Pentax K-500 vs Canon Rebel SL1

Winner
Pentax K-500

142

Canon Rebel SL1

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,087 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel SL1.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Pentax K-500.

competitors

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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