Canon publishes short Rebel SL2 video tutorials

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

Canon posted a set of very short video tutorials for the Canon Rebel SL2, the world’s smallest DSLR.

Canon Rebel SL2 world-wide order:

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
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
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 SL2 vs. EOS 80D – Which on is better for vloggers?

Rebel SL2

The Canon EOS 80D and the Canon Rebel SL2 both have very powerful video features and still are easy to use cameras.

So, which one is better suited for vlogging? The EOS 80D is pretty popular with people producing content for YouTube (as are the EOS M cameras, though). The Rebel SL2 is smaller, lighter, and has been announced recently.

I own an EOS 80D and I have to say it is a great DSLR in a still relatively compact and sturdy body. Nowadays I do most shots with the EOS 80D, and prefer it most of the times over my EOS 5D Mark II.

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA [via Fstoppers]

Canon Rebel SL2 review (DPReview)

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

DPReview reviewed  the world’s smallest DSLR, the new Canon Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D in Europe)

From the conclusion:

Despite the SL2’s small body, Canon hasn’t compromised usability. The grip is comfortable given the size of the camera, though those with large hands might wish for something more substantial. The camera’s sole control dial is exactly where it needs to be. The body is made of composite materials, though it doesn’t feel cheap. The SL2 has a small but usable optical viewfinder as well as a very nice fully articulating touch-enabled LCD. Naturally there’s a Selfie mode, which can blur the background for you by adjusting the aperture.

[…] the photos produced by the SL2 are what we expect to see from a Canon camera. That means pleasing color and good (but not great) detail capture and high ISO noise performance. Looking at Raw images tells us that the SL2 would retain more fine detail if its JPEG sharpening and noise reduction systems were a bit smarter. While the SL2’s Raw files don’t have as much dynamic range as the best APS-C cameras, it’s competitive with the models in its class, as are noise levels.

Read the review at DPReview

Canon Rebel SL2 world-wide order:

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
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
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 SL2 studio sample shots

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

Imaging Resource posted some comparisons between the new Canon Rebel SL2 and more or less direct competitors, and a set of studio sample shots covering the full ISO range (full size JPG and raw files can be downloaded). It seems that the diminutive Rebel SL2 is getting more love than the EOS 6D Mark II. For a quick video-overview about the Rebel SL2 have a look at the review by The Camera Store TV.

Canon Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D) shooting experience as seen by DPReview

Rebel SL2

Canon Rebel SL2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Rebel SL2 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 9-Point AF System; Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 51200
  • Up to 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Feature Assistant; Microphone Input
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth

The new Canon Rebel SL2 aims at beginners and people new to photography and DSLRs, and it seems Canon hit the mark with their diminutive DSLR. The Rebel SL2 not only is easy to handle (especially with the “Feature Assistant”, see video below) but also delivers DSLR image quality.

DPReview posted a “shooting experience” article about the Canon Rebel SL2, and along with it also a gallery of sample shots. In the conclusion they write:

Overall, the SL2 suits the beginning or casual photographer quite well. It has a very simple interface if you want to use it, as well as the traditional Canon menus if you don’t. Its Auto and Scene modes always seemed to make appropriate choices, and the resulting photos were in-focus, well-exposed and with pleasant ‘Canon’ colors, though they are slightly noisy. And when it was time to share my photos, it couldn’t have been any easier. Based on my experiences thus far, I’d definitely recommend the SL2 to friends and family looking for an easy-to-use and portable camera.

Canon really tried to make things easy for beginners. The “Feature Assistant” featured on the Rebel SL2 serves this purpose. The video below gives a quick introduction.