Canon EOS 150D, also known as Rebel SL2, will most likely be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in early January after missing the fall 2015 deadline.
The world’s smallest DSLR, called Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1, was rumored to be discontinued this fall in order to make room for a newer model: Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2. However, the camera has not been revealed, yet, and it is unlikely that it will make an official appearance before the end of 2015.
Either way, some details about the shooter are still circulating within the gossip mill. The latest information is suggesting that the Japan-based company will launch a successor to the original SL1 at CES 2016, a major event that takes places at the beginning of next year.
Canon poised to announce EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 replacement at CES 2016
There were some speculations in the past stating that Canon would launch an EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 successor in January 2016, if it were to miss the fall 2015 deadline. Now, more sources are saying the same thing, which allows us to speculate on the fact that the Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2 is coming at CES 2016.
The Japanese manufacturer has a few reasons for choosing this announcement timeframe. It is well-known that camera sales are dropping and it does not look like they will recover anytime soon. Introducing the shooter at a major event, such as CES, guarantees that you will get a lot of exposure. If people will like the DSLR, then they will buy it when it becomes available.
Beside the exposure, the Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2 is a lower-end camera and CES is a consumers’ event, so you could say that these two are a match made in heaven.
Moreover, sources are stating that the Rebel SL2 will be smaller than the Rebel SL1. One of the biggest problems with DSLRs is their size. A compact, lightweight, but powerful camera would nullify a mirrorless camera’s advantages over a DSLR.
Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2 specs list to include wireless charging
In addition to speculation about its announcement date, the source has revealed a specs list. The Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2 DSLR will feature the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor found in the EOS 750D / Rebel T6i and EOS 760D / Rebel T6s cameras.
It will have a 19-point autofocus system with Hybrid CMOS AF III technology. The sensor and focus details have been mentioned in the past, so it seems like nothing has changed in the meantime in this regard.
Going further, it is said that the camera will be powered by a DIGIC 6 image processor and a new battery that supports wireless charging. It is unclear whether a wireless charger will be supplied or if users have to purchase one separately.
Canon EOS 150D / Rebel SL2 is believed to also come packed with a touchscreen, WiFi and NFC. All these features are aimed at consumers, so you may have to watch out for this product at CES 2016, as claimed by the rumor mill.