Pentax K-500 vs Canon Rebel SL1

Winner
Pentax K-500

87

Canon Rebel SL1

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm)

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

$343 body only

$590 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$589 - $749 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

Pentax K-500
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