T7i or SL2 for small travel DSLR?

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  1. photoflyer

    photoflyer TPF Noob!

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    I want a small DSLR to take along on business travel. The SL2 looks perfect for 549 but I have tons of airline miles and can get a T7i for 115k miles. Small size ui key but it looks like the T7i is not much bigger. Thoughts?


     
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    YES, both are rather small d-slr bodies. I dunno...what are the European names for those models? Look at DxO mark.com for comparisons of technical image quality and image result specs, using the European model names.

    Carol_H has a similar question posted today at indecision involving the SL2 and the Canon T6i.
     
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    I'll vote SL2 but mirrorless is smaller and lighter and better for travel - M6, M100, M50, etc
    and they can easily use the big DSLR lens
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Here is a comparison of the 2 cameras.
    Canon SL2 vs Canon T7i Detailed Comparison

    I would not overlook a mirrorless for compact travel.
    Example, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 + 14-42 EX pancake lens. This is small and compact, about the size of a medium size P&S. The E-M10 is 100 grams lighter than the SL2, which is 80 grams lighter than the T7i. The body sizes are similarly smaller.
    The catch is that most mirrorless do not do action/sport as well as dSLRs. Some are better than others.

    My own "tweener" / travel camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M1 mk1 + Panasonic 12-60.
    It is a smaller/lighter option to my D7200 + 18-140 lens.
     

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