Canon Launches New Compact, Lightweight EOS Rebel SL3

Canon Launches New Compact, Lightweight EOS Rebel SL3

Posted by Broadway Camera on 2019 Apr 11th

Canon's smallest DSLR line got an update with the brand new EOS Rebel SL3. Despite weighing less than a pound, the SL3 has a 24.1MP megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, a DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 4K video. 

Other features include a 100-25600 ISO range, 9 phase-detection autofocus points, a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot vari-angle touchscreen LCD and Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection.

The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available in April at a retail price of $999.00, including a 18-55 F4-5.6 IS STM kit lens. For more information, see Canon's press release below.


Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight Body

BRAMPTON, ON., April 10, 2019 – Combining ease-of-use with high-image quality, Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled the EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera, the smallest and lightest product within the current EOS lineup. Weighing just 15.84 oz*, the EOS Rebel SL3 offers users a compact system delivering high-resolution images – complete with an APS-C imaging sensor, DIGIC 8 Image Processor and 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen as well as 4K video, a first for the EOS Rebel lineup. Compatible with Canon’s full line of interchangeable EF and EF-S lenses, along with the ability to instantly send images to compatible smartphones through Auto Image Transfer via Wi-Fi® connectivity**, the EOS Rebel SL3 is the tool needed to empower aspiring photographers to capture gorgeous shots quickly and easily.

The EOS Rebel SL3 carries a powerful 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, enabling users to snap photos and express themselves across a multitude of settings – whether it be a beautiful night scene, stunning family-vacation destination or a picturesque landscape. The camera is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 8 processor – first introduced in the EOS M50 and later built into the revolutionary EOS R full-frame mirrorless system. DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus performance and allows for the processing of 4K video and 4K time-lapse movies – helping budding videographers record scenes such as the colourful evening skyline in brilliant detail.

The EOS Rebel SL3 features autofocus (AF) capabilities, delivering nine AF points across the optical viewfinder. This includes a new Spot AF which allows users to focus on a precise area within the subject. The EOS Rebel SL3 is the first DSLR in the Canon EOS line to feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF*** with Eye Detection AF in Live View shooting mode. With its optical viewfinder and Live View LCD monitor, photographers can enjoy two different ways of shooting and customize their experience based on the scene. The system is also the first Canon EOS SLR to incorporate a Smooth Skin setting, which can help render skin tones as well as 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.

Additional key features of the EOS Rebel SL3 camera include:

  • Feature Assistant that guides and offers tips for more effective shooting
  • Continuous shooting mode up to 5.0 fps
  • Digital Lens Optimizer that corrects optical shifting automatically, even without a computer*****

The EOS Rebel SL3 will be available in May 2019 for purchase in black and white color options for an estimated retail price of $999.99 for the body with a EF-S 18-55 f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. For more information, please visit .

About Canon Canada Inc.

Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and medical digital imaging solutions. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon Canada Inc. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 per cent Canadian-based service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon Canada Inc. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. For more information, please visit: or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using @CanonCanada.

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* Includes battery and SD memory card (confirms with CIPA standards).

** Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect app.

*** Based on results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method.

  • Shutter speed: 1/500 or more
  • Lens used: EF 50 mm f/1.8 STM
  • Aperture: within three steps of maximum aperture
  • Using a fully charged battery pack LP-E17, at 23˚C

**** Available AF points may decrease when shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or lens attached.

***** Up to three lenses can be registered at once within the camera.

Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.