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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the low light performance and viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, size, screen

viewfinder, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D review

 

Small, light and easy to use

Great Live View AF performance ; Polished touchscreen interface ; Easy to use ; Image quality very good ; User-friendly interface

9-point AF system is somewhat basic ; High price – at least for now ; Plasticky finish ; No 4K video

The compact proportions of the original Rebel SL1 / 100D meant it was truly novel amongst its peers, but the slightly bulkier proportions of the EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D make it feel more like a slightly pared-down Rebel T7i / 800D than anything...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?

 

If you're looking for an interchangeable lens camera that's not too big then a mirrorless model might be the obvious option. But with a whole raft of

Tilt-angle touchscreen is great to use ; Small scale and lightweight for a DSLR ; High standard of image quality ; Lots of EF lenses to grow into ; Guided UI makes it more accessible for newcomers (with room to grow) ; Great battery life

9-point AF system isn't the best going (especially for continuous autofocus) ; Viewfinder has 95% field-of-view limits ; Live view autofocus not fully accurate ; Video limits to Full HD only

We genuinely weren't expecting Canon to launch a 100D replacement model because of the potential cross-over this has with the company's EOS M mirrorless series. Because, in our view, the 200D is better than any EOS M, has greater lens support and...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 review

 

With plenty of new features and tech, the SL2 easily outshines its predecessor -- but not much else.

Compact size ; Fast live-view autofocus ; Articulating touchscreen ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ; Easy to use

Nine-point AF system when using viewfinder ; Small viewfinder ; Outclassed by mirrorless rivals

After four years, the Rebel SL2 is a significant improvement over the original. Everything but the AF system (when using the viewfinder) has changed. The inclusion of an articulating monitor, touchscreen, wireless connectivity, and a new sensor with...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Canon EOS 200D review

 

Can Canon's smallest ever DSLR take on the mirrorless clan?

Compact size for a DSLR ; Has an optical viewfinder ; Good image quality in most conditions ; Big range of lenses

Still larger than mirrorless rivals ; Only nine AF points

A great first option for beginners who prefer DSLR-style handling and features over those on mirrorless cams

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: Michael Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Canon EOS 200D

 

Beginner friendly DSLR with superb vari-angle screen. Canon EOS 200D.

World’s lightest DSLR with vari-angle screen ; Fast focusing performance in Live View ; Intuitive layout of buttons and dials ; Guided user interface helps beginners learn the key controls and settings

Basic arrangement of 9 AF points ; Single scroll dial on the top plate

Investing in your first interchangeable-lens camera is a big decision to make. Two of the key things you’ll want to look for are a reliably performing camera that’s well supported by a wide range of lenses and accessories. The Canon EOS 200D delivers...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D

 

When you need (want) the smallest camera possible, a camera ready to go everywhere with you, but do not want to give up DSLR features, the SL2 (AKA EOS Kiss X8 in Japan and EOS 200D in Europe/Asia/Oceania) immediately jumps to the forefront of your...

I know, you've been wanting to ask the question since hearing the model name of this camera.What does the "SL" in the SL2 model name mean?Canon's official answer is: "It doesn't have a meaning".I hate to leave you disappointed, so ... consider SL to...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Shooting Experience

 

The EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D) is one of Canon's entry-level DSLRs and impressively compact. To recreate what a new photographer who just picked up the SL2 would experience, we put the camera into auto mode and headed to the zoo.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

 

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is the smallest SLR in the company's lineup. It boasts a modern 24MP image sensor, but its autofocus system isn't as good as the larger T7i.

Really small and light. 24MP APS-C image sensor. Dual Pixel AF in Live View. Vari-angle touch LCD. Wi-Fi.

Dated 9-point focus system. Video limited to 1080p.

Mirrorless cameras have ruled the photography world when it comes to small size, but not every photographer is going to be satisfied with an electronic viewfinder, and others may simply have a library of Canon EF or EF-S lenses. If you're in that...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS Rebel SL2

 

Good news for beginner/aspiring photographers. If you're looking to put down the smartphone and take the next step up in image quality, a step up that includes the flexibility of using all sorts of different lenses, Canon has updated their most...

Jun, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS 200D Review

 

The Canon EOS 200D (called the Digital Rebel SL2 in North America) is the the world's lightest DSLR camera with the world's fastest AF system. The 24 megapixel 200D / SL2 offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF for the world's fastest Live View focusing, a...

The new Canon EOS 200D represents a big step forward from the 4-year-old 100D / SL1 model, with a deeper hand-grip, vari-angle LCD screen, faster Dual Pixel Live View auto-focusing system, 1080p movies at 60fps, Bluetooth connectivity and longer...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC,LPCM,PCM
Built-In Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1040
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery recharge time:8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E17
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW / DPOF 1.1 / DPOF,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:movie, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y
Direct printing:Y
Eye Relief:1 / 1.6 / 1.9
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Multi-shot:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:black&white / black&white, Neutral
Playback modes:Repeat, Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports / Candlelight, Children, Food, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait / Candlelight, Children, Food, Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate, Resin

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5 / 7.7
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash guide number:9.8
Flash Modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off / Auto, Manual / auto, manual, Red-eye reduction
Flash recharging time:3
Flash sync-speed:1/200 / 1/2000
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto / Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:AI Focus, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus / AI Focus,One Shot Focus,Servo Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.25
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:5.8 / 6.7
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 135 / 18 - 55
Lens mount interface:Canon EF,Canon EF-S
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 12/10 / 16/12
Maximum aperture number:32 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):88
Minimum aperture number:3.5 / 4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):29
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Slideshow:Y
USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4\nEOS Utility \nEOS Lens Registration Tool \nEOS Web Service Registration Tool \nEOS Sample Music \nPicture Style Editor \nCamera Connect app / EOS Utility\nEOS Lens Registration Tool\nEOS Web Service Registration Tool\nEOS Sample Music\nDigital Photo Professional 4\nPicture Style Editor\nCamera Connect
Cables included:AC
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):22.3 x 14.9
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600 / 6000x4000, 3984x2656, 2976x1984, 2400x1600, 5328x4000, 3552x2664, 2112x1600, 6000x3368, 3984x2240, 2976x1680, 2400x1344, 4000x4000, 2656x2656, 1984x1984, 1600x1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:25.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:N / Y
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic / electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 / Y

Technical Details

Display Type:TFT
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Housing material:Aluminium
Image processor:DIGIC 7
Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap:Y
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@25fps,1280x720@50fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps / 640x480@25fps,640x480@30fps,1280x720@25fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@50fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MP4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.87
Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:69.8
Height :92.6
Lens diameter:6.65
Lens length:6.18
Lens weight:215
Weight:406 / 454
Weight (including battery):453
Width:122.4