Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D Review

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 4K compact entry-level DSLR arrives

The Canon EOS SL2 (also known as the 200D and Kiss X9) is one of the company’s best-selling DSLRs. And it’s not surprising, as the SL2 was a low-priced, competent camera that you could slip into a purse or small bag.

EOS Rebel SL3 (BK) + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM kit
EOS Rebel SL3 (BK) + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM kit
The new SL3 (250D, Kiss X10) isn’t a dramatic departure from the SL2: it’s still small, inexpensive and mostly up-to-date in terms of features. It borrows many features from Canon’s EOS M50 mirrorless camera, including the DIGIC 8 processor and rather disappointing 4K video camera capabilities. But more on that later.

Check Out: Best Lenses for Canon EOS Rebel SL3

The Rebel SL3 will be available at the end of April for $599 body-only or $749 bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6mm IS STM lens. We’re featuring the white version in this article, because we think it looks snazzy.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Specifications

Price
MSRP$599 (body only), $749 (w/18-55mm F4-5.6 lens)
Body type
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 8
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 format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)
  • C-RAW (compressed)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points3975
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 modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Smooth skin
  • Group photo
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
Built-in flashYes
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Silent single
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous shooting after self-timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
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
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 30 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 + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via wired or wireless remote or smartphone)
Physical
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)
GPSNone

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Price , Deals & Discounts

#PreviewProduct
1 EOS Rebel SL3 (BK) + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM kit EOS Rebel SL3 (BK) + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM kit
2 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens & EF 75-300mm III Lens + 32GB Sandisk Memory + Canon Case + TTL Flash + Accessory Bundle Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens & EF 75-300mm III Lens + 32GB Sandisk Memory + Canon Case + TTL Flash + Accessory Bundle
3 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera (Body Only) + Accessory Bundle Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera (Body Only) + Accessory Bundle
4 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM + 32GB Memory + Camera Bag + TTL Speed Light + Pro Filters (21pc Bundle) Canon EOS Rebel SL3 with 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM + 32GB Memory + Camera Bag + TTL Speed Light + Pro Filters (21pc Bundle)
5 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens + 32GB Sandisk Memory + Canon Case + TTL Flash + Accessory Bundle Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens + 32GB Sandisk Memory + Canon Case + TTL Flash + Accessory Bundle
6 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens + 2 Memory Cards + 2 Auxiliary Lenses + HD Filters + 50" Tripod + Premium Accessories Bundle (25 Items) Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens + 2 Memory Cards + 2 Auxiliary Lenses + HD Filters + 50" Tripod + Premium Accessories Bundle (25 Items)
7 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm STM Lens Bundle + Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens and 500mm Preset Lens + 32GB Memory + Filters + Monopod + Spider Tripod + Professional Bundle Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm STM Lens Bundle + Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens and 500mm Preset Lens + 32GB Memory + Filters + Monopod + Spider Tripod + Professional Bundle
8 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 2Pcs 32GB Sandisk SD Memory + Digital Flash + Filter & Macro Kits + Backpack + 50" Tripod + More Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 2Pcs 32GB Sandisk SD Memory + Digital Flash + Filter & Macro Kits + Backpack + 50" Tripod + More
9 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens + 5 Photo/Video Editing Software Package & Accessory Kit Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens + 5 Photo/Video Editing Software Package & Accessory Kit
10 Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 2 Memory Cards + 2 Auxiliary Lenses + HD Filters + 50" Tripod + Premium Accessories Bundle (24 Items) Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 is STM Lens + 2 Memory Cards + 2 Auxiliary Lenses + HD Filters + 50" Tripod + Premium Accessories Bundle (24 Items)
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Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D

The Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 is a compact DSLR aimed at first-time buyers looking for a step-up from the cheapest models. You get a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, optical viewfinder, fully-articulated touchscreen and microphone input packed into one of Canon’s smallest and cutest bodies.

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