Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 200D

#1 Size and Weight

Comparing a traditional DSLR housing to the Canon Rebel SL2

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 200D wins hands-down in a comparison of size and weight. The underwater system is significantly smaller and several pounds lighter than the comparable system for any other cropped sensor Canon camera.

#2 Camera Specifications

Size comparison of Canon crop sensor DSLR cameras

Left to right: Canon EOS 80D; Canon EOS 750D Rebel T6i; Canon EOS 200D Rebel SL2

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 200D stands toe-to-toe with most of Canon's current and former cropped sensor line, with an 24 megapixel APS-C sensor and maximum video recording resolution of 1080/60p.

The SL2's CIPA rated battery life is an impressive 650 shots per charge, which is a cut above previous models in the Rebel series and outlasts most compact mirrorless cameras.

With RAW image recording and full access to all important camera controls, there is no limit to your creative control with the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 200D compared to other Canon cropped sensor DSLR cameras.

2. Ergonomics

Most compact mirrorless cameras have the ergonomics of a point-and-shoot: boxy with tiny buttons. The 100D has the same ergonomics of a larger Canon DSLR camera but shrunk down for portability. The curvy body and thoughtful button placement are an easy transition for the amateur or professional DSLR shooter.

For some guys, the camera may feel a little small in the hands compared to larger Canon DSLR cameras. But the camera's diminutive size significantly boosts its ergonomics underwater, where the camera is wrapped in protective layers of air, plastics, and metals. The smaller housing puts everything within closer reach and makes it a lot easier to handle, with or without gloves. You'll also experience less arm and leg fatigue at the end of the dive due to the system's more neutral buoyancy and reduced drag.

#4 Great Lenses

The Most Popular Canon EF-S Lenses Underwater

No camera series has better lens support than the Canon EF-S range. Attach any of your favorite Canon lenses including the most popular choices for shooting underwater like the Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye and Canon 100mm Macro USM IS. The camera has a native Canon EF-S mount, so you don't need an extra adapter which can slow down autofocus and reduced image sharpness.

#5 Unbeatable Price

Whether you're considering a housing for an early model Canon DSLR or a newer mirrorless camera, you can't afford not to look at the 100D. Use the money you save to plan your dream photo trip.

  Other Rebel Cameras EOS 200D Rebel SL2
Average Housing Price $ 1,600 $ 1,295
Average Dome Port Price $ 550 Included
TOTAL $ 2,150 $ 1,295

 

Conclusion

In the end, the best reason to choose a system for underwater is the results. And the Canon EOS Rebel SL2 200D will not disappoint you there. Check out what this system is capable of.

Copyright Steven Miller

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