Canon has released what its claiming to be the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, the EOS Rebel SL1 (known as EOS 100D on other markets). The new EOS Rebel SL1 weighs in at only 407g and it measures only 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm which makes its 25 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than previous models.
The new DSLR features an ultra-portable body while still delivering high-speed and high image quality. It comes equipped with a newly-developed 18-Megapixel CMOS APS-C image sensor with an ISO range of 100-12800 for high performance in both bright and dim light environments. There’s the DIGIC 5 image processor for speed and high image quality, giving it the ability for 4fps high-speed shooting.
There are also other features such as the new nine-point center cross type AF system for fast and sharp focus, plus the system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor to provide a wider AF area when shooting in Live View. The Rebel SL1 supports Full HD video recording and its Movie Servo AF allows continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video.
It supports SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I cards for storage, it comes equipped with a 3-inch Clear View LCD touchscreen display for viewing your photos while shooting. Canon plans to release this compact DSLR in April for the price of $649.99 for the body only or $799.99 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. You can also pre-order now from Amazon for the same suggested market price.