Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Kit
Compact 18-megapixel digital SLR camera with hybrid autofocus and 18-55mm STM zoom lens
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Item #: 280SL155
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Aww. It's so cute.
Yes. Yes, it is. But don't let that fool you. The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 may be one of the smallest DSLRs you've ever seen, but make no mistake, it's every ounce a Rebel. Canon has managed to pack almost every popular feature from its class-leading line of Rebel cameras into a smaller, but full-featured design. In some cases, it's even exceeded the benchmarks set by its predecessors. The SL1 boasts Canon's second-generation hybrid autofocus, a system that pairs contrast detection and phase detection to draw upon the strengths of both for superior focusing performance. In this camera, the coverage area for the system has been expanded to fill almost 80% of the live view area, making for better overall performance in tricky situations.
Canon also included their ultra-quiet, fast-focusing STM (stepping motor) 18-55mm image-stabilizing zoom lens with this kit for capturing outstanding, blur-free photos and videos under all kinds of shooting conditions.
Action and sports photographers will appreciate the difference the DIGIC 5 image processor makes. The SL1 fires off continuous 18-megapixel still shots at 4 frames per second. And because the processor enables greater light sensitivity and noise reduction, it's easier to increase your shutter speed so you can freeze the fast moving action at the perfect moment, even when your surroundings get hectic. Plus, the controls are built for speed as well: the SL1's mode select dial presents your options logically and simply. Even the dial's icons are raised a bit to make them easier to discern in low light.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is significantly smaller that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at right (not included), while offering similar performance.
The LCD display on the back has some cool tricks as well. It features three diagonal inches of gorgeous, 1,040,000-dot high-resolution screen. Given the overall size of the SL1, this is a notable achievement. And get this: it's touch-enabled, allowing you a lightning-fast method of controlling your camera's settings. In fact, the touchscreen acts in a manner similar to many smartphones, so you'll find the interface easy and intuitive.
Video shooters will also appreciate the external stereo microphone input and the settable microphone input levels. Canon realizes that acquiring good audio is the first step towards making your videos truly professional, so the SL1 is loaded with features that will help you do just that.
Don't worry that the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, with all its helpful settings, will be complex. Intelligent auto modes, autofocus, and scene detection will ensure great results for beginners; you can explore custom options as you gain confidence with the camera. A plethora of creative options await the curious and the enthusiastic.
You don't have to be an expert photographer to use an SLR they all offer easy automatic shooting. Because of their build quality and the physics of good glass and large sensors, even their built-in automatic settings will get you better pictures than most point-and-shoots or mobile devices. But experienced photographers and budding hobbyists can get more creative by manually adjusting settings like aperture and shutter speed. SLRs let you expand your shooting options with additional lenses and flashes to suit just about any situation. If you'd like to record the occasional video, look for a model with high-def movie mode.
Great Camera ... very light and seems easy to use. Haven't had it long but like so far
Pros: Light weight, can change lenses..
Upgraded from the entry level T3 and so far I like the new features. Touch screen works really well. Camera and kit lens has received high marks from several reputable websites. Nothing to complain about so far.
Pros: For previous Canon owners, the SL1 is easy to get used to. Small size and weight is a big plus. Easy to carry around when shooting all day.
Cons: None really. Upgraded the supplied camera strap to a padded one, but that is a given for all cameras. For people with large hands, the small size of this camera could be a problem. Recommend trying it out before you buy.
Very compact and easy to use, very happy with this camera.
Got this to replace my T3 this SL1 blows the T3 away in everything!! photos look better video is 100 times better the screen looks much clearer I can actually manual focus with the SL1's LCD screen on my T3 it was such low quality it was near impossible!
Pros: light fast video awesome!
Cons: nothing yet but the battery don't last as long as the bigger DSLR's
My wife bought this camera for a cruise to Alaska that we went on. The Camera was real fun to use and took great quality pictures. Its not as big as other DSLR which is nice. This is our first DSLR and we are still learning all the stuff you can do with them. The camera has lots of different settings and photo effects that are more than i would ever need. I usually just set it on auto and let it do its thing. My wife's more into messing with all the settings.
Pros: nice size. Great picture quality. quick even in regular mode. Good price also.
Cons: No flip out screen but we knew that buying it. I haven't found a panoramic mode but there is software out there to stitch pictures together.
lightweight, smaller than previous models
I am newbie to DSLR and always wanted to smaller camera. I bought the new Canon SLR1 as soon as it came into the market. It is compact using the 40mm lens. This camera has all the same features as the larger t4i or t5i but just smaller size. It does not have the flip LCD but that is ok. I like the touch screen and navigating through the menus are quick. The weight is a plus compare to the full size dslr. I don't mind carry this camera around on trips. It is still too bulky to carry this camera in the pants pocket, but it is perfect in my wife's handbag. hehehe Coming from a point and shoot camera, the battery life is awesome and it takes much better quality pictures with ease. I no longer have to worry about leaving the power on and be mindful of the battery running out. All I have to do is press and shoot. I would recommend the SL1 to any beginners. The price is a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for. It can't go wrong to own the latest Canon DSLR and being the smallest DSLR.
Pros: weight, size, battery life, and cool factor for being tiny dslr, compatibly lens with other Canon lens
Cons: price, still bulky, no flip lcd screen
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||29-88mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||18|
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||5184 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.36|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera. The SL1 kit includes the camera body and the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM zoom lens. It has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses.
Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 uses an eye-level SLR viewfinder with pentamirror with 0.87x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -3.0 to +1.0 diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.
3" Clear View LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The EOS Rebel SL1 features a 3" Clear View LCD Touch Panel monitor. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1,040,000 pixels for Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The screen has the same capacitive technology as today's popular mobile devices, and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.
Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly with the optional RC-6 remote controller.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers approximately 18.5 million total pixels and 18.0 million effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor: The Rebel SL1 is equipped with Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The DIGIC 5 works with the CMOS sensor to deliver images with great detail without the need for artificial light sources. The camera can achieve higher ISO sensitivity, and can shoot up to 4 frames per second continuously.
Image Recording: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, and Small 3. For each resolution (except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large Fine JPEG image simultaneously.
Aspect Ratio: The camera image sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:
|Quality||Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count|
(JPEG and RAW)
|5184 x 3456
|4608 x 3456
|5184 x 2912
|3456 x 3456
|Medium||3456 x 2304
|3072 x 2304
|3456 x 1944
|2304 x 2304
|Small 1||2592 x 1728
|2304 x 1728
|2592 x 1456
|1728 x 1728
|Small 2||1920 x 1280
|1696 x 1280
|1920 x 1080
|1280 x 1280
|Small 3||720 x 480
|640 x 480
|720 x 400
|480 x 480
RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.
Recording Media: The EOS Rebel SL1 records images on an SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is not guaranteed.
Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the sensor surface of the camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you can delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the supplied software.
Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel SL1 offers 12 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:
Shooting Movies: The EOS Rebel SL1 can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. You can record audio using the built-in microphone (monaural), or with an optional stereo microphone with a 3.5mm plug. When shooting movies, a large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended. Slower cards may not record your movies properly. You can select from the following recording sizes and frame rates:
Movie Servo AF: When Movie Servo AF is enabled, you can shoot a movie while focusing a moving subject continuously. The built-in stepping motor of the supplied 18-55mm IS STM lens greatly minimizes the focusing noise while recording movies.
Video Snapshots: A video snapshot is a short movie clip lasting 2, 4, or 8 seconds. You can combine a series of video snapshots into an album, and save them as a single movie file. The compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying on an HDTV via the HDMI port.
9-Point Auto-Focus System: The EOS Rebel SL1 features a high-precision 9-point wide area auto-focus that uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in ever more complex lighting. In addition, the camera incorporates a diagonally mounted, high-precision cross-type sensor at the center AF point that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines when fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are used, for added accuracy and precision with these wide-aperture lenses. All focus points can be chosen automatically or manually.
AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. You can magnify the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.
ISO Speed: The Image Sensor's sensitivity to light, or the ISO Speed, can be set to suit the ambient light level. In Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically from 100 to 6400. In other modes, you can set the ISO automatically or manually from 100 to 12800, with expansion to 25600. You can also maximum ISO speeds of 400 to 6400 for ISO Auto.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
Shoot by Ambience: Except in the Scene Intelligent Auto and Flash Off Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, and Cool, each at Low, Standard, or Strong effects. You can also choose Brighter or Darker, with Low, Medium, and High settings, and a Monochrome setting, with Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.
Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative Auto. Picture Style selections include:
Creative Filters: The EOS Rebel SL1 now lets you apply a filter effect while shooting. While looking at the Live View screen, you can see how the filter effects the photo. You can save the photos with and without the Creative filter applied. The types of filters include: Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, and Miniature effect. You can also apply Creative Filters to your stored images, and save them as new images.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop increments, although the indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to +/-2 stops.
Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, or when shooting with the self-timer or optional remote controller, you can take three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will change with each shot taken.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.
Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3 remote switch is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.
Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash with E-TTL II autoflash metering. The flash takes approximately 3 seconds to recycle for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash is ready. You can set the exposure compensation for the flash to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions include:
External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the EOS Rebel SL1 has a hot shoe for adding optional external flash units. The camera is compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites, plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject. The built-in flash can work as a Master unit with Canon Speedlites with the wireless slave feature and trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire.
GPS-ready: The EOS Rebel SL1 is compatible with the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver. The GP-E2 mounts to the camera's hot shoe, and records location information, such as longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and time data for attaching to your photos and videos.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can shoot up to about 4 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a single burst will vary with the image quality setting:
|Image Quality Setting||Maximum Burst|
|8 GB SDHC Card||UHS-I Memory Card|
|RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine)||4||4|
Self-Timer: The camera will record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can set the time each image is displayed on the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only, or by rating.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2), nine (3 x 3), 36 (6 x 6) or 100 (10 x 10) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Resize Images: To create images that you can share by email or online, you can resize JPEG images in the camera, and save them as new files. The aspect ratio cannot be changed, but you can resize the image to a smaller size.
Cropping: Images can be cropped in the camera and saved as a new file. You can zoom in on subjects anywhere in the frame, switch the orientation or even change the aspect ratio.
PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack (Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the Canon HTC-100, is required.
AV Out/Digital Jack: The AV Out/Digital jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable for downloading the recorded images and movies. The same jack also lets you view your images and videos on a non-HD TV set when connected with the optional AVC-DC400ST AV cable. The video output is compatible with NTSC and PAL systems (switchable).
Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an external microphone.
Remote: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for use with the optional RS-60E3 Remote Switch. The wired remote switch has a 2' cord, and is recommended for long exposures and bulb shooting.
Battery: The EOS Rebel SL1 operates on the supplied LP-E12 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/875 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E12 battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E12 battery is as follows:
|Shooting Method||Temperature||Shooting Conditions|
|No Flash||50% Flash|
|Viewfinder||At 73° F||480 shots||380 shots|
|At 32° F||420 shots||350 shots|
|Live View||At 73° F||160 shots||150 shots|
|At 32° F||150 shots||140 shots|
|Movie Shooting||At 73° F||1 hr 5 min||N/A|
|At 32° F||1 hour||N/A|
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minutes.
Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Lens: This EOS Rebel SL1 kit comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Image Stabilizer (IS): The lens has a lens shift type Image Stabilizer. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is turned on/off through a switch on the barrel of the lens.
Stepping Motor (STM): This new lens features a built-in stepping motor and focus mechanism which delivers smooth and quiet continuous auto-focusing. This is especially helpful when shooting movies in the Movie Servo AF mode, as very little focusing noise is recorded as you shoot.
Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To shoot in auto-focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF." To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch on the camera barrel to "MF," and focus by turning the focusing ring.
Optional Accessories: This lens can be used with an optional EW-63C hood and optional screw-on filters (58mm).
Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel SL1 comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 28.1, which includes:
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