Canon Rebel SL3 vs Nikon D3500 Size Comparison

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

Courtesy of ApoTelyt Here is a size comparison between the brand-new Canon Rebel SL3 and the Nikon D3500. I guess the Rebel SL3 still holds the crown of world’s smallest DSLR.

The Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/Kiss X10/EOS 200D Mark II can be pre-ordered (starting $549) at our exclusive affiliate partners B&H Photo and Adorama. Interesting fact: you get pre-order discount between $50 and $100.

Canon Rebel SL3 world-wide:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon Rebel SL3
Canon Rebel SL3
Canon Rebel SL3

Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS Rebel SL3: 

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images. 
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/25p vs 1080/60p). 
  • Better video autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident movie autofocus. 
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 7 months after the D3500).

Reasons to prefer the Nikon D3500: 

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor’s full resolution potential. 
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.57x vs 0.54x).
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 84g or 19 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (1550 versus 1070) out of a single battery charge.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (28 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in August 2018).
[via ApoTelyt]

Canon Rebel SL3 world-wide pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


Here Is The Canon Rebel SL3, Officially Announced (gets even smaller)

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

After the leaks here is the official announcement. If I got it right, they managed to make the SL3 even smaller than the previous models.

The Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D/Kiss X10/EOS 200D Mark II can be pre-ordered (starting $549) at our exclusive affiliate partners B&H Photo and Adorama. Interesting fact: you get pre-order discount between $50 and $100.

Light In Weight, Heavy In Features: Introducing The EOS Rebel SL3 Compact Digital SLR Camera 

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. 

“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 colorful evening skyline in brilliant detail. 


Canon Rebel SL3 world-wide pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


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 a EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

There Is More To Come From Canon in 2019, Interview Suggests (high resolution EOS R?)

Canon Eos R

Once again an interview with Canon execs debunks some hasty rumouring.

Imaging Resource sat down with Canon execs to discuss a lot of photographic topics but mainly the new Canon EOS R system.

There have been some rumors stating we will see little new stuff from Canon in 2019, and that we won’t see Canon’s high resolution EOS R model. Well, this seems to be wrong according to the interview. The high resolution EOS R might well be a 2019 affair at the end. IR sums up the interview:

[the] takeaway from this discussion was that Canon will continue investing in photographic technology, saying that imaging is fundamental to everything that they do, and that we should therefore expect to see significant developments in the photo arena over the next period of time. I have been concerned — as have others — by what it meant that the EOS-R and EOS-RP were built around the sensor from the EOS 5D Mark IV, a camera that’s now nore than two-and-a-half years old. Without giving specifics, they did note that they had a lot in the pipeline for 2019, so it sounds like we can expect to see a lot more from Canon before the end of the year. Hopefully that will include a new-generation full-frame sensor, possibly even the full-professional mirrorless body they’ve promised will be coming at some point, although of course, they didn’t hint directly at that this time around.[Imaging Resource] discussed lens strategy, and […] was pleased to hear that they’ll be developing a traditional set of f/2.8 zooms (presumably covering ranges lke 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200mm). While the 28-70mm f/2 covers part of that focal length range, it’s a bulky and heavy special-purpose lens and lacks IS, so there’s still a need for a conventional 24-70mm f/2.8. Also coming soon will be a 24-240mm “vacation zoom”, aimed at and priced for consumers. This should make a good companion to the EOS RP for many entry-level users, and we’ll look forward to testing that one for you once available. Read the interview…

We were pretty sure that Canon would release a high resolution EOS R model before this interview and we are more confident now after this interview.

Stay tuned…

Canon EOS R mirrorless system:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Latest Canon Broadcast And Cinema Gear Debut At The 2019 NAB Show

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Press release:

Latest Canon Broadcast And Cinema Solutions Make Their Debut At The 2019 NAB Show

Company will Showcase New 4K Broadcast Lenses, Professional Camcorders and Sumire Prime Lenses as well as Professional Service and Support

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MELVILLE, NY, April 5, 2019 – At the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase two new 4K UHD portable-zoom broadcast lenses, four new XA 4K UHD Camcorders as well as seven Sumire Prime Lenses, the company’s first PL-mount cinema prime lenses designed to cover today’s leading full-frame cinema cameras. The newest broadcast and cinema products featured in the Canon booth (#C4425) this year not only align with the current needs of their respective industries such as HDR, but also the production needs that the industry will soon consider as standard, especially 4K UHD.

In addition to the recently announced products, the Canon booth will feature a wide range of imaging solutions for a variety of live-production and filmmaking environments, such as stadiums and studios, houses of worship, and on-location breaking news. Visitors to the Canon booth will have hands-on opportunities to experience the full range of Canon’s strong portfolio of broadcast and cinema camera and lens solutions, 4K reference displays, 4K UHD camcorders, DSLR and Full-Frame mirrorless cameras and lenses as well as projectors. 

“There has never been a better time for storytellers to bring their visions to life through TV and cinema productions. Each NAB show presents Canon with the opportunity to showcase how our products help to support these productions,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “At NAB 2019, visitors to the Canon booth will see that we are a major resource and on the pulse of the latest trends for production professionals and content creators looking for the latest products and technologies now and in the future.” 

Throughout the booth, Canon will feature products that were used to shoot all five of the Academy Award® Best Documentary Feature nominees – RBGHale County This Morning This EveningOf Fathers and SonsMinding the Gap, and Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Feature: Free Solo that used the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm lens to shoot pivotal scenes.

An in-booth service and support consultation area will be available for show attendees to discuss Canon’s offerings for client services and programs, including Enterprise CPS and CarePAK PRO. Visitors to the booth can also learn about Canon’s upcoming display color-calibration service that is launching later this year. Speak with certified professionals to find out how this new service can support your business.

Follow Canon throughout the show on Twitter at @CanonUSAprovideo.

DEA Reportedly Hiding Canon Surveillance Cameras In Vacuum Cleaners

Canon Surveillance

Sounds like an April Fools joke but it’s not.

QUARTZ reports that the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is hiding surveillance cameras in vacuum cleaners too. And they do it with a Canon VB-M50 surveillance camera.

A Denair, California-based company called the Special Services Group, LLC won a $42,595 DEA purchase order at the end of November for a “custom Shop Vac concealment with Canon M50B.” Canon describes the M50B as a “high-sensitivity…PTZ [Pan-Tilt-Zoom] network camera” that “captures video with remarkable color and clarity, even in very low-light environments.” The M50B retails for about $3,400; the acquisition is being funded by the DEA’s Office of Investigative Technology and is presumably intended to assist agents in a specific operation, rather than for wider, passive monitoring.

It seems the “Special Services Group” is not new to collaboration with DEA.

Skylum Luminar 3 Gets TIPA Award for “Best Imaging Software” (and we give you $10 discount)

Luminar 3

Skylum Luminar 3 won a TIPA 2019 award for “Best Imaging Software”.

Luminar 3 is an excellent photo editing software, and a viable alternative to Lightroom. We offer you a $10 discount on Luminar 3, you pay $59 instead of $69 by using code “WATCH” on checkout.

Press release:

Luminar 3 earns TIPA award for “Best Imaging Software” 

Skylum latest Luminar 3 release recognized for groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence tools, including AI Sky Enhancer, and consistent innovation.

BELLEVUE, WA – April 2, 2019 — Skylum Software today announced that it is the recipient of the 2019 Best Imaging Software award by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), citing the software’s simplicity in organizing, editing and enhancing images. The TIPA World Awards ceremony will be held on May 17, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.

Luminar 3 is an all-in-one photo editor and management platform that enables photographers to harness both the power of AI technology and simple yet powerful and precise editing tools in their workflow.

“Simplicity in an image editor need not mean being limited to only basic effects and enhancements. Luminar 3 offers a raft of tools in an efficient workspace that offers numerous Looks (presets) as well as all that is needed by many photographers to get the best and most expressive results from their images,” reads the award citation.

TIPA applauded Luminar’s “sophisticated editing tools that allow advanced users to take a deeper dive into editing,” including its AI Sky Enhancer filter, as well as its over 70 default styles created by professional photographers.

Skylum also received the award for Luminar in 2017, and this year’s award reflected the company’s commitment to consistent innovation and improvements. In addition, Luminar has received various other top awards, including those from Outdoor Photographer and the Lucie Technical Awards.

“We are so honored to be awarded ‘Best Imaging Software’ by TIPA for Luminar 3. It shows the power and uniqueness that Luminar 3 holds for photographers, offering a single interface for a photographer’s post-production workflow,” said Alex Tsepko, CEO of Skylum.

The AI tools recognized by TIPA were developed at Skylum’s AI Lab. Skylum invests in this nascent field to bring photographers the latest tools to help ease image editing headaches. With Artificial Intelligence, a single smart slider can do the work of several tools, saving time and enabling casual photographers to create pro-caliber images. By harnessing this technology, photographers can achieve superior results with a minimum of work. 

In addition to Luminar, Skylum is also bringing AI tools to the upcoming Luminar Flex, a plugin which will offer the editing power of Luminar to those who choose to stick with their current workflow. Moreover, the company’s new AirMagic software utilizes AI to evaluate aerial photographs, applying modifications to common drone photography problems like haze, low contrast, and undersaturation.

The continued efforts from Skylum into the AI space shows how photographers can utilize new and exciting technologies to create unique, creative photographs like never before.

“At Skylum, it’s our mission to create tools that photographers can harness the power of through AI, but leave the creativity in their hands,” said Tsepko. “We love seeing what photographers create, and this award from TIPA celebrates our tools just that much more.” 

Get Skylum Luminar 3 for $59 using code “WATCH” at checkout.