The first Canon Rebel SL2 specs have been leaked on the web, suggesting that the camera will remain a DSLR unit by featuring an optical viewfinder instead of an electronic one, as previously rumored.
The smallest DSLR in the world is the Canon Rebel SL1, which is called EOS 100D and Kiss X7 in some markets other than the US. It is an entry-level camera designed for enthusiasts and for those who want the features of a DSLR in a small package that comes close to the size of a mirrorless unit.
Its replacement has been mentioned a few times within the rumor mill so far, but it has started to become a lot more serious in recent weeks. The so-called Rebel SL2 is now said to be unveiled in July and to be released in August, while its specifications have also appeared online.
Leaked Canon Rebel SL2 specs list is similar to the one of the EOS 750D
Initially, it was rumored that Canon would launch a DSLR without an electronic viewfinder. However, it appears that this is no longer the case, as the Rebel SL2 will keep the optical viewfinder of its predecessor intact.
Inside the camera, users will be able to find a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor with a Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system and a 7,560-pixel RGB and IR (infrared) metering sensor. The focus system would have 19 AF points, which is a good amount, considering the fact that this is a lower-end device.
Both WiFi and NFC technologies would be available in the upcoming Rebel SL2 / EOS 150D / Kiss X8 in order to allow users to send files to a compatible smartphone or tablet.
The leaked Canon Rebel SL2 specs list concludes with a 4.5fps continuous shooting mode, full HD video recording at 30fps, and a 3-inch LCD touchscreen on the back.
The source who leaked the information, is stating that the Rebel SL2 / EOS 150D / Kiss X8 will appear to consumers as a miniature EOS 750D. This is reflected in the specs list, as it is almost identical to the rumored one of the Rebel SL2.
Canon might release the Rebel SL2 / EOS 150D / Kiss X8 this August
The Canon Rebel SL2 release date has received a mention, too. The DSLR is reportedly planned to go on sale as of August which means that it will be revealed in July.
This is not too far from the previous gossip talks which said that the product will be both announced and released during the fall of this year.
It goes without saying that the information must be taken with a grain of salt. In the meantime, check out the Rebel SL2 at Amazon and stay tuned to Camyx!