Canon has just announced their latest addition to their Rebel lineup, the Rebel SL3, or the EOS 200D II for everywhere outside the US, and it is the lightest EOS camera that shoots 4K videos which we will talk about later.
So in terms of size and weight, the SL3 measures at 4.82 x 3.65 x 2.75 inches (122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 millimeters) and weights only 449 grams with the battery and memory card - lighter than even their M50 mirrorless camera.
The SL3 is an APS-C camera that carries a 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with their latest DIGIC 8 image processor found in the EOS M50 and EOS R mirrorless cameras. The sensor also supports Dual Pixel Autofocus through Live View mode, but more importantly, this is the first Canon Rebel to feature Eye Detection that works in continuous focus for stills and video.
With 3,975 selectable autofocus points in Live View, focus acquisition speed is a fast 0.03 seconds and now has the option to use Spot area autofocus in both AF-S One-Shot and AF-C Servo. Shooting through the optical viewfinder narrows it down to nine autofocusing points, same as the predecessor, Rebel SL2.
Speaking of shooting through the viewfinder, continuous shooting goes up to 5fps when using it, while it 5 fps in One-Shot AF and 3.5 fps in AI Servo AF when using Live View.
As previously mentioned, this is the first Canon Rebel camera to have 4K but it only shoots up to 24 fps and has an additional 1.6x crop. The SL3 can also shoot up to 60 fps at Full HD with no cropping and an HDR option that records at 30 fps. There's also a 4K time-lapse movie mode that can be set to intervals of 1 second to 60 minutes, and shoots up to 3,600 shots.
The Rebel SL3 uses the Canon LP-E17 battery which is used in most of their APS-C DSLRs and has a CIPA rating of 1,630 shots through the viewfinder or 350 shots using Live View. The camera has NFC and Bluetooth connectivity options with the advantage of Auto Image Transfer when connected to a compatible smartphone.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 200D II) is available in Black and White colours - priced at USD 599.99 for the body only and at USD 749.99 for the body and the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.
25.4.2019 UPDATE: The EOS 200D II will be available in Malaysia on 28 April 2019 at MYR 2,999 for the body and kit lens.