Canon SL1 vs. T5i

Are you wondering if you should take Canon SL1 or Canon T5i? Well, don’t worry! You can find the answer to your question here. In the following article, we will see the comparisons and differences between Canon SL1 and Canon T5i. Truth to be told, Canon T5i is an older model and is still quite pricier. Canon SL1 is newer and cheaper. But the two models share similar designs and features. Still, there are important differences that make one of them a better value than the other. Continue reading below!

Canon SL1 vs T5i

Design
If you are familiar with the handling of Canon T5i, you will not find so much of a difference with Canon SL1. Due to the similar shapes, both of these two models provide similar handling. Canon T5i is slightly better in handling because of the more bulkiness and more textured surface. But Canon SL1 is also great because it is one of the most compact, most lightweight, and most portable DSLR cameras in the world. Both models already provide touchscreen control, but Canon SL1’s display screen is fixed whereas Canon T5i’s is able to tilt and swivel. The tilt-swivel screen is very useful and handy for difficult shooting angles, selfies, and creative videos. Each of them has been equipped with an eye-level viewfinder for better control and framing, hot shoe, integrated flash for illumination in low-light conditions, HDMI output for easy and convenient monitoring on an external display, and mic jack for capturing high-quality audio for video recording.

Take a look: Canon SL1 vs. T3i.

Features
Each comes with an 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor for high-quality images. Both models deliver great photographs with fine crisp and details and full, solid colors. Both models have 100 minimum ISO and 25600 maximum extended ISO, providing great power for shooting in challenging light conditions. Both models can record videos in up to Full HD 1080p 30fps maximum quality. Canon T5i can shoot at up to 5fps continuously, while Canon SL1 can only shoot at up to 4fps continuously. However, such difference is very trivial and insignificant.

Another difference between the two models is the AF system. Previously, Canon T5i comes with 9 AF points, all cross-type. At first, this seems to be a big advantage over Canon SL1, which also has 9 AF points but only the center one that is cross-type. However, that is not the case. Canon SL1’s sensor is actually newer and has better AF capabilities.

- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 4 FPS continuous shooting
- 9 point AF system, center AF point is cross-type
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 5 FPS continuous shooting
- 3" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
- Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)

Canon SL1 vs. T5i
For the best bang of the bucks, Canon SL1 should be your choice. It has similar image quality and features as Canon T5i, but cheaper. However, for making videos, you may prefer Canon T5i instead due to the articulating screen, which is very useful and handy for the purpose.

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