World’s most compact DSLR with vari angle screen- Useful or not?
TERSEINFO: Canon’s been experimenting and quite recently added a succesor to Canon’s rebel SL1/100D. Having gone with the decision , we’ll discuss if size is a real differentiator or is it just for namesakes. 100D was a breath of fresh air as it was known for its cute size and good functionality. Let’s see if rebel SL2/200D will keep up its integrity.
CANON REBEL SL2/200D:
Rebel SL2/100D a.k.a ” World’s smallest DSLR with vari angle screen” weighing around 450g and just 92.6mm of height , 112.4mm of width will for sure be a weird choice for photographers but the size has its own advantages.
- Breaking the stereotypical appearance of a DSLR.
- Easy to carry around.
- Better for handy use and instant capture of moments.
Is compactness the only thing we should look for?
Well, thats an important and pivotal reason for many and if doesn’t hinder the functionality then why shouldn’t someone consider it. Coming to specifics, the novel shooter packs itself with a 24.2 megapixel CMOS Sensor with 9 point AF and shoots video at 5fps. Fancy or not, it is a good deal for the price tag it holds. For detailed specificatons , see this.
it comes with three furnishes obviously there’s a black version and in addition, a white version and a sliver /tan option too.
Well , we agree Canon could have done much better than 9 point AF. Afterall, it’s outdated. while cameras like 800D use a 45 point AF system . Canon! That can’t be an alibi for the low price. So, for photographers wanting to use this in more challenging situation , you will be left wanting.
While most of the counterparts settle with constrast detect AF for live view shooting. Canon smartly opted for its DUAL PIXEL CMOS AF system . Trust us, it’ll only focus on the prey.
At 650 shots per charge and a smart photograher in-charge , it’ll be a delight to have this in your arsenel. Though at live view , the battery succumbs after 260 shots.
APS-C CMOS Sensor, 24.2MP:
With the 18MP sensor in the outgoing EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D starting to look very dated against much newer competition, it’s no surprise to see the EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D get a bump in resolution to 24.2MP. It’s the same sensor we’ve seen recently in both the EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D and EOS 77D.
The camera also gets Canon’s latest DIGIC 7 image processor. The DIGIC 7 is said to be able to handle 14 times more information than the DIGIC 6, so it should be an even bigger step up from the DIGIC 5 chip in the Rebel SL1 / 100D.
Canon has been a step behind when it comes to user interfaces but now and very lately it realised that the feel matters.
We first saw this interface on the T7i / 800D, and those taking their first steps in creative photography should find it really useful. Key settings are explained on screen, while the effects of changing a setting are illustrated in the various shooting modes. For example, in Aperture Priority mode the display will show what settings are needed for a blurred or sharp background, with annotations that change as you increase or decrease the aperture.
This is one of the good qualities that this camera can provide the beginners with.
Let’s look into the deeds, image quality is something which can be visible and can be assessed by naked eyes too.
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The EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D’s 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor does a solid job, rendering very good levels of detail at sensitivities up to ISO1600. You’ll easily be able to produce detailed prints at A3 size at 300dpi. At low sensitivities, the Rebel SL2 / 200D handles image noise very well. Images appear noise-free all the way up to ISO3200, with colors nicely saturated. Even at ISO6400, while noise is evident, it’s well controlled.
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View is excellent, while the refined touchscreen control and vari-angle display all add to its ease of use. And that’s not forgetting the guided user interface, which offers a more welcoming experience for new users. We’d have liked to have seen more AF points spread across the viewfinder, but the AF performance is very good for general photography.
Do we have any other concerns? The plasticky finish and the absence of 4K video capture disappoint, but perhaps the main hurdle the EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D has to overcome is its price relative to the competition. Even if we just look at Nikon’s DSLR offerings at around the same price or less, you’ve got three capable options: the D3400, D5300 and D5600. And that’s before you consider mirrorless alternatives.