Canon EOS 200D review: A budget DSLR

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We are about to provide a strong review on Canon 200D. The EOS 200D is equipped with a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor which will enable users to crop images without compromising on image quality. With the latest DIGIC 7 image processor, the standard ISO speed reaches 25600. This helps in reducing motion blur caused by slow shutter speeds, which is common especially under low light conditions.

Canon 200D

Image sensor type used here is CMOS with image sensor size of 22.3mm x 14.9mm. The maximum resolution given by this device is Approx. 24.20 megapixels. For storage it supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible). About the focusing of this device, it has 9 AF points, 1 cross type (centre) focusing area.  It has 63 zone dual-layers, via an Optical viewfinder.      

It has an as usual Built-in Pop-up flash and an external flash connector is also available. The shutter is an electronic shutter and the shutter speed ranges from 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3stop increments) which is quite decent.  The continuous shooting mode clicks 5 frames per second.  The viewfinder is Pentamirror with 95% approximate coverage. It is built with a DIGIC 7 image processor which is the same as in than of Canon EOS 800D. The 200D has fewer buttons when compared to the 800D.

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Connectivity features of this device is a bonus. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC for communication with IOS and Android devices, Computers and Printers.

  • Compact and lightweight design
  •  Quick focusing in Live View mode with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD
  •  Wi-Fi / NFC / Bluetooth low energy
 

Performance

The combination of Canon’s Dual Pixel AF and the stepping motor in Canon’s new 18-55mm STM kit lens provides near-instantaneous focusing in good light, with only a half-second pause and no focus hunting in dimmer conditions. Focusing is also impressively rapid in Live View, and the STM kit lens delivers silent focus transitions during video capture, albeit with around a two-second lag when refocusing between near and far focal points.

Unfortunately, in regular viewfinder shooting, having just 9 phase-detect AF points that cover a limited frame area makes it tricky to lock onto specific points in composition, though you do get 49 contrast-detect focus points if you switch to Live View.With only 9 focus points, it was tough to ensure the topmost point of this flower was in focus.

With only 9 focus points, it was tough to ensure the topmost point of this flower was in focus.
Punchy color reproduction and accurate exposure metering help bring this shot to life.

Punchy color reproduction and accurate exposure metering help bring this shot to life.
Snapped at ISO 1600, there’s very little sign of image degradation and dynamic range is good.

Snapped at ISO 1600, there’s very little sign of image degradation and dynamic range is good.
In Live View mode, the 49 autofocus points cover a much wider area, making it much easier to focus on off-center subjects.

In Live View mode, the 49 autofocus points cover a much wider area, making it much easier to focus on off-center subjects.
Canon’s 24.2MP sensor produces attractive images with good colors and dynamic range at lower sensitivities. Go past ISO 3200, though, and highlights are prone to burning out, but noise is very well controlled, and images taken at ISO 12800 are very usable, providing you accept some fine detail loss. The 18-55mm IS STM kit lens also puts in a solid performance, being sharp right into the corners of the frame, while the 200D’s built-in lens aberration correction successfully eliminates fringing in JPEG images.

Pros

  •      Vari-angle touch screen
  •      New 18-55mm STM Lens
  •      24MP APS-C image sensor

Cons

  • Only 9 AF points for viewfinder shooting
  • Size advantage reduced
  •  Video limited to 1080p

Final verdict

The Canon EOS 200D is a good step up from the 100D. It has Dual Pixel sensors, A vari-angle touch screen, and a better handgrip but we are backing Nikon D3400 for budget DSLR even though it has no impressive touch screen and video focus as Canon 200D’s, The price is lower and has lower noise at fast ISO speeds.

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