In addition to the EOS Rebel lineup, The SLX is another Canon entry-level DSLR camera series that share a very similar design, image quality, and features to the latest EOS rebel cameras (Canon T7i and Canon T8i) with some minor differences and more targeted for videographers. The Canon SL3 (Also known as EOS 250D) Is the latest camera in this lineup that was first announced in May 2019 and aimed to replace the popular predecessor the Canon SL2. It received many positive feedbacks from most experienced photographers due to its low cost and the ability to shoot up to 4k videos making it the most budget 4k DSLR camera in the market.
- Sensor: 24MP – APS-C CMOS
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25600( expands to 51200)
- Continuous Shooting Speed: 5.0 fps
- Video: 4K at max of 25fps & 1080p at max of 60fps
- Design: 449g. 122 x 93 x 70 mm
- Display: 3.00″ Fully Articulated Touch Screen
- Battery Life: 1070 shots
- Built-in Bluetooth & Wireless Connectivity
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Canon SL3 VS Canon T7i VS Canon T8i Side By Side Specs
|Canon SL3 / 250D||Canon T7i / 800D||Canon T8i / 850D|
|Image Sensor:||24MP – APS-C CMOS||24MP – APS-C CMOS||24MP – APS-C CMOS|
|ISO Sensitivity:||ISO 100 – 25600||ISO 100 – 25600||ISO 100 – 25600|
|Continuous Shooting Speed:||5 fps||6 fps||7.5 fps|
|Max Video Resolution:||4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160||Full HD – 1920 x 1080||4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160|
|Weight:||449 g||532 g||515 g|
|Dimensions:||122 x 93 x 70 mm||131 x 100 x 76 mm||131 x 103 x 76 mm|
|Estimated Battery Life:||1070 shots||600 shots||800 shots|
|Kit Lens Bundle Price:||Starting From – $865 (US Version) & $719 (Inter. Version)||Starting From – $879 (US Version) & $799 (Inter. Version)||Starting From – $1,099 (US Version) & $959 (Inter. Version)|
The Canon SL3 comes with the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor that Canon uses in their most entry DSLRs. It’s a high-resolution sensor that generates images with resolution up to 6000 x 4000 px which is more than enough for beginners to get sharp photographs and full of details in most types of photography.
The AF-System in the Canon SL3 has not changed much from its predecessor, as it comes with the same 9-point dual-pixel AF-System with the addition of face and eye detection. It is a great system in terms of focusing speed and accuracy for an entry-level camera but the number of points is quite limited to cover the frame.
An important upgrade has been added to the SL3’s eye-tracking focus feature, in the previous canon sl2 when the subject changes his position by moving forward or backward the camera needs to refocus again in his eyes which can result in out of focus photographs which have been solved in the Canon SL3 and can continuously keep tracking and focusing in eyes tracking mode which is much more reliable and intuitive way to shoot portraits.
The SL3 LCD is a fully-articulated and supports a responsive touch input which is one of the cool features that distinguish this camera from others and is not normally seen at this entry price point. Alternatively, it supports 95% coverage pentamirror viewfinder which is an alternative way for people who love to see the scene directly through the lens using the mirror reflex mechanism.
If it is the first time using a DSLR camera, the Canon SL3 is beginner-friendly and the Menu navigation is straightforward and easy to understand, so you shouldn’t find it difficult to handle and adapt to the camera settings if you have a fundamental background in camera basics. Additionally, the camera gives you access to a built-in guide mode for absolute beginners that allows you to move step by step into competence with ease through simple explanations.
The Canon SL3 uses the same LP-E17 battery but the good news is with the new DIGIC 8 processor the camera is more power-efficient and officially the battery life rate has been jumped from Approx. 650 to 1070 shots per charge (Without using the LiveView).