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Tried the 100D/SL1 a couple of days ago and my opinions for this little camera are as follow:
For those Canon shooters who have lots of EF lenses looking for a little all in one travel camera like the Micro Four Third or NEX does not have to look any further. This camera will fill the gap very nicely, so much so that I think Nikon should have chosen this path instead of wasting energy, time and effort on the 1 series which requires a new set of lenses or an adaptor which increase its size.
Performance wise, it is doing very well at normal room lighting producing very sharp pictures with the 18-55mm kit lens, not only that the AWB is very precise, so not much manual adjustment are needed. This is good if you want to get one for your love ones like your wife and kids who might not be good at photography.
ISO noise at 3200 is acceptable and usable, much better than any MFT or NEX on the market. I would said better than the 7D at the moment.
Handling is better than the OM-D, NEX and about the same as the GH3 (provided that you are not already use to the Canon controls) but a lot lighter, so much lighter that it felt as if you will never drop this camera. Of course you will not get the strength and built of the other alloy cameras, but one will really enjoy holding and using this camera.
The best part of it is that it has a bright optical viewfinder with 95% coverage that does not has time lag or dark noise like any EVF.
Price wise at about $650 for the body might be a little high but after a couple of months when the price drop to $550, I think there will be lots of buyers getting it as their first camera, backup camera or a do everything walkabout camera with a pancake lens.
Good Job Canon!
Edited on Apr 26, 2013 at 03:23 PM · View previous versions