Canon Unveils 24MP Rebel SL3: Smallest and Lightest EOS DSLR Camera

Canon's smallest DSLR just got smaller. Canon USA unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR (called the EOS 250D internationally) this morning, which it says is the "smallest and lightest EOS DSLR camera" yet. The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 weighs 15.84 ounces and is built with a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 8 image processor, and a 3-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen on back.

In another first for the Canon EOS Rebel DSLR camera lineup, the SL3 can shoot 4K video with a 4K timelapse movie function. The Rebel SL3 also has Canon's "fast and accurate" Dual Pixel CMOS AF (autofocus) with Eye Detection AF. The SL3 is compatible with Canon’s line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, and can wirelessly zap images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Canon EOS Rebel SL3, which comes in black and white color versions, is designed for beginning photographers, families and travelers. We liked its predecessor, the SL2, so much we named it one of the best cameras of 2018. The Canon SL3 goes on sale toward the end of April 2019 in both in black and white color versions, for $599.99 (body only) and $749.99 for the body with an EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

Here's a rundown of some additional key features of the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D):

• DIGIC 8 processor helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies

• Continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (fps)

• Autofocus offers nine AF points across the optical viewfinder, including a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a specific area within the subject.

• First DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode

• The Eye Detection AF analyzes the image and automatically determines where to focus based on your subject's eyes

• Shoots at ISO 100-25600

• Shoots 4K video at 1.6x crop (same as M50)

• 4K movie frame grab lets you pull 8.8MP still image files from 4K movies

• Movie digital image stabilization

• First Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which lets you set five different stages of skin smoothing

• First Canon EOS SLR with Creative Assist – an interface by which users can check and seamlessly change shooting conditions in Live View– such as white balance or brightness – in real time.

• Digital Lens Optimizer corrects optical shifting automatically, without a computer

More details on the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 on Canon USA's website. Additional images of the Canon SL3 are below.