Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Review

Overall 48
Imaging 22
Features 71
Size 74
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expands to 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 122 x 93 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 449 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Canon SL2.
  • Also known as Canon EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Summary

This review is devoted to EOS Rebel SL3 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Apr 10, 2019. This model is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product SL2.

In Entry-Level DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #35 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #146 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Compared to other DSLR Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS Rebel SL3 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Weight: 449 g
  • Battery Life: 1070 shots
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Number Of Focus Points: 9

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 With Other Cameras in Entry-Level DSLR Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS Rebel SL3. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level DSLR cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS Rebel SL3

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has the following external dimensions 122 x 122 x 70 mm (48.03 x 36.61 x 27.56″) with the weight of 449 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level DSLR type cameras is 539g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon EOS Rebel SL3, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 70mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 — 1070 shots
Min: 230 shots
Average: 588 shots
Max: 1900 shots

Thickness

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 — 70 mm
Min: 53 mm
Average: 73 mm
Max: 86 mm

Weight

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 — 449 g
Min: 365 g
Average: 539 g
Max: 690 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Entry-Level DSLR class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Canon EOS Rebel SL3 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS Rebel SL3

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentamirror) ViewFinder.

The ViewFinder in EOS Rebel SL3 has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.54x and it also provides a coverage of 95%.

Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

EOS Rebel SL3 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon EOS Rebel SL3 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 9 points.

In addition, EOS Rebel SL3 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS Rebel SL3, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of EOS Rebel SL3.

EOS Rebel SL3 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, EOS Rebel SL3 is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EOS Rebel SL3 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS Rebel SL3 provides a shooting life of 1070, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 588 shots.

Compared to all models in the Entry-Level DSLR category, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 offers the highest battery life that reaches 1070 shots.

How Good is Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS Rebel SL3’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS Rebel SL3’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS Rebel SL3 to the average DSLR camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS Rebel SL3 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS Rebel SL3 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Large APS-C(22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • Big battery life (1070 shots)

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (122 x 93 x 70 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (9)

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS Rebel SL3 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be called a 44 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (9)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (1)

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS Rebel SL3 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (449 g)
  • Big size (122 x 93 x 70 mm)

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS Rebel SL3 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 85. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can be called a 85 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS Rebel SL3
Announced Apr 10, 2019
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Number of Lenses 319
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 95%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.54
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial Yes
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.27 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 1
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 449 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Battery Life 1070 shots
Battery Type 1070 shots
Battery Model LP-E17
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1

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