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Canon Made The Rebel SL3 Incompatible With Third Party Flashes By Removing Universal Hot Shoe Pin

Canon Rebel Sl3

Canon Rebel SL3 at a glance:

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

Canon just announced a new iteration of the world’s smallest DSLR, a camera with four different names (depending by geolocation). The Rebel SL3 aka EOS 250D aka EOS 200D Mark II aka Kiss X10.

Now, it seems Canon removed the possibility to use third party flashes with the Rebel SL3. The universal hot show shoe pin is missing on the Rebel SL3. Not only, according to Michael The Maven Canon did the same with the Rebel T7.

This sucks. Crippling an entry level DSLR to make it incompatible with inexpensive flashes like Yongnuo’s isn’t very user friendly, especially is you consider that people buying a Rebel SL3 are not pros and therefore likely on a budget. In other words: people buying the Rebel SL3 are likely to buy an inexpensive third party flash. Not cool Canon.

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/EOS 200D Mark II/Kiss X10:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

[via Fstoppers]
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