The latest entry-level DSLR released from Canon, the SL2, is one with some very interesting features. It is now the cheapest DSLR currently available with Dual Pixel autofocus making this a very interesting and capable camera. If you haven't tried Dual Pixel autofocus before, it may just change the way you work because it is simply incredible. Coupled with a much-needed flip touchscreen, this autofocus system is still yet to be beaten. The beauty of this feature is that when it comes to focusing, it tracks moving subjects and locks onto stationary subjects extremely well making very useful for video.
The Canon 80D is another camera which has had this same autofocus system for some time now and Canon is now bringing it to their entry-level DSLRs. This makes the Canon SL2/200D very good value for money. Although the 80D does have some benefits over its little brother it would seem the SL2 could be a better option for many YouTubers and vloggers. Its lightweight and small form factor makes it great for traveling and the fact that it can shoot up 60p in full HD means the video quality is going to very useful. Canon is still being a little reserved when it comes to 4K, although I'm sure no one expected their entry-level cameras to start shooting at that resolution just yet.
In the video above I compare the two cameras to demonstrate how they perform in various scenarios. Find out how the SL2 performs against the 80D and whether it's worth spending more for for the bigger camera.