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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 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. Reviewers really like the lens and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and viewfinder get mixed views. There are some less positive reviews about the low light performance.

usability, performance, portability, size, lens


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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daven Mathies (

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 review


With plenty of new features and tech, the SL2 easily outshines its predecessor -- but not much else.

Compact size ; Fast live-view autofocus ; Articulating touchscreen ; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ; Easy to use

Nine-point AF system when using viewfinder ; Small viewfinder ; Outclassed by mirrorless rivals

After four years, the Rebel SL2 is a significant improvement over the original. Everything but the AF system (when using the viewfinder) has changed. The inclusion of an articulating monitor, touchscreen, wireless connectivity, and a new sensor with...

Nov, 2017

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 my first Canon SL2 Field Test, I looked at the camera body itself, the image sensor and image quality, autofocus, performance and touched on usability in the field. In Part II, I'll start with a section discussing the shooting experience further,...

We will be tackling the SL2 in a two-part Field Test to see how its new features work in the real-world. The highlights include a redesigned camera body, new sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7 image processor.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Theano Nikitas (

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Review: Small on Size, Big on Image Quality


The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 performs admirably for its class and price, thanks to a solid mix of beginner and advanced features. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 ($450 with 18-55mm lens) is cheaper, but it lacks many of the SL2's attractive features, including the...

Compact and lightweight ; Improved autofocus in Live View and Movie mode ; Fully articulated LCD ; Up to 5 fps continuous shooting ; Feature Assistant ; External microphone jack

Modest number of AF points ; Small optical viewfinder ; No 4K video

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a solid entry-level choice for photographers who want an ultracompact DSLR that's easy to use.

Oct, 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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC,LPCM,PCM
Built-in Microphone:Y


Battery level indicator:Y
Battery recharge time:8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E17
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment:Y
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW / DPOF 1.1
Camera playback:Movie, Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y
Direct printing:Y
Eye Relief:0.394 / 0.63 / 0.748
GPS (satellite):Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Photo effects:Black&White / Black&White, Neutral
Playback Modes:Repeat, Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports / Candlelight, Children, Food, Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Shade, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Silver
Material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate, Resin


Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95 / 3.03
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash guide number:385.8
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off / Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Flash recharging time:3
Flash sync-speed:1/200 / 1/2000
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:9
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:AI Focus, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus / AI Focus,One Shot Focus,Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:2.28 / 2.64
Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.17 / 0.709 - 5.31
Lens mount interface:Canon EF,Canon EF-S
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/10 / 16/12
Maximum aperture number:32 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.46
Minimum aperture number:3.5 / 4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.14
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Slide show:Y
USB connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:EOS Utility\nEOS Lens Registration Tool\nEOS Web Service Registration Tool\nEOS Sample Music\nDigital Photo Professional 4\nPicture Style Editor\nCamera Connectf
Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.878 x 0.587
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600 / 6000x4000, 3984x2656, 2976x1984, 2400x1600, 5328x4000, 3552x2664, 2112x1600, 6000x3368, 3984x2240, 2976x1680, 2400x1344, 4000x4000, 2656x2656, 1984x1984, 1600x1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:25.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic / Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Technical Details

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Image processor:DIGIC 7


Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps,1280x720@25fps,1280x720@50fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@50fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MP4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Lens diameter:2.62
Lens length:2.43
Lens weight:7.58
Weight:14.3 / 16
Weight (including battery):16