• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon SL1 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $849
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.60 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    1140 vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T30 advantages over Canon SL1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.06 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.54x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Extremely compact and lightweight for a DSLR; Delivers good image quality that's virtually identical to the Canon T4i/T5i; Accurate and relatively fast autofocus with improved Live View and Movie Hybrid CMOS II AF; Full 1080p HD movie recording; Better-than average kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM).

  • Still not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Slightly worse than average dynamic range and high ISO performance; Poor battery life.

  • Same great image quality as the X-T3; Excellent high ISO performance for an APS-C camera; Improved hybrid AF system with full image area coverage; Fast AF speeds; 4K video up to 30p; Compact design; Great value.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than predecessor; No in-body image stabilization; Single card slot; No dedicated headphone jack; No weather sealing.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Canon SL1
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T30
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A58

Canon SL1
Sony A58
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony A58
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon SL1
Pentax K-S1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Pentax K-S1
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon SL1
Sony A6100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony A6100
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • Longer exposure
  • $648
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Canon SL1
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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