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Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and lens. The value for money and portability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the flash. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, value for money, lens, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon EOS 100D Review


Canon was late in entering the mirrorless camera market. When it did come out with the EOS M it faced some flak due to the slow autofocus speed. Although Canon did announce a firmware update to improve the AF speed in June this year, the damage was...

The 3-inch 1040k-dot fixed LCD screen is touch sensitive which is a huge plus as it reduces the need for more physical buttons around the screen for certain functions. This is important to keep the camera body compact. The sensitivity of the...

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 review


The race to see who has the smallest Interchangeable lens camera continues. Pentax, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony have introduced very small Compact System Cameras, while Canon's EOS Rebel SL1 ($750, including an 18-55mm kit lens) is still the “world's...

Quality Canon 18MP stills ; Good 1080/30p videos ; Very fast, accurate focusing

Grip may be too small for some ; Mono onboard sound ; Quality falls off after ISO 800

Canon DSLRs remain top sellers because they take good stills – and in the case of the EOS Rebel SL1 – good videos.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1


Canon's high-performing EOS Rebel SL1 is the tiniest digital SLR you can put your hands on, but it may be too small for some hands.

Compact design. Touch screen. Quick to start and focus. 4fps continuous shooting. Smooth live view focus experience. Microphone input. Good high ISO performance

Limited Raw burst shooting. Pentamirror viewfinder. Fixed rear LCD. May be too small for some hands

Canon bills the EOS Rebel SL1 ($649.99 list, body only) as the world's smallest digital SLR. There's no arguing about that; it's impressively small, making Canon's standard 18-55mm zoom lens look positively huge in comparison. The 18-megapixel camera...


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Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1)


Note: We've used European (EOS 100D) and North American (Rebel SL1) versions of this camera. Most of the product photos are of the 100D version, but we'll refer to the camera primarily as the Rebel SL throughout this review. There are no functional...

Very small and light with good grip for small to medium-size hands ; High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400 ; Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen ; Special coating minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use ; Hybrid AF II /...

May be too small for those with larger hands ; Grip may be insufficient for use with larger lenses ; AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it) ; Flash produces red-eye in Night portrait mode ; Non-STM lenses struggle in...

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D is an ideal camera for consumer users looking for better image quality, with improved live view and movie-mode autofocus in a small body. Its touchscreen interface offers a modern set of digital controls in a camera that...

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D


If impressive image quality in an extreme light weight & small size but still fully-capable,full-featured DSLR camera appeals to you, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D has your name on it.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (with 18-55mm STM lens)


About six-and-a-half years ago, Olympus announced the E-Volt E-410, which at that point became the smallest dSLR ever. In the years since, I don't remember anybody attempting to match it for size. But given that it used a Four Thirds-size sensor --...

Sized for small-to-medium hands, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 delivers the expected photo and video quality in a comfortable and well-executed design.

It's pretty slim on features.

While the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is a perfectly reasonable entry-level dSLR, you can get the same photo and video quality in a smaller body for the same money (or less) by opting for a mirrorless interchangeable-lens model.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1


Canon's lightest, smallest Rebel yet points the way forward for DSLRs.

There's been quite a bit of noise in recent months about the "Death of the DSLR." We've written about this previously, and there's definitely a nugget of truth to it. Every major camera manufacturer now produces a mirrorless camera system, with only...

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Camera Test: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR


The whole point of the cameras we call interchangeable-lens compacts (ILCs) was supposed to be their small size. By removing the mirror, manufacturers could shrink camera bodies to heretofore impossible levels of tininess. Now, five years after we gave...

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Canon EOS 100D review: does the Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D offer more than its size?


The Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D is the world's smallest and lightest DSLR. But is its image quality up to scratch? Find out in our Canon EOS 100D review.


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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D


The EOS SL1 / 100D is styled like a traditional consumer Canon DSLR, but with a body that's shrunk in every dimension. Impressively though this hasn't compromised composition, control or connectivity: the EOS SL1 / 100D features a decent-sized 3in...

World's smallest DSLR. Truly compact body ; Good photo and video quality ; 1080p movies with respectable continuous AF ; Excellent touch-screen interface ; Microphone input ; Remote control over USB using PCs or Macs ; New kit lens with very quiet AF...

Modest continuous shooting speed at 4fps ; No built-in Wifi and no Canon accessory either ; Screen doesn't flip-out, it's fixed in position ; Basic auto exposure bracketing of three frames ; No auto-panorama mode in-camera ; Non adjustable AF area size...

As someone who's been using mirror-less cameras a great deal over the past year I admit to approaching the EOS SL1 / 100D with some skepticism. But once you get it in your hands it really is a very enjoyable camera to use, delivering the quality,...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:Optical Viewfinder


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:22.3 x 14.9 mm


Bayonet Compatibility:Canon EF / EF-S
Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon LP-E12


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes