Camera Overview

An upgrade to the SL2 / 200D, the EOS SL3 / 250D is Canon’s new compact and lightweight DSLR camera for beginners that can shoot 4K and also has Canon’s Dual Pixel AF.

Camera Details

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D




5 Reviews


Apr 10th2019

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    • EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D

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Digital Camera WorldApr 23rd, 2019

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D review

There are two cheaper DSLRs in the Canon range than this one – the EOS Rebel T100 / 4000D and the EOS Rebel SL7 / EOS 2000D – but we reckon this EOS SL3 / 250D is a better buy than both of them. It does cost more, but it’s worth paying the extra. The two cheaper Canons are built down to a price and lack features you’re almost certainly going to want later, while the Rebel SL3 / 250D has Canon’s top APS-C sensor, very good Live View autofocus and 4K video in the perfect package for beginners.

Rod LawtonReview
CameralabsMay 7th, 2019

Canon EOS 250D Rebel SL3 review

While the 250D / SL3 still offers a lot for the money, I’d look out for potential bargains on the older 200D / SL2 if you remain smitten on DSLRs, or if you fancy a full-time live view camera, go for the mirrorless EOS M50 instead.

Gordon LaingReview
TechRadarApr 26th, 2019

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D review

The EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D blends a number of tried-and-tested features with a mount that accepts an endless array of lenses, and its small size, battery life and general performance are all solid. It’s only a minor, and frankly not very exciting, update to the Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D, but this is at least reflected in the modest premium over that model.

Matt GolowczynskiReview
Photography BlogMay 7th, 2019

Canon EOS 250D Review

So all in all, the improvements made to the new Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 are something of a mixed bag. It still remains our first choice of entry-level Canon DSLR camera, sitting above the EOS 4000D/2000D models in terms of price and capability, but if you don’t need the rather limited 4K video recording, the previous EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 model is still worth a look if you can find one. And if you like the idea of the EOS 250D’s improved live view mode, the mirrorless EOS M50 takes things even further and would be our choice instead.

Mark GoldsteinReview
ePHOTOzineApr 25th, 2019

Canon EOS 250D Rebel SL3 Review

The Canon EOS 250D offers Canon’s reliable and pleasing colour reproduction in one of the most compact DSLR bodies available with a vari-angle screen. The small size, and easy to use design should make it appealing to beginners, but it’s more advanced controls and shooting options should make it appeal to those who want a more compact Canon DSLR. There’s 4K video recording, and good noise performance, but there are also a number of limitations that you’ll need to be aware of, including no silent shooting, and only 9 AF points when using the optical viewfinder.

Joshua WallerReview
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