• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SL3 advantages over Sony RX100 VII

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1298*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1070 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 169 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony RX100 VII advantages over Canon SL3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.54x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    77 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Canon SL3
Panasonic ZS100
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $465
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX100 VII
Panasonic ZS100
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $465
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SL2

Canon SL3
Canon SL2
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Sony RX100 VII
Canon SL2
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T7

Canon SL3
Canon T7
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Sony RX100 VII
Canon T7
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $469
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 VI

Canon SL3
Sony RX100 VI
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 VII
Sony RX100 VI
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon SL3
Nikon D3500
  • $632
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VII
Nikon D3500
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $647
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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