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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 07:51:21 AM »
I think the camera will be a great success.

I've always found that people like to look through the viewfinder of a camera  ;)

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 07:51:21 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 02:01:48 PM »
Has anyone figured out if this is a new sensor with better noise characteristics? DXOMark says the T5i has identical performance to the T4i...not that I believe DXOMark testing fairly represents image quality in absolute terms... I would just expect them to show different results with a new sensor. Is the SL1 using the same sensor as the T5i?
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 02:51:39 PM »
I am confused when people say things like "it will be too small for my hands", and talks about it being "good for girls", etc...

I'm assuming you'd all be considering this camera as just a "compact"/ fooling around camera for when your 1-Series' are in the shoppe. What compact fits good for all you large handed men?
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 08:37:18 PM »
I think its a sense of machoness, people of all shapes and sizes use smaller gadgets and love them(see the iphone). That said I did pick up a rebel XT and I could see myself getting claw hands with prolonged use(compared to using a 5d3/7d or even t3i), but I chalk that up to older ergonomics rather than small gadgetry.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2013, 10:33:07 PM »
Just picked I one up at bestbuy today.  It's going to make a great travel camera.  This way I can leave my 60D at home. Also picked up the 40mm pancake while the sale is still on.





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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2013, 10:46:24 PM »
Has anyone figured out if this is a new sensor with better noise characteristics? DXOMark says the T5i has identical performance to the T4i...not that I believe DXOMark testing fairly represents image quality in absolute terms... I would just expect them to show different results with a new sensor. Is the SL1 using the same sensor as the T5i?

Is the SL1 sensor supposed to be the same as the t5i?

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 03:24:54 AM »
Has anyone tried the SL1's silent shutter mode?

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2013, 02:50:25 PM »
I just did. Didn't even know the feature was there. It still has the motor noise that is part of the shutter sound but it does take away the plasticky shutter slap.

I did a quick dB measurement with my iPhone. (Shutter speed 1/160, and 48dB ambient noise)
Normal single shot mode 96-97dB
Silent singke shot mode 92-93dB

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2013, 06:27:35 AM »
ISO1600 RAW file please!
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2013, 02:45:00 AM »
On Saturday (here in Australia, it's Monday afternoon already) - I went to my local dedicated photography store, and tried the 100D (SL1), 700D and EOS M (The store only had the SL1 for 1 week).  I was impressed with how small and light the 100D was, as a body - though it had the 18-55mm IS STM lens attached, which looked 'quite big' relatively speaking.

I wrote in the "Future of the EOS M" thread about my experiences with the EOS M (summary: it has a small size with the 22mm f/2.8 lens attached, but AF is too slow for me).  The EOS M with 22mm lens can easily be put into a small bag (or into a large pocket) Build quality and weight spoke of quite decent materials being used.

Thanks Marsu42 and verysimplejason for your comments / reflections on my earlier post on this thread about the SL1 / 100D. Some further thoughts of mine follow....

The 100D though felt too big to use in that way (definitely not pocketable, even with the 40mm STM pancake). Actually after I had used the 100D for several minutes and saying I liked what Canon had done, but I wasn't sure the size was right (for my girlfriend). The female salesperson told me that she felt the grip wasn't to her comfort- as her hand felt too cramped and 'naturally' felt she needed to hold it more steady with 2 hands.

We then used / compared a 700D - which I had not seen in person or used before, and I much preferred that size. As my girlfriends hands are almost the same size as mine, ergonomics are very personal. As I said to the salesperson, it's probably wisest for me to take my girlfriend to the store to look before actually buying the any camera for her.

The AF on both the 100D and 700D was really quite ok: relatively fast and definitely smooth!  I used the 18-55mm IS STM lens on both camera bodies, and it felt more balanced on the 700D. I'm hard pressed to tell any difference in speed, but AF seemed similar on both. I like STM! (I guess as a budget option to USM in some cases). In the fairly well lit store, the AF wasn't as quick as my 7D using a lens with USM - but it was decent


The 100D was exactly $100 (AUD) less than the 700D, which I thought... hmmm for $100 the 700D does give you more - eg functions, etc.  The 100D's view finder was quite decent size and bright, ok not as large / bright as my 7D, but better than my 350D.  I asked about the 18-135mm STM lens, wow, that lens is still quite expensive here in Aus. So in summary, I think the 700D (or even the 650D - which will be getting cheaper) are better options for my girlfriend... than the 100D / SL1. Who knows when I should purchase it (her birthday is November...!)

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2013, 04:38:48 AM »
The female salesperson told me that she felt the grip wasn't to her comfort- as her hand felt too cramped and 'naturally' felt she needed to hold it more steady with 2 hands.

That's what I figured, and for me personally the 60d or 6d (same camera size, better grip size) is the smallest I'd want to use as a main dslr - but then again, lots of people buy small cameras, obviously they use it in a completely different way than I do. Maybe they just take it out, shoot a couple of pictures and then put it away again in a bag or around their neck ("tourist style" :-)).

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
I personally think Canon missed the target with the 100D ... they should have removed the flash, given it a better AF system and enable more features of the DiG!C processor ... and another name ... in short, made it a direct competitor for the DSLM camera.
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2013, 11:44:17 AM »
and enable more features of the DiG!C processor

That's what Magic Lantern is for :-)

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2013, 11:44:17 AM »