Canon U.S.A. Announces World's Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera
New EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera Fuses Advanced Image Quality and Features into an Ultra-Portable Body
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2013 – Continuing the quest
to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in
digital imaging solutions, today announced the world's smallest and
lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features
a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and
high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality
and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and
outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users
looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to
capture the everyday.
"The EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera represents a new
era in DSLR versatility: ultra-portable, full-featured DSLR cameras,"
said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager,
Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The EOS
Rebel SL1 combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded
shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a
Advanced Image Quality in a Compact Body
As the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, the new camera body is
4.6" (w) x 3.57" (h) x 2.74" (d), and weighs only 14.36 oz.** In
comparison, the EOS Rebel SL1 is approximately 25 percent smaller and 28
percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera.
The EOS Rebel SL1 features an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that
performs exceptionally well in both bright and dimly lit shooting
environments with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for
photos and ISO-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Canon's DIGIC 5
Image Processor technology allows for exceptional image quality and
shooting speed up to four frames per second (fps).
The camera includes a new nine-point center cross-type autofocus (AF)
system to help achieve fast, sharp focus. The new AF system also
includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus
area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous
AF speed that's increased from previous EOS models.
To help capture video with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 features Canon's
Movie Servo AF, which provides continuous AF tracking of moving
subjects. When shooting video with one of Canon's new STM lenses, such
as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (available in the standard lens
kit), Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens' stepping motor for
smooth and quiet continuous AF. The camera is capable of Full HD
shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, and enables
easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The
combination of Canon's new Hybrid CMOS AF system II and EF-S 18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is ideal for shooting video helping to ensure only
the sounds of the scene are recorded.
Allowing for clear and easy viewing even in bright environments, the
Touch Screen three inch Clear View LCD monitor II provides a rich and
expansive display as well as providing intuitive touch panel operation.
Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be easily used for zooming
or changing images, accessing menu and quick control settings, and
activating focus point and shutter release while shooting.
Creativity at your Fingertips
The EOS Rebel SL1 encourages users to explore their creative side
with a wide array of features for convenience and simple shooting. The
EOS Rebel SL1 is equipped with Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, an advanced
function that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast,
distance and other factors and automatically adjusts and selects the
exposure method needed. The results are photos with a wide dynamic
range, ideal for users without advanced photography knowledge or
Users can also access advanced imaging features like the new Effect
Shot mode, which automatically creates two different shots, one with a
selected creative filter and one without. In addition, Creative Filters
and Background Blur Simulation can now be displayed in real time during
Live View shooting. Editing photos is also a snap with the Rebel SL1's
in-camera editing and cropping functionality. This feature allows users
to view and crop the image using the camera's LCD touch screen and save
the edited version as a separate file.
For those who would like to take beautiful photos with ease, the EOS
Rebel SL1 offers a variety of scene modes to explore. New special scene
modes include Kids, Food and Candlelight, giving users advanced presets
to help ensure the best possible photos even under difficult shooting
Pricing and Availability
The new EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera is scheduled to be available
in April for an estimated retail price of $649.99 for the body alone or
$799.99 bundled with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.
For more information about the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera, and a full list of product specifications, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $40 billion
in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks
third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune
Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A.
has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and
Reliability in the
digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year,
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* Among digital SLR cameras which use APS-C size equivalent sensors. As of March 1, 2013.
** Weight specifications are for camera body only; does not include battery or memory card