• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon SL3 advantages over Canon T8i

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories

Canon T8i advantages over Canon SL3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More AF points
    45 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Neither provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon SL3
Nikon D5600
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon T8i
Nikon D5600
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Canon T7i

Canon SL3
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More cross-type AF points
Canon T8i
Canon T7i
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Canon T8i
Canon SL2
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon T7

Canon SL3
Canon T7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Canon T8i
Canon T7
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon T8i
Nikon D3500
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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