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Rated 5 out of 5�by aggieprof Love my Little SLR
I've owned a variety of Canon cameras, both point and shoot and SLR Rebels. When the SL1 came out, I bought it right away for the small size and put away my Canon 60D. I haven't gone back. I love the small size of the camera body and have now purchased all the STM lenses also. I primarily use the white EF L 70-200 lens or the EFS 17-55 lens. I also like the new 24 mm pancake lens. My only complaint is that there hasn't been a second edition of this camera nor a firmware update.
July 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by Stony Have To Like It Even When I Don't Want To
I bought this camera (in WHITE) and am having a blast with it. Using an M42 adapter for lenses that stretch this camera, I am happy with results. They aren't amazing, but they are more than adequate. It's a fun, attractive camera that has tons of versatility. I never thought I would own a Canon Rebel but the price was excellent and it came with two lenses. I picked up the 40mm pancake also but haven't had time to explore it much. Nice camera!
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by maggie52 Buy this camera!
Purchased this camera to replace a ten year old Rebel XT. The old DSLR menus drove me crazy and I had stopped shooting over the last few years. The SL1 is defintitely the bee's knees! I'm 6 ft tall with medium sized hands and this camera fits comfortably into my grip. The kit lens is superb for a zoom and only bettered, IMO, by my Canon 50mm prime lens - and not by much at that! I fully agree with the reviews which state the SL1 is capable of image quality equal to (m)any Canon consumer level DSLR.
I'm simply knocked out by the shots this camera/lens combo can provide for such a low price. Once you've gone over the owner's manual, there's nothing I can imagine seriously needing that isn't here in the functionality of the SL1.
I see no reason to move up in price to the T5i unless you really, really either find the SL1 too compact for large hands or you just feel you absolutely need a bigger DSLR to look more like a real photographer. The SL1 will do everything that's important to taking a good photograph that the T5i will do, IMO, with one exception. I also have a Canon SX50 superzoom which simply beats the socks off the competition when it comes to close up/macro work. The articulating LCD on the SX50 makes getting close ups of close to the ground or above my head shots quite a simple matter. The LCD of the SL1 is fixed, which means I have to get down farther or go up higher to take some shots. Still, for the price difference between the SL1 and the T5i, I wouldn't have paid the extra just for the articulated screen. I've cleared out a lot of lenses and accessories from my DSLR's bag and can now carry the SL1 AND the SX50 in one kit and not have any shot missed.
I learned photography on a Canon way back in the 1970's and have stayed with Canon ever since. I prefer an optical viewfinder over the lower rez EVF's and the SL1's is superb! So tit for tat, the SL1 still beats out my other choices. The SL1 works perfectly with my older Canon lenses and, if you aren't getting an EF lens to perform well on the SL1, I'd say you've misread the instructions or your lens has gone kaflooey. The APS-C sensor and DIGIC 5 processor work wonderfully well together. You'd really have to have a very specific reason to not like this combination IMO. I'm not much on constantly swapping for the latest technology and I expect the SL1 will be with me for many, many creative years of shooting. This is, IMO, THE value leader in consumer level DSLR's and even if something new comes along, I'll probably be too old at that point to actually notice an incrementatl improvement in image quality.
GET THIS CAMERA and stop sweating over what to buy. Go out and start shooting, the SL1 will not disappoint.
April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by butterflyfan Awesome camera
Great camera. Lightweight, easy to use, and great image quality. I love it.
March 21, 2015