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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 photos

Canon rolls out the smallest dSLR available.

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Tiny

The camera almost seems dwarfed by the normal-size 18-55mm lens.
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Top

With the exception of a stereo microphone, Canon manages to get all the same controls on the top of the SL1 as the T5i.
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Back

To get the size down, Canon moved the SD card slot to the battery compartment (sigh), moved the focus-area selector and AE lock buttons to the side, and shrank all the back controls -- the navigation buttons are so small they don't even have labels.
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Shallow grip

The grip isn't nearly as deep as the rest of the Rebel lines'.
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Mic input

On the upside, Canon left the microphone input on the camera.

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