Cameras

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D outside of North America) is a second-generation ultra-compact digital SLR camera that was introduced in 2009. It’s crammed with the latest Canon technology, including Dual Pixel AF, a DIGIC 7 processor, Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth, and a new user interface designed specifically for novice photographers.

While its diminutive size may lead some to assume that it is an entry-level model, akin to Nikon’s D3400, the SL2 is actually positioned above the Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D), which costs $150 less and is a more capable camera overall.

With the Nikon D3400, the Sony SL2’s primary rival, which is just slightly bigger and heavier than the SL2, comes the SL2. The SL2s’ other competitors are also mirrorless cameras, and they include (in our opinion) the Canon EOS M5, the Panasonic DMC-GX85, and the Sony a6000, which, despite being on the market for more than three years, is still a competitive option.

Specifications

Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialComposite
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors26 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 7
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100-25600 (expands to 51200)
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Canon 14-bit CR2)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points9
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.87× (0.54× 35mm equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Scene modesPortraitGroup photoLandscapeSportsKidsClose-upFoodCandlelightNight portraitHandheld night sceneHDR backlight control
Built-in flashYes
Flash range9.80 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingleHigh-speed continuousSilent singleSilent continuousSelf-timerContinuous shooting after self-timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via wireless remote or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)650
Weight (inc. batteries)453 g (1.00 lb / 15.98 oz)
Dimensions122 x 93 x 70 mm (4.8 x 3.66 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (videos only)
GPSNone
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Jeffrey

Jeffrey is an experienced photographer and website editor. Photography Blog (dslrcamerasdeal.com), which he owns, manages, and contributes to, features in-depth reviews of cameras, lenses, phones, and accessories as well as breaking news from all over the world. Since 2000, when megapixel counts were still in the single digits, he has been chronicling the evolution of cameras and the photography industry in his writing, so he is well-versed in the latest photographic equipment and how to use it.

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