The Canon EOS 250D (called the Digital Rebel SL3 in North America) is the world's lightest DSLR camera with a movable screen.
The 24.1 megapixel 250D / SL3 offers Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focusing with a whopping 143/3,975 AF points in live view mode and a more basic 9 AF points when using the optical viewfinder, both working down to -4 EV and supporting eye-detection in live view.
There's also a vari-angle LCD screen with touchscreen capabilities, a 63-zone metering sensor, an ISO range of 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200), an improved guided user interface, the latest DIGIC 8 processor, 5fps continuous shooting, up to 1,070 shot battery life (when using the optical viewfinder), and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 250D's upgraded video mode now offers 4K HD recording at 25/24p as well as Full HD recording at 60/50/30/25fps, one of the main differences between this camera and the previous EOS 200D / SL2 model.The EOS 250D also has the same chunky handgrip as its predecessor, around which you can comfortably fit three average-sized fingers, with your little finger supporting the base of the camera, which offers just enough support to use the camera with some of the larger EF lenses that Canon offers.
In terms of build quality, the Canon EOS 250D / SL3 certainly feels solid enough for an entry-level DSLR, although as you'd perhaps expect not quite in the same league as the company's semi-professional models.
And like all of Canon's APS-C digital SLR cameras, the EOS 250D / SL3 is compatible with the manufacturer's entire line-up of lenses, including both EF and EF-S glass. When changing lenses, EF lenses need to be aligned with the red dot on the lens mount, whereas EF-S lenses must be aligned with the white square.
We tested the EOS 250D with the recent EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, which offers a fairly versatile focal range and crucially includes image stabilisation. This is important for Canon, as competitors like Sony, Olympus and Pentax all offer image stabilisation in their comparable cameras.