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Canon EOS SL3/250D Review
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Canon EOS SL3/250D Review

PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the Canon EOS SL3 or 250D rebel camera that Canon recently announced.

At a glance the Canon EOS SL3's main specifications are;

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K24p Video and 4K Time-Lapse Movie
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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They summarize their feelings as essentially being a mixed bag when it comes to the camera.  While Canon added 4K they basically added 4K in such a way to basically only have it appear on a specification sheet or advertisement.  When you get right down to it, you're not going to use this camera for 4K recording, but mostly 1080p which is far more usable.  They conclude;

The Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 is a rather modest upgrade of the 2-year-old Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2, principally adding 4K video recording, a much-improved Live View experience and longer battery life to justify its introduction.

4K video is something that we missed when reviewing the EOS 200D / Rebel SL2, so it's great to see it make its debut on this new version. What's not so great is that it suffers from all the same flaws that some other 4K-capable Canon cameras suffer from, namely the application of a massive crop factor and the inability to use the excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF system during recording. What could have been a vlogger's dream ticket falls well short of its potential thanks to the crippled 4K mode.

So how do they feel about the camera?

So all in all, the improvements made to the new Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 are something of a mixed bag. It still remains our first choice of entry-level Canon DSLR camera, sitting above the EOS 4000D/2000D models in terms of price and capability, but if you don't need the rather limited 4K video recording, the previous EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 model is still worth a look if you can find one. And if you like the idea of the EOS 250D's improved live view mode, the mirrorless EOS M50 takes things even further and would be our choice instead.

Read the full review here

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