The Canon SL1 is a highly capable DSLR with a host of intelligent modes, superb video recording abilities, a streamlined touch LCD screen, and a number of features that make this the ideal camera body for new or hobby DSLR photographers. This kit comes complete with a STM 18-55mm lens.
With a compact design, the Canon SL1 has a small body weighing 13 ounces, without sacrificing any of Canon’s community favored features. The battery and memory card are accessible in the same compartment with minimal bulk and ease-of-access. Powered by a DIGIC 5 image processor and an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, the SL1 is able to shoot sharp, accurate photos at 4 fps with full resolution, for up to seven consecutive RAW files or 28 JPEG files. The ISO is respectable with a 100 to 12,800 range that can be boosted to 25,600. The Hybrid CMOS AF II system blends together phase and contrast-detection for streamlines focus, and the 9-point autofocus system has a center with a cross-type sensor for more accurate shooting.
The 3-inch rear touchscreen live preview LCD is simple to use and stands out as one of the Canon’s best features, with 1,040k-dot resolution and a highly intuitive operation. It’s built with multi-touch use and access to all available features and modes. The screen is smudge-resistant and readable even in bright sunlight, with seven built-in brightness options for various conditions. Additionally, the 0.87x viewfinder provides 98% coverage and balanced eye-level composition.
Able to shoot 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second and 720p at 60 frames per second, the SL1’s video recording capabilities are substantial. The camera provides Movie Servo continuous autofocus while recording, and the included STM lens is silent and accurate. With the new configuration of the camera, live view becomes the video record button, and the shutter button can be used for still shooting while filming. Additionally, a Video Snapshot mode takes short video clips at 2, 4, and 8 seconds and combines them into a single video for a highlight reel and direct, edit-free sharing. The camera is built with a mono microphone, with a plug for a more focused external stereo microphone.
The SL1 comes ready with an array of modes and features for a variety of shooting styles. Scene Intelligent auto mode automatically caters settings to the scene for effortless shooting of the highest quality. This setting is perfect for hobby photographers who may not be as comfortable with logistical settings. A Creative Auto mode changes the blurring of subject and background easily without users having to mess with settings. Along the same lines, Background Simulation allows users to preview the blurring effect on the LCD monitor before taking the shot.
The 18-55mm STM lens is a well-rounded wide-angle to standard lens that pairs well with the SL1’s capabilities. STM is a relatively new Canon technology that allows for silent autofocusing during video filming. The lens itself is built with Canon’s optical Image Stabilization system for four stops of compensation to prevent blur. A high-precision aspherical lens keeps images shard and clear without aberration or blur, less ghosting, and accurate color reproduction.
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