Remember the rumors we’ve been hearing about Canon possibly launching a new DSLR camera that would be a happy middle between the Rebel series of entry-level DSLR cameras and the EOS M? Well it turns out those rumors were spot on because Canon has officially announced the Rebel SL1 (also know as the EOS 100D in other regions), a camera that looks small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, although we doubt it will be fitting into pockets anytime soon. So what sort of specs are we looking at here? For starters in terms of its dimensions and weight, the Rebel SL1 will measure a rather diminutive 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm, with its weight just under half a kilogram at 407g. Other specs include an 18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor combined with Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor. The Rebel SL1 will also be capable of capturing HD video at 1080p Full HD variety, and at a frame rate of 30fps, 25fps or 24fps.
The SL1 will also sport a 3″ touchscreen LCD display at the back and will also play host to several creative filters which photographers can apply to their photos after taking the shot. Best of all the Rebel SL1 will also be compatible with Canon’s EOS series of lenses, meaning that if you already own several Canon lenses, you will be able to use them with the SL1, although we can only imagine some lenses might look ridiculously big when attached to this compact device. So if you’re planning on picking up the Canon Rebel SL1 for yourself, Canon USA has announced that the camera will be available come April and will be priced at $649.99 for the body only, and $799.99 with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. [Press release]