Capturing Life with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 {Giveaway}

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

This July marked five years since I started this blog.  FIVE YEARS.  That’s like a whole hand!  One thing that I have been trying to improve (among many) is my photography skills.  I want to be able to bring you eye catching images of the products I test and the recipes I make (or try to make).  Three years ago, I purchased the Canon Rebel T1i to take my budding skills to the next level.

It changed my life.

The quality of my pictures grew exponentially and so did the traffic to the blog.  I could not have been happier with my purchase!  Since then, my Canon and I have been inseparable but I will admit that sometimes it was a pain to carry or pack in my luggage to take on a press junket.  You can imagine my excitement when I saw a commercial advertising the new Canon Rebel SL1 which is the world’s smallest at lightest DSLR camera.

It needed to be mine.

As fate would have it, I was asked to review the object of my affection, the Canon Rebel SL1, right here on Experimental Mommy.  Even better?  I get to give one away…keep reading! Here’s some techy stuff about the camera:

The new EOS Rebel SL1 is small in size but enormous in performance. With a newly-designed Canon 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and speedy Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor, it delivers images of extraordinary quality – ideal for those stepping up from a smartphone or compact camera.  In addition to its Optical Viewfinder, the EOS Rebel SL1 has a bright, wide Touch Screen 3.0″ Clear View LCD monitor II, perfect for viewing a number of special scene modes and Creative Filters available in real-time display.

Last week, I took the camera on a family vacation to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel.  I knew there would be some amazing sights to see and I didn’t want to miss a thing.  The smaller size of the EOS Rebel SL1 made it much easier to slip in my purse or carry-on bag.

Even though the camera body is smaller, the quality of my images are excellent.  Take a look at a few images I captured during our trip below.  You can see that the colors and clarity are just lovely.

I love my Canon Rebel SL1 so much that I had to introduce it to my family.  However, that may have been a mistake as it was quite difficult to get it back on our day touring the Mayan Ruin, Altun Ha.

My experience with the Canon Rebel SL1 has been nothing but positive.  I am in love with it’s small size as it is so much easier to transport and even conceal in my purse.  Now, I am obsessed with buying a new lens!

Do you have upcoming life moments that you just need to capture?  Good news!  One Experimental Mommy winner will receive the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (ARV $799.99)!  Enter below:

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  1. christopher h says:

    i’d use this for photos of the kids

  2. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would take pictures of our vacations,holidays,and everything in between.Never had a real camera

  3. Rachel Ellis says:

    I would capture the special moments between my sons, nieces and their Papa.

  4. I would capture the growth of my lovely nieces and nephews, lots of people from my neighborhood, city and my grandmother in the twilight years of her life.

  5. Pictures of my rambunctious dogs.

  6. kfloveinme says:

    I commented on the Learn to Ride with Burley Piccolo Trailercycle post

  7. I would capture everyday moments.

  8. Michelle H. says:

    I would capture fun times with my family.

  9. Everything my kids do, vacations we take etc.

  10. I’d capture moments from vacations.

  11. Id capture pictures of my family including videos and my little ones doing funny things

  12. Derk Thomas says:

    Vacations, nature and wild animals like birds.

  13. I would capture my daughter with our dogs.

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