Canon recently announced the new EOS M200 to their Canon EOS M family of mirrorless cameras. Following the most recent announcement in early September 2019 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, this was followed by the Canon EOS M200 camera. Their target markets for these two latest Canon EOS M6 Mark II and EOS M200 are distinct, with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II targeting users who would be wanting more functions while the Canon EOS M200 would be ideal for first timers wanting to learn about photography, a fun and easy to use mirrorless camera and also moving up from smartphone photography.
My knowledge and understanding of the Canon EOS M series cameras went back to their first Canon EOS M mirrorless camera in year 2012 that my parents owned and used until the Canon EOS RP entered into the frame, replacing it in 2019. Along with camera reviews completed for some of the Canon EOS M series cameras such as the EOS M50, EOS M6, EOS M5, EOS M10 and EOS M3. Over my years of owning and using Canon EOS DSLR series cameras and most recently adding the Canon EOS RP into my lineup, my ongoing coverage of Canon cameras and lenses, with various camera reviews completed allowed me to publish an article on the Canon mirrorless journey from EOS M to EOS R.
The Canon EOS M200 would be a fun and easy to use camera for users who might be looking to learn more about photography and seeking an upgrade from just using smartphone yet they do not wish to go into the higher end camera models at this point in time. If you are looking into starting off with a fun and easy to use compact mirrorless camera, do check out the Canon EOS M200.
Let me share with you more information and details on the Canon EOS M200 below:
Canon announced the latest addition to the EOS mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line-up: the EOS M200. A compact and intuitive camera, the EOS M200 is perfect for those looking to up their social media game from smartphone photography, to deliver higher quality images and videos to their followers. The camera is also ideal for users who desire higher quality selfie stills and videos or enthusiasts who wish to embark on their photography journey.
“As the latest addition to the EOS mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line-up, the EOS M200 impresses with quality and style, allowing users to shoot with ease for both stills and videos,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “This highly portable, lightweight camera is equipped with a Silent Shooting mode for users to photograph a wider variety of scenarios. Together with the Creative Assist function, it allows photography amateurs to operate the camera smoothly and seamlessly.”
Stills and videos that stand out
At the heart of the EOS M200 is a 24.1 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which is proprietary to Canon, has been improved and the number of AF zones available for automatic selection has expanded to a maximum of 143 points, ensuring that users can achieve high-speed AF with fast live view shooting effortlessly for sharp high-quality images.
Being an interchangeable lens camera, users have the flexibility of selecting different EF-M lenses for various purposes, be it for macro, portrait, wide angle or telephoto shots, allowing more creative expression for various content. The camera can also be adapted to use Canon’s existing line-up of EF/EF-S lenses, which further expands the freedom of imagination for users to deliver unique content.
What is a portrait or selfie if the eyes are not in focus? As eyes are the windows to the soul, the Eye Detection AF ensures that the subject’s eyes are always in focus even if the subject is constantly moving – allowing the user to focus more on nailing that perfect shot with more natural expression.
With the new DIGIC 8 image processor, ISO capabilities have been enhanced on the EOS M200 and a maximum ISO speed of ISO 25600 (expandable to ISO 51200) is achievable for still images. This makes capturing clear images in dark locations possible. The EOS M200 is also capable of shooting 4K videos at a smooth 24p and 25p, with high image clarity and blurred background expression.
Stylish design and useful features
Designed to be slim and lightweight, the EOS M200 body weighs approximately 299g and can easily fit into bags. With two colours to choose from, the black EOS M200 comes in a premium matte finish whereas the white EOS M200 is designed with a textured grip and a sleek silver accent on the top body—that perfect style companion. Crafted not only for ergonomic comfort, it is designed with intuitive three mode dial on the top ensuring quick access so the user would not miss that perfect moment that they want to share with their followers.
The camera also comes with the Creative Assist function, where users can easily adjust the desired look of photos directly in-camera with intuitive words such as “brightness” and “background blur” without having prior knowledge of shutter speed, aperture or white balance. Additionally, a variety of in-camera creative filters allow users to add effects to their photos – such as grainy film, HDR oil painting, watercolour and fish-eye effects.
Equipped with a Silent Shooting mode, users of the EOS M200 can shoot still images in scenarios such as presentations, music recitals and art museums without worrying about the shutter sound. The LCD screen of the camera tilts 180 degrees with a dedicated self-portrait mode. With most social content being consumed on mobile, content with vertical orientation is key. The EOS M200 fulfils that criteria with the ability to record movies that would automatically playback in vertical position on mobile devices. Movies can also be easily recorded with the record button displayed on the LCD.
What’s more, the visual guide, which is particularly useful for those who are new to photography, is built into the EOS M200’s user interface. This includes a shooting mode guide, a menu display with item descriptions, along with hints and tips to understand technical terms. There is also the optionalTripod Grip accessory HG100-TBR that can also double up as a table tripod and for steadier handheld recording, which will come in handy for content creators who take selfie shots or videos.
In addition to Wi-Fi, the EOS M200 supports Bluetooth connection as a way to connect to smart devices such as smartphones and tablets. Once the initial pairing setting is complete, the EOS M200 and the corresponding smart device will automatically connect via Bluetooth. After pairing and selecting a function within the app, the camera will automatically be connected with the appropriate connection method.
Users can transfer images via Wi-Fi connection from the EOS M200 to a smart device in two ways: the conventional method of transferring only selected images or send images to the smart device simultaneously while shooting. The latter will be especially useful for those who want to manage captured images quickly so they could upload to social media.
Pricing and Availability
The EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 at Canon authorised dealers at the following retail recommended prices:
- EOS M200 (with EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM & EFM22mm f/2 STM) Black & White – $1,009
EOS M200 (with EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM) Black & White – $809
|Camera Model||EOS M200|
|Image Processor||Digic 8|
Camera Effective pixels (total pixels)
|APS-C size CMOS
Approx, 24.1 MP
|Focal plane AF||Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Area changes according to the corresponding lens
Number of AF area segments: max 143 points
AF area approx. 88& x approx. 100%
Number of AF area segments: max 99 points
AF area approx. 80& x approx. 80%
|Still image normal max ISO speed||ISO 25600
H (expansion): ISO 51200 equivalent
|Continuous shooting||One-shot AF: max approx. 6.1 fps
Servo AF: max approx. 4.0 fps
|LCD Monitor||3.0-type approx. 1.04 million dot touch panel tits up approx. 180
|Movie||4K 24p/25p (NTSC / PAL) / Full HD 60p
Support for viewing movies shot in vertical position
* Includes battery and SD memory card (according to CIPA guidelines).
|Approx 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1 mm|
|Network||Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology|
* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy *