Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon Rebel SL1

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Canon EOS M

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Canon EOS M

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Weight
Light-weight
407 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size Smaller 109x66x32 mm vs 117x91x69 mm
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3.2x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 2.7"
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2.2x thinner
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Focus points More focus points 31 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 65.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 298 g vs 407 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $235.79 vs $494.00
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The best price we've seen is $258 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 264 ms vs 742 ms
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2.8x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Much less startup delay 600 ms vs 2700 ms
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4.5x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 4 lenses
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Around 49.5x more lenses available
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Battery life Longer battery life 380 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS M:11.2 EV
              SL1:11.3 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $669 - $700 body only

              $845 - $950 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger

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