Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 review

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Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 specifications


Sensor 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Image processor DIGIC 7

AF points 9 (1 cross-type)

ISO range 100-25,600 (51,200 exp)

Max image size 6,000 x 4,000

Metering zones 63

HD Video 1080p at 60 and 50fps

Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95%

Memory card SD/SDHC/SDXC (inc. UHS-I)

LCD 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040k dots

Max burst 5fps (6 Raw/Unlimited JPEG)

Connectivity Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth

Size 122 x 93 x 70mm

Weight 453g (black, including battery and card)

Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 lab tests

We tested the Canon against three of its key rivals, the Fujifilm X-T20, Nikon D5600 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Colour error: The 200D does a good job of faithfully capturing colour, but the Nikon D5600’s accuracy is tough to beat.

Raw signal to noise ratio: Canon’s 24.2MP sensor generates clean images that compare well to the Olympus at lower sensitivities, but Fujifilm is still top dog for controlling noise.

Raw dynamic range: It’s a similar story here, with the EOS 200D doing well up to ISO 800, whereas the mirrorless competition manages a less pronounced fall-off.

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