Canon SL3 Field Test Part I: The tiny, record-making EOS DSLR gets its first real world test!


posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:33 PM EDT

Click here to read part one of my Canon SL3 Field Test


Tiny mirrorless cameras are everywhere these days, but that doesn't mean you have to ditch the mirror yourself if you want a compact, interchangeable-lens camera. For a third generation, the Canon SL3 aims to provide a reasonably generous advanced amateur feature set in a DSLR body that's had every possible ounce of fat trimmed away.

For the past few weeks, I've been shooting with the SL3, keen to see how its pared-down design handles in the real world. I've just published my first field test, in which you'll find my thoughts on how the SL3 stacks up against its rivals, as well as my experiences with handling and control changes, daytime image quality, the newly-added Creative Assist tool, Wi-Fi and more besides.

113mm (181mm eq.), 1/200 sec. @ f/5.0, ISO 1000

135mm (216mm eq.), 1/13 sec. @ f/7.1, ISO 100

Want to learn how the SL3 fared? If so, you'll want to click here now to read my first Canon SL3 field test, which is also jam-packed with straight-from-the-camera imagery throughout. (And you'll find even more JPEG, raw and C-Raw shots that I couldn't fit into the field test in my separate Canon SL3 gallery.

And be sure to watch this space for part two of the field test, coming soon!

Canon SL3 Review •
Field Test Part I • Gallery Images