CANON U.S.A. Announces World’s Smallest and Lightest DSLR Camera

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Canon EOS Rebel SL1Canon’s newest dSLR, the EOS Rebel SL1, is being offered as an alternative to the popular compact system camera market. You may recall that last year Canon entered the mirrorless interchangeable lens market with the EOS M. These small compact system cameras have the advantage of smaller point and shoots, but with the added feature of interchangeable lenses.

However, Canon has now added a new option to those looking for a smaller, lighter camera … and it seems to have done it without giving up much of the functionality of it’s larger Rebel series models.

Here’s what the experts at DPReview have to say …

Canon unveils EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR

Canon has announced the EOS 100D/Rebel SL1, the world’s smallest, lightest DSLR. It shares the 18MP resolution, DIGIC 5 processor, 3″ touchscreen and 1080p30 video capability of the mirrorless EOS M. The camera does introduce much wider scene coverage of Canon’s Hybrid AF system and shoots at up to 4 fps. The 100D has a recommended price of $799.99/£799 with the co-announced EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

Press Release:

New EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Fuses Advanced Image Quality and Features into an Ultra-Portable Body
camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0- megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday…

‘The EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera represents a new era in DSLR versatility: ultra-portable, full- featured DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The EOS Rebel SL1 combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a point-and-shoot camera.’

Read the full review at dpreview.com: Canon unveils EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 world's smallest and lightest

Here’s a short review video by Amadou Diallo of dpReview …

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 18.0 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM Lens is due to be available from Amazon on April 30,2013. If interested you might want to pre-order this camera as Amazon is expecting high demand and very limited product supply from Canon. I suspect this smaller and lighter trend will become very popular for those who like the advantages of a dSLR, but find the size and weight to be somewhat of a disadvantage.

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