Ok, so cameras come and go and it’s hard to keep track of when new ones come out and how old some of them are.
It’s important to know how old your camera might be and in this post, I’ll tell you when the Rebel SL3 was launched.
Plus how this camera has a bit of an identity crisis…
When Was The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Released?
The Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (250D), was released in April 2019.
At the time of writing this post in early 2023, the Canon Rebel SL3 is NOT discontinued. In fact, neither is the SL2…yet.
If you’re reading this in 2023 and wondering whether you should buy the Rebel SL3 then don’t worry, it’s still a decent camera for beginners.
After all, DSLRs can last a long time, and people are using cameras from 10 years ago, let alone as recent as 2019.
To give you a quick overview here are some good things about the SL3:
- It’s got an external mic input
- It has built in wifi so you can control it remotely (amongst other things)
- It can also record in 60fps at 1080p
- You can also use it as a HDMI webcam or USB webcam.
Also let’s get something clear…
People get confused if you say 250D or SL3 and think of them as two different things…
Are The Canon Rebel SL3 And EOS 250D The Same?
Yes, the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and EOS 250D are the same camera.
The difference in names is just that the camera has different names in different geographies.
It’s actually also known as the EOS 200D II or the EOS Kiss X10 in other locations.
💡 Here’s a run down of what the SL3 is called in different places:
- North America – Canon EOS Rebel SL3
- Europe – Canon EOS 250D
- Japan – Canon EOS Kiss X10
- Australia & Asia (but not Japan) – Canon EOS 200D II
If you want to know more about the Rebel SL3 check out the videos below.
The video below gives you a taster of what the Rebel SL3 / 250D is capable in terms of video.
This video gives you a guide on setting it up and going through all the settings on the Rebel SL3.
If you do plan on buying or selling a second-hand Rebel SL3, then you should really find out its shutter count.
If you have an old Rebel SL3 that you’re about to get rid of remember that you can give it a new lease of life for a different use. You can use the Rebel SL3 as a high-quality USB webcam or HDMI webcam for even better results.