Canon SL3 overview
Canon SL3 is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first introduced on April of 2019. The camera has a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000. The camera is known as "EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10" in some markets.
The SL3 is scored #3 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and all round #102 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check out our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personal criteria.
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Canon SL3 family
The Canon SL3 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed list underneath.
Canon SL3 Gallery
You can view the SL3 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon SL3 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of pros and cons of the Canon SL3 based on things which are usually viewed as essential in a camera.
Canon SL3 Sensor features
The Canon SL3 features the DIGIC 8 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Canon SL3 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 51200. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the SL3's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The SL3 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.Shutterstock and United Nations Host AI Image Challenge
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SL3 dimensions
Canon SL3 is 0.99 lbs (449g / 15.84 oz) and features outside proportions of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g so the Canon SL3 is lighter than its rivals.Google Launches 'Circle to Search' on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
Here is a picture of the Canon SL3 beside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show you the button design on the SL3.
Canon SL3 Lens features
The SL3 works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses that you can buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the SL3.
Canon SL3 Connectivity
The SL3 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can transfer photos and sometimes alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon SL3 Video features
The maximum video quality in the Canon SL3 is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives you a outstanding quality for video recording. You can easily downsample to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the considerable file sizes and make sure you own decent SD cards with good write speed. While the body includes a mic port, it is sadly lacking a headphone port which means you won't have the option to monitor your audio levels.
Canon SL3 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Canon SL3 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon SL3 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SL3 has a 3 inch fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits as well as group photos when necessary. Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you can easily switch focus points plus adjust settings by using your finger.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon SL3 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.54x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be particularly useful.
Canon SL3 Shutter features
Canon SL3 can shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon SL3 Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon SL3 includes both built-in flash and also external flash ability.
Canon SL3 Autofocusing features
Canon SL3 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
The Sensor has 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SL3 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Canon SL3 includes manual focus when required during low light or you need to have more exact focus control.
Canon SL3 Battery life
The battery (LP-E17) on the Canon SL3 is made to last for 1070 shutters based on the CIPA standards making it higher than average for its class. The general Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the highest possible (1900) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the strongest battery life:
Canon SL3 for varying forms of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Canon SL3 for varying forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon SL3 Portrait photography features
The Canon SL3 receives a points total of 81 which is impressive, meaning that it is a tremendous pick for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support together with the ability to use external lighting.
Canon SL3 Street photography features
With a nice score of 75, the Canon SL3 is a respectable choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Canon SL3 Sports photography information
A very good sports photography points tally of 70 indicates the Canon SL3 is a very decent option for photographing sports. A camera needs very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SL3 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really crucial in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon SL3 gets a exceptional 82 for a travel camera which makes it a excellent fit to buy for your journeys.
Canon SL3 Landscape photography features
For anyone who is planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SL3 with it's outstanding score of 79 as a landscape camera is a tremendous option within the current market.
Canon SL3 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon SL3 is a respectable choice as a vlog camera as it delivers a above average rating of 75.
Canon SL3 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the SL3, below is a range of the top rated cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart just below gives you an overview of the SL3 versus it's highest rated competitors mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.