Canon Japan Releases the Rumored ‘White Kiss,’ a White Version of the Rebel SL1


After a couple of teasers from Canon Korea and Canon Japan, the promised ‘white kiss’ camera officially arrived last night. Unfortunately, it seems the camera turned out to be the least exciting of the options rumor sites were bandying about: a white version of the Rebel SL1 that is otherwise unchanged.

The camera claims the title of first ever white Canon SLR, and for now is only set to release in Japan. Interested buyers in the region will be able to pick one up starting the 28th of November in a kit with either the standard 18-55mm lens, or a matching white version of the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. To find out more, head over to the Canon Japan website by clicking here (translated here).

  • Klatum

    will look nice to my white ski outfit…. need a smal dslr anyway.

  • Erik Lauri Kulo

    It’s not a surprise at all… this was never targeted to western audiences. So frankly I think this really was a case of bloggers overhyping something that was really nothing in the first place.

  • Clayton Finley

    Don’t care for the SL1 but would love a white 40mm pancake, IMO better bang for the buck than the 50 1.8

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  • Zos Xavius

    Wow! Such innovation!!

  • eqw3eqwe

    fuckhead.. it´s an edition for a local market.
    it doesn´t have to be innovative… you retards are really annoying.

  • Matthew Wagg

    Awesome news, now finally we can all match our white lenses to our bodies.

    Seriously though I really like the look of that grey grip material around the handhold and knobs. Also the idea of a white DSLR isn’t that stupid. For me its a less threatening colour than black. I’d like to do some tests in a portrait session using a white camera vs. a traditional black one.

  • bryceguse

    Wow! This is actually a legitimate use for this camera, I never thought about it, but I do feel like a white camera would be less intimidating, obviously a photographer would care less about the color, but I think it’s a detail a client might enjoy.

  • Tommy Sar

    This is why I got a silver Olympus OM-D EM-5. Its’ diminutive yet eye-catching handsome looks gets a lot of attention and sparks great conversations when I’m out doing street photography. I have had no resistance to me taking photos of strangers.

    Yet, when I was using my bigger and black Pentax K-5, I did get hassled and resistance.

    I wonder if my black EM-1 will meet some resistance?

  • Tor Ivan Boine

    “The camera claims the title of first ever white Canon SLR”

    whoop-de-doo …


    What. The. Heck. Canon? You have the worse product line development in the world. Who wants a very low-end white SLR? Get with the program and release a decent FF mirrorless system.

  • 3ric15

    It’s about time Canon starts shipping a prime with the body (aside from the option of the 18-55mm).

  • Mark Gold

    White is a tough color to manufacture correctly (just ask Apple) and that light gray grip is going to look nasty after a short while. There’s a reason why DSLR drips are black. Still, I like the color, I’d just be afraid to use it often.

  • Alessandro Aimonetto

    It’s pretty useless…

  • Neutron_Flux

    Favored photo tool of stormtroopers everywhere.

  • Jeremy See

    Too lame, Pentax did it long ago…

  • Patrick Calder

    Yeah but they’d miss every shot.

  • Drew Gardner

    he was being sarcastic

  • sss

    wow so doge!! wow!!!

  • dsa

    so wow!!!

  • Tiska

    Who wants a very low-end (white) SLR?

    -Very poor people.
    -Teenagers getting into photography with their parents not wanting to spend that much money.
    -Students getting into photography
    -Girls (It’s another color than black! and Canon!)
    -Average joes wanting a good camera to put it on auto and have good holiday pictures

    At least now we know GH0ST_SE7EN does not want one.


    -Very poor people <= there's already a black SL1
    -Teenagers getting into photography with their parents not wanting to spend that much money <= there's already a black SL1
    -Students getting into photography <= there's already a black SL1
    -Girls (It's another color than black! and Canon!) <= valid point but every other lens is going to be black so…
    -Average joes wanting a good camera to put it on auto and have good holiday pictures <= there's already a black SL1

    Any good reasons for a "white" SL1?

  • Tiska

    People liking something else than the color black? oO
    Why do people get blue clothes instead of black, this white SL1 is just another color of an existing one, so a guy/girl that wants a SL1 can chose between 2 colors.

    That’s pretty simple to me and I don’t really have a problem with it.

    The FF mirrorless camera is another topic though, and I think/hope that this was not the only project that Canon has.

  • Jonathan Maniago

    Great, it’s white. Does it have a red ring of its own though?

    I’d like to see this and a regular 100D/SL1 bake under the sun for several minutes/hours, then test to see if there’s a difference in temperature and noise performance.

  • Mike

    We know.

  • greenarcher02

    Just curious…. have you considered mirrorless? I know a few photogs who went mirrorless if they wanted something small. Not sure how others think, though.

  • greenarcher02

    such white!

  • greenarcher02

    Is it true that unwanted reflected light is possible on white bodies? I have a silver/black GX7 but I haven’t experienced something like that. How about a whole white/silver body? I think I may have been lead to believe a myth.

  • greenarcher02

    The same reason Olympus PEN and Panasonic GF come in different colors.

  • Zos Xavius

    wow. name calling right off the bat. so classy. where’s the innovation from canon fuckhead?

  • delayedflight

    It’s not aimed at western audiences. This camera is aimed at Asian countries you’d be surprised how well a white camera can sell.
    Which is why it was only on the Canon Korea and Japan websites.

    It’s just a case of bloggers overhyping a product.

  • Norshan Nusi

    It deflects heat off? :P

  • Dudette

    A white Pentax K-50 is your best bet if you want a DSLR. Pro-level weather sealing is no joke.

  • Jim Angell

    This could very well be the best comment I have ever seen here.

  • greenarcher02

    Hmm.. And I’m guessing it’s way way cheaper than m43’s weather-sealed cameras… I guess there really is a fork on the road.

  • Graf Almassy

    I’m using mirrorless camera every day for my work. I have a Fujifilm gear (X-E1 with some Fujinon XF prime lenses) and I never want to go back. I’m used Canon EOS 7D before… that camera is really heavy and big for street photography. Now I have the same APS-C size sensor with better low light performance and much more smaller body and lighter lenses. I often using the X-E1 inside my studio for fashion photoshoots. The XF 60mm is too short sometimes, but with adapter I can use Leica M lenses.

  • anon

    I really have to stop reading this site when I’m bored, it appears to be run by a staff that isn’t capable of anything but Canon fanwank. This cosmetic retread of a consumer grade low end dslr is described as a “first”. Kind of like when they reported that Canon was the best based on a survey. A survey that happened to be created, conducted and reported on by Canon, described in a press release from Canon. Hmm, what a surprising conclusion they arrived at. Great unbiased reporting wanking douchebags.

  • Mike

    That’s racist.

  • DrwMD

    WHO CARES? Give us something we care about. Last I checked, I’ve never heard one person complain about not offering an all-white DSLR.

  • Ronald

    The white kiss of death


    Exactly, its a niche area Canon should have just avoided altogether. They should’ve just spent that money on body development.

  • greenarcher02

    it makes more sense on the GF and PEN, but doesn’t Canon already have this sort of thing? They have a red DSLR.

  • Fed Up with weirdos like you

    this is “news” ?

  • bang2tang

    it looks nice btw (design only)