I’m a push-over when it comes to new equipment, and if it’s a new Rebel.. well, shucks, as my Mother-in-law said more than once, “If you don’t have it, you need it.”
I totally agree, especially when Canon releases brand new technology at the beginner level. I have been a fan since Canon released the first Rebel.
This Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is not a remake of any camera, it is a new species. Lighter and smaller than any digital SLR on the market, it actually feels like a toy when you first pick it up. But it is not a toy by any stretch of the imagination. It has given me some really nice image quality so far.
And the new Kit Lens is pretty good, too. I like it lots better than the old 18-55mm kit lens. This one is built especially to handle the video function without a lot of focusing noise. If you have used a Canon DSLR for video, you know what it’s like.
This video is really short and sweet, but it pretty much shows the best of the new Rebel.
So, the image sensor and processor are the same as in the last 3 Rebels, 18 megapixels, so the image quality is expected to be the same, and I can vouch for that.. in the few pictures I have had the opportunity to take, I find no problem with quality. In fact, the quality seems better than my other Rebels with the old kit lens.
I have bumped the ISO up to 6400 just to see how that looks. I would not use it at that setting unless absolutely necessary, but the quality is OK considering the past models at that setting. There is some noise, but you have to look really close to see it.
The biggest negative for me is the lack of a swivel LCD screen. I have really gotten dependent on that feature with my T3i and T4i.
Over all, I would guess that the new Rebel will be a success. It packs a lot of punch for its size.
You can find a much more in-depth review about my new camera if you CLICK HERE.
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