Dpreview.com has posted its review of the Canon Rebel SL1, Canon's "tiny SLR" answer to mirrorless for those who prefer traditional through-the-lens viewing via the tried-and-true flipping (reflex) mirror. I haven't read it yet, but as a "liker" of small cameras in general I'll be interested to see what they think of it.
Now if only we could get our friend Oren to review it...but you can't have everything*.
*(This is, of course, a blatant hint aimed at Oren.)
P.S. I'll be late posting comments today because I'm off to Madison to take a pool (billiards) lesson, of all things. With this guy. Should be interesting. I might write a report come Offtopicday, a.k.a. Sunday. I'll take pictures.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: I have returned from Madison, mind suitably blown. I learned much more than I knew there was to learn! Absolutely outstanding lesson, absolutely outstanding teacher. I am, as our British friends say, gobsmacked. Tune in on Sunday, if you care to, for a report. With pictures as promised.
Original contents copyright 2013 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
(To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)
Featured Comments from:
Dogman: "An interesting camera for Canon's APS-C format. But the EF and EF-S lenses are still pretty large compared to 4/3 format lenses. Having a small camera with equally small lenses is why I keep my old Olympus DSLRs to use along with my Canon DSLRs. (Besides, the Olympus 4/3 lenses are simply outstanding.)"
Jason: "I too am a fan of small cameras. Having handled this extensively, it reminded me of my beloved Nikon FE. Yes, I get it—dimensionally it's not the same, but it gave me that satisfaction. Saving up for one now."
JK: "Funny, I was just thinking of recommending this one to Oren because I suspect he may still have some Canon lenses around.
"Here's my mini-review: it's even smaller than the photos suggest, and light too, but it still feels good. The shutter does a most satisfying little 'snick' (though the 'silent' mode doesn't sound as nice, and isn't much quieter). Image quality is of course just like all recent Canon APS-C bodies, i.e., good enough for most anything. As always, you appreciate it most when you go back to what you were using before. The 600D suddenly feels big and the 6D just ridiculously bulky. Pair it with a small lens like the old 28mm ƒ/2.8 and it begins to feel like almost all you need. Well, all I need anyhow. I think I may have to buy another."