thoughts on the new SL2

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by pcake, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. pcake

    pcake Member Site Supporter

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    so the SL2 is no longer a rumor. it's coming. a couple things that seem like a step up to me are that the grip is shaped like a real grip instead of that stubby thing the SL1 has and there's an articulated screen on the back instead of a fixed screen. they've kept it very light, much lighter than the T6s, which is impressive with an articulated screen. it has wifi for those who want it, and the SL2's sensor is 24 megapixel compared to the SL1's 18. they say the processor is faster.

    i was disappointed that it's still got only 9 focus points and that only the center 1 is cross type. metering sounds like it will be the same, and my SL1 hasn't shone for me in challenging lighting.

    still, for the price, it seems like a lot of camera and keeps the light weight and small body with a better shape. and for a few people i know who passed on the SL1 because of the grip, it'll be perfect. i don't think that it's enough to make me upgrade from the SL1 - if i can shoot with a wrist brace, i'll probably work my way to a T6s at some point if my wrist still can't handle something heavier like the pentax KP or the 80D.

    what are your thoughts on the SL2?
     

  2. Mike -

    Mike - New Member

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    pcake wrote -
    "i was disappointed that it's still got only 9 focus points and that only the center 1 is cross type. metering sounds like it will be the same, and my SL1 hasn't shone for me in challenging lighting.""

    p -
    Don't understand, if you are that "disappointed" move up to a body that has more focus points, easy to do..! Remember, the SL2, like the SL1...is a bottom level, SLR camera.
    Me, I mostly just the center only, anyway.
    Now on my new 5Dmk IV, I'm using a little different combinations, only because of the very liberal opportunity's of points, tham ost cameras don't offer.
    And interesting thing, I wear a 3x motorcycle glove, and have no problem in controlling the "little" SL1.

    Mike
     
  3. pcake

    pcake Member Site Supporter

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    it's not so easy for me as i have wrist and shoulder issues that make the SL1 the best for me sizewise. if i can shoot with a wrist brace, i may move up to a T6s, but i haven't had a chance to rent one yet.
     

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