Canon EOS 200D Review

Canon EOS 200D, with its attractive price and small size, is intended to be a genuinely balanced camera for beginners.

Canon, the world leader in imaging solutions, releases the camera Canon EOS 200D (also called EOS Rebel SL2). The newest digital camera makes it easy to share stories about you and the world around you through snapshots of the highest quality.

They created the Canon EOS 200D for photo enthusiast beginners, who already exploited all the capabilities of their smartphones. If you are set for a new level of quality and expressiveness but have not yet had time to gain experience with SLR cameras, this model will be a perfect start.

The forerunner of our subject, the Canon EOS 100D, appeared on sale about four years ago and at that time was the smallest DSLR in the world.

The Canon EOS 200D is a stylish, lightweight and easy-to-use model, created to enhance the skills of pictures and videos. The camera is the perfect companion for anyone who can’t wait to tell the world their story. It has a comfortable design and the highest shooting quality for any situation.

Canon EOS 200D

Newest premium technologies

The new Canon EOS 200D compact DSLR is a much more suitable concept being even smaller. The body makes up 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm in length, width and height. It has a mass of 450 grams.

The Canon EOS 200D is the lightest in the world of digital SLR cameras. Canon equipped with a display with adjustable tilt and several other of the newest Canon model capabilities. The high quality of each picture is guaranteed. So, EOS 200D provides the highest resolution across the frame, from the deepest shadows to the brightest areas, and allows you to control the depth of field to create a beautiful background blur.

EOS 200D comes with fast autofocus Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which helps to focus precisely on the selected object instantly and guarantees a maximum sharpness. The APS-C sensor improves the quality of shooting in low-light conditions: you can make beautiful images even after sunset, at the time when the first stars emerge. The APS-C image sensor has a resolution of 24.2 megapixels. Many Canon cameras use now this sensor, for example, the Canon EOS M6, Canon EOS 77D or Canon EOS 800D. However, the Canon EOS 200D is noticeably cheaper than their colleagues.

Besides, the new model uses the latest Canon DIGIC 7 processor. It automatically optimises settings, providing outstanding image quality with minimal noise and under any conditions.

Canon EOS 200D

Easy handling and the highest image quality

The Canon EOS 200D comes with a viewfinder and a touchscreen with adjustable angle. Those features will help a novice photographer to get used to the elements of digital photography quickly. The viewer will let you see precisely the future frame. The screen with adjustable angle will give the ability to take pictures from many corners.

You can quickly switch between the screen and the viewfinder: so the setting will not bother you to make the perfect snapshot. Also, the touchscreen will facilitate the transition from the Smartphone. Thanks to the tactile nature of your screen, you will be able to achieve the same goals of your smartphone (focus, enlarge, visualise, etc.)

The intuitive interface of the Canon EOS 200D will help you understand the camera’s functions quickly while you are shooting. The easy-to-handle visual guide gives you tips and teaches you how to use the settings. It will also show you how changes will affect the final picture. Of course, when you become an expert, you can disable this feature.

Canon EOS 200D

Since Canon EOS 200D geares towards hobbyists, the innovative equipment has an updated graphical interface. They changed the classic dark-grey tone to a light background with colour icons that suggest what effects to expect when you turn the shutter speed or aperture.

Canon EOS 200D

Concerning controls, the top panel contains a selector dial. To the right of it, it is a trigger turn on the video mode. Next, to the shutter release button are located ISO settings and display and control wheel to fit between them.

Stylish design and compatible with Smartphones

Another of the novelties from which social media fans will love is the Selfie-Mode. That includes adjustments to smooth out skin tone and blur the background so that you can have professional outcomes without the need of retouching. This selfie mode feature turns on automatically every time you turn the screen to self-photograph.

The Canon EOS 200D is the first Canon digital SLR camera equipped this selfie mode. The Canon EOS 200D will be not only an indispensable assistant but also a stylish accessory for those who look at the smallest details and appearance. The camera is available in three colours: classic black Canon, the original white and vintage silver-beige.

The camera is compatible with Smartphones and supports Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth. Even while shooting you can quickly publish quality pictures via Canon Camera Connect.

Canon EOS 200D

This amazingly comfortable and convenient camera comes with the latest technology. Lenses, flashes and accessories from the Canon ecosystem push the boundaries of the Canon EOS 200D, allowing you to shoot in any genre and under all conditions. Stylish appearance, Smartphones compatibility and compact design make the EOS 200D the perfect tool for those who want to step into a new level of mastery.

Specifications for Canon EOS 200D

Image sensor
Type 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS
Effective pixels Aprox. 24.2 megapixels
The total number of pixels Aprox. 25.8 Megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:02
Lowpass filter Built-in/fixed
Image sensor cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
The type of color filter Basic colors
Processor
Type DIGIC 7
Lens
Lens mount EF/EF-S
Focal distance Equivalent of 1, 6 x lens focal length
Image stabilization Optical image stabilizer on compatible lenses
Focus
Type Through the optical viewfinder:
Phase difference measurement system with TTL secondary image formation using a special autofocus sensor
In Live View mode on the LCD display:
System Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Pixels determine phases embedded in the image sensor
System/AF point Through the optical viewfinder:
9 points
Center point autofocus: autofocus crosshair sighting to f/5.6.
Center point autofocus: with linear group of pixels that are sensitive to vertical lines for the f/2.8.
Other AF point: with linear group of pixels that are sensitive to vertical or horizontal lines to f/5.6.
In Live View mode on the LCD display:
Maximum 49 AF points (fixed position on the grid 7 x 7) through the automatic selection of the camera
Free location 1 AF point/1 AF Zone (9 points, 3 x 3 grid) via manual selection
AF Working range Through the optical viewfinder:
EV-0.5-18 (Central AF point)
EV 0.5-18 (other AF point)
In Live View mode on the LCD display:
EV -2-18 (at 23° c, ISO 100) with frame-by-frame autofocus
AF Modes Ai Focus
Frame-by-frame
AI Servo (algorithm AI Servo II)
AF point selection Through the optical viewfinder:
Automatic: 9-point AF
Manual selection: af at one point
Displays the selected AF point Indications on the LCD display in the viewfinder, working on deletion, as well as the quick control screen
Predictive (proactive) af Yes
Af fixation Fixed when pressing the shutter button halfway down AF frame mode (One Shot AF).
Af illumination Pulsating firing of built-in Flash (effective range up to 4.0 m) or additional special Flash, Speedlite
Manual focus Included on the lens
Exposure control
Exposure metering modes Through the optical viewfinder:
63-zone dual-layer sensor matrix metering (evaluative metering), partial, spot (Center) and Center-weighted average
In Live View mode on the LCD display:
(1) Evaluative metering (315)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.0% of the area of the LCD screen)
(3) spot metering (approx. 2.6% of the area of the LCD screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Jeksponometricheskogo range devices Through the optical viewfinder:
EV 1-20 (at 23° c with 50 mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
In Live View mode on the LCD display:
EV 1-20 (at 23° c, ISO 100, evaluative metering)
Fixing exposure Automatic mode: available in time-lapse mode, autofocus during assessment measurements for achieving focus
Manual: using the release button AE creative zone modes.
Exposure compensation + -5/EV with 1/3 or 1/2 (can be combined with automatic bracketing (AEB)).
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) 3 frame +/-2 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 stage
ISO Sensitivity Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (whole step). ISO speed can be expanded to h: 51200
While shooting video: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (with step 1/3 or whole step) ISO speed can be expanded to h: 25600
Shutter
Type Focal shutter with electronically controlled
Exposure time 30-1/4000 SEC (with step 1/2 or 1/3), manual long shutter speed (full range exposures. Available range depends on shooting mode).
White balance
Type Automatic adjustment of white balance with the image sensor
Settings Auto (priority ambient light white), daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, White
Fluorescent, Flash, manual, colour temperature.
White balance compensation:
1. blue/amber Shift +/ -9 levels
2. Shift + purple/green/ -9 levels
Custom white balance Yes, you can register a single configuration
White balance bracketing +/ -3 steps with step one step
3 braketed images on each press of the shutter button.
Shift blue/amber or magenta/green to choose from.
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentamirror SLR
Coverage (vertical/horizontal) Aprox. 95%
The increase in the Aprox. 0 coverage,
Made by ocular point Aprox. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens Center)
Diopter correction From -3 to 1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing screen Fixed position (LCD screen with a translucent overlay information)
Mirror A translucent mirror, high-speed type (deletion/reflection 40:60, the image is not cropped the edges of mirrors with lenses EF f/4 IS USM size 600 mm or less)
Information in the viewfinder AF: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Information on exposure: shutter speed, Aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, level/exposure compensation, metering point circle, exposure warning, auto exposure bracketing
Information about Flash: Flash is ready, a short synchronization Flash exposure, exposure, exposure compensation, flash lamp reduce red-eye
Image information: information about the map, the maximum length of the series (1 digital display), highlight priority (D +).
Composition: mesh, aspect ratio
Other information: warning icon, blink detection
Depth of field preview Yes, using the depth of field Preview button.
Eyepiece blind Strap style
LCD screen
Type TFT touch-screen Clear View II vari-angle and diagonal 7.7 cm (3.0 “) and 3:2 aspect ratio, aprox. 1040 thous. sRGB points
Coverage Aprox. 100%
Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical) Aprox. 170°
Adjusting the brightness You can choose one of seven levels of brightness
Displaying information (1) screen quick infusions
(2) camera settings
Flash
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, m) 9.8
Built-in Flash coverage angle Up to 18 mm focal length (equivalent to 35 mm film: approx. 29 mm)
Recovery time for built-in Flash Aprox. 3 with
Modes Auto, manual Flash
Removing red-eye Yes, using lamps reduce red-eye
X-sync 1/200 with
Exposure compensation when shooting with Flash +/-2 EV with 1/2 or 1/3 stage
Flash exposure bracketing Yes, with compatible external Flash
Fixing Flash Exposure Yes
Second curtain sync Yes
Hot shoe connector/PC connector Yes/No
Compatibility with external flashes E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless control of multiple optical flares
Management of external Flash From the camera menu
Shooting
Modes Intelligent scripting mode (photo and video), no Flash, Creative Auto mode, special scene (portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, group shot, shooting with hands at night HDR HDR backlight, Food, children, candlelight), Creative filters programmed (AE), shutter priority Ae, Aperture priority Ae, manual mode (photo and video), self-portrait
Image styles Auto, standard, portrait, landscape, high detail, precise, neutral, Monochrome, custom (x 3)
Color space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image processing Highlight tone priority
Auto brightness (Auto Lighting Optimizer) (4 settings)
Noise reduction with long-term exposure
Noise reduction at high ISO (4 settings)
Multiple-frame noise reduction
Automatic correction of lens peripheral illumination correction of chromatic aberration, distortion and diffraction
Creative filters (Grainy b/w, soft focus, fish-eye effect, a watercolor effect, the effect of the toy camera effect thumbnails, artistic standard HDR, HDR mode bright art, art painting in HDR mode art Emboss in HDR mode)
Multi-exposure
Resize, crop (JPEG only)
Shutter modes Frame-by-frame, continuous L, continuous H, self-timer (2s + 10 c + DN, DN)
Burst Max. Aprox. 5 fps.
Live View Mode
Coverage Aprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame rate 29.97 frame/s.
Focus Manual focus (zoom in 5 or 10 times from any point on the screen)
AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (face detection and autofocus tracking, mobile zone (one or more))
The choice of frame-by-frame af tracking or AF (Servo AF) for photo and video
Gauging Evaluation of real-time measurement using image sensor
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, Center weighted average metering.
Displaying information The placement of the grid (x 3), histogram
Type of files
Photograph format JPEG: high quality, normal (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print])/file system Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
Raw: 14 bit RAW file original second version from Canon
Compatibility with digital print order format [DPOF] version 1.1
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording Yes, RAW + JPEG L (Large)
The size of the image JPEG: (L) 3:2 6000 x 4000 (M) 3984 x 2656 (S1) 2976 x 1984 (S2) 2400 x 1600,
JPEG: 4:3 (L), (M) 5328×4000 3552×2664, (S1) (S2), 2656×1992 2112×1600,
JPEG: 16:9 (L), (M) 6000×3368 3984×2240, (S1) (S2), 2976×1680 2400×1344,
JPEG 1:1: 4000 x 4000 (L), (M), 2656×2656 (S1), 1984×1984 (S2), 1600 x 1600
RAW: RAW stock
Video file format MP4 (video: h. 264 with interframe compression, audio: Linear PCM/AAC, the recording level can be configured manually by the user)
MOV (video: h. 264 All-(I) Full HD, no sound)-only interval videography
Dimensions videos 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) with interframe compression
1920 x 1080 (29.97; 25; 23.98 FPS) with small interframe compression
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) with low compression interframe
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) with interframe compression
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25) with low compression interframe
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) with interframe compression
640 x 480 (29.97, 25) with low compression interframe
Duration of videos Max. duration 29 min 59 sec
Folder You can create new folders and select manually
Numbering files (1) sequential numbering
(2) auto reset
(3) manual reset
Other functions
User-defined functions 11 user-defined functions
Metadata tag Copyright user (can be set in the camera)
Score images (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel/backlight Yes/Yes
Intelligent orientation sensor Yes
Increase when playing 1.5 x-10 x
Display formats (1) Single image with information (level 2)
(2) a single image
(3) an index of 4 images
(4) an index of 9 images
(5) Index of 36 images
(6) the index of 100 images
(7) the navigation mode
Slideshow Select an image using the image search function
Playback duration: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: on/off.
Background music: on/off.
Transition effect: off, slide 1, slide 2, crossfade 1, crossfade, 2 3 crossfade
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Allocation of the overexposed zones Yes
Wipe and protection from abrasion Erasing: select the image, select range, all images in a folder, all the images on a memory card, all images found (image search)
Protection: single image, select range, all images in a folder, all the images on a memory card, all images found (image search)
Categories menu The user can choose interface menu: standard or step-by-step guide
(1) shooting menu
(2) the menu view
(3) the Setup menu
(4) the 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 The user can perform the upgrade themselves.
Interface
Computer High speed USB port
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi channels (2.4 Ghz): IEEE 802 .11b, IEEE 802.11 g, IEEE 802 .11n
Protection in Wi-Fi networks Camera: access point WPA2-PSK with AES or open
Infrastructure: public key with WEP encryption, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption or open
Bluetooth BLE (Bluetooth low energy technology)
NFC Complete
Miscellaneous Video output (PAL/NTSC) (connectors (393). with USB terminal), HDMI (compatible with HDMI-CEC), external microphone (3.5 mm stereo jack)
Direct printing
Canon Printers Compact photo printers and Canon PIXMA printers sPrintersg PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Data storage
Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (compatible card UHS speed class 1)
Supported operating systems
PC and Macintosh Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (with installed Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5)
Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 10.11 10.12//
Software
Image processing Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW image processing)
Miscellaneous EOS Utility
EOS lens registration tool
Web service registration tool EOS
EOS Sample Music
Picture Style Editor
Connect Camera app available on iOS and Android
Nutrition
Batteries 1 x Li-ion battery LP-E17
Battery life Viewfinder: Aprox. 650 (at 23 C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Viewfinder: Aprox. 620 (at 0° c, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Aprox. 260 (at 23° c, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Live View: Aprox. 240 (at 0° c, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery charge indicator level 4
Energy saving Power off after 10/30 s (10 s to use the viewfinder/30 with when using Live View mode or features such as image viewing, etc), 30 c, 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15 minutes.
Power supplies and Chargers AC adapter AC-E6 (N) DC adapter: DR-E18, quantity of charger LC-E17
Accessories
Viewfinder Eyecup EF
Rubber frame Ef
Diopter adjustment lens E series
Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II
Enlarger MG-Ef
Angle viewfinder (C)
Wireless file transmitter Built-in Wi-Fi transmission with Bluetooth and NFC
Connectivity to mobile devices based on the Android version 4.0-4.4/5.0-5.1 or iOS version 7.1/8-8.3.
NFC connection is only available for compatible devices based on Android
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlite (220EX, 270EX, 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX, 430EX II III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro Ring Lite MR-archived from, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Flash transmitter ST-E2 transmitter for Speedlite flashes ST-E3-RT)
Remote control/remote control switch Remote switch RS-60E3 remote control BR-E1, remote control with timer TC-80N3 remote control adapter RA-E3
Miscellaneous Hand strap E2, GP-E2 aimed microphone DM-E1, protective cloth PC-E1,-E2, PC HDMI cable HTC-100, IFC400PCU, interface cable IFC-200U/500U
Weight and dimensions
Operating conditions 0-40° c, humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (w x h x d) 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm
Weight (including battery and memory card) Black color: Aprox. 453 g silver color: Aprox. 454 g white: Aprox. 456 g
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