The Canon 200D, known as the Rebel SL2 in the US, is the replacement to the Canon 100D / Rebel SL1. As it has a 24.2Mp CMOS sensor it makes a 6Mp jump up in resolution from the Canon 100D / Rebel SL1. There’s also a Digic 7 processing engine which according to Canon is 14x faster than the processor in the 100D / SL1.

This new sensor and processing engine combo allows a top native sensitivity setting of ISO 25,600 with expansion settings topping out at ISO 51,200. So far I haven’t had chance to examine all my images in close detail, but a first glance indicates that the 200D / Rebel SL2 keeps noise in good check through most the native sensitivity range, with jpegs taken at the very highest value looking rather painterly in places. There’s plenty of detail visible at the lower settings though.

Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 review

The Canon 200D / Rebel SL2 is aimed at novice photographers. These users are less likely to understand how to adjust exposure or make detailed post-capture adjustments. Consequently their camera needs a metering system that delivers the goods with little intervention.

Fortunately the 200D / SL2’s metering system does a good job in its Evaluative Mode. The vast majority of images I have shot with it so far were taken without any exposure compensation and even those with large bright areas have good exposures.

An image of a statue carved from light stone shot against a large area of white cloud particularly impresses.

What is exposure compensation (and when to use it)?

So far the majority of the images I’ve shot have been captured in the Auto white balance and Auto Picture Style settings.

On the whole this has delivered attractive results with strong colours and pleasant tone. A few images shot in overcast conditions, however, look a bit insipid and lack saturation.

I’ll be adding more images to the gallery below over the coming days so keep checking back. You can also examine and download full resolution images via this link to our Canon 200D / Canon Rebel SL2 sample image Flickr album.

Canon 200D / Canon Rebel SL2 Sample Images

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