Canon EOS R100 vs Rebel SL3 / 250D

Canon EOS R100 vs 250D
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It’s a sign of how quickly things change in the world of cameras that the EOS 250D (known as the EOS Rebel SL3 in North America) already seems as if it belongs to a past generation. In fact, it was released as recently as 2019, and it shares a lot of the technology of the brand-new EOS R100.

So anyone looking for the best camera for beginners right now still has a genuine choice between a modern mirrorless design and a classic DSLR. Technically, these two cameras are surprisingly close, mostly because the EOS 250D used Canon’s latest tech at the time, while the EOS R100 keeps down the cost by re-using much of it some four years later.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at