The Canon EOS M200 is a pocket-friendly interchangeable lens camera that’s known for its ease of use. In terms of image quality, it offers a lot of bang for the buck thanks to its 24 megapixel sensor, excellent Dual Pixel focusing, and other features. It is the successor to Canon’s earlier M100, which was a model that we felt was quite successful.
The Canon M200 doesn’t deviate too much from the tried-and-true recipe, but is that enough to set it apart from the increasingly fierce competition? I wanted to find out how well the EOS M200 performs as a travel camera that is capable of shooting images of a wide variety of subjects, so I brought it with me on a brief vacation to Oklahoma for a family wedding.
Canon EOS M200 Price in USA
Even though it does not have all of Canon’s most recent technological advancements, the EOS M200 nevertheless manages to cram a strong sensor and dependable autofocus into a tiny body that is just slightly larger than a deck of cards. When you put a decent lens in front of that sensor, you may get the same level of image quality as a full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), such as a Canon EOS 80D, but in a considerably more compact body.
There is a considerable chance that the people you photograph won’t take this camera too seriously, despite the fact that it is capable of producing quite high-quality images. People are truly taken aback by it.
Obviously, if you want to snap images with your smartphone, the M200 will be an additional piece of equipment for you to carry along. If the majority of your photography consists of wide-angle photos of landscapes or cityscapes, or even simply selfies, the camera on your smartphone should be sufficient. The kit lens that comes with the M200 can not compare to the capabilities of modern smartphones, which allow you to blur backgrounds to an even greater degree.
However, the M200 has a higher resolution, which translates to greater information in the photographs you take. In addition, if you choose one of the M200’s brilliant prime lenses, you’ll probably get better results while shooting in low light. In addition, this reviewer finds that taking images with a real camera, as opposed to a smartphone camera, is simply more enjoyable.
In any event, the fact that it has a very tiny footprint while maintaining a high level of image quality is something that truly appeals to me. Your subjects probably won’t take this camera as seriously as they should, but it’s still capable of producing some really high-quality images for you. People are truly taken aback by it.
Canon EOS M200 Specifications
|MSRP||$599 (w/15-45mm lens)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||26 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.31)Raw (Canon 14-bit CR3)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||143|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-M|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Flash range||5.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleContinuousSelf-timer/remote control|
|Continuous drive||6.1 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Modes||3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||315|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||299 g (0.66 lb / 10.55 oz)|
|Dimensions||108 x 67 x 35 mm (4.25 x 2.64 x 1.38″)|
In our opinion, one of the cameras that is currently available on the market that is the easiest to use for novice photographers is the Canon EOS M200. It does not have the fastest burst rates or the best video capture, but it has a sufficient amount of resolution, is simple to use, and readily creates photographs of a high quality. Additionally, it is nearly pocketable. Last but not least, the pricing is reasonable, and any extra lenses that you would wish to purchase for it are also reasonable in price.
- Simple to operate and has built-in support
- Excellent color reproduction
- Touchscreen and control options that are intuitive and easy to use
- Simple design doesn't frighten novices
- Compact lenses are a perfect complement for the camera system.
- Canon EF-M lenses only come in a limited variety.
- More complex selections available within menus
- Insufficient traction on the plastic body of the camera
- Eye detection focus is turned off by default for the settings.
- The current pricing seems to be quite expensive.
- Kit lens is not sharp until the aperture is stopped down.