Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera Review

The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 in black is distinguished by its remarkably elegant form factor, and it is a versatile DSLR that offers an outstanding combination of stills and video capabilities. It is equipped with a 24.1MP APS-C-format CCD sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, which allows it to capture high-resolution still images and UHD 4K video.

It also has an ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to accommodate working in a variety of lighting circumstances. It is also possible to create 4K time-lapse movies in-camera, which allows for more creative depictions of subjects over time.

Additionally, in addition to the imaging characteristics, the sensor’s architecture allows for Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, which employs phase-detection autofocus to provide rapid, accurate, and smooth focusing performance while recording movies or taking stills in live view. An advanced 9-point phase-detection focusing mechanism is employed while taking stills through the optical viewfinder to provide rapid and precise focusing in various shooting situations.

A huge 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD is integrated into the compact body design for straightforward settings management and live view monitoring, and it is designed with a vari-angle display to allow for easier reading from both high and low working angles. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to link with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth allows you to share images with and control the camera remotely from a mobile device as well.

APS-C CMOS sensor with 24.1MP resolution and DIGIC 8 image processor

In order to provide excellent sensitivity and rapid camera performance for both stills and video applications, the camera has a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 image processor. The camera’s native ISO range of 100-25600 is versatile, allowing it to be used in a variety of lighting circumstances.

Its processing skills reduce noise, resulting in impressive clarity. In addition, the CPU allows for up to 5 frames per second continuous shooting, as well as UHD 4K video recording and a 4K time-lapse movie mode in 4K resolution.

Video Recording in Ultra High Definition (4K)

Additionally, the SL3 enables video recording in UHD 4K24p resolution, as well as Full HD and HD resolutions, in addition, to still photography. While video recording is not possible with this camera, it does benefit from the addition of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF focusing features, as well as the touchscreen LCD panel, which allows for more intuitive operation.

Movie Digital IS also aids in the stabilization of recordings by reducing the impression of camera wobble across five axes, resulting in more smooth film. Additionally, an external microphone jack is included in the body of the device, allowing you to have better control over the recorded sound.

Time-Lapse Movie mode, which makes use of the video capabilities, may also be used to artistically show subjects over an extended period of time using the video capabilities. Interval choices ranging from 1 second to 60 minutes are available for frames ranging from 2 to 3600 in a number of consecutive frames. Following that, the individual frames may be automatically combined into a 4K or Full HD video clip for smooth playback.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 9-Point Phase-Detection AF are both available.

An advanced 9-point phase-detection autofocus technology, which is particularly useful when taking stills through the optical viewfinder, ensures rapid and precise focusing even in low-light situations. As an added bonus, the center point is of the cross-type, which improves accuracy and speed.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology is used for recording video or shooting in live view, and it is designed to provide smooth and quick focusing performance in a way similar to how a camcorder acquires focus. Using two distinct photodiodes integrated inside each pixel, this technology creates a broad and dense network of phase-detection collecting elements across a large portion of the image sensor, reducing focus chasing and allowing for faster and more direct control of focus placement in the picture.

Although it is designed for still pictures, this focusing system is equally adept at acquiring critical focus on moving things, making it particularly well suited for shooting and monitoring moving subjects to ensure that critical focus is achieved with each shot. Eye Detection AF may also be used to prioritize focusing on a subject’s eye when the subject is detected. Using Movie Servo Autofocus when recording video, you may achieve smooth and natural focusing when switching between several objects of varying distances within a scene.

You can also customize the tracking sensitivity and speed, as well as the importance is given to Face Tracking when shooting video. Rack focus is made possible thanks to the Touch AF technology, which allows you to adjust the focus by merely touching anything within the scene on the touchscreen in an easy manner. It is also possible to achieve better subject tracking in movies, thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to detect subjects and keep focus even while operating in rapidly changing or crowded environments.

Body Design and Wireless Connectivity

  • Intuitive control of focusing points, menu navigation, and image review are all made possible with the 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD. This screen also has a variable-angle design, which makes it easier to operate from a variety of angles, including high and low.
  • The optical pentamirror viewfinder provides a straightforward technique for composing shots at eye level.
  • Its integrated WiFi enables simple wireless sharing of both photographs and videos to a connected mobile device through a wireless network.
  • Bluetooth allows you to connect a smartphone or tablet to another device in order to share images quickly between them and operate them remotely.
  • When working with the viewfinder, the included LP-E17 rechargeable lithium-ion battery can offer around 1630 shots for each charge, and when working in live view, the battery can deliver roughly 350 photos per charge.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Specifications

Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialComposite
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 8
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
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 (14-bit Canon CR2)C-RAW (compressed)
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 modesPortraitSmooth skinGroup photoLandscapeSportsKidsClose-upFoodCandlelightNight portraitHandheld night sceneHDR backlight control
Built-in flashYes
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
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via wired or wireless remote or smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)1070
Weight (inc. batteries)449 g (0.99 lb / 15.84 oz)
Dimensions122 x 93 x 70 mm (4.8 x 3.66 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (videos only)

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