Canon Rebel SL2/EOS 200D specifications suggestion (24MP, tiltable screen, smaller than SL1) [CW3]

Rebel SL2

We have a list of possible specs for the upcoming Canon Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D in EU, most likely). As usual take everything with a grain of salt.

  • 24megapixels, same sensor as 750D
  • up-tiltable LCD, it doesn’t tilt down
  • Even smaller than SL1
  • Wireless battery charging, old charger still supplied and works as before
  • Autofocus system the same
  • More colors available
  • Lower price than the introduction price of SL1
  • New battery type

Moreover, the source said that the Rebel SL2 “has a feature to show the current focal length of a zoom lens on the LCD (works for nonzooms too) as long as it’s an EF-S or EF lens that can report this data electronically“. It’s interesting to note that the Rebel SL2 coukd be smaller even than the SL1 (world’s smallest DSLR).

I was expecting the Rebel Sl2/EOS 200D for the end of August but nope. I am pretty sure Canon will announce it in time for the X-Mas business.

If you want let, me know what you think.

Canon announcement for August 14th, Rebel SL2 and two lenses coming? [CW3]

rebel sl1
Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D

The latest Canon rumor that surfaced on the web states that Canon is set to announce a DSLR and 2 lenses on August 14th.

I do not think this announcement will regard the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Both DSLRs are expected for Q1 2016. However, given Canon’s secrecy and the fact that as good as all Canon rumors of the last 2-3 years got it right only a few weeks before an announcement, it is still possible that we will see the 5D4 and 6D2.

Could the Canon Rebel SL2 be announced in August? There was a rumor back in May 2015 suggesting a Rebel SL2 announcement for August. The Rebel SL1/EOS 100D was announced March 21st, 2013. That’s almost two and half year away. If the rumor of an August 14th announcement is reliable, then this announcement might indeed regard the Rebel SL2. I think a 50% chance is likely for this rumor.

What about the lenses? We heard that the EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II is ready for production. Other lenses that are rumored to get announced soon are the EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM, a new EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II.

Stay tuned, we will soon know more. What do you think?

[via NL]

[CW3] Canon Rebel SL2/EOS 150D coming in August 2015 with 24MP and 19 points AF?

Rebel SL2

Will Canon soon announce the successor of the world’s smallest DSLR, the Rebel SL1/EOS 100D? That’s what a new rumor suggests, and some specs did also appear.

Northlight Images got a tip that the Rebel SL2/EOS 150D will be announced between July and August 2015. These are the rumoured specs:

  • 24.2MP
  • 19 point AF
  • 4.5 fps
  • 1080/30p video
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system
  • 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
  • Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi + NFC

Sounds good and plausible, and if true this specs will make up a pretty small yet powerful DSLR.

[via NL]

[CW2] Canon Rebel SL2 coming Fall 2015 (24MP, smaller than SL1)?


Some rumours about the Canon Rebel SL2 surfaced. Canon Rumors reports:

We’re told that an SL2 is definitely on the way and may be shrunk even further. While the thickness of the camera can’t change all that much because of the EF mount, the length, height and weight could be further reduced. One of the ways to reduce the size is implementing an EVF instead of an optical viewfinder. Sony has done this with the A77 DSLR, and Canon has said when the technology is good enough, they may also introduce it into the EOS lineup.

Except for the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) I think these are plausible generic specs, though it is not clear if the EVF is part of the rumor or just a speculation by CR. I can’t see the point in featuring an EVF on a DSLR, I think it is better suited and makes more sense on a mirrorless camera. The Rebel SL1/100D is (or was) the world’s smallest DSLR and it is nothing but a logic evolution if Canon shrinks the SL2 even further.

It is safe to assume that the Rebel SL2 will have the same 24MP sensor featured on Canon’s recent Rebels, the EOS 760D/Rebel T6i and EOS 750D/Rebel T6s (read about the sensor issue).

What about the name? While it is pretty sure that the SL1 replacement will be named SL2 in the US, there are still no reliable rumours about the EU and Asia names. In EU it could be EOS 150D.

[via CR]

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true