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Old Mar 21, 2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Canon announces two new bodies

The Rebel SL1

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Ca...5/N/4046519744

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the Rebel T5i

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Ca...6/N/4046519743

A few nice features in them, but nothing earthshattering IMO
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Yeah, it will be interesting to see how the SL1 does. I see it as a "feeler" product by Canon. A small ILC that will keep potential buyers moving up to ILCs in Canon (because of name recognition) vs. buying another camera - say from Oly or Sony - based upon size. The important question being - is it small enough for that market segment? If so, that delays the importance of Canon investing in mirrorless
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i have wrist problems, so even my son's t2i is a bit too heavy to use off a tripod for more than a few minutes. i have a sony NEX that i haven't bonded to, so to me, the SL1 could make a big difference - it all depends on whether the weight is light enough. i've missed an OVF and a DOF preview button for a few years.
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Hmm.... the bijou 100D/SL1 might be the final nail in the EOS-M coffin....??
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the Rebel T5i

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Ca...6/N/4046519743

A few nice features in them, but nothing earthshattering IMO
I had not heard the T5i was coming and was considering trading in my T3i for the T4i (I can get about $250 for it @ B&H).

Right now the T4i body only is $648 and the T5i body only is $749.

Do you think the T5i is worth the extra $100?

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Canon need to come up with something a bit more "out of the box" I think
Wonder when this will be coming out in UK?
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I'm still wondering whether there is any compelling reason to go for the T5i over the T4i. I shoot video quite a bit, which is why I think I'd prefer one of them over the T3i, but it's a $100 difference.
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Agree,
though it is only 5.5 oz difference in body weight 370G (sl1) vs 525g (t5i)

Most of the weight in a dSLR is in the lenses
My lightest lens (17-40 f/4L) weighs in at 1.05 lb (476 g)
and even the cheap kit lens (18-55) that comes with the sl1 adds 7.2 oz (204 g) to the overall weight (note they quote the body weights with the battery and cf card removed!)

So yes the small body size may be appealing to those that want small cameras, so long as they don't realize that a full sized lens still needs to be attached to it.

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Yeah, it will be interesting to see how the SL1 does. I see it as a "feeler" product by Canon. A small ILC that will keep potential buyers moving up to ILCs in Canon (because of name recognition) vs. buying another camera - say from Oly or Sony - based upon size. The important question being - is it small enough for that market segment? If so, that delays the importance of Canon investing in mirrorless
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 9:14 AM   #9
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The new SL1 is of interest to me because of size and it's uses my existing lenses. The SL1 with the 17-55 f2.8 lens would make a nice carry around vacation camera. Being a whole lot smaller and lighter than carrying around my 7D with the 24-105 lens. At least I'm going to go and give the SL1 a good once over when it hits the stores.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Definite weight and size saving on the sl1 body, I looked up the current lineup for comparison:

weight
370g (sl1) vs 525g (t5i) vs 675g (60d) vs 811g (5d-mkii) vs 816g (7d) vs 860g (5d-mkiii)

Calicajun those 2 lenses you mentioned are almost identical in size and weight!
One eats more light, the other gets more reach.

EFs 17-55mm f/2.8 77mm filter
1.40 lb (635 g)
Approx. 3.3 x 4.4" (8.38 x 11.18 cm)

EF 24-105 f/4 77mm filter
1.47 lb (670 g)
Approx. 3.3 x 4.2" (8.38 x 10.67 cm)
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