Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Review

Overall Score

75

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 93 x 70 mm, 453g.
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  • Replaced: EOS 100D
  • Replaced by: EOS Rebel SL3

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Overview


First introduced in June, 2017, Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 100D with EOS Rebel SL2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SL2 with Canon 100D

Canon replaced EOS Rebel SL2 with Canon SL3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SL2 with Canon SL3


Canon SL2 comes with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 26.82 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS Rebel SL2

Sensor resolution of Canon SL2 ~ 6000 x 4000 pixels.

Canon SL2 has Crop Factor: 1.61

The sensor has a surface area of 332.3 mm².

There are approximate 24,000,000 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon SL2 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon T8i 2020 24MP 100 - 25600 515g 131 x 103 x 76mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon SL3 2019 24MP 100 - 25600 449g 122 x 93 x 70mm
Canon EOS 4000D Canon 4000D 2018 18MP 100 - 6400 436g 129 x 102 x 77mm
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon T7 2018 24MP 100 - 6400 475g 129 x 101 x 78mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon SL2 2017 24MP 100 - 25600 453g 122 x 93 x 70mm

Proc and Cons of Canon SL2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS Rebel SL2 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
9 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
453g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
1 Cross Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 650 shots
Type Scores

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has an Overall Score of 75/100 and ranked #41 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #94 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon SL2 Scores
Imaging score
59
Features score
78
Value for money score
88
Portability score
83
Overall score
75
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon SL2


Canon EOS Rebel SL2 weighs 453g and has external dimensions of 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8 x 3.66 x 2.76"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Canon SL2 is 85 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SL2 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Canon SL2
453g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Canon SL2
70mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS Rebel SL2 with the dimensions:

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS Rebel SL2 Dimensions EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS Rebel T7i Canon T7i 532 g 453 g 131 x 100 x 76 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 465 g 453 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Canon EOS 750d Canon 750D 555 g 453 g 132 x 101 x 78 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 453 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Canon T6i 555 g 453 g 132 x 101 x 78 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 453 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 453 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon SL3 449 g 453 g 122 x 93 x 70 mm 122 x 93 x 70 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS Rebel SL2


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS Rebel SL2
Announced June, 2017
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 321
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.54
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 1
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.80
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E17
Physical
Weight 453 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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