Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D) DSLR Camera Review

Specifications Of The EOS Rebel SL2

  • AF Range: ISO 100, One-Shot AF, at 73°F
  • Speed of the shutter: 1/4000 to 30 sec. depending on the mode
  • CMOS sensor that supports Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Pixels: Approx. 25.8 megapixels
  • Metering Modes with 63-zone metering sensor and the meterings are: Evaluative metering  that links to all the Auto Focus points, the partial metering with approx. 9.0% of viewfinder, spot metering with approx. 4.0% of viewfinder and the center-weighted average metering.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Features

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF 
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen
  • External Microphone Input
  • Feature Assistant
  • Built-in Wi-Fi


  • The screen is completely foldable to shoot from any angle without having to do strange maneuvers and has several direct access buttons.
  • Includes microphone connection ideal for videos.
  • The selfie mode retouches and softens the image. It has a direct button to connectivity and is easy to use.
  • The highlight is the good image quality that offers.
  • Low noise at high ISO.
  • Excellent color reproduction


  • High price for the regular user.
  • Limited customization available.


Our Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review is specially designed for beginner photographers who want to make the upgrade from the smartphone or a simple camera, to a good , small, and light camerathat is excellent to start  learning photography.
For video, in general it is  very good camera, beyond that cannot record in 4K, the performance in Full HD (1080p) is remarkable and covers virtually all the most important aspects that we would ask for, in a video camera for small professional projects, YouTube channels, etc.
If we think about the products that compete with the SL2 such as the Nikon d5600 we think that this Canon product has, in addition to a lower price, two really amazing technical characteristics which are, the super compact body and the Liveview autofocus available on the LCD screen.

Video-Unboxing The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

The Camera In Context

The Canon 200D is part of the Canon SLR camera series and comes with dual pixel technology. The following are models that people usually look for: Canon Vixia HF R800, Canon SL2, Canon T7i, Canon VIXIA HF G21, Canon 80D
All these models mount very similar sensors, so the image quality they provide in both photography and video is practically the same. The differences that cameras have among themselves can be seen in special characteristics, quality of materials or extra functions

Design Of The SL2(200D)

Compact,Small, and light are the most accurate ways to describe the camera. Lightness has always been a great virtue in her family, but also an argument for those who reject it for allegedly weak and fragile construction.
The first does not seem to be the case, and the second surely cannot be denied.  This aspect may or may not be liked, but it certainly does not go unnoticed , which may be another argument for the purchase of this camera with the idea, among other things, of “looking.”

As for ergonomics, once again it is necessary to refer to the difficulty of its small size for the holders of large hands, who have always had to resign themselves to leaving the little finger of the right hand out of the handle. To those who start with this camera it will seem normal, to whom  has been in photography for many years, it may seem uncomfortable, but taking into account the current tendency to reduce weight and size ,it is not something we should take as inconvenient.

Foldable Screen

Canon SL2 (200D) Camera Autofocus

For the viewfinder, the camera shows 9 AF points, with 1 in the central cross, which we believe is very little for such a camera. However, Canon’s idea is precisely that priority is given to the use of Liveview.
In fact, in Liveview mode (when using the LCD screen), the Canon Rebel SL2’s autofocus is really amazing, thanks to the Liveview system, which until the time of writing this article was the fastest among the small cameras , regardless of their prices.

Video Tutorial: Canon EOS SL2 DSLR Tips For Beginners

Taking Photos With The 200D

As for the shooting experience with the Canon Rebel SL2, it is worth noting that the product shows the usability, maneuverability and simplicity of a mobile phone, added to the image quality and the shooting control functions, which are famous in the Canon reflex cameras. In addition to the usual shooting modes, the camera comes with: Automatic, time priorities, and manual.

The EOS REBEL SL2 features the “Creative Auto” mode that is designed to change some settings using the camera’s LCD screen as your “tutorial” to learn how the opening of the diaphragm, exposure, time and several other parameters work.

Making Videos

In general, it is a very good camera for video. It does not record in 4K, but the performance in Full HD (1080p) is excellent and covers virtually all the most important points we would ask for a video camera for small professional projects, YouTube channels, etc.
The Video AF System is very good and the Dual Pixel system and the combination with Canon STM lenses provide an efficient fast approach that is smooth and precise when using the video. It is also very reliable and with very smooth transitions between different focus planes (rack focus)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR) Useful links

Warranty Information

Canon SL2 (200D)Manual

Comparison Charts


Sensor And Processor


Compared to the previous model, which came with 18 megapixels, the Canon Eos Rebel SL2 has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor that allows high definition and good ISO sensitivity (100 to 25,600) at the same time. This is the same sensor that comes in Canon cameras of slightly higher range, such as 77D, and above all it competes with rivals Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5600.


The Canon Rebel SL2 shows a Digic 7 that is the current top of Canon. It should be said that it is the same level of quality as  in professional cameras of much higher price.Therefore, great performance both in terms of quality and speed of image processing.

Testing The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)


Canon Eos Rebel SL2 Battery and SD card


The Canon EOS Rebel uses the Canon LP-E17 battery, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. These types of Lithium-Ion batteries provide a high power density and low self-discharge, and currently are used in numerous portable electronic machines. The LP-E17 has a capacity of 1040mAh and functions at a voltage of 7.2V. The battery of the 200D can use any regular electrical outlet to plug the Canon LC-E17 charger.

SD Card

To choose the kind of SD card for the camera is not difficult, you just have to decide how fast you want the camera to work for you. To understand how the SD cards affect the performance of your digital camera, you need to realize that the write speed of the memory card affect the buffering time on your Canon EOS 200D Digital Camera and also enables a more reliable video performance. Also if your card is faster you invest less time when transferring the data from the card to a device.

Also is useful to know that the SL2 Digital Camera can accept SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards with capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, so you have a bigger variety of card to choose from.

Buyers Opinion

One verified buyer said that one of the reasons why he bought the camera SL2 from Canon, is that for him is an excellent way to upgrade to a medium level of photography. He liked the simplicity of the operation and its compact structure.

Another customer liked the auto setting feature, and found the manual really useful to learn the different functions that come with the SL2, and get the most from it. Also he liked its versatility and size.

Vloggers also have a good opinion about the product, and think that it is really practical for them due to the functions of the camera show a good balance between sophistication and simplicity.

In general the item is well accepted and the only issue is that people with big hands could feel that the camera is a little more difficult to handle.

Last Reflections About The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (200D)DSLR Camera Review

A suitable camera to start because it offers very good quality despite the fact that by size and weight it looks more like a compact one. With many possibilities to learn and good durability.

For the only persons that we do not recommend it too much, is  for very the big-handed or for those looking for a extremely sturdy camera. But really if it is not something to which one is accustomed, a larger or heavier camera can become a real torture when it comes to take it with you.

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