Canon SL1 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) 
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General
Model Number: SL1
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price: $395.35
Date Available: 2013-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 22.0 oz (623 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(117 x 91 x 69 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2912 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2034 x 1728 (3.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1456 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
720 x 400 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
640x480 (30/25)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: Phase-detect using 9 AF points with 1 High Precision cross-type center f/2.8 point; Live View uses Hybrid CMOS AF II phase-detect/contrast-detect AF on image sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, ~95% coverage, ~0.87x magnification, 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 m^-1 diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto(100-6400), 100-12800 in 1EV steps, expandable to H=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, SCN (Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control)
Self Timer: 10, 2, Remote, 10s Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Auto, Manual Flash
Flash Guide Number: 9.4 m / 30.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=9.4m (ISO 100); Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) or Wireless (RC-6)
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI-CEC, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.33
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.32
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 8
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.094
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.22
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF lag, Auto Selection mode = 0.102s Live View: Full AF lag, Quick Mode (Phase-detect AF), Single-point = 0.597s Full AF lag, FlexiZone (Hybrid AF), Single-point = 0.768s Prefocused lag: 0.082s
Startup Time: 0.6
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 2.60
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 150
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 380
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc (ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X v10.6+ (Intel processor required)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest and lightest DSLR according to Canon; 9-point single cross-type AF; fixed LCD; new Hybrid CMOS AF II.

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