Canon SL3 vs Sony A450

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front
Sony Alpha DSLR-A450 front

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Key Specs

Canon SL3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 449g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Introduced April 2019
  • Other Name is EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
  • Superseded the Canon SL2
Sony A450
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 560g - 137 x 104 x 81mm
  • Launched January 2010
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Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Overview

Following is a extended review of the Canon SL3 and Sony A450, both Entry-Level DSLR digital cameras by brands Canon and Sony. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the SL3 (24MP) and A450 (14MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor size (APS-C).

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The SL3 was brought out 9 years after the A450 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before diving into a full comparison, here is a quick summation of how the SL3 matches up against the A450 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL3 over the Sony A450

 SL3 A450 
LaunchedApril 2019January 2010More modern by 113 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A450 over the Canon SL3

 A450 SL3 

Common features in the Canon SL3 and Sony A450

 SL3 A450 
Focus manually Very exact focusing

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera, you're going to have to think about its weight and size. The Canon SL3 has external dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") having a weight of 449 grams (0.99 lbs) whilst the Sony A450 has specifications of 137mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the SL3 and the A450.

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the SL3 and A450 is 71 and 65 respectively.

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 top view buttons comparison

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to see the gap between sensor sizes purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic below will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the SL3 and A450.

As you can see, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Canon SL3 to offer more detail having its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images more aggressively. The fresher SL3 will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 sensor size comparison

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SL3 Portrait photography features
Sony A450 Portrait photography features
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
exports RAW formats
manual focus
decent MP (14 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon SL3 Street photography factors
Sony A450 Street photography factors
screen articulates fully
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
good high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Canon SL3 Sports photography advice
Sony A450 Sports photography advice
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery power (1,070 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (14MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
great battery power (1,050 CIPA)
supports phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SL3 Travel photography advice
Sony A450 Travel photography advice
good battery power (1,070 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count decent (24MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
great battery power (1,050 shots)
decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SL3 Landscape photography details
Sony A450 Landscape photography details
has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (1,070 CIPA)
no image stabilization
manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
great battery power (1,050 shots)
screen is small (2.7")
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL3 Vlogging factors
Sony A450 Vlogging factors
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
includes face detection focus
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone jack
no image stabilization
no video shooting
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Canon SL3 vs Sony A450 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL3 and Sony A450
 Canon EOS Rebel SL3Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
General Information
Brand Canon Sony
Model type Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Sony Alpha DSLR-A450
Otherwise known as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10 -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2019-04-10 2010-01-05
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 8 Bionz
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.4 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 365.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 4592 x 3056
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max boosted ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW support
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Cross type focus points 1 -
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Sony/Minolta Alpha
Total lenses 326 143
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT Clear Photo Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 95 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.53x
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per sec 7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, Fill, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless/ High Speed Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/160s
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Max video resolution 3840x2160 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 449 grams (0.99 pounds) 560 grams (1.23 pounds)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 137 x 104 x 81mm (5.4" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 66
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.8
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.8
DXO Low light rating not tested 769
Battery life 1070 images 1050 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E17 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $599 $1,241