EOS 150D / EOS SL2 / Kiss X8
EOS 150D / EOS SL2 / Kiss X8
A small DSLR to update the 100D??
Rumours and information about the next model in Canon’s small DSLR range.
Will it be the 150D, or will the shortage of numbers before reaching 300D make it the 110D?
The 100D was announced in March 2013, so we’ll keep this page for any replacement/update rumours.
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Latest EOS 150D Information
13th June 29th is a suggested launch date…
9th Some kit options for the 100D replacement [Nok]
Canon EOS Rebel SL2
- Body Only | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (Black) | EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (White)
26th Certification data for the SL2 surfaces [Nok]
- DS126671 (EOS Rebel SL2)
- Digital single-lens reflex camera
- Made in Taiwan
- SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
- Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
25th A ‘launch date’ is shifted up to July, with shipping in September, but no details at all.
24th After a period of calm, a September announcement is mentioned [CR] – no details apart from it being a bit smaller and very similar to the 77D.
6D2 Body and three kit options?
- DS126631: Digital single-lens reflex camera
- SKU: 1897C003AA, 1897C010AA, 1897C015AA, 1897C022AA
- Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed -Made in Japan (Oita)
For the 100D follow-up maybe for different colours and regional model names?
- DS126671: Digital single-lens reflex camera
- SKU: 2250C001AA, 2250C002AA, 2250C011AA, 2253C001AA, 2256C001AA
- Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Made in Taiwan
7th Two as yet unannounced Canon DSLRs – from wireless comms registration info. One has the same ES200 wireless unit as the 800D/77D and would seem most likely to be the 150D/SL2 could the other be the 6D mk2?
The info [nok]
- DS126631 -Digital single-lens reflex camera
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – Equipped with latest wireless module ES202
- DS126671 – Digital single-lens reflex camera
Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed – ES 200 wireless module
27th At last, a suggestion (but no details) for a 100D replacement some time later in 2017 [CR]
Time for a look at the Canon timeline
|Best||Full||1Ds||1Ds Mk II||1Ds Mk III||1D X||1DX II|
|1.3||1D||1D Mk II||1D MkIIn||1D Mk III||1D Mk IV|
|5D||5D Mk II||5D Mk III||5D Mk IV|
|1.6||7D||7D Mk II|
|Micro||1.6||100D SL1 X7|
|Entry||1.6||1000D / XS / F||1100D / T3 / X50||1200D T5 X70||1300D T6|
Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.
Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual
14th Specs for the M5 emerge and makes me wonder if this is effectively the replacement for the 100D?
- Sensor: Effective pixels 24.2MP (total 25.8MP) APS-C CMOS
- Dual pixel AF CMOS
- DIGIC 7
- ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600
- Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30s
- Flash sync max 1/200
- Continuous shooting: ~9 fps , 7 fps with AF tracking
- Video: Full HD 60p, 5-axis electronic image stabilization
- EVF: 2.36 million dot
- LCD Screen: 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel movable LCD
- Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11B / G / N), Bluetooth (4.1)
- Battery: LP-E17
- Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
- Size (width x height x depth): 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm
- Weight: ~380g (body only), 427g (battery + SD card)
|Feature||EOS M5||EOS 100D|
|Shutter||1/4000 to 30s||1/4000 to 30s|
|Size (mm)||115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6||117 x 91 x 69|
4th After the 1D X mk2, there are no signs -yet- of any 70D or 100D replacements arriving at CP+
Both would get Digic6, with the 80D more likely to get some aspects of the 7D2 AF system – that said, the xxD range seems to have lost its place a bit over the years, especially now that product lifecycles are longer.
If soon, the SL2 (150D? Kiss X8?) will almost certainly be heavily based on the 750D.
I’ve not seen much in the way of potential specs that are more than the supposed ones we were sent last May.
Expect Canon to want to go all out for the ‘smallest*’ DSLR crown.
* subject to various marketing caveats and definitions of ‘smallest’.
8th The 100D is mentioned as ‘End-of-Life’ in some parts [CR]
I’ve seen no comments about an update since last May, so the ‘mini 750D’ could still be a possibility for an update for the now three year old 100D – see the timeline below.
I only push a few of the product lines through to the end of 2016, so as to give a good feel for just what is showing its age.
I’m not expecting many more cameras to get the darker green ‘4k video’ background this year.
21st Is the move to EVF delayed a bit longer?
We’re sent some features [thanks] of a Rebel SL2 [no indication of numeric based name] that is due for shipping in August [suggesting a July launch?]
24.2MP, 19 point AF, 4.5 fps, 1080/30p video
Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system, 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
Fixed 3″ LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi + NFC
Described as a smaller more compact version of the 750D…
Well, if true, it would seem that Canon still see mileage in continuing the ‘small DSLR’ line. It was also suggested that any introduction of EVF in the line would see somewhat wider changes in design.
Looking again at the timeline makes me wonder if we’ll see the current 100D effectively replace the 1200D or maybe see the first EVF in a rework of the XXXXD line?
It’s near enough in the future that we should see more details pretty soon if there’s anything to it…
7th The SL2 gets a mention [CR] and the prospect of an EVF is raised again
A look at the timeline is called for…
5th With the 24MP 750/760D due tomorrw, it’s quite likely that that sensor rather than the 20MP one will appear in any followup to the 100D, but not for a while yet.
We’ve been told several times in 2014 that 2015 will see a major shake-up in Canon’s overall DSLR range… we shall see ;-)
13th The 150D (SL2) is suggested as a Q3 product (main rumours page)
12th The 1200D is announced with an 18MP sensor and digic 4
15th Smaller camera(s) [CR] for CP+ (750D/150D or even a Canon G2X/G1 X Mk2) rather than a 7D2?
14th Applause all round as Canon announce a white version of the 100D (Kiss 7) in Japan
21st The 18MP 100D is announced.
I’m supposing it will last for at least a year, and the replacement will be Digic 6 powered and probably have a fresh sensor design (see the impending 70D and 7Dmk2 for clues)
|MSRP||$799.99/£799 with 18-55mm STM|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Body material||Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||18.0 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||18.5 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||RGB Color Filter Array|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|File format||JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: 14bit RAW
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)
|Autofocus assist lamp||by built-in flash|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S mount|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder coverage||95 %|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual (Stills and Movie)
Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
Handheld Night Scene
HDR Backlight Control
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||9.4 m|
|External flash||Yes (via Hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-eye|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
|Continuous drive||Yes (4 fps)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (HDMI mini)|
|Remote control||Yes (RC-6)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||380|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||407 g (0.90 lb / 14.36 oz)|
|Dimensions||117 x 91 x 69 mm (4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72″)|
|GPS notes||via GPE2|
The previous models of smaller DSLRs:
|700D / Rebel T4i||21 Mar. 2013|
|650D / Rebel T4i||8 Jun. 2012|
|600D / Rebel T3i||7 Feb. 2011|
|550D / Rebel T2i||8 Feb. 2010|
|500D / Rebel T1i||25 March 2009|
|450D / Rebel XSi||23 Jan. 2008|
|400D / Rebel XTi||24 Aug. 2006|
|350D / Rebel XT||17 Feb. 2005|
|300D / Rebel||20 Aug. 2003|
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