Recently, Canon announced the launch of their third generation entry-level Rebel camera – the EOS Rebel SL3. The newest SL camera not only offers the smallest and lightest in the Rebel line, it’s also the first to offer 4K video recording. While Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras have captured the attention of many photography enthusiasts, the SL3 is the first camera announced this year aimed specifically at hobbyists and budding photographers alike; here’s what to expect. 

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Tech Specs via Press Release

  • 24.1-megapixel CMOS APS-C-sized sensor 
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor 
  • 4K Video 
  • 3.0-vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
  • Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
  • Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer 

Who Should Take Note 

Aspiring photographers, enthusiast videographers, and hobbyists looking for a DSLR that’s easy to travel with will be happy by the latest entry-level Rebel camera. Vloggers and would-be YouTube celebs will not only love the 4K options but vari-angle LCD screen and 3.5mm stereo mic input makes this a no brainer for anyone starting a video channel. For the clout chasers out there, the SL3 provides a considerable upgrade for anyone shooting content that will live (and get Likes) on the small screen.  

For beginners, the SL3 benefits from Canon’s menu system – easily one of the most user-friendly available – and the sheer number of compatible EF and EF-S (APS-C only) means that this camera will grow with you as a photographer. Throw in Wi-Fi connectivity in the mix and this is exactly the kind of camera that gifts well and meets the needs of a generation of photographers who demand that their snaps instantly end up in their feed.  

Product Gallery (Images via Canon USA)

Pricing & Availability 

The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is currently available for Pre-Order and will set you back $600 for the body only, and as a kit with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/4-5.6 IS STM for $750. Check for towards the end of April.  

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