Canon EOS Rebel SL1
For the month of October (2014), I will be shooting with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR with 18-55mm STM Lens.
I will be taking this camera with me to photograph my travels through Turks and Caicos and Athens, Greece. I hope you follow along as I share my images and feedback. Follow the hashtag #BringIt and join in on the fun sharing your own #BringIt moments.
My immediate first reaction was how light this camera is! My very first DSLR was a Canon Rebel T3 and though I absolutely loved that camera, it was really heavy. Traveling with heavy camera gear is not the best for me in my profession, or really for anyone who likes to take tons of photos while juggling a bunch of other things, be it luggage or kids.
I had equated Canon DSLR with the weight, so the lightweight of this product was a nice surprise.
Also great is the LCD screen that serves to view your photo after shooting it (standard for all Canons), but then also allows you to adjust your settings, and allows you to view your target before photographing it. This is a great feature because having to look through the viewfinder is not the most convenient when trying to shot low or high targets.
The colors are crisper, brighter, and the 18-55 lens is a great starters lens.
Here are the features:
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 4 FPS continuous shooting
- 9 point AF system, center AF point is cross-type
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
- 3″ touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
- Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
- Special scene modes for shooting kids, food, by candlelight, and creative filters
- GPS compatible with the GP-E2 (sold separately)
I also have a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras which works nicely with this little camera as well, although it also adds a bit of extra weight to it.
Sample of my work with this camera can be seen in: