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
can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or
wirelessly with the optional
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
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.
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 |
|3:2 ||4:3 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
(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
No recording media is supplied with
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
The EOS Rebel SL1 offers 12 different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:
- Program AE:
This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Basic Zone:
- Scene Intelligent
Auto: The camera analyses the scene, and automatically
selects the settings.
- Flash Off: Disables the
- Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still
set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and
picture style settings.
- Portrait: Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out.
- Landscape: For wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.
- Close-up: To take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.
- Sports: For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action.
- Special Scene: Once you select the Special Scene
Mode, you can choose from the following modes:
- Kids: Camera continuously focuses for recording
children running around.
- Food: When shooting food, the photo comes out vivid
and bright, making the food look delicious.
- Candlelight: When shooting a person in candlelight,
the candlelight color tones will be retained.
Portrait: For images of people at twilight or at
- Handheld Night Scene: Allows you to take handheld
photos at night by recording four photos that are combined into a single
- HDR Backlight Control: Useful for taking photos
with bright and dark areas. Three photos are taken and combined into a
single image with restored detail in dark and light areas.
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:
- 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio
for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Available frame rates: 30 fps, 24 fps
- 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for
viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Frame rate: 60 fps
- 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3
aspect ratio; Frame rate: 30 fps
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.
The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still
subjects, the camera focuses only once.
- AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps
changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button
is pressed halfway.
- AI Focus AF: switches from
One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.
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:
- Auto: the
camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions,
color temperature: 3000-7000 K
- Daylight: for recording outdoors on a
bright day, color temperature: 5200 K
- Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature:
- Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K
- Tungsten Light:
for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
- White Fluorescent
Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
- Flash Use:
a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites,
color temperature: 6000 K
- Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
- Other WB Settings:
- Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
- White Balance
Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
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
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.
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:
- Auto: the color tone is adjusted to suit the scene
- Standard: image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp
- Portrait: for nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone
- Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
- Neutral: natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC)
when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied (recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: for black and white images
- User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
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.
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
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
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
increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions
- AF-Assist: Under
low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you
press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable
easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
- FE Lock: FE (flash
exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part
of a subject.
- Red-Eye Reduction: Using the
camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the
common phenomenon of red-eye effect.
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:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode
utilizes 63 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 9%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject; uses approximately 3.8%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
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 |
|JPEG (Large/Fine) ||28 ||1140 |
|RAW ||7 ||8 |
|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:
- 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after
pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optional
control in this mode.
- 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after
pressing the shutter release.
- 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of
images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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).
- Focus Length/Aperture: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Minimum Aperture: f/22-36
- Construction: 13 elements
in 11 groups
- Angle of View:
- Diagonal: 74º20' - 27º50'
- Vertical: 45º30' - 15º40'
- Horizontal: 64º30' - 23º20'
- Maximum Magnification: 0.36x (at 55mm)
- Field of
View: 12.9" x 19.8" (at 18mm) to 3" x 4.4" (at 135mm)
- Minimum Focusing Distance:
- Filter Diameter: 58 mm
- Diameter: 2.791"
- Length: 3.36"
- Weight: 7.2 ounces
Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel SL1 comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 28.1, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.13 (Windows/Mac):
primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can
also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
- ImageBrowserEX Ver. 1.1
(Windows/Mac): primarily for JPEG image
viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. You can also play and edit MOV
movies and extract still images from movies.
- EOS Utility Ver. 2.13 (Windows/Mac): allows you to
download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard
drive, set various camera settings, and shoot remotely with the computer
connected to the camera
- PhotoStitch Ver. 3.1 (Windows)/Ver 3.2 (Mac)
- Picture Style Editor Ver. 1.13 (Windows/Mac): allows
you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them
as original Picture Style files
- EOS Sample Music