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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (no lens included) 24.2-megapixel DSLR camera with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item # 280SL2

The ultra-compact Canon SL2 is packed with features you'll find in some of Canon's latest full-size EOS DSLRs.

The ultra-compact Canon SL2 is packed with features you'll find in some of Canon's latest full-size EOS DSLRs.

Item # 280SL2

About the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (no lens included)

Deia Z.

A small camera with huge potential

The ultra-compact Canon SL2 is packed with features you'll find in some of Canon's latest full-size EOS DSLRs. This little camera has all the features experienced photographers need, plus some great extras for beginners. Its 24.2-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 7 processor give you the speed and versatility you need to create dynamic, high-resolution photos and movies in a lightweight, travel-friendly package.

A small camera with huge potential

The ultra-compact Canon SL2 is packed with features you'll find in some of Canon's latest full-size EOS DSLRs. This little camera has all the features experienced photographers need, plus some great extras for beginners. Its 24.2-megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 7 processor give you the speed and versatility you need to create dynamic, high-resolution photos and movies in a lightweight, travel-friendly package.

A lifeline for beginners

Canon's convenient Feature Assistant user interface walks you through different camera features to help you understand how different settings affect your images. Learn how to take creative control with helpful graphics and descriptions to guide you.

Intuitive framing and focusing

The SL2's optical viewfinder lets you keep your eye on your subject at all times. A rotating touchscreen monitor makes it easy to compose from different angles and allows for intuitive operation — just select the subject you want to focus on with a quick tap.

Keep up with the action

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system enables fast, smooth focusing in Live View mode and during movie shooting, where quick focus is essential. Movie focus is natural and precise, even when switching between subjects. The SL2 also has a nine-point autofocus system for viewfinder shooting.

Put your vision in motion with Full HD video recording

If you're new to videography, the SL2 is a great camera to learn on, plus it's fun to use. It records Full HD movies in MP4 format for easy sharing. Touch-activated autofocus and manual controls make it easy to adjust settings on the fly. An external microphone jack lets you connect an outboard mic for superior sound quality. Add one of Canon's USM (Ultrasonic Motor) lenses for near-silent movie focus.

Wireless convenience and control

The SL2 offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, so you can maintain a constant connection with the camera and upload and share photos and videos in a matter of moments. You can exchange data with other Canon cameras, play back images and movies on a Smart TV, and print directly to a Wi-Fi printer.

Canon's free Camera Connect app lets you manage photos and videos taken with the SL2 on your phone or tablet. Use your device to see what the camera sees, change settings, and trigger the shutter remotely.


Product highlights:

  • 24.2-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
  • 3" high-resolution (1.4 million dots) rotating LCD touchscreen
  • DIGIC 7 image processor for exceptional image quality and high-speed shooting
  • built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy file sharing and remote control from compatible smart devices
    • NFC touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system for high speed, high frame rate and continuous autofocus during video shooting
  • 9-point autofocus system for rapid, precise autofocusing
  • 63-zone metering system for accurate exposure
  • compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
  • exposure modes: auto, creative auto, program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual
File Formats and Storage:
  • still image storage modes: RAW (14-bit), JPEG (Fine, Normal, EXIF 2.3 compliant), or RAW+JPEG (Fine/Large)
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 6,000 x 4,000
  • MOV movie files (H.264) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • high-speed USB 2.0 interface (cable not included)
  • mini HDMI output (type C connector, cable not included)
  • 3.5mm microphone input jack
  • 4-7/8"W x 3-3/4"H x 3-3/16"D
  • weight (with battery and memory card): 16 oz.
Supplied Accessories:
  • rechargeable LP-E17 lithium ion battery
  • LC-E12 battery charger
  • neck strap
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 2249C001

What's in the box:

  • Digital camera body
  • Body cap (installed)
  • LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1040mAh 7.5Wh) with plastic terminal cover
  • LC-E17 Battery charger (DC output: 8.4V 0.7A)
  • Neck strap with eyepiece cover attached
  • Basic Instruction Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Camera registration form

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More details on the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (no lens included)

Mark G.

Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
GPS-enabled Optional
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
XQD Cards No
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.2
Image Stabilization With optional lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Width (inches) 4-7/8
Height (inches) 3-3/4
Depth (inches) 3-1/16
Weight With Battery (ounces) 15.98
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (no lens included) replaces these items:

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Overview: The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is one of the world's smallest and lightest digital SLR camera, and follow-up to the SL1 from 2015. The SL2 has a standard Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses. No lenses are included in the "body only" kit.

Viewfinder: The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 uses an eye-level SLR viewfinder with pentamirror with 0.87x magnification (w/50mm lens) for approximately 95% vertical and horizontal coverage. It has a -3.0 to +1.0 diopter adjustment so you can focus the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). When using the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.

3" Clear View LCD II Touch Screen Monitor: The EOS Rebel SL2 features a flip-out, Vari-angle 3" Clear View LCD II Touch Panel monitor, that allows you to shoot at a variety of angles. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1,040,000 dots for Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The screen has the same capacitive technology as today's popular mobile devices, and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two-finger gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness levels to choose from.

Live View: The Live View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focusing. You can choose one of two grid overlay options (3x3 or 6x4) for the LCD screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The camera can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or wirelessly with the optional BR-E1 remote control.

24.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers approximately 25.8 million total pixels and 24.2 million effective pixels. This APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length.

DIGIC 7 Image Processor: The Rebel SL2 is equipped with Canon's DIGIC 7 Image Processor. The DIGIC 7 works with the CMOS sensor to deliver images with great detail. Improved light sensitivity allows you to shoot at higher resolution with less noise in dark conditions. The camera can achieve higher ISO sensitivity (up to ISO 25600), and can shoot continuously at up to 5 frames per second.

Image Recording: The camera records still images in JPEG and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2. For each resolution (except Small 2), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For RAW images, you can record only at 6000 x 4000. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large Fine JPEG image simultaneously.

Aspect Ratio: The camera's image sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:

Quality Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count
3:2 4:3 16:9 1:1
Large 6000 x 4000
(24 MP)
5328 x 4000
(21.3 MP)
6000 x 3368
(20.2 MP)
4000 x 4000
(16.0 MP)
Medium 3984 x 2656
(10.6 MP)
3552 x 2664
(9.5 MP)
3984 x 2240
(8.9 MP)
2656 x 2656
(7.1 MP)
Small 1 2976 x 1984
(5.9 MP)
2656 x 1992
(5.3 MP)
2976 x 1680
(5.0 MP)
1984 x 1984
(3.9 MP)
Small 2 2400 x 1600
(3.8 MP)
2112 x 1600
(3.4 MP)
2400 x 1344
(3.2 MP)
1600 x 1600
(2.6 MP)


RAW File Format: The RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into JPEG or TIFF images using the downloadable Digital Photo Professional software.

Recording Media: The EOS Rebel SL2 records images on an SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is not guaranteed. No recording media is supplied with the camera.

Self Cleaning System: Dust that settles on the sensor surface of the camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you can delete the effect of the dust particles from the image via the downloadable Digital Photo Professional software.

Shooting Modes: The EOS Rebel SL2 offers nine different shooting modes arranged on the Mode Dial in the following zones:

  • Creative Zone:
    • Program AE: This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
    • Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject.
    • Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness.
    • Manual Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired.
  • Basic Zone:
    • Scene Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the scene, and automatically selects the settings.
    • Flash Off: Disables the flash.
    • Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and picture style settings.
    • Special Scene: Once you select the Special Scene Mode, you can choose from the following modes: Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, and HDR Backlight Control
    • Creative Filters: Once you choose the Creative Filters mode, you can select one of the following: Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, HDR Art Standard, HDR Art Vivid, HDR Art Bold, and HDR Art Embossed

Shooting Movies: The EOS Rebel SL2 can record movies in High Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and AAC audio. Movies can be recorded in IPB Standard compression or IPB Light for smaller file sizes. You can record audio using the built-in microphone (monaural), or with an optional stereo microphone with a 3.5mm plug. When shooting movies, a large-capacity SD card with an SD Speed Class 10 or faster is recommended. Cards slower than Speed Class 4 may not record your movies properly. You can select from the following recording sizes and frame rates:

  • 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio; Available frame rates: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
  • 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio; Frame rate: 60 fps, 30 fps
  • 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3 aspect ratio; Frame rate: 30 fps

Movie Servo AF: When Movie Servo AF is enabled, you can shoot a movie while focusing a moving subject continuously.

Video Snapshots: A video snapshot is a short movie clip lasting 2, 4, or 8 seconds. You can combine a series of video snapshots into an album, and save them as a single movie file. The compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying on an HDTV via the HDMI port.

9-Point Auto-Focus System: The EOS Rebel SL2 features a high-precision 9-point wide area auto-focus that uses cross-type points with lenses f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in ever more complex lighting. In addition, the camera incorporates a diagonally mounted, high-precision cross-type sensor at the center AF point that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines when fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are used, for added accuracy and precision with these wide-aperture lenses. All focus points can be chosen automatically or manually.

AF Modes: The camera employs one of 3 AF systems to let you seize every photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:

  • One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the camera focuses only once.
  • AI Servo AF: for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway.
  • AI Focus AF: switches from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving.

Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually, you will need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens focusing ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. You can magnify the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.

ISO Speed: The Image Sensor's sensitivity to light, or the ISO Speed, can be set to suit the ambient light level. In Basic Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically from 100 to 6400. In other modes, you can set the ISO automatically or manually from 100 to 25600, with expansion to 51200. You can also maximum ISO speeds of 400 to 25600 for ISO Auto.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day
  • Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days
  • Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn
  • Tungsten Light: for incandescent illumination
  • White Fluorescent Light: eliminates typical green color casts
  • Flash Use: a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites
  • Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting
  • Other WB Settings:
    • Color Temperature: manually set color temperature
    • White Balance Correction: You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color compensating filter.

Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set automatically.

Shoot With Ambience Selection: Except in the Scene Intelligent Auto and Flash Off Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, and Cool, each at Low, Standard, or Strong effects. You can also choose Brighter or Darker, with Low, Medium, and High settings, and a Monochrome setting, with Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.

Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative Auto. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Details, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, or User Defined.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments.

Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, or when shooting with the self-timer or optional remote controller, you can take three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will change with each shot taken.

AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.

Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RS-60E3 remote switch is also recommended for bulb exposures. It connects to the camera's 2.5mm sub-mini remote jack.

Flash: The camera's built-in retractable, auto pop-up flash with E-TTL II autoflash metering. The flash takes approximately 3 seconds to recycle for the next flash. The viewfinder has an icon to let you know the flash is ready. You can set the flash exposure compensation to +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments. The flash range varies with the ISO speed. Other flash functions include:

  • AF-Assist: Under low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier auto-focusing. It is effective up to approximately 13.1 feet away.
  • FE Lock: FE (flash exposure) lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of a subject.
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Using the camera's Red-Eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture will reduce the common phenomenon of red-eye effect.

GPS-ready: The EOS Rebel SL2 is compatible with the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver. The GP-E2 mounts to the camera's hot shoe, and records location information, such as longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and time data for attaching to your photos and videos.

External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the EOS Rebel SL2 has a hot shoe for adding optional external flash units. The camera is compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites, plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject. The built-in flash can work as a Master unit with Canon Speedlites with the wireless slave feature and trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode utilizes 315 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness, background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
  • Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 6% of the frame at the center.
  • Spot Metering: For metering a specific part of the subject; uses approximately 2.6% of the frame at the center.
  • Center-weighted Average Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you can shoot up to about 5 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a single burst will vary with the image quality setting:

Image Quality Compression Pixels File Size (MB) Possible Shots 8 GB Card Maximum Burst
Large Fine 24M 7.6 950 Full
Normal 3.9 1840 Full
Medium Fine 11M 4.1 1790 Full
Normal 2.0 3480 Full
Small 1 Fine 5.9M 2.6 2730 Full
Normal 1.3 5260 Full
Small 2 3.8M 1.8 3810 Full
RAW + JPEG 24M 29.4+7.6 170 6
RAW 29.4 210 6

Self-Timer: The camera will record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:

  • 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optional remote control in this mode.
  • 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after pressing the shutter release.
  • 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.

Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.

Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.

Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.

Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can set the time each image is displayed on the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. The transition between slides can be selected from 2 Slide-in and 3 Fade effects.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2), nine (3 x 3), 36 (6 x 6) or 100 (10 x 10) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.

Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.

Resize Images: To create images that you can share by email or online, you can resize JPEG images in the camera, and save them as new files. The aspect ratio cannot be changed, but you can resize the image to a smaller size.

Cropping: Images can be cropped in the camera and saved as a new file. You can zoom in on subjects anywhere in the frame, switch the orientation or even change the aspect ratio.

PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

DPOF Print Settings: On the memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs.

EOS Webcam: Using Canon's EOS Webcam Utility software, you can use the camera as a webcam and livestream from a remote setup. You will need to connect the camera to your computer, using a USB cable (not included). While you are streaming, you can also record the video internally on the memory card. The software works with many of your favorite streaming apps, including YouTube Live, Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams, Apple FaceTime, and Messenger. EOS Webcam Utility is compatible with Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit) and macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and macOS High Sierra.

Wireless Functions

Wireless Functions: The EOS Rebel SL2 offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC wireless communications:

  • Bluetooth: You can connect the camera to your smartphone via Bluetooth to facilitate a Wi-Fi connection directly between the smartphone and the camera. You can also use a Bluetooth connection to pair the camera to the optional BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control for remote shooting.
  • Wi-Fi: When connected via Wi-Fi, you can perform a range of tasks wirelessly:
    • Connect to a Smartphone: Connecting to a smartphone lets you view images stored in the camera. You can also operate the camera remotely from a smartphone or camera. The Canon Camera Connect app, available from the App Store or Google Play, must be downloaded to the phone.
    • Transfer Images Between Cameras: You can transfer still images and movies shot with this camera to other Canon cameras with built-in Wi-Fi functions. The camera can be connected to only one camera at a time.
    • Print Images to a Wi-Fi Printer: You can directly print images by connecting the camera with a wireless LAN-compatible printer supporting PictBridge (Wireless LAN). Up to 3 printers can be registered to the camera.
    • Save Images to Connect Station: The optional CS100 Connect Station is a device that allows you to import captured still photos and movies for viewing your TV, tablet, or smartphone, or sharing them over a network. You can easily save still photos and movies to Connect Station by holding the camera close to the Connect Station.
    • Send Images to a Web Service: You can share images with family and friends or share images using a range of Web services via the Canon iMAGE Gateway, a free online photo service for Canon users.
  • NFC Function: The Rebel SL2 supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) which enables you to connect the camera to a smartphone or Connect Station by touching them together. While playing back images, you can send images to the smartphone by touching an NFC-enabled smartphone to the camera. NFC-enabled smartphones operate on the Android platform running OS version 4.0 or later, and are labeled with the NFC "N-mark." The camera's "N-mark" is located on the left side of the camera body.

App Compatibility: The Canon Camera Connect app, required for connecting the camera to a smartphone, is compatible with iOS version 8.0 or later and Android devices version 4.1 or later.


HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack (Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required.

Digital Terminal: The Digital Terminal (Mini-B USB 2.0) allows you to connect the camera to your computer via a USB cable (sold separately) for downloading the recorded images and movies, or for connecting to a compatible printer.

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an external microphone.

Remote: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for use with the optional RS-60E3 Remote Switch. The wired remote switch has a 2' cord, and is recommended for long exposures and bulb shooting.

Power Options

Battery: The EOS Rebel SL2 operates on the supplied LP-E17 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1040 mAh, 7.5Wh). Battery performance decreases when used in temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E17 battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E17 battery is as follows:

Shooting Method Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash
Viewfinder At 73° F 840 650
At 32° F 770 620
Live View At 73° F 290 260
At 32° F 260 240
Shooting Method Temperature LCD On LCD Off
Time-lapse Movie Shooting At 73° F 2h 15m 3h 15m
At 32° F 2h 3h 10m
Movie Shooting At 73° F 2 hours
At 32° F 1 hour 45 minutes

Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minutes.

Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.

Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E18 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.


Software: The EOS Rebel SL2 does not include any software in the box. The following camera software is available via download from the Canon website:

  • Digital Photo Professional 4: Digital Photo Professional 4 allows you to browse, select, and develop RAW images. You can make image adjustments in the Picture Style format.
  • EOS Utility: EOS Utility establishes communication between your computer and the camera. When connected, you can download images from the camera's memory card to your computer, plus change camera settings and shoot remotely from your computer.
  • Map Utility: Map Utility allows you to display geotagged images on a map.
  • Picture Style Editor: Picture Style Editor lets you edit Picture Styles and create and save original Picture Style files.
  • EOS Sample Music: Music files can be downloaded for use as background music during slide shows.

Operating Systems: The above software is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • Macintosh: macOS Sierra v10.12, OS X El Capitan v10.11, OS X Yosemite v10.10

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