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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens - WiFi Enabled
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- 242 Megapixel CMOS (APS C) Sensor
- Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase detection
- Vary angle Touch Screen, 30 inch LCD
- Built in Wi Fi, NFC and Bluetooth Technology
- Use the EOS Utility Webcam Beta Software (Mac and Windows) to turn your compatible Canon camera into a high-quality webcam
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Create Magical Moments
Lightweight, fun and easy to use, the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 camera helps you capture stunning photos and videos you'll love to see and share. With powerful features including a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and more, the EOS Rebel SL2 puts creative power in your hands.
Create Your Own Vlog
You can record incredibly smooth video at Full HD quality and at up to 60 fps to create vlogs with a professional flair. The built-in microphone helps capture great audio while a port for an external microphone is included for more recording options.
Share Your Favorite Photos Quickly and Easily
The easy-access Wi-Fi button allows you to swiftly set up your Wi-Fi* connection. NFC** and Bluetooth*** are also built in to give you plenty of options to connect to your compatible smartphone or share your favorite photos and video quickly and easily on other devices.
Minimal Lag Time, Steady Shooting
The EOS Rebel SL2 camera features an optical viewfinder to help you compose your images, especially in bright sunlight that can make it difficult to effectively use the LCD screen. The optical viewfinder also lets you use the camera’s high-speed autofocus to capture dramatic movements and action.
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|Screen Size||3 inches||3 inches||3.0 inches||—||3 inches||3 inches|
|Item Dimensions||2.70 x 4.80 x 3.60 inches||2.70 x 4.80 x 3.60 inches||10.00 x 8.00 x 6.00 inches||5.10 x 4.00 x 3.10 inches||3.00 x 5.20 x 3.90 inches||9.00 x 6.50 x 5.50 inches|
|Item Weight||1.00 lbs||2.17 lbs||3.00 lbs||—||1.18 lbs||3.20 lbs|
|Max Resolution||24.2 megapixels||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.10 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.20 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||24.2 megapixels||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C||APS-C|
|Style||18-55mm STM Kit||18-55mm STM Kit||—||T7, 3 Lens Kit with Monopod||w/ 18-55mm||18-55mm STM Kit|
|Video Capture Resolution||FHD 1080p||4K UHD 2160p||FHD 1080i||FHD 1080p||FHD 1080p||FHD 1080p|
|Wireless Communication Technology||BuiltIn; 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC||Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC|
Canon's compact EOS Rebel SL2 provides versatile built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity plus key camera features like a newly-developed 24.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS image sensor paired with Canon's DIGIC 7 image processor, resulting in Rebel-series firsts such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF for smooth and accurate autofocus and a high-resolution Touch Screen monitor that supports both Touch AF and Touch Shutter release functionality.
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So let's start off this review by first taking a look at build quality of this new Canon SL2. And the first thing you notice is that this is a tiny little DSLR.
In fact it's one of the world's smallest DSLR's which is something you really feel once you pick it up. The SL1 which came before the SL2 really introduced the idea of tiny DSLR's and I'm glad they've kept the size in the SL2.
Now with micro four third cameras really coming into the mainstream these days, we're seeing smaller and smaller cameras. But if you are looking for that tradition shape of a DSLR, the SL2 is about as small as you can get, which will be great for travel.
Now even though the SL2 is a tiny DSLR, Canon have been pretty agressive in trying include a tonne of new features, one of which is on the back here.
And that's here with it's brand new articulating screen. I'm not going to lie, but when I heard rumors that the SL2 was going to have an articulating screen I got pretty excited and to see it come through I'm very happy.
It's also a fully articulating screen as well which is great for getting your shots from different angels, whether thats from up high or down low or even flipped to the front which is brilliant for filming yourself, but we'll talk more about that later on.
Either way the inclusion is one of the best new features on the Canon SL2.
Now staying on the back of the Canon SL2, another brilliant feature is that this articualting screen is a touch screen as well.
Now sometimes you might think that a touch screen is a little bit of a gimmick, but ever since I first used one a few years back on the Canon 70D I've found them to be incredibly useful.
Sure I still use the buttons on the camera and the dials on top, but having the touch screen makes life so much easier.
For example you can quickly jump through menus without having to scroll but the best feature is really for focusing.
Now we'll talk about it more in depth later on in this review, but the Canon SL2 has a brilliant new autofocus system called Dual Pixel and when you pair it up with the touch screen on the back of the camera, it's amazing.
You can simply press what you want ot be in focus and the SL2 will quickly and smoothly come in to focus. It's brillaint.
Now another nice inclusion with the Canon SL2 is it's inclusion of a microphone jack. This means that rather than relying on the inbuilt mics on teh SL2, you can plu in a shotgun mic or a wireless mic and record fantastic audio.
Unfortunately we are still missing a headphone jack which would have been nice to see, but I probably didn't expect it in a camera this cheap.
Now the inbuilt mic isn't terrible, but it isn't great, so I'd highly recommend getting a mic to plug in and you should be good to go.
Burst Rate & AF Points & Speed :
Let's talk about the burst rate on the Canon SL2. Now the Canon SL2 can shoot an a very impressive 5 frames per second which sounds a bit like this:
Now 5 frames per second is a pretty substantial jump from 3 frames per second which has been the standard for beginner cameras from Canon for a long time.
This means that the Canon SL2 will be great for shooting sports, pictures of fast moving kids and even some wildlife shots.
Now talking about the Autufocus on the Canon SL2 and as I said before the autofocus in much improved even in stills.
The SL2 has 9 autofocus points with 1 cross type, which isn't the most impressive number out there, but in day to day use it worked well.
I found myself having no problems catching my subjects in focus on most occassions, even on some relatively low light shots.
So overall, the SL2 was a very solid performer, especially for a sub $600 camera.
Now if I was to point out a weakness on the SL2 it would probably be it's battery life.
The SL2 uses the LP-E17 battery which is found in some other Rebels series cameras and it isn't the best in terms of holding battery.
For stills the SL2 was fine, but it did chew through battery pretty quickly when shooting video, so I'd advise in picking up another battery from places like Amazon or eBay.
Ok so now I want to touch on the video side of the Canon SL2 and this is where things get impressive.
To me the Canon SL2 is essentially a mini Canon 80D or Canon 77D, it's brilliant.
The SL2 has a few killer video features which I never thought I'd see in a budget beginners DSLR.
Firstly, it's got that fully articulating screen which I was talking about before. For video it really does make shooting a lot easier. Rather than trying to see the rear LCD in akward positions, you can move the camera around with ease simply moving the LCD.
We've also got that touch screen which again makes life a lot easier. So rather than having to pull focus manually, on the Canon SL2 you can now simply touch on the screen and whever you touch will pretty magically go into focus.
And really that's all down to the new Dual Pixeld Autofocus system in the SL2. It's trickled down from the 70D and 80D and is to me the best autufocus system for video in any camera on the market.
The Sl2 also has face tracking autofocus which is actually somethign Im using right now. So rather than having someone behind you keeping track of focus, you can just let the camera do the work and it actually works really well.
Another new feature is that the Canon SL2 can now also shoot in 1080p 60 frames per second. With this you can slow down the footage in post and get some smooth slow motion. And they've even thrown in a built in timelapse mode for good measure, which is great if you film vlogs.
Add in the fact that you can now also record good quality audio with the built in mic jack and you've got yourself a bit of a winning video camera.
In fact I think that the Canon SL2 will be the most popular camera for youtube by next year, it's that good for the price.
So speaking about the price, the Canon SL2 comes in at about $550. This is an incredible price for this level of camera.
I just quickly wanna talk about the menus on the Canon SL2.
Overall if you've ever used a Canon camera before you'll feel right at home. Even if this is your first DSLR you won't really have any problems especially with the new touch screen on the back.
Another nice inclusion on the Canon SL2 is it's inclusion of wifi & nfc. Essenitally this allows you to quickly pair it up to your smart phone to transfer photos wirelessly without having to connect it to a computer.
Overall I found it worked really well, especially when paired up with the Canon Camera Connect app.
So as you can probably tell, I'm in love with this little DSLR. This is the best beginner DSLR you can buy at the current time and if you're thinking about buying one today, I'd highly recommend it.
I hope you all have a fantastic day and I’ll see you next time.
The other and best positive is that it incorporates a built-in optical viewfinder so that you can see and shoot via the lens. I so dislike LCD screens in bright sunlight and while the SL2 does have a rotating LCD screen, YOU get to choose which option you prefer.
It's weight and it's size make for a great portable camera that you'll find yourself always wanting to carry about. It's ultra light.
It's entry level price is fair. I was going to wait for Canon's new G1X Mark lll coming out this November 2017. The flagship of POINT & SHOOT CAMERAS. However, when I factored in its $1299 price tag compared to the SL2's $650 (body plus lens kit) price tag I realized the SL2 was a bargain and did pretty much of the same thing.
The SL2 is cheap lightweight plastic in build quality. That lowers the weight but also makes sure the camera isn't user-friendly to dust and moisture. Controls are flimsy and the menu is weak for internal changes. This is a SLR but it behaves much more like a Point & Shoot when it comes to settings.
There are a few negatives and the most obvious one is the miserable lens that comes with the camera (Canon 18-55mm). Zip for clarity and performance; in light or outdoors. Buy the BODY-ONLY and find yourself a better lens.
Unlike the higher end Canon cameras Made In Japan, this SL2 is Made In Taiwan.
I still give it a full 4 stars when consideration goes into pricing, performance and features.
It's not the BMW of SLR cameras but still a great unit from Canon and well worth the purchase!
The image processor is way more powerful,the Digic 7. Don't use auto ISO ,because it wants to use ISO 100. The sensor can give great pictures at hi ISO. Then you can use faster shutter speed. This means much sharper pictures ,since the faster the shutter speed,the sharper the picture . Canon cameras with the big sensors,like this and the Digic 7 processors,are the way to go for low light photography.. If you just use the automatic settings you may as well use a point and shoot camera.
Some criticize the autofocus because it only has 9 points. I set it in center focus. You see a red dot when you are in focus. You don't need 71 autofocus points. You just need this one red dot in focus. Very powerful and accurate. So,I could go on and on ,but just remember. Push the ISO and use center focus. Have fun.
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It’s missing a few bells and whistles...no built in horizon leveling or focus peaking. Those are the only things I’ve really noticed that I would use from time to time if they were there.
Video quality is great, the low light performance can always be improved with faster lens. When compared to the t77i or some of the more expensive “step ups” I just can’t see how the extra cost is justified. For the price, at the time of this review, I just don’t think this camera can be beat.
The sl2 packs a few features that are very appealing to those who want to capture memories or even find use of a DSLR for vlogging/streaming. The pop-out touch screen is one of the greatest features here. Having a nice display for reference allowing you to help center yourself, and find the right angle or even just making the experience of filming a subject all that more comfortable. The battery life is excellent, maintaining a consistent several hours of photography and film. The external mic option is a huge factor that in my opinion set's it above other entry level cameras. While it still generally is preferred to use a lapel mic, it's a nice feature to have. Lastly the size and weight make the camera very comfortable to use and travel with. The sl2 is one of the lightest options on the market in terms of DSLR cameras.
If you're a beginner or a hobbyist this is the perfect camera for you!
If you are considering the 80D but can't afford it right now and you are willing to work around not having a headphone jack this is a good alternative.
You might like shooting in Live View mode all the time if you're so inclined and have become accustomed to your smartphones functionality.
With touch shutter, touch focus and the best connectivity yet, it’s a joy to use.
My favorite points of the camera are:
- The size of the camera. It's smaller than the average Canon camera, which is perfect for my hands and feels so good in hands.
- The pivoting screen - super convenient for flatlays, product's photography and videos.
- The touch screen - a time saver + so easy to focus on the subject.
- The built-in learning software (optional) - it's so helpful at the very beginning of the first steps in photography.
- The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth function that let me connect my cellphone and laptop seamlessly in seconds.
Also, I want to mention the Canon Coach app has education videos created by amazing Peter McKinnon, that is very helpful at the beginning as well.
The last sweet point - I paid the Warehouse Deal price for the camera.
Two words about the lens: the best use without the flash is during the daylight and outside.
I haven't had a chance to really get out and use it, just monkeying around and learning the settings. But I'm pleased with the camera so far.
Decidí comprar esta cámara principalmente por su menor tamaño, los 24.2 MP y la pantalla LCD táctil que permite adecuarla a distintos ángulos. Además de la característica de WiFi que permite conectarla al celular y visualizar las fotografías e incluso realizar capturas con el mismo celular (a modo de control remoto).
La recomiendo ampliamente.
Les + :
Aubaine extraordinaire compte tenu du prix payé pour l'ensemble
Très bien coté selon Consumer Reports (dont je suis un abonné payant)
Compact pour un DSLR, donc utilisation possible en voyage
Documentation complète et en français, tuto et logiciels sur le site de Canon.ca
Un gros + pour moi qui passe d'un «point and shoot» à ce petit DSLR.
Les - :
Une Camry, ce n'est pas une BMW ou une Ferrari ! Cet appareil n'est pas conçu pour les passionnés fortunés de la photo.
Au delà des critiques qu'on peut retrouver sur Internet (autofocus 9 points seulement, pas un full frame, etc.) ; pas vraiment grand chose à rajouter pour le moment.
Mismo sensor que una T7i (y por menor precio)
Pantalla LCD Táctil
Excelente relación calidad/costo
Pocos puntos de auto enfoque (9)
Sin formato RAW
Se hecha en falta un cargador usb
El Viewfinder óptico es algo pequeño
The shipping was bad on Amazon’s part and I got it a lot later then claimed. The whole thing was packaged safely and well taken care of though.
Touch screen is not only convenient but also very well made and easy to use!
My only drawback about this camera is that there’s a lot of options I have to go through to really understand it, I have to read the manual and considering my schedule it might take a while but that’s on me lol
I bought it because I think I read a review that this was David Dobriks first camera and honestly I grabbed it to start my YouTube channel! If your interested you can find it under my same username and see the quality of the camera! Very nice!
I find the clarity fantastic, the camera overall the perfect thing for a beginner! If you’re on the fence, it’s time to rip it down, freak out your neighbor Todd for smashing a durable wooden fence down with little to no force and get going on buying this camera!
I’m always open for questions!
I'm sure people may have their issues with cannon or with this series or whatever but for a layman with aspirations for cinematography and photography this is a fantastic product!