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Canon Rebel SL2/EOS 200D Hands-On Review


Our friends and colleagues Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from the Camera Store had a chance to take a look at the Canon Rebel SL2 (aka in Europe: EOS 200D) and take it for a spin.

Alongside the EOS 6D MKII that was introduced by Canon earlier this year the company also introduced an updated entry level small DLSR – the EOS Rebel SL2/EOS 200D.

So what are we looking at here? well, there is a logical update here from Canon, a new higher res sensor, faster processor and O.K. video (no, not 4K – Canon is still Canon), but you do get a nice flip touch screen which is great for vlogging. The big downside is still probably the 9 point AF system for stills and the viewfinder which isn’t that amazing.

The big upside to this camera and the one feature which makes this entry level camera something that we might recommend to some people is the addition of the dual pixel system for video AF (this is the best AF system for video currently on the market and if you are into vlogging or just shooting movement in video – it is the best choice – especially with an STM lens).

Here are some specs for the Canon  Rebel SL2:

  • 24MP sensor (APS-C).
  • DIGIC 7 processor.
  • Dual Pixel AF s for video and 9 point AF system for stills.
  • Video – 1080p at up to 60p.
  • Shooting speed – 3.5 fps (with AF).
  • WIFI/BT/NFC (no GPS).
  • Price: $550 (body only).
You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. You can find many of The Camera Store videos here on LensVid.
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