Canon today announced the new DSLR camera dubbed as the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera which the company claims as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera. The camera features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC5 Image Processor. The new camera weighs only 14.36 oz and in comparison with the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera is approximately 25 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter.
“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 point-and-shoot camera.”
The EOS Rebel SL1 further features Canon’s Movie Servo AF with Full HD shooting capability recording a number of sizes and frame rates, enabling easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $649/99 for the body alone while when taken it in bundle with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens will cost $799.99.