Last Updated on July 2, 2020
Before the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 was released, there was the SL2 or otherwise known as the Kiss X9 and 200D. It was among the best-selling DSLRs of the company.
Basically, the item was indeed a competent and low-priced camera you can slip into your small bag or purse.
The newly released ultra-compact SL3, however, is not that different from its predecessor. In fact, it is still small and expensive, but mostly updated in terms of features. There is a great resemblance to the EOS M50 mirrorless camera, including the DIGIC 8 processor but not the 4K video capabilities.
Main Features Of The Rebel SL3
Lightweight – among the many new features of this digital camera from Canon, it is also the smallest and lightest product in the EOS lineup. This basically provides users a compact system that delivers high resolution images.
24.1MP CMOS Sensor – this enables uses to snap photographs and express themselves in a variety of settings.
DIGIC 8 Processor – this is intended to meet the demands of emerging photographers, as it offers high quality image and compact size EOS Rebel DSLRs. This enables autofocus performance and allows the processing of 4K time-lapse movies and 4K videos. This is so helpful for photographers to record scenes like the evening skyline in full brilliant detail.
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Autofocus Capabilities – the EOS Rebel SL3 also offers 9 autofocus points on its optical viewfinder. These include the new Spot AF, allowing users to focus on a particular area within the object.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode – this enables users to enjoy 2 ways of shooting and customizing their experience on the basis of the scene.
Smooth Skin – this helps render skin tones, which is the first to be available on a Canon EOS SLR.
Creative Assist – this interface will enable users to check and change the shooting conditions of the Live View like brightness or white balance in real time.
Additional Features Ultra-Compact Canon EOS Rebel SL3
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- Continuous shooting mode capable of providing up to 5 frames per second.
- Digital Lens Optimizer – automatically corrects the optional shifting even without using a computer.
- Feature Assistant – guides and offers tips to get more effective shooting.
More Aggressive Styling But Fewer Controls
Despite the identical image of the new SL3 with its predecessor, it debuts as a brand new body with slightly aggressive styling. Now, the new design that showcases sharper angles at the transition from top to side panels are mirrored by more angular shapes with some of its buttons. Canon also eliminated several controls, but the remaining buttons are left where they are.
The NFC antenna has also been removed by Canon to allow quick and easy pairing with the latest Android devices. It has also simplified the Mode dial as it has removed the Creative Auto and Flash Off positions. Moreover, the front-facing, stereo microphone ports now contain 1 hole each, as opposed to the 2-hole grills of the SL2.
Another thing noticeable about the EOS Rebel SL3 is that it relies solely on the autofocus contrast-detection for 4K footage. At the same time, it uses phase detection only for stills and for movies taken at Full HD or lower resolutions.