Canon SL2 Field Test Part II: Good user experience, but how’s the video performance?


posted Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:32 AM EDT

Click here to read the Canon SL2 Field Test Part II


In my first Canon SL2 Field Test, I looked primarily at the camera's body and handling, image quality, autofocus, and its performance. In the new second Field Test, the focus turns toward shooting modes, wireless functionality, and video features.

The SL2's video quality is not bad, but its features set is a bit of a letdown. With that said, being able to record Full HD video at 60 frames per second in an entry-level DSLR is quite good. Similarly, the wireless functionality in the SL2 proved to be nice, and the overall usability of the camera remained a strength throughout my time with the camera.

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens at 250mm (400mm equiv.), f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 640. This image has been cropped.

To read about my experience with the Canon SL2 in the field and learn more about its video functionality, head over to my Canon SL2 Field Test Part II

Canon SL2 OverviewCanon SL2 Field Test Part II