FEATURE: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Review + App UPDATE

CanonSL1I am, by no means, a professional photographer;
but what I would say is these photos, taken with my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 are the next best thing to hiring a pro to follow our every {memorable} moment. 

Remember back in May when I shared with you my newest baby, the Canon EOS Rebel SL1? I boasted about all that it was and how complete my life felt with it {remember this is coming from someone who actually considers her camera an accessory}? I’ve had my camera now for 7 months and I think it’s about time I share an update. Do I still love it like a second child? Is it the only camera I use, or do I flip-flop between others? Do I think it’s worth the investment? All the things you’ve ever wondered about the Canon EOS Rebel SL1, and I dish the goods today!

Yes, no flip-flopping, and heck-yes!

Put very simply, the camera is the best thing since ready-made cookie dough. If you’re looking for a professional camera that takes all the confusion out of achieving the perfect shot, then the Canon SL1 is the only camera for you. And as if the camera wasn’t already enough, it also has it’s own Facebook App which helps everyday parent, like you and I, capture their baby’s first moments perfectly, professionally. I can’t tell you how much I wished this app was available when I added mother to my title. Don’t get me wrong, my paparazzi-tendencies were still alive and raging, I took weekly milestone pictures of Sofia for the first 365 days of her life, with some documented here, I just wished I knew more about lighting and the importance of positioning back then. And that my friends, is what the Canon’s Baby Moments Facebook App does, it tells you all that you’d ever need to know to take perfect pictures with your family. From the positioning of the baby, to suggested spots for ideal lighting, and of course the camera setting needed to achieve just the right shot. Let me show you an example of how the Baby Moments Facebook App helps create the perfect “baby’s first Christmas” moment:

CanonBabyMomentsAppThe app allows you to choose an age, a season, or as we’ve done here, a holiday, and recreate an image with your child to the utmost perfection. The Canon’s Baby Moments Facebook App takes you through the steps from start to finish on how to achieve the picture. I hate to say it, but the camera and app combined is like professional photos for dummies, and I mean this in the kindest way. They take all the guess work out of it, that and the grueling hours of editing to make it how you had wished it looked. You know what I mean. I swear, I’ve saved myself hours and hours of editing since owning the Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

ANOTHER REALLY COOL FEATURE the Facebook App has, is a birth announcement designer. Wait! What? The app can now help you in designing your birth announcements, that can either be sent instantly to family and friends via social media or email, or printed off and mailed out the old fashioned way.

Fullscreen capture 2014-12-19 31220 PMSince owning the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 my photo-game has gone from meh. to whoa!, all in 7 months. Oh yeah! and it has easily cut my photo editing time to a fraction of what it used to be. I swear this camera is like a point-n-shoot hidden inside a fancy professional camera body; it’s the best way I can describe it. The ease of use in settings is ridiculous, combined with the app, it uncontrollable, the camera literally does all the work, you’re just there to push the shutter button. This camera almost makes me wanna have a second child just so I can use the app to the fullest! Almost.

Disclosure :: This post was created in partnership with Canon, but as always, opinions on this blog are completely my own.

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