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Canon 300D vs Canon SL2

Portability
63
Imaging
43
Features
33
Overall
39
Canon EOS 300D front
 
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 front
Portability
71
Imaging
68
Features
85
Overall
74

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Key Specs

Canon 300D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 1.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 645g - 142 x 99 x 72mm
  • Announced September 2003
  • Other Name is EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital
  • Updated by Canon 350D
Canon SL2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 453g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Launched June 2017
  • Other Name is EOS 200D / Kiss X9
  • Succeeded the Canon 100D
  • Later Model is Canon SL3
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Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Overview

Its time to look a bit more closely at the Canon 300D and Canon SL2, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras and both of them are manufactured by Canon. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the 300D (6MP) and SL2 (24MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The 300D was brought out 15 years earlier than the SL2 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a simple summary of how the 300D matches up vs the SL2 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 300D over the Canon SL2

 300D SL2 

Reasons to pick Canon SL2 over the Canon 300D

 SL2 300D 
LaunchedJune 2017September 2003More recent by 168 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3"1.8"Bigger screen (+1.2")
Screen resolution1040k118kCrisper screen (+922k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon 300D and Canon SL2

 300D SL2 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to lug around your camera frequently, you have to think about its weight and size. The Canon 300D provides outer dimensions of 142mm x 99mm x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 645 grams (1.42 lbs) whilst the Canon SL2 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 453 grams (1.00 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the 300D vs the SL2.

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the 300D and SL2 is 63 and 71 respectively.

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 top view buttons comparison

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements only by reading through a spec sheet. The visual below should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the 300D and SL2.

As you can see, both the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Canon SL2 to give you extra detail having its extra 18MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots far more aggressively. The older 300D is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 sensor size comparison

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 300D as a Portrait photography camera
Canon SL2 as a Portrait photography camera
49
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no liveview
sensor resolution low (6MP)
80
focusing manually
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 300D Street photography details
Canon SL2 Street photography details
54
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
74
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
has touch focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 300D
Sports photography with Canon SL2
38
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
no liveview
slow fps (3.0 fps)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (6 megapixels)
69
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
great battery (650 per charge)
has phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 300D as a Travel photography camera
Canon SL2 as a Travel photography camera
43
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse function
sensor resolution low (6 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
82
great battery (650 shots)
has bluetooth
has touch focus
decent MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 300D Landscape photography information
Canon SL2 Landscape photography information
45
manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (1.8 inches)
no liveview
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (6MP)
missing Time Lapse function
78
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
great battery (650 shots)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 300D Vlogging info
Canon SL2 Vlogging info
9
can't shoot video
75
selfie friendly display
touchscreen functionality
supports face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has mic port
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 300D vs Canon SL2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 300D and Canon SL2
 Canon EOS 300DCanon EOS Rebel SL2
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 300D Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Also called EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital EOS 200D / Kiss X9
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Announced 2003-09-04 2017-06-29
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor - DIGIC 7
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.7 x 15.1mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area 342.8mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3072 x 2048 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 1600 25600
Max boosted ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 7 9
Cross focus points - 1
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Available lenses 326 326
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 1.8 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 118k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.54x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per second 5.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 12.00 m (ISO 100) 9.80 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200 seconds 1/200 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 645 grams (1.42 pounds) 453 grams (1.00 pounds)
Dimensions 142 x 99 x 72mm (5.6" x 3.9" x 2.8") 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 55 79
DXO Color Depth score 21.0 23.6
DXO Dynamic range score 10.8 13.4
DXO Low light score 544 1041
Other
Battery life - 650 shots
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model - LP-E17
Self timer Yes (10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots Single Single
Launch cost $54 $699