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Canon launched Canon EOS 200D

Canon recently launched two DSLRs to their line up, one of them was the Canon EOS 6D Mark II that I shared in an earlier article. The other DSLR camera that Canon launched was the Canon EOS 200D. This is an entry level DSLR camera that is light, compact and trendy for beginners to learn hands on with the EOS 200D.

I reviewed the Canon EOS 100D (the predecessor of the Canon EOS 200D) previously, I had a fun time testing and reviewing the camera, my review article can be found here! While the EOS 200D is designed as an entry level DSLR camera, great for beginners to learn on-the-go photography, the lightweight, compact size and trendy looking DSLR camera makes it very nice and handy for travel photography.

With a number of advanced features found inside the other current Canon DSLR models, along with the vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor, it does make photography learning a lot more fun and easier for users that are starting to learn more about basic photography.

If you are starting basic photography and you would like a basic DSLR to learn while on-the-go, do check out the Canon EOS 200D.

Let me share with you some key information on the Canon EOS 200D from the press release information:

“The EOS 200D redefines the traditional notion of a DSLR with its stylish outlook and ease of use, while delivering superior imaging performance”, said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “With its user-friendly pictorial interface and seamless connectivity, users will find it a breeze to navigate through the functions and share the captivating images taken instantly.”

Capturing Moments with Agility and Precision

Powered by advanced imaging technology and features, the EOS 200D will appeal to both non-camera users and aspiring photography enthusiasts. Equipped with a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, users will be able to achieve crisp pictures with the flexibility of cropping 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. Some examples include capturing children at play in the evenings, or shooting an indoor sporting activity.

Users can achieve extremely fast focusing during Live View and movie shooting, with the Canon-developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The Live View Servo AF allows users to track the subject constantly and shoot at a continuous shooting speed of up to 3.5 frames per second (fps). A quieter and smoother video footage can also be achieved when paired with a lens with Stepping Motor (STM). Additionally, AF speed can be adjusted to suit more sophisticated shots such as slower focus shifts to create softer effects.

Equipped with a Vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor, the fully articulated screen allows users to experiment with creative image compositions from diverse angles. The combination of Vari-angle LCD monitor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF further enables the EOS 200D to deliver smooth and expressive movies in full HD quality at 60p.

Ergonomic Design and User-Friendly Interface for Intuitive Operation

With the pictorial user interface, beginners to DSLR photography will find it a breeze to navigate through the functions of the EOS 200D. Via the “how-to” tips for smart shooting guide on the graphic user interface, beginners can also easily pick up more skills and tap on the capabilities of the EOS 200D.

With just a single touch on the menu screen, stunning selfies can be achieved. In the Selfie Mode, settings such as background defocus, brightness and smooth skin effect are automatically adjusted to frame the best selfies. Coupled with the Vari-angle touch screen LCD monitor, users will have flexibility to compose their shots from different angles and find it easy to achieve good quality self-portraits.

The compact camera body is designed to provide an enhanced grip to ensure a secure grasp. Additionally, its body is overlaid with a grain-finish for a premium feel. To conform to the smooth outline of the camera body and reduce protrusions, the mode dial now fits seamlessly to the camera’s surface. Additionally, the internal structure of the EOS 200D is also remodeled to achieve the compact and nimble form for better design integration. For example, the circuit board for flash was downsized to keep the weight light.

The EOS 200D comes in two colour options – Trendy White and Sophisticated Silver.

Easy Connectivity and Sharing

With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can transfer images and videos from EOS 200D to smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage. By using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer and more. Additionally, it comes with a dedicated Wi-Fi button for hassle-free connection at a single touch.

Additionally, the built-in Bluetooth low energy technology maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at low power consumption. With this constant connection, users can view images and start remote capture from the camera even when it is in Auto Power Off mode. Smart devices with Bluetooth can wake the camera up, and switch to Wi-Fi for browsing and viewing images or performing remote capture (with Live View).

Users can also use Bluetooth to perform basic remote capture (no Live View), control image playback and slide show when the camera is connected to a TV or projector via smart devices.

Pricing and Availability

The pricing and availability of the Canon EOS 200D will be advised at a later date. 

Product Specifications

Canon EOS 200D

Image sensor: 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 7

ISO speed: 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)

Continuous shooting speed: Approx. 5 fps

Maximum video quality: Full HD 60p

Auto-focus: 9-point AF (Center point: cross-type, vertical line sensitive when supporting f/2.8)

Wi-Fi / NFC/ Bluetooth: Yes

LCD: 3.0-inch Vari-angle touch panel (approx. 1.04 million dots)

Dimensions: Approx. 122.4mm(W) x 92.6mm(H) x 69.8mm(D)

Weight: Approx. 406g (body only)

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

 

Canon EOS 100D Review

The smallest and lightest DSLR in its category, the Canon EOS 100D is compact and lightweight yet it packs a punch in a class on its own. It was launched together with the Canon EOS 700D and Canon PowerShot N in Singapore in the earlier part of the year. I had a short hands-on with the Canon EOS 100D during the launch event and was impressed with its size and capabilities.

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I recently got the opportunity to review the Canon EOS 100D and it went along with me for a few exciting and fun adventures! The camera accompanied me to Singapore Biennale 2013 during the two weeks review period, along with photography action during the Anime Festival Asia 2013, street photography action during Singapore Heartlands Instawalk in the Clementi heartland, product shoot for the Peak Design Camera Clip version 2 and Otterbox smartphone covers! It is very small, lightweight and compact, making it easy to carry around and not feeling too tired out carrying it for a whole day.  The Canon EOS 100D, packaged with a small lens such as the 35mm f2 or the 40mm f2.8 pancake lens, it makes a pretty good DSLR camera for street photography (small and discreet).

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The Canon EOS 100D is not too difficult to use for seasoned photographers, while it may not be packed with the latest features inside it, the technical specifications and Digic 5 sensor makes it a pretty powerful DSLR camera for its size and stature. This is ideal for photographers who appreciate the qualities inside the Canon EOS 100D without the frills and additional features in more advanced DSLR models.

During a recent photography outing, I brought the Canon EOS 100D out and let my fellow photographer friends, Sue, Renhao and DK play with the camera and they were impressed with the small and compact DSLR.  I was amazed by how they managed to use the Canon EOS 100D to take self-portrait shots!

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Here are some quick and useful technical specifications for the Canon EOS 100D

EOS 100D specifications summary:

 Dimensions: 116.8 (w) x 90.7 (h) x 69.4 (d) mm

 Weight: 370g (body only)

 Image sensor: 18.0-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor

 Image processor: DIGIC 5

 ISO speeds 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)

 AF system: 9-point, 1 centre cross-type AF point (viewfinder), Hybrid CMOS AF II (Live View)

 Continuous shooting speed: 4 fps

During my time with the Canon EOS 100D, what are my thoughts on the pros and cons of this DSLR camera? Here are my thoughts and views of the Canon EOS 100D

Pros

–       Lightweight and compact

–       Small body yet it is sturdy because of aluminum alloy and polycarbonate fibers

–       Ideal for street photography with a small lens e.g. 35mm f2, 40mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8

–       Ideal for travel photography

–       Hybrid CMOS AF II – pretty fast AF

–       Value for money

–       Great beginner DSLR camera for those who wish to have it hands on and learn photography “On the job” style

–       For semi-professional and professional photographers that appreciate a small and compact DSLR for a daily leisure use

–       Touchscreen

–       High ISO performance at 12,800

–       Digic 5 sensor

–       ISO button located near the shutter button allows for easy change

Cons

–       Small for people with big hands

–       No AF point display when viewing photo

–       May not be ideal with the big lenses, the balance and leverage is not there

–       Aperture button a bit small and it’s hard to feel and change the aperture while using the camera

–       Battery life is not as lasting

–       X-Sync 1/200

–       Fastest shutter speed 1/4000

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Which target market segments is the Canon EOS 100D suitable for?

Beginner / Entry Level

If a beginner / entry level person decides to enter DSLR photography and willing to learn from scratch and go full hands on just like “OJT- On The Job”, the Canon EOS 100D is ideal without having the additional features and guides packed inside the DSLR like the Canon 700D.

The Canon EOS 700D has more advanced features and guides inside the DSLR that a beginner photographer can learn along with it. If the beginner photographer would like to have more features and guides available inside the DSLR, I would recommend the Canon EOS 700D.

Semi-Professional / Professional

In the context of a semi-professional or a professional photographer, they are the ones they would most likely able to appreciate the small, lightweight, powerful and compact DSLR that gives them the leisure and fun without having to use/need the additional or professional features in their single digit (1DX, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D) or double-digit series DSLRs (70D).

Canon EOS 700D vs Canon EOS 100D vs Canon EOS M

This is an interesting topic for debate and discussion! In my personal humble opinion, all 3 cameras can stand on their own rights and cater to a certain market segment. The Canon EOS 700D and Canon EOS 100D are more closely knitted since they are using SLR system while the Canon EOS M is in the mirror-less category.

If you like the DSLR system and how do you choose between the Canon EOS 700D and 100D? For those who prefer lightweight, compact and lesser frills, I would recommend the Canon EOS 100D.

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Pricing

Canon EOS 100D Body only – Retail Recommended Price is $799.

Canon EOS 100D Kit (EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM) – Retail Recommended Price is $999.

By the way, if you are looking to get a semi-professional or professional level DSLR, do check my reviews on the following Canon DSLR models!

–       Canon EOS 1DX

–       Canon EOS 5D Mark III

–       Canon EOS 6D

–       Canon EOS 70D 

The Canon EOS 100D may look small and demure, however, do not be deceived by her looks and size. She packs some pretty good technical specifications and capabilities inside her. The Canon EOS 100D is definitely a worthy consideration if you are looking for a DSLR for leisure and fun usage with a value for money price tag!

* I would like to thank Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations for the opportunity to review the Canon EOS 100D *


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