Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel SL1

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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

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Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,288 - $2,695 body only

$2,202 - $2,336 with 18-135mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
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Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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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!