Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel SL1

Canon EOS 70D


Canon Rebel SL1



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
Autofocuses shooting video
Phase detection

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Really small
Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)
407 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons


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.


Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$909 - $1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D


$849 body only

$1,119 with 18-200mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $649 body only

$343 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$535 - $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


Canon EOS 70D

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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 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!