Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel SL1

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

79

Canon Rebel SL1

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Weight
Light-weight
407 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel SL1.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$715 - $749 body only

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Entry-level DSLR

$790 - $849 body only

$1,049 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$325 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$470 - $649 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

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Avatar for Lucy Bieri Lucy Bieri (9:05 PM, July 23, 2014)
Love the Canon EOS Rebel SL1. Small and light yet with almost all the features of larger/more expensive SLRs. Image quality
is excellent.It’s for those who want something light and smaller enough due to wrist. I’ve created a comparison review at http://www.squidoo.com/canon-eos-rebel-sl1-camera-lowest-price-and-review-small-size-big-possibilities-77788 You will see a comparison to 3Ti, T5 and T5i..Anyone considering purchasing Canon EOS Rebel SL1 should see the information.
 
SB (4:15 AM, March 07, 2014)
In this page you say SL1 has contrast detection, where as if I compare the SL1 to a NEX-3N, you say that SL1 has Phase detection. Make up your mind! I use snapsort heavily while researching cameras and these kind of slip up's make me feel uneasy now.
 
Avatar for naveed naveed (4:02 PM, January 09, 2014)
The SL1 has phase detection too.
 
MICHEL Pelletier (8:56 PM, May 16, 2013)
Built-in focus motorAutofocuses with more lenses is a fact that doesn't concern any EF lenses canon camera ! Check with Nikon where it does apply!