Canon EOS 250D vs EOS 200D / Rebel SL3 vs Rebel SL2

Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3 versus Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 – which one should you buy? It’s always a dilemma when someone launches a new camera. Do you go for the latest model when it’s right at its most expensive, or do you go for the camera it replaces, which often stays on sale at reduced prices? Canon likes keeping older models on sale alongside newer models, so choosing the best Canon camera is always tricky.

We’ve put together this step-by-step comparison between the new EOS 250D/Rebel SL3 and the older EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 to help you decide. These cameras have  different names in different territories, so where we refer to them as the EOS 250D and EOS 200D, remember in North America they are the Rebel SL3 and Rebel SL2 (and ‘Kiss’ in some other territories).

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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