Canon's SL-series cameras are some of our favorites for underwater shooting due to their compact size, ease of use, and outstanding image quality. We've already seen outstanding results from the previous EOS SL2 200D and EOS SL1 100D models.
Ambassador Chase Darnell took the newest Canon EOS Rebel SL3 250D (EOS 200D Mark II / Kiss X10 in other markets) camera out in Grand Cayman to fire off some first test shots and check out the improved image processor and autofocus performance. He found that the camera functions incredibly well, even in low-contrast situations like a spotted eagle ray swimming over a wall.
The SL3 is also a winner for its incredible battery life which outperforms most DSLR and mirrorless cameras on the market right now.
Additional Reading: First Look Canon EOS Rebel SL3 250D Underwater Housing
These photos were taken with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 STM kit lens and Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye. Chase uses dual DS161 strobes which operate TTL with this camera and 200DLM/C Underwater TTL Housing # 6970.08.
All images copyright © 2019 Chase Darnell
Ambassador Chase Darnell is an award winning ocean photographer, videographer, and filmmaker, with a passion for showing the oceans' natural beauty and fragile place on this earth. He was born landlocked in Jolly, Texas, but now spends his days diving off the coast of Grand Cayman island. He has been published on Alpha Universe and DivePhotoGuide and has been recognized for his surf, scuba, and freediving photography. Read more...