List of Canon Rebel Models by Year

This article traces the evolution of the Canon Rebel models from 2003 to 2021, showcasing their significant contributions to the photography world.

List of Canon Rebel Models by Year
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Body with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit Lens

Canon's Rebel series, part of their EOS (Electro-Optical System) lineup, has been a popular choice among photographers of all levels for many years. Known for their user-friendly interfaces, quality imaging, and affordability, Rebel cameras have helped many to step into the world of DSLR photography. Here, we chronicle the evolution of the Canon Rebel models through the years.

2003: Canon EOS Digital Rebel (300D)

The journey began with the EOS 300D, known as the Digital Rebel in North America. It was the first affordable DSLR, making digital photography accessible to a broader audience.

2005: Canon EOS Rebel XT (350D)

The Rebel XT, or 350D, offered significant improvements in resolution and speed over its predecessor, cementing Canon's commitment to evolving the Rebel line.

2006: Canon EOS Rebel XTi (400D)

Introducing a dust-removal system and increased resolution, the Rebel XTi, or 400D, continued to push boundaries in consumer-level DSLR technology.

2008: Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000D) and Rebel XSi (450D)

The XS (1000D) was an entry-level model, while the XSi (450D) boasted improvements like a higher resolution sensor and larger LCD.

2010: Canon EOS Rebel T1i (500D)

The Rebel T1i, or 500D, was a game-changer with its video recording capabilities, bringing HD video to the Rebel series.

2011: Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D) and Rebel T3i (600D)

The T3 (1100D) was designed for beginners, while the T3i (600D) introduced a vari-angle LCD, a feature loved by vloggers and for shooting at difficult angles.

2012: Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D)

The T4i, or 650D, was the first Rebel with a touchscreen, significantly enhancing user experience.

2013: Canon EOS Rebel T5 (1200D) and Rebel SL1 (100D)

The T5 (1200D) focused on simplifying the user interface for beginners. The SL1 (100D) became the smallest and lightest DSLR in the world at the time of its release.

2014: Canon EOS Rebel T5i (700D)

An incremental upgrade to the T4i, the T5i (700D) solidified the Rebel's reputation for consistent quality and performance.

2015: Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D) and Rebel T6s (760D)

These models introduced significant sensor upgrades and Wi-Fi connectivity, marking the line's entry into connected photography.

2016: Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)

Targeted at entry-level users, the T6 (1300D) emphasized easy sharing with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.

2017: Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D) and Rebel SL2 (200D)

The T7i (800D) brought in better autofocus and faster processing. The SL2 (200D) continued the SL line's legacy of compactness.

2018: Canon EOS Rebel T100 (4000D) and Rebel T7 (2000D)

Focusing on affordability, these models were designed to attract budding photographers.

2019: Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (250D)

The SL3 (250D) became the smallest and lightest DSLR with 4K video, a significant achievement for the Rebel series.

2021: Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D)

Bringing in advanced autofocus and faster burst shooting, the T8i (850D) showed Canon's commitment to keeping DSLRs relevant in the mirrorless era.

The Canon Rebel series has consistently evolved, offering something for everyone, from beginners to more experienced photographers. Its journey reflects Canon's commitment to innovation and accessibility in photography. As we look forward to future models, the Rebel series remains a testament to Canon's legacy in the world of photography.

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