Canon SL2 Review

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Canon SL2 Review

I review the canon SL – one of the smallest and lightest DSLRs on the market that is packed with features coming up hey what’s up guys sean here with thick media bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video and on this channel we do tips and strategy videos as well as gear reviews just like this one so if you’re new here consider subscribing and hey at any point during the video check out show notes and links in the description below i’ll list out all the specs and features of this camera as well as anything else i forgot let’s jump into the review so the canon SL 2 also known as the 200 d internationally is a new camera offering from Canon that’s kind of in a special category and that is a kind of mini DSLR one of the standout features about this camera is the fact that it comes in weighing under one pound and it’s packed with a lot of cool features so it’s pretty extraordinary everything that you get in such a small package and in a way it’s kind of a cool option if you were considering between mirrorless and DSLRs because it is so light and it is so portable but yet you still get access to the full normal range of Canon lenses that will all mount on this camera so the SL 2 has an aps-c CMOS 24 point two megapixel sensor now it’s really cool because this is a the same sensor or a similar sensor to a lot of the more expensive canon models yet they put it in this small body and really budget offering so then you can get great photos and great video images it’s also got the upgraded digit 7 processor which means that it’s gonna handle the low-light better than even models with the older processor as well as operation is very fast as you scroll through the menus everything the camera fires up fast you can do everything really fast so that’s super cool and then one of my favorite features of the SL 2 is that they added dual pixel autofocus to the AF system now other Canon models had a hybrid autofocus and canons always been pretty good at Auto pho kiss but dual-pixel is absolutely incredible so that means this is a great camera for shooting YouTube videos or for vlogging to not only be able to see yourself on the screen but be able to have face tracking and be able to have it follow focus really well for creating videos we’ve already taken this out for a few tests basically with this setup and you can see some of the footage right here of what it looks like kind of in a vlogging situation pretty incredible and we even did some motion shots and the way it was able to track focus during those shots was again a super impressive and that is all you know to the dual pixel autofocus and one thing I was recommend for people is that if you are looking for any Canon camera always look for that dual pixel autofocus cuz it’s just so good next up is the LCD screen now the LCD screen is super bright it’s awesome because it flips to selfie pretty essential for shooting YouTube just for convenience of course even from shooting behind or even for shooting photography to be able to do low shots and high shots having the very bowl LCD screen is great and it’s touchscreen super responsive very easy to navigate the menus quickly change settings all touchscreen and then of course you also have the dials as well and then like most new camera models this is stacked with Wi-Fi NFC and Bluetooth technology and so I love the Wi-Fi feature I downloaded the Canon app or I’ve had it for a long time and actually if you aren’t using the Canon app highly recommended a great way to do remote shooting if you’re a solo creator it’s a great way to even monitor yourself on video with the Canon app but what I like to use it for is mainly shooting photos on the road that are better than a smartphone and then using those to put them on Instagram or use them for social media and so you can see some examples here from we’re up in North Seattle out on a boat and I was shooting just on the sl2 with the kit lens and actually link to this Instagram post in the description below you could swipe through the carousel to see some of these photos but pretty impressed with this as a photography camera as well although mostly here on think media we talk mainly about video but definitely solid choice for both photo and and that Wi-Fi is a great feature then for shooting videos you’ve got 1080p at 60 frames a second so no 4k here but as I’ve said in past videos I think that for the average shooter especially the average youtuber a content creator you’re usually not using or editing 4k anyways so a lot of times when I vlog or go on the road I like to keep it at 1080p and I’ve been traveling a little bit with this but what’s so great is that they added that 60 frames per second so we’ve already been kind of testing out some of the slow motion we went out just doing a little bit of running stuff I’m training for a half marathon soon so we were kind of shooting some footage to kind of test out that slow motion even if you just kind of messing around on a penny board you can see some of these shots right here and so great video quality 1080p and then 60 frames super smooth video great autofocus but then of course you can slow that footage down in editing which is super cool to have 60 frames a second the so2 also has an external microphone jack which is huge because of course there’s some mirrorless cameras and even point-and-shoots that maybe you’re considering and looking at and one of the downsides to a lot of those is if they don’t have that mic input so if you do want to just take it out and shoot the audio direct off the camera you can do that but then if you also want to like set up a studio setting like this or just put like a small microphone for on the road like this that mic jack allows you to get that better audio for your videos the sl2 also has a cool feature assist mode which is kind of like for those who are just getting started in video or photography so this is actually one of my top picks this year for one of the best cameras really just all-around for youtube but also one of the best cameras for those that are newer in getting into photography and video and want a camera that they can learn and grow with and so that feature assist mode and Canon I know that seasoned pros or whatnot that’s not something they’re into but if you haven’t really you know done much shooting yet it’s actually a very helpful kind of menu system to learn the ropes of setting up your aperture and your shutter speed and what things are gonna look like and it just kind of walks you through everything so very user-friendly as a camera overall I the so2 uses canon EF mount lenses which is like the standard lens system I mentioned that earlier in the video but it’s cool about that is maybe you’re trying to decide between you know a DSLR or a mirrorless camera and Mir this is certainly a great way to go canons got some great cameras out like the m6 or the m5 or even the old m3 are all great cameras but they are a different set of lenses that can’t really be converted over if you were to go down the DSLR path so it’s cool about having a super small body that kind of comes close to that mirrorless size and portability and feel that can take not just kit lenses and budget lenses but if you ever want to upgrade your lenses or borrow someone’s lenses you can put anything on here at all so we actually put the Canon 51.2 on here and not only do we see that of course it works but it also that the SL 2 can take some like incredible photos and you have access to the entire Canon line of lenses so I actually have a video out on the best budget lenses for Canon cameras I’ll link that up on the YouTube card we’ll put in the description below but then also what’s cool is that Canon has the biggest lens selection out of any camera brand period which means that finding Canon lenses is also relatively easy to do and meaning Craigslist eBay Amazon used refurbished of course new as well so getting great glass and great lenses for a camera like this is very easy and has actually a huge advantage of the SL 2 so what is the investment to jump into the SL 2 well at the time of launch the so2 comes in at $6.99 here in the US with the kit lens and this is actually a new version of canons kit lens it’s got built-in image stabilization it is the STM motor and this one has kind of more of an aluminum build to it some of them are totally plastic nice lens and as you saw some of those photos takes great photos and great video so just the kit lens and the camera itself is something I think is great for just starting to create content starting to shoot some photos even creating YouTube videos vlogging and all those things but also the body itself comes in at just 550 dollars and so that’s a pretty cool price in case you wanted to skip the kit lens maybe even move into some of those budget lenses like I mentioned in that video that we linked up you know like the nifty 50 that comes in around $100 50 millimeter 1.8 there’s a 24 millimeter I recommend the wide-angle 10 to 18 all these lenses would work great on the SL 2 and so price-wise that is the initial launch price and I think it’s pretty reasonable and actually pretty surprising considering you get the dual pixel autofocus you get the 1080p 60 frames a second you get the build quality you get things like built in time-lapse modes great features you know I really am thinking as far as full retail price it’s one of the best budget cameras on the market for all of the features that you’re getting and then of course over time that price will probably be driven down a little bit and once it’s been out for a while you can even probably grab some deals on like eBay or refurbished deals on canons website or even Amazon refurbished or used you know open box situations so overall the value of the SL 2 is pretty outstanding so as far as my final thoughts go I think that the SL 2 is a great camera especially for this point in the marketplace I think that at the price for the value in the features you get it’s pretty amazing and it’s kind of the best of both worlds and here’s what I mean you know maybe you’re thinking about investing in something like a g7 X for vlogging and that’s actually a great camera definitely recommend it and more portable than this but you know doesn’t have a microphone jack it doesn’t have it doesn’t have interchangeable lenses so if you want to get a little more sophisticated shoot some more stylistic videos or have a camera that can expand into other things you’re kind of limited with something like a point-and-shoot camera you know mirrorless cameras are similar to this but this is so small and portable and light that it kind of competes with mirrorless and you could just skip the mirrorless and jump right into a DSLR that not only is great for maybe where you’re at and creating content today but also that can expand into other things so it definitely is a great well-rounded camera that I think has a really cool place in the overall camera marketplace additionally this is a great camera for just a content creation tool overall so for shooting photos now photography wise it does have 9 points of autofocus so if you were to ask what do you get if you invest in a little bit more like the t 7i or the 77 d or the ad D and most of the difference that you’re gonna see there is that those cameras are gonna be better at photos like a lot of times the video won’t look a lot different but you’ll get more auto focus focus points you’ll get maybe more frames per second for how many photos it can shoot per second then you also get different build quality you’ll get maybe more dials eventually they add you know like a top view screen a lot of things like that but a lot of those things in my opinion are things you can live without now if those are features that you want then definitely those are all great cameras but what’s cool is that they’ve managed to pack like all the essentials into this camera to make it a very well-rounded content creation tool photos videos micro content for social and so if you did want to be shooting 4k video you’d have to look somewhere else and it also doesn’t have you know higher frame rates like 120 frames per second if you wanted to do say like really slow slow motion but again those are features that are usually found and more expensive and higher end cameras anyways and so not really as much of the target or I think even the intent of the sl2 and then one final thought about the SL 2 and one of the reasons why it’s one of my top picks for the best cameras for YouTube this year is because it has all of the essential features I feel like that youtubers need specifically right when you have the flip screen you got the great face tracking the auto focus but it’s at such an affordable price that you could maybe if you have a fixed you know budget for investing in gear then some people mistake I see them make is they buy like the most expensive camera and then they have no money left over to think about lighting to think about microphones to think about tripods and so what’s cool is that this camera comes in at a price that maybe instead of picking up a more expensive camera like say the ATD you could reinvest that money in other lenses in tripods you know lighting microphones accessories even computers or video editing to really potentially build out a youtube studio with your budget question of the day what do you think about the SL 2 and how do you think it compares to other Canon cam or even cameras from other brands on the market let me know in the comment section below so thanks for checking out this video subscribe for more videos just like this if you want to check out our best cameras for YouTube this year you can watch that video right here if you want to watch another think media video you can check it out right here until next time think media is bring you the best tips and tools for building 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