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What is the sensor size of the Canon SL2?

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a digital camera that has an APS-C sensor at its core. This imager measures 22.3mm in width and 14.9mm in height, so that the total imaging area of the sensor amounts to 332 mm2.

The SL2 provides an image resolution of 24 megapixels, based on 6 000 horizontal pixels and 4 000 vertical pixels.

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Sensor size comparison with a film slide

The sensor diagonal measures 26.8mm, which gives rise to a format factor (or crop factor) of 1.6. Hence, the Canon SL2 is a crop-sensor camera, as its sensor is smaller than a traditional 35mm film slide or negative.

Canon SL2 and Credit Card sensor measures

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Canon SL2 to those of several similar cameras. The reported DXO values are indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better), covering color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon SL2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.4104179
2.
 
Canon SL3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/25p23.913.4179182
3.
 
Canon T7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p23.813.3168481
4.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.397178
5.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.552265
6.
 
Canon M6 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.713.1158680
7.
 
Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.9127278
8.
 
Canon T7i APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.713.1158680
9.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.4126277
10.
 
Canon T6s APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.091570
11.
 
Canon SL1 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.384363
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Canon SL2 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the SL2 was initially launched in June 2017 at a price of $549.

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Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Canon SL2
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2017
    Launch Price USD 549
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm
    Sensor Area 332 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 000 x 4 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25 600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 7
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1041
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.54x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type LP-E17 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)650 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70 mm
    (4.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 453 g (16.0 oz)

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