Canon releases EOS Rebel SL2, an entry-level DSLR with improved sensor

Jun 29, 2017

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Canon releases EOS Rebel SL2, an entry-level DSLR with improved sensor

Jun 29, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Although all eyes are on Canon 6D Mark II, there is another announcement from this company. They have released Canon EOS Rebel SL2, an entry-level DSLR intended mainly for the first-time DSLR users. Whether you’re just switching from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera, or starting photography from the very beginning – Canon has intended this model for you. It’s a new and improved version of its predecessor EOS Rebel SL1, so let’s see what’s changed and what it’s offering.

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As Canon points put, they took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who wanted to learn to use the camera beyond the program mode. As a result, Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a new user interface called Feature Assistant. It should assist the users in learning how tweaking the settings will affect their image.

The EOS Rebel SL2 has several other improvements over its predecessor, the EOS Rebel SL1, and here they are:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen,
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
  • Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
  • Feature Assistant
  • Small and Lightweight Body

And here are the full specs:

Imaging
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S
Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MP4
Audio: AAC LC
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SDXC
SDHC
SD
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 9
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Optical
Viewfinder Coverage Not specified by manufacturer
Viewfinder Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
Display Screen 3″  Pivoting Touchscreen LCD
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
Metering Method Evaluative Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Continuous Shooting Not specified by manufacturer
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes
File Size 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frame Rate @ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
Exposure Control Auto
Manual
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Max Video Clip Length 1920 x 1080: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Performance
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Mini-USB
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1040 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

EOS Rebel SL2 is available for preorders, and the shipping starts in late July. The price of the body only is $549, and the camera with the 18-55mm kit lens is $699.

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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