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Studio test scene

Overall image quality is essentially identical to other recent 24MP Canon cameras that also have the same Digic 8 processor as the Rebel SL3. For JPEG shooting, this means, default sharpening is a little soft, but you can fine-tune this in-camera to your taste. Color rendering remains pleasing, though noise reduction is a bit simplistic, smearing away detail while leaving noise behind.

Raw performance shows similar levels of detail to competing 24MP APS-C cameras, and similar levels of noise at the very highest ISO values.

Kit lens performance

Originally published in our Rebel T7i review here.

The maximum aperture range of F4-5.6 of the kit lens is on the slow side, but overall performance is hard to argue with. Here we shot a distant, detailed scene at a series of focal lengths and aperture values. All digital corrections the camera is able to apply (distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, vignetting and diffraction), were switched off.

Use the widget to look around the scene and try different aperture settings. The results are seriously impressive. Whether you look at the wide-angle or the telephoto end of the zoom, the image is sharp across the frame, even with the lens at its widest aperture. There's significant lateral chromatic aberration (the colored fringing as you move towards the edges of the image), but this is something that can be easily corrected.

So, although we're slightly disappointed that the specs of the new kit zoom narrow the envelope within which most owners will get to use their camera, the performance within that envelope is genuinely excellent.