Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon EOS 70D

83

Canon Rebel SL1

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Weight
Light-weight
407 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

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Explore 9 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D and 13 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel SL1

differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.5 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
75 ms vs 264 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Overall image quality
Better image quality
68.0 vs 63.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
7 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Battery life
Longer battery life
920 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Size
Significantly smaller
117x91x69 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
407 g vs 755 g
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Around 50% lighter
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
600 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.00 vs $855.75
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The best price we've seen is $457 cheaper (2.1x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              SL1:11.3 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              70D:19
              SL1:9
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D:68.0
              SL1:63.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D:22.5 bits
              SL1:21.8 bits
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D:926 ISO
              SL1:843 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $970 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $719 body only

              $899 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,328 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $393 body only

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

              Advantages

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              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!