry on trips; this camera was perfect!

 
5.0

Best 2nd Camera

By Gertrude's Dad

from Dallas tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

I needed a second camera to complement my 7D. This was a perfect fit. Small and compact with flawless performance.

 
5.0

User friendly

By Tatiana

from Undisclosed

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

I have had this camera about 2 weeks now and I love it. The battery life is great. It's easy to figure out without having to read the manual. It's lightweight and small. The white color is sharp and I've gotten impressed compliments on it's appearance and weight. I can't wait to get better so I can start playing with different lenses.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and recommend it to others

By Vajra

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

I haven't explored all this camera can do completely, but I've been having a lot of fun playing with it. And I'm very impressed with the quality of the photos it takes. In particular, I love its apparent ability to suck up every photon in a 50-mile radius - haven't had to use the flash yet!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing camera for the money!

By Kerri

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

I bought this camera as something to be more than my phone camera is (which replaced my point and shoot) and love it so much.

As its a Canon, and I've come from a Canon family (the first photos of my sister and i were taken on my fathers 1960-something SLR) and my Dad taught me how to use his camera until my interest wained in the my early teens. Now that I'm an adult, and wanted to pick up  where i left off at 13 - but also wanted something more than my cell phone to take photos, my desired choice was a Canon and I was right to make it. 

The ease of use is amazing.. I've only had the camera a month and learning new things about it every day. I rarely get a bad shot and love having a real view finder to use. The touchscreen is a lovely added bonus, in order to adjust light balances and such, but also the ISO.  

Its a light weight camera, so perfect for traveling and its smaller size, so can hide in my handbag and not weigh it down. Battery life is long lasting, despite being used frequently while traveling (I've been in England for over 8 days and still on full charge) Its also a nice looking camera which has received loads of compliments.

I'd post of list of cons, but yet to find any!! Adore this camera and can not wait to grow into and love it even more!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A good buy for the cost

By Jray

from West Lafayette IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

For the money spent, you get a good slightly better than entry level DSLR capable of shooting great pictures. It's a compact camera, which helps in portability and keeping things small.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy and recommend this camera

By Softballmom7

from Houston, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

We were on vacation visiting New York so when I happen to walk upon B&H I was more than excited to say the least because I order online from them all the time. But to actually go in Camera Heaven I was dreaming. Okay, back to why I am filling this out lol! My daughter bought this camera for herself to use while in New York, I'm not going to lie I love this camera and lucky for her I have several lenses that she can interchange with. She loves it!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

more than satisfied, many compliments.

By Sparky

from Bay City, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

Received as a gift, Fiftieth wedding anniversary from my wife.
a friend took our pictures and complimented on the size and ease of operation.
Many inquires to the color and size, most wanted to know where it was purchased.

 
5.0

Great product

By Dee

from NJ

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

This is my second set.. I loved it

 
5.0

Great buy

By Pearl for pics

from Ferndale NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

I just purchased this camera for my own professional use. Mostly to take outdoor pictures of children and I have to say the pictures are very sharp and professional looking! I absolutely love the fact that it weighs almost nothing - it makes the photo session that much easier. I would definitely recommend this camera. Great buy!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My go-to Camera every time i travel

By Barco Images

from montclair, nj

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

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

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

This camera is light, when equipped with the Canon 40mm "Pancake" you will forget you're carrying a dslr. The photo quality is amazing although it lacks in the high ISO range. I wish the battery life was a bit longer so I wouldn't have to carry around multiple batteries. This is my main camera I use for my home studio and would recommend it to all of my friends!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Para iniciar en fotograf�a

By Diana

from Cuenca, Ecuador

Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (White):

Acabo de recibir mi c�mara ac� en Ecuador y me encanta que sea muy compacta y liviana pues suelo irme de viaje a la Amazon�a y no puedo llevar mucho peso, ya empec� a hacer algunas pruebas, estoy muy contenta y lista para desarrollar �ste hobbie. Gracias a ByH, la entrega fue r�pida y recib� todo lo que hab�a comprado.

 
5.0

Exactly what I was looking for!

By PDW

from Mentor, Ohio

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    A lightweight camera that both my wife and I can use with little effort when on vacation or just walking around town. It takes high quality pictures with good color and sharpness. The small size might take some getting used to but will feel quite comfortable after using it for a short time. Overall I'm quite pleased with the camera and would recommend it to anyone looking for a compact SLR.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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