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Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i

Portability
71
Imaging
69
Features
84
Overall
75
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front
 
Canon EOS Rebel T8i front
Portability
67
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Key Specs

Canon SL3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 449g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Launched April 2019
  • Other Name is EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
  • Superseded the Canon SL2
Canon T8i
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 515g - 131 x 103 x 76mm
  • Released February 2020
  • Additionally referred to as EOS 850D / EOS Kiss X10i Specs
  • Old Model is Canon T7i
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Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Overview

Following is a detailed analysis of the Canon SL3 and Canon T8i, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. The image resolution of the SL3 (24MP) and the T8i (24MP) is fairly close and they feature the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The SL3 was revealed 10 months earlier than the T8i and they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact SLR).

Before getting through a full comparison, below is a simple view of how the SL3 scores vs the T8i for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL3 over the Canon T8i

 SL3 T8i 

Reasons to pick Canon T8i over the Canon SL3

 T8i SL3 
ReleasedFebruary 2020April 2019More modern by 10 months

Common features in the Canon SL3 and Canon T8i

 SL3 T8i 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution1040k1040kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Canon SL3 has got outside dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 449 grams (0.99 lbs) while the Canon T8i has sizing of 131mm x 103mm x 76mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") and a weight of 515 grams (1.14 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the SL3 and the T8i.

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SL3 and T8i is 71 and 67 respectively.

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i top view buttons comparison

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to imagine the difference in sensor sizes just by viewing a spec sheet. The pic below should offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the SL3 and T8i.

As you can see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of photos although you should really factor the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged SL3 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i sensor size comparison

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SL3 Portrait photography info
Canon T8i Portrait photography info
81
manual focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports face detection focus
saves RAW files
82
has manual focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SL3
Street photography with Canon T8i
75
fully articulated screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
offers touch focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
73
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
includes touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon SL3 Sports photography advice
Canon T8i Sports photography advice
70
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
good battery (1,070 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second very slow (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
76
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
great battery life (800 shots)
has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Travel photography camera
Canon T8i as a Travel photography camera
82
good battery (1,070 per charge)
supports bluetooth
offers touch focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
80
great battery life (800 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
includes touch to focus
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SL3 Landscape photography details
Canon T8i Landscape photography details
79
manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
good battery (1,070 per charge)
does not have image stabilization
79
has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
decent megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (800 per charge)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL3 Vlogging information
Canon T8i Vlogging information
75
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
supports face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external mic port
does not have image stabilization
74
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
includes face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has mic support
does not have image stabilization
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Canon SL3 vs Canon T8i Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL3 and Canon T8i
 Canon EOS Rebel SL3Canon EOS Rebel T8i
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Alternate name EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10 EOS 850D / EOS Kiss X10i Specs
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Launched 2019-04-10 2020-02-12
Physical type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 8
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 51200 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 45
Cross type focus points 1 -
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Available lenses 326 326
Crop factor 1.6 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.51x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 7.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 4.00 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 449 gr (0.99 lb) 515 gr (1.14 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 131 x 103 x 76mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 1070 photos 800 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $599 $750