So, in order to make do for what the lackluster EOS M camera was, Canon decided it was time to create something new, that used existed technology that was already reliable. Enter, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the world’s smallest Digital SLR. SL stands for “super lightweight,” weighing in at just a tad bit of 14 ounces, but still can make use of full-size EOS lenses, like the new EF-S 18-55mm IS STM optic that ships in the box of the camera. The real internal specs include an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor, a 1.04M-dot fixed touchscreen, a new hybrid autofocus and standard 9-point autofocus. A decent sensitivity ranging from ISO 100-25,600, capture of 1080p HD video at 30 or 24 fps, a built-in mono mic, along with a stereo mic input jack on the side rounds off the whole package.
In other words, it’s not original: the camera that these parts were taken from was the pre-existing EOS Rebel T4i, which now will be renamed the T5i due to the SL1’s creation, and as a result will only get a new basic kit lens. Prices for the T5i range from $750 (body-only), an 18-55mm kit package that costs $900, and a T5i that will cost $1100 with longer 18-135mm lens.
But back to the feature story: the ROS Rebel SL1: it will come out in April for $650 (body only), or $800 with the new 18-55mm STM lens. Snap on some quality Canon lenses and you’ve got one heck of a beginner’s DSLR camera,without the weight and bulk.
Via: Canon USA