LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SL2 has a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon SL2 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
SL2 has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.54x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SL2 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
SL2 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon SL2 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 9 focus points and 1 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Canon SL2 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SL2, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p,24p fps with bit rates up to 60 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon SL2 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Canon SL3
which features 4K video recording.
SL2 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon SL2 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SL2 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, SL2 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon SL2's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SL2. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect SL2 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon SL2 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 650 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 886 shots, Canon SL2 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend SL2 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SL2 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon SL2 Features Compared to Main Competitors