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Canon officially announces the EOS Rebel SL3

Press Release:

Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight Body

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 10, 2019 – Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz1, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers users a compact system delivering high-resolution images – complete with an APS-C imaging sensor, DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen as well as 4K video, a first for the EOS Rebel lineup. Compatible with Canon’s full line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, along with the ability to instantly send images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi® connectivity2, the EOS Rebel SL3 is the tool needed to empower aspiring photographers to capture gorgeous shots quickly and easily.

Preorder the Canon EOS Rebel SL3:

“Since its inception, the EOS Rebel product line has aimed to provide imaging excellence for entry-level visual storytellers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Therefore, it was imperative that the next step in the EOS Rebel journey include innovative features such as 4K video and DIGIC 8 Image Processor to meet the needs of emerging photographers while living up to the high-image-quality and compact size EOS Rebel DSLRs are known for.”

The EOS Rebel SL3 carries a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, enabling users to snap photos and express themselves across a multitude of settings – whether it be a beautiful night scene, stunning family-vacation destination or a picturesque landscape. The camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor – first introduced in the EOS M50 and later built into the revolutionary EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies – helping budding videographers record scenes such as the colourful evening skyline in brilliant detail.

The EOS Rebel SL3 features autofocus (AF) capabilities, delivering nine AF points across the optical viewfinder. This includes a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a precise area within the subject. The EOS Rebel SL3 is the first DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode. With its optical viewfinder and Live View LCD monitor, photographers can enjoy two different ways of shooting and customize their experience based on the scene. The system is also the first Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which can help render skin tones as well as Creative Assist – an interface by which users can check and seamlessly change shooting conditions in Live View4– such as white balance or brightness – in real time.

Additional key features of the EOS Rebel SL3 camera include:

  • Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
  • Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
  • Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer5

The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available toward the end of April for purchase in black and white color options for an estimated retail price of $599.99, for the body only and $749.99 for the body with an EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Preorder the Canon EOS Rebel SL3:

  1. Includes battery and SD memory card (confirms with CIPA standards).1 Includes battery and SD memory card (confirms with CIPA standards).
  2. Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect app.
  3. Based on results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method. • Shutter speed: 1/500 or more• Lens used: EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM• Aperture: within three steps of maximum aperture• Using a fully charged battery pack LP-E17, at 23˚C
  4. Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.
  5. Up to three lenses can be registered at once within the camera.

*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Maximilian

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Horray! [/sarc mode]

Some Digic 8 and some 4K, vid features, maybe - just maybe - a new/better sensor. Rest is just SL2/200D.
So nice for some vid people.
But almost nothing new for stills people. :cautious:

MRSP and availability in Germany:
649,- € MRSP for body + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Expected delivery April 25th
 

NancyP

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Still, this may be a good travel or second camera for some people who don't have a small DSLR. I will be interested in sensor reports.
 

Chaitanya

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Only big downside is that hotshoe is missing the X sync contact which restricts the usage of 3rd party speedlights. This restricts the usage of this camera for macro shooters as otherwise its a small camera with really good sensor.
 
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neuroanatomist

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Only big downside is that hotshoe is missing the X sync contact which restricts the usage of 3rd party speedlights. This restricts the usage of this camera for macro shooters as otherwise its a small camera with really good sensor.
Canon has macro flashes.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Still, this may be a good travel or second camera for some people who don't have a small DSLR. I will be interested in sensor reports.
My SL2 was a great camera, my grand daughter now owns it. I wish it had AFMA. I had to use live view to get it to focus accurately with a couple of lenses. With my 15-85, it made a great travel camera and went quite a few places with me. I bought a EOS R to replace it, the R is a lot larger. I've been thinking a RP, but I also have a 5D MK IV and 3 bodies are too much.
 

Maximilian

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The AF system sounds like a huge improvement over the SL2's 9 point diamond.
Is your "sarc mode" on, too, or didn't you read the spec list?

If the later:
Live View AF was improved, yes! Good for vid guys or people that prefer looking at screens than reality.
Phase AF during OVF is exactly the same as it was in SL1, SL2, 5D, 20D and so on.... horrifically hoary old stuff.
 
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neuroanatomist

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Phase AF during OVF is exactly the same as it was in SL2, SL2 %5D, 20D and so on....
You should stop lumping the 5D/5DII AF in with the 20D/etc. The 20D AF (and subsequent 9-point APS-C cameras) have just the 9 points. The 5D/5DII has 9 user-selectable AF points, plus an additional 6 ‘invisible’ AF-assist points that are used in AI Servo AF. So...not ‘exactly the same’.
 
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Only big downside is that hotshoe is missing the X sync contact which restricts the usage of 3rd party speedlights. This restricts the usage of this camera for macro shooters as otherwise its a small camera with really good sensor.
I never see this before.
Well, it was possible to save 0.5 grams and 0.00001 Dollar by removing the center pin from the flash shoe.
183866
 
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Maximilian

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You should stop lumping the 5D/5DII AF in with the 20D/etc. The 20D AF (and subsequent 9-point APS-C cameras) have just the 9 points. The 5D/5DII has 9 user-selectable AF points, plus an additional 6 ‘invisible’ AF-assist points that are used in AI Servo AF. So...not ‘exactly the same’.
Okay, corrected that in my initial post. Hope, you feel that the SL3 AF is now much more up to date :p
 

Don Haines

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Is your "sarc mode" on, too, or didn't you read the spec list?

If the later:
Live View AF was improved, yes! Good for vid guys or people that prefer looking at screens than reality.
Phase AF during OVF is exactly the same as it was in SL1, SL2 5D, 20D and so on.... horrifically hoary old stuff.
I must admit that I am surprised that the OVF has 9 AF points, even for a lower level camera I would have expected more.