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Canon EOS 200D Review

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Summary: The Canon EOS 200D is the perfect camera for those wanting to make the transition to a smaller DSLR!

4.7

A smaller DSLR


The EOS 200D is Canon’s new compact digital SLR that comes with a wealth of features and more importantly, produces some stunning photos and videos, ideal for budding photographers from beginners to amateurs alike. Given its size, lightweight design, accessible features, interesting filters and great presets, this is where the Canon EOS 200D shines and is a great place to start if you’re looking for far superior photos than your standard smartphone camera. The camera bundle kit comes with a standard compact zoom lens (18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM) and it’s compatible with other lenses from Canon and accessories.

Technical Specifications

  • Sensor: 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS
  • Processor:  DIGIC 7
  • ISO Range: 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
  • Video: Full HD at 60p
  • Screen: 3-inch, Clear View II TFT, 1040k-dot, vari-angle touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage
  • Autofocus: 9-point AF
  • Shutter speeds: 30 sec – 1/4000, Bulb.
  • Burst rate: 5fps
  • Weight: 453g (including battery and memory card)
  • Dimensions: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm

At 24 megapixels, the EOS 200D comes with a DIGIC 7 Processor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 9 auto-focus point and a 63-zone metering sensor which definitely makes capturing images a joy with its auto-focus capabilities. Add in an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 and amateur photographers will have all the tools needed to tweak this camera to achieve their desired shots. Furthermore, it comes with a very clear and responsive high resolution touch screen with excellent live-viewing that has the ability to rotate the screen which even closes into the camera to protect the screen. Oh… the screen even feels like a smart phone thanks to its swipe feature! Kudos for Canon for making the touch screen capabilities of the EOS 200D not only intuitive to use but it offers some great functionality to the end user.

Thanks to the DIGIC 7 Processor, the camera has the ability of taking some great fast moving photos, including the ability of 5 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting. Although it does not support 4K recording, the EOS 200D offers 1080p FULL HD from 24 fps to a very smooth 60 fps. For connectivity, the camera supports Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi connections to and from the camera. For those wanting to add GPS tags to your images, this can be setup via Bluetooth to another device which includes the latitude, longitude and location time.

Out of the box, the first thing that we noticed was the professional build of the camera made from polycarbonate resin and carbon that has a small body which is 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm with a weight of just 453 grams. So not only is it quite lightweight but accessing the controls feels quite natural and overall it is a very comfortable camera to use. Accessing the camera can be done a variety of ways from the built-in controls on the EOS 200D to touch screen or the controls on the body of the camera. Another highlight of the design was its grip which felt really good in the hand and added to the overall control and design of the EOS 200D.

As mentioned, the camera is great for beginners or people with limited DSLR experience, especially with its Scene Intelligent Auto feature which basically automatically picks the best settings for the user. This is basically a point and shoot feature for a particular shot but it changes the settings such as low-light or how far the subject is. Other self-set settings, include;

  • Portrait
  • Group Photo
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Macro
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control

Further to this is the Creative Auto mode that allows you to slightly tweak the Scene Intelligent Auto settings. We also found the inbuilt filters of the EOS 200D such as Soft Focus and Miniature Effect were quite fun to use and created some very clever images. The EOS 200D allows users to take photos via the LCD or through the electronic viewfinder which we found very clear and although the camera did take some decent low-light shots, the in-built flash comes in handy if you need additional light.

Just be careful as the viewfinder only captures 95% of what you are actually seeing… and although we didn’t find this an issue, if something else came into the image, that’s what Photoshop and other video editing programs are for. With that said, image quality can be changed from JPEG to RAW and we found that even using the highest quality setting with RAW, the EOS 200D had no issues writing this information to our memory card.

Noise did occur in low light and when you adjust the ISO. Thankfully colours were very bright and vibrant, especially taking photos outdoors. The camera had some excellent auto-focus features which allowed us to capture the image with relative ease, even with moving subjects. Those wanting additional control can swap to manual and with some tweaking achieve their intended shot. However we found the AF technology used on this camera very good and it’s great that Canon continue refining this technology.

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Those wanting to take video will be pleased by Full HD (1920 x 1080) video at a very smooth 60 fps, although other speeds were available at 50, 30, 25 and 24. Add in a stereo jack on the camera body and this allows you to connect an external microphone to improve your audio quality. Video was good in most conditions and we do recommend a fast memory card if you want to record video. For those traveling, the camera does capture around 650 frames through its electronic view finder, however if you use the LCD or video, this will decrease the battery life. We actually  forgot to turn off the camera on numerous occasions and the EOS 200D just powers down which is great for maximising its battery.

Final Thoughts?

The Canon EOS 200D provides some outstanding value for money with a plethora of exciting features, brilliant images and a camera that can be used by everyone. Sure, the lack of 4K may deter some users but for the most part, it is a very easy to use DSLR which is more about the photos than the video. Nonetheless, the FULL HD video is still exceptionally clear and all in all, the Canon EOS 200D targets a great market at an excellent price! So if you’re in the need of a new camera, I would put this on your radar!

Recommended!

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Full Technical Specifications

Image Sensor

Type

22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.20 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 25.80 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Low-Pass Filter

Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 7

Lens

Lens Mount

EF/EF-S

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens

Focusing

Type

Via optical viewfinder:
TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated sensor
Via Live View on LCD screen:
Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor1

AF System/ Points

Via optical viewfinder:
9 points
Center AF point is AF cross-type supporting f/5.6.
Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive supporting f/2.8.
Other AF points is vertical line-sensitive or horizontal line-sensitive AF supporting f/5.6.2
Via Live View on LCD screen:
Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7×7 grid) via camera automatic selection3
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3×3 grid) via manual selection4

AF working range

Via optical viewfinder:
EV -0.5 – 18 (center AF point)5
EV 0.5 – 18 (other AF points)6
Via Live View on LCD screen:
EV -2 – 18 (at 23 °C & ISO 100) with One-Shot AF

AF Modes

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo (AI Servo II algorithm)

AF Point Selection

Via optical viewfinder:
Automatic selection: 9 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF

Selected AF point display

Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF

Yes7

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON Button is pressed.

AF Assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash (effective range up to 4.0 m) or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus

Selected on lens

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Via optical viewfinder:
63 zone dual-layer metering sensor with Evaluative, partial, spot (centre only) and centre-weighted average available
Via Live View on LCD screen:
(1) Evaluative metering (315 zones)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0 % of LCD screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.6 % of LCD screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

Via optical viewfinder:
EV 1-20 (at 23 °C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO 100)
Via Live View on LCD screen:
EV 1-20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, evaluative metering)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB

3 shots +/-2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity

Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 51200
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 256008

Shutter

Type

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

Automatic white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

AWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber bias +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green bias +/-9 levels

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

Viewfinder

Type

Pentamirror

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx. 95 %

Magnification

Approx. 0.87x9

Eyepoint

Approx. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction

-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen

Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)

Mirror

Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)

Viewfinder Information

AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Aspect Ratio
Other information: Warning icon, Flicker Detection

Depth of field preview

Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece shutter

On strap

LCD Monitor

Type

Vari angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

Approx. 170°

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings

Flash

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

9.8

Built-in Flash Coverage

up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 29mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds

Modes

Auto, Manual flash

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes – with red-eye reduction lamp

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support

External Flash Control

via camera menu screen

Shooting

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Self Portrait

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion correction, Diffraction correction
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR art standard, HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, HDR art embossed)
Multi-exposure
Resize, Crop (JPEG only)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)

Continuous Shooting

Max. Approx. 5fps.

Live View Mode

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

29.97 fps

Focusing

Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)
One-shot AF and Servo AF selectable for Stills and Movie

Metering

Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.

Display Options

Grid overlay (x3), Histogram

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: 14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

RAW, RAW + L possible.

Image Size

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400×1600,
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328×4000, (M) 3552×2664, (S1) 2656×1992, (S2) 2112×1600,
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000×3368, (M) 3984×2240, (S1) 2976×1680, (S2) 2400×1344,
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000×4000, (M) 2656×2656, (S1) 1984×1984, (S2) 1600×1600,
RAW: (RAW) 6000×4000

Movie Type

MP4 (Video: H.264 inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM / AAC, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
MOV (Video: H.264 All-I Full HD, no sound) – time-lapse movie only

Movie Size

1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) inter-frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec

Folders

New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

11 Custom Functions

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination

Yes / Yes

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Playback zoom

1.5x – 10x

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100 image index
(7) Jump Display

Slide Show

Choose images with Image Search
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3

Histogram

Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Select image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)
Protection: Single image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)

Menu Categories

Menu interface adjustable by the user between standard and guided
(1) Shooting menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) Display Options menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user.

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) Channels: IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n

Wi-Fi Security

Camera Access Point: WPA2-PSK with AES encryption or open
Infrastructure: Shared key, with WEP encryption, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption or open

Bluetooth

BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Technology)

NFC

Included

Other

Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

Storage

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (With Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is installed)
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

Software

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)

Other

EOS Utility
EOS Lens Registration Tool
EOS Web Service Registration Tool
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices

Power Source

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17

Battery life

Viewfinder: Approx. 650 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)11
Viewfinder: Approx. 620 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Approx. 260 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Approx. 240 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

Power turns off after 10/30 (10 sec viewfinder/30 sec Live View, functions, image playback etc.) sec, 30 sec, 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 mins.

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E18, Battery charger LC-E17

Accessories

Viewfinder

Eyecup Ef
Rubber Frame Ef
E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses
Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II
Magnifier MG-Ef
Angle Finder C

Wireless File Transmitter

Built in Wi-Fi transmission with Bluetooth and NFC
Connectivity to Smart devices is possible with Android version 4.0-4.4/5.0-5.1 or iOS 7.1/8-8.3.
NFC connectivity is possible only with compatible Android devices

Lenses

All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash

Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Remote Controller/ Switch

Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller BR-E1, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 via Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3

Other

Hand Strap E2, GP-E2, Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1, Protecting Cloth PC-E1, PC-E2, HDMI Cable HTC-100, Interface Cable IFC400PCU, IFC-200U/500U

Weight and Dimensions

Body Materials

Chassis: Aluminum alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber

Exterior: Polycarbonate resin with glass fiber and special conductive fiber

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm

Weight (including battery and card)

Black: Approx. 453g Silver: Approx. 454g White: Approx. 456g


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