Flagged as the world's smallest and lightest DSLR camera (among cameras using the APS-C size equivalent sensors), and an ideal model for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera, Canon's Rebel SL1/EOS 100D packs an impressive specification into its petite body.
With its 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and fast DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the camera is capable of delivering high quality images, and boasts an impressive ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for stills and 100–6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Up to 4.0 fps continuous shooting means the camera performs well in dim lighting or when capturing fast action subjects.
To ensure crisp and clear photos and movies, the SL1's Hybrid CMOS AF II delivers accurate AF tracking during Live View shooting. Full HD Movie Mode with Movie Servo AF work together with STM lenses for smooth, quiet continuous AF. The SL1 has an Optical Viewfinder in addition to a bright, wide Touch Screen 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor II. Special scene modes and Creative Filters are available in real-time display.
David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world, but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill, overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.