Canon has recently announced its latest entry-level Mirrorless camera named Canon EOS M200. Canon EOS M200 is the successor to the old Canon EOS M100 which was launched back in August 2017.
Canon’s entry level Mirrorless 4K camera: Canon EOS M200
Canon has made some subtle but significant changes to Canon EOS M100. Now Canon EOS M200 has been upgraded with a Digic 8 processor with improved autofocus, autofocus points have also been increased from 49 to 123, battery life has been improved and now M200 can shoot 4K/24p videos as well. It is launched at the price of EUR 569.99 (around Rs. 45,000)
It uses the latest Digic 8 processor and consists of 24.1 Megapixels CMOS sensor. Digic 8 lets it record 4K videos only problem being the crop it implies at the resulting 4K videos. While shooting 4K there is a 1.6x crop over the APS-C crop which means it adds up to 2.56x crop when compared to a full-frame.
There are not a lot of buttons on EOS M200 but it comes with a pretty intuitive 7.5cm or 3inch LCD touch screen which can be flipped upwards for selfies. A self-portrait mode can be turned on when the screen is flipped all the way up, which helps you to blur the background, retouch your skin and brighten the image. There is no viewfinder hence you will have to rely upon the screen for composing your frames.
When the screen is flipped upwards, using a flash will block the right side of the screen. The flash can also be bounced manually for softer lights. Canon EOS M200 comes with EF-M 15-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens as a kit lens.
Canon M200 comes with a very limited set of input and output just micro USB and micro HDMI slot are available on this device. This can be charged by using either an external charger or USB port. While comparing from M100, the battery life on M200 hasn’t improved a lot but still, it’s a slight improvement over the previous generation. M200 can last up to 315 shots on a single full charge. This can even be improved 485 clicks in eco-mode.
It is available in 2 colours i.e black and white. EOS M200 can also be connected using Canon Camera connect app to smart devices which is available for both Android and iOS.
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It’s capable of recording 4K videos with 1.6x crop when compared to recording in other resolution. This doesn’t really make it useless but a little difficult to frame and get usable clips out of it.
Key features of Canon EOS M200:
- 24.1 MP CMOS sensor
- Can shoot up to 6.1 frames per second
- Canon’s Digic 8 processor
- ISO range between 100-25,600 (can be extended upto 51,200)
- Improved autofocus, Dual pixel and Eye detection autofocus
- EOS movie 4K+ in High Definition
- 180° Tilt screen
- Creative assist
- 4K Time-lapse
- 7.5cm/3″ touch screen
- WiFi, Bluetooth and remote shooting
With Canon M200, Canon is trying to aim at those who are looking to upgrade from smartphone photography to the next level. It’s just a basic entry-level camera with significant improvements from the previous generations. It brings it in line with recently launched Canon M50. Basically, Canon M50 can be considered to be a Canon M200 with a viewfinder.
It’s clearly not a huge upgrade over the previous generation M100 and one of the significant improvements provide in M200 is 4K recording, which seems quite useless because of the massive crop, which is around 2.56x cropped when compared with a full-frame sensor. If you are a blogger and 4K really matters to you, then Canon EOS M200 is definitely not the camera for you. But, While recording in 1080p the crop is reduced significantly though.