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Canon Rebel SL3
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Based on 150 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Good image quality
  • Easy to use
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Responsive touchscreen interface

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FAST, RESPONSIVE, LIGHWEIGHT AND SIMPLE
There isn't much to dislike about Canon's SL3 SLR camera. I buy camera bodies often, keep them a year and then often upgrade (I travel for a living). I have yet to find a really good POINT & SHOOT camera to carry for my travels. They always let me down (Canon included) in performance. Now comes anot...
4/5
IFLYMAUI
3 years ago
amazon.com
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The 4 Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners - Spring 2022
Still, the camera's relatively compact size, fully articulated touchscreen, and decent video quality in FHD help make it one of the best DSLR cameras that we've tested.
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RTINGS
8 months ago
rtings.com
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Do I need a lens upgrade or a camera upgrade?
I'd go for a camera upgrade, see what fits within your budget and go for it. The SL3 should be a noticeable improvement, but not drastic. If you can go for a 90D it would be even more noticeable, but it might be on the upper end of your budget a bit, depending on where you live. Unrelated, the 24mm f/2.8 pancake is one of my favourite lenses, check it out if you're looking for something wider.
I love it!
I am in love with this camera! Before I upgraded to this one I had the T3i, but this camera is worlds ahead of the T3i. The menus are different, I can connect it via wifi to a number of devices, the pictures are so clear and crisp. There are a multitude of settings for manual and auto and I love the...
5/5
Mikayla Hatfield
3 years ago
amazon.com
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So, I’m new to cameras, and I was wondering if you guys could give me some good first beginner cameras?
More simple cameras like a point and shoot you will outgrow quickly, an entry level DSLR style like a Canon rebel will give you great service for years however if you plan on going pro you will outgrow, a pro or semi pro like a 90D or a 5D will be a big learning curve but if you master it will serve you very very well. So it comes down to your budget and where you see yourself going with it.
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justthegrimm
reddit.com/r/Cameras
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Reasons to upgrade to an R5/(R5C) vs Reasons a 5Dmk4 is just fine? (FOR STILLS).
On DSLR, that's a non isssue, because it only activates on shutter half press, but it's constant on mirrorless. I have yet to accidentally under or over expose with the EVF, compared to with the SL3.
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OnlyChemical6339
reddit.com/r/canon
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Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Review
Canon's smallest SLR, the SL2, receives a minor upgrade in the form of the SL3 ($599.99, body only). The new edition has a more modern image processor and support for 4K video, but doesn't offer a lot of other upgrades. It's a solid option, though not quite as compact as mirrorless alternatives&mdas...
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Jim Fisher
7 months ago
pcmag.com
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To many flaws.
I know this is an entry level camera but I'd urge you not to select this camera. Take a look at a Fuji X-T30 over this one. Canon really crippled this camera. 2 huge setbacks are having to use Canon brand flashes and receivers when using the hotshoe, and taking away 1080 at 24 FPS. There are brands ...
2/5
Mindcontrol
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Will the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM work with my SL3?
Yes, it will work fine on the SL3 and is a good option for use in low light due to the f/1.8 aperture. Just be aware that on the SL3 the 50mm focal length gives a narrower angle of view than it does on a full-frame camera, due to the smaller sensor.
Going to buy my first camera tomorrow.
For the type of video you're doing, I prefer the Canon. The autofocus is smoother and you can scrub footage to review it, which is really important. The Sony has weird old VCR-style controls to review footage and it means sometimes I don't catch problems I need to know about soon enough to refilm.
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PantsPile
8 months ago
reddit.com/r/Cameras
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Specs

Brand

Canon

Model Name

EOS REBEL SL3 (BK) + EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit

Form Factor

DSLR

Effective Still Resolution

24.1 MP