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Canon SL1 (no lens included) Compact 18-megapixel digital SLR camera with hybrid autofocus

Item # 280SL1

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...

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...

Item # 280SL1

About the Canon SL1 (no lens included)

Deia Z.

A small camera with big-camera features

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.

A small camera with big-camera features

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.

It's going for speed

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.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is significantly smaller that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at right (not included), while offering similar performance.

A nice touch(screen)

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.

Clear as a bell

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.

Geared to your pace

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.


Product highlights:

  • 18-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size Hybrid CMOS image sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm) includes a broad area of pixels dedicated to phase-detection autofocus, adding a second method of determining focus
  • hybrid autofocus offers a widened area of contrast detection and phase detection components for enhanced full-time subject tracking, even while shooting video
  • touchscreen-enabled high-res 3" LCD (1,040,000 dots) with Live View allows composing shots on-screen in real-time
  • refined, 360-degree-rotating mode selection dial features raised icons for improved operation anytime, even in low light
  • high-def movie mode with full-manual exposure, continuous autofocus, selectable frame rates, and dedicated record button
  • Video Snapshot mode captures short video clips in two, four, or eight second bursts to easily create exciting, "multi-take" movies
  • DIGIC 5 image processor provides exceptional image quality and enhanced low-light sensitivity
  • optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
  • integrated cleaning system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • manual audio level adjustment
  • 9-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing, central sensor optimized to f/2.8
  • 63-zone metering system for accurate exposure
  • hot shoe for Canon EX-series Speedlite flash accessories
  • built-in wireless flash control can operate multiple off-camera Canon Speedlite flashes to create dramatic lighting effects
  • warranty: 1 year
Compatible Lenses:
  • compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting mode: 4 frames per second (up to 28 JPEG images, or 7 RAW images)
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800 (25,600 expanded)
  • shooting modes include: scene intelligent auto, program auto, creative auto, HDR backlight control, multi-shot noise reduction, flash off, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, and manual, portrait, landscape, night portrait, handheld night scene
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW (14-bit), JPEG (Fine, Normal, EXIF 2.3 compliant), or RAW+JPEG (Fine/Large)
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5,184 x 3,456
  • movie file formats: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
  • movie image size: up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (up to 30 progressive frames per second)
  • uses optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB interface
  • audio/SD video output (NTSC/PAL selectable)
  • mini HDMI output (cable not included)
  • external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included), internal monaural microphone
  • input jack for Canon RS-60E3 wired remote (also compatible with Canon RC-6 wireless remote)
  • 4-5/8"W x 3-5/8"H x 2-3/4"D
  • weight (body only): 13.06 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable LP-E12 lithium ion battery
  • LC-E12 battery charger
  • neck strap
  • USB cable
  • body cap
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
  • MFR # 8575B001

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera body (with body cap installed)
  • LP-E12 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cover installed (7.2V 875 mAh)
  • LC-E12 Battery charger (8.4V 0.54A)
  • 52" USB cable with USB type A connector on one end and mini-B USB 2.0 on the other
  • Adjustable cloth neck strap (with attached eyepiece cover)
  • Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM Ver.28.3
  • Canon EOS Digital Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Camera Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Camera Instruction Manual (English)
  • Camera Instruction Manual (Spanish)
  • Camera Warranty Card
  • Do More with Macro! booklet
  • Flash Classroom booklet
  • Online registration card
  • USB warning note
  • Notes on Prolonged Use

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More details on the Canon SL1 (no lens included)

Mark G.

Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Megapixels 18
Image Stabilization With optional lens
Highest Resolution 5184 x 3456
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/30p
Width (inches) 4-5/8
Height (inches) 3-11/16
Depth (inches) 2-3/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 14.36
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

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Supplied Software


Overview: The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera. It has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses. No lenses are included in the "body only" kit.

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
3:2 4:3 16:9 1:1
(JPEG and RAW)
5184 x 3456
(17.9 MP)
4608 x 3456
(16.0 MP)
5184 x 2912
(15.1 MP)
3456 x 3456
(11.9 MP)
Medium 3456 x 2304
(8.0 MP)
3072 x 2304
(7.0 MP)
3456 x 1944
(6.7 MP)
2304 x 2304
(5.3 MP)
Small 1 2592 x 1728
(4.5 MP)
2304 x 1728
(4.0 MP)
2592 x 1456
(3.8 MP)
1728 x 1728
(3.0 MP)
Small 2 1920 x 1280
(2.5 MP)
1696 x 1280
(2.2 MP)
1920 x 1080
(2.1 MP)
1280 x 1280
(1.6 MP)
Small 3 720 x 480
(0.35 MP)
640 x 480
(0.31 MP)
720 x 400
(0.29 MP)
480 x 480
(0.23 MP)

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:

  • Creative Zone:
    • 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 the subject.
    • Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness.
    • Manual 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 flash.
    • 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.
      • Night Portrait: For images of people at twilight or at night.
      • Handheld Night Scene: Allows you to take handheld photos at night by recording four photos that are combined into a single bright image.
      • 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.

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:

  • 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: 7000 K
  • 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 the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K
  • 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 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:

  • 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)
  • Faithful: 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 their PC)
  • 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.

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:

  • 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.

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.

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.

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 remote 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.

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.

EOS Webcam: Using Canon's EOS Webcam Utility software, you can use the camera as a webcam and livestream from a remote setup. You will need to connect the camera to your computer, using the included USB cable. While you are streaming, you can also record the video internally on the memory card. The software works with many of your favorite streaming apps, including YouTube Live, Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams, Apple FaceTime, and Messenger. EOS Webcam Utility is compatible with Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit) and macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and macOS High Sierra.


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 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.

Power Options

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.

Supplied Software

Supplied Software: The EOS Rebel SL1 comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 28.3, 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 (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

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