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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
440 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Size
Much smaller
117×91×69 mm vs 133×100×79 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.53x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
407 g vs 575 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Fewer buttons
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              650D269 ms
              SL1264 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              650D700 ms
              SL1600 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Viewfinder Both have pentamirror viewfinders Help
              Pentamirror
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              650D440 shots
              SL1380 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D0.53x
              SL10.54x

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