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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and lens. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter, while some have doubts about the price.

usability, portability, performance, lens, image quality


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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (

Canon SL2 Review


In 2013, Canon released a very small, light DSLR, the Rebel SL1. In fact, at the time, it was the smallest and lightest DSLR we’d ever reviewed. In conjunction with National Camera Day, Canon has unveiled the Canon Rebel SL2, which retains the spirit...

Aimed at new photographers, the compact form factor, attractive combination of features and affordability and Feature Assistant user interface makes the Canon Rebel SL2 an interesting entry-level DSLR option. The Canon Rebel SL2 brings with it a lot of...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

Canon Announces the Compact Rebel SL2


Alongside the new Canon 6D Mark II, we also get the Canon Rebel SL2 (or 200D outside North America) today. Like its predecessor, the SL2 looks like a nice kit option for those looking to own their first DSLR – or even if you wanted to upgrade an older...

The Canon Rebel SL2 has a nice price tag though – only $549 for the body and a kit for $699 with the smaller 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Golowczynski (

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D review


Small, light and easy to use

Smart finish and very good handling ; Super-small and lightweight ; Fast and responsive in operation

9-point AF system is somewhat basic ; High price – at least for now ; Hollow-feeling shutter release button

From the Guided UI and revised exterior design to the fast AF system and responsive touchscreen, this is a camera that feels great, and appears to perform as we'd expect it to. It’s small, light, easy to use and responsive – if the image quality proves...

Jun, 2017

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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 (

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