Pentax K-500 vs Canon Rebel SL1

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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

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Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$481 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life
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Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$1,253 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support

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 Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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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 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 Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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