Pentax K-500 vs Canon Rebel SL1

Winner
Pentax K-500

87

Canon Rebel SL1

62

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

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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

$424 body only

$463 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$619 - $647 body only

$890 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $649 body only

$449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Pentax K-500
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