The Canon SL3 is the first budget and entry-level camera in the market that capable of record 4k videos so it the ideal choice for professional videographers who looking for a budget camera that can shoot high-resolution videos.
The AutoFocus is good, but still at the entry-level so don’t expect high performance in professional videos.
Canon SL3 Review
This is a beginner-friendly camera, with a guide mode that turns absolute beginners into someone with confidence in no time at all. The Guide mode (best place to start if you are a newbie) allows you to move step by step into competence with ease. It works through the fundamentals of photography. This, in addition to the decent battery life means that the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is a great choice for any buyer looking to get started in the DSLR world. The battery runs for 1,070 shots using the optical viewfinder, or 320 in live view with the Dual Pixel AF.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has Wi-Fi with Bluetooth connectivity so you can stay connected to your phone. It transfers images seamlessly to your phone without the need for you to get involved. Also, they can be downsized to 2MP, perfect for social media images. And part of the joy of taking an image is to be able to share it. The process of linking the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 to any smartphone is simple, getting you up and running in a matter of minutes.
The standard lens on the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is competent, but nothing more. For someone that has just gotten into the world of DSLR cameras, it will suffice for a while but not excite. It is fitted with image stabilization to ensure your images stay sharp, even at slow speeds. As time goes by, you will want to upgrade the lens and look to more exciting options.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a 24MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel on-sensor Autofocus. Obviously, there are much higher megapixel cameras available on the market but the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 sensor is decent and gives good clarity of images. The APS-C sensor is the best Canon sensor and is used all the way up their products line, right through to the EOS 80D.
The processor is the DIGIC 8 and has a burst rate of 5 frames per second. As far as video goes, it has 4K capability, giving very good video images.
The viewfinder on the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is, unfortunately, only 95% accurate, leaving you guessing near the edges of what you will capture. Practice and guesswork do make it easier for you to work with this over time, but it feels like a let-down when it can’t be that difficult to up this accuracy rate to 100%.
The autofocus on the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 leaves something to be desired. It has a 9-point autofocus, which hasn’t changed much over the years as far as Canons are concerned. The LCD screen is pretty responsive in terms of focus and allows you to touch on the screen where you want to focus. So, there are 143 live view focus points in total, which gives you a fast and accurate focus. With the addition of face and eye detection, the LCD screen is probably the place you want to focus your Canon EOS Rebel SL3.