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Canon Announces the SL3 APS-C Camera featuring 4k Video

By Jay Henington on April 9th 2019

Canon has announced the release of the Canon Rebel SL3. The successor of the Rebel SL2 is aimed at entry-level photographers and videographers and will feature a 24.1MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the new DIGIC 8 processor found in the M50 and the EOS R, a 3.0 inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen, and 4k video. This is the first camera in the Rebel lineup that will feature 4k video. According to Canon, “DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies.” The camera will also become the smallest and lightest DSLR in Canon’s lineup weighing 15.84oz.

Additional features include a “Feature Assistant” that will make suggestions for better shooting. It will also include continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps and a “Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically.”

The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available toward the end of April. The camera will come in both black and white and is expected to retail for $599.99 (body only) and $749.99 (body and EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens).


  • 24.1MP CMOS APS-C Sensor
  • 4k Video
  • Digic 8 Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Eye Detection AF in Live View
  • A Smooth Skin setting
  • Weight: 15.84 oz
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

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I’m a Chicago-based photographer and co-owner of Henington Photography. I photograph weddings with my better half, Larissa. When I’m not taking pictures, I’m most likely playing with our two boys, editing, eating chips and salsa, or writing for SLR Lounge.

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  1. Adrian Van Leeuwen

    This is a great way to get  into 4K video at a low DSLR price or use for Full HD. 4K uses contract detect focus, or you can use manual focus if subject is not moving much. As this sensor and camera is very similar to the Canon m50 in lots of features (not all, m50 has more focus points in photo mode, the dual pixel autofocus does work the same in Full HD, but not 4K which is contract detect focus, same as m50 camera). The good news is the video quality of 4K looks actually very high quality in the samples I saw online for Canon m50 in daylight conditions. So the Canon SL3 with same sensor should have the same quality 4K 30P  and full HD at 60P in mp4 video.

    So yes, lots to like for such a value priced camera. The 24mp sensor with dual pixel looks to be the same or similar to the very good Canon 80D sensor which has very good dynamic range. Keep in mind the higher priced Canon cameras have much more features, but the SL3 is well worth the price with excellent photo and video quality for general use. This camera should sell well as the previous SL2 was a best seller for Canon for consumers. I own the Canon M6 (one model level below M50), and also 77D and 80D (which I use for some video work) all with the dual pixel 24mp sensor and I think the photos look excellent for general use, and add some new lenses, like primes, for even better results. SL3 probably shares the same 24mp sensor as these models.

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