Canon is a big name in the camera industry, the company is launching a new and unique camera at a budget price as well as in the premium price range.
The company has launched several DSLRs under EOS branding and in recent times, they have launched Canon EOS 200d Mark ii, Rebel SL3, EOS 250D, or Kiss X10, depending on where in the world you live.
The Canon EOS 200d Mark ii is a successor of the Canon EOS 200d which was launched on June 28, 2017, in India.
The Canon 200d Mark ii is a budget-centric DSLR that is priced at Rs 46,999 with only a kit lens and if you want a kit lens + Zoom lens then you need to pay around Rs 58,999.
The Canon 200d Mark ii is available on the majority of E-commerce websites but before buying this DSLR let’s do an in-depth review with pros & cons and find out whether this DSLR is for you or not.
Built Quality & Design
The Canon 200d Mark ii has 449 grams of weight which is very good for any DSLR.
Canon has used plastic built, also, yes there is no metal or even aluminum on this DSLR.
If you have never used DSLR from Canon then I must say you will feel quite comfortable while using this DSLR because of its lightweight build.
By the way, the buttons are also placed in the right place, so there is no issue while taking photos or even shooting videos.
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The shutter button can be found towards the front on the top, while there is a dial for tweaking the shutter speed, right beside the shutter button.
If you look closely then you can clearly say that it’s identical to the Canon 200d because Canon hasn’t changed the design or even built on this new Canon 200d Mark ii, by the way, the DSLR has a logo that says “EOS 200d ii” so you can identify whether it’s EOS 200 or Canon 200d Mark ii.
Talking about placement, the Mic port is placed on the left side and the Mini HDMI & Mico USB port is placed on the right side.
Now comes the tricky part,
The battery is placed on the bottom side, so if you have mounted this DSLR on a tripod and the battery runs out then you need to take out the DSLR from the tripod to change the battery.
Another thing, the SD card slot is also with the battery, so one way or another, you need to unmount the tripod.
I would say, this is a very bad design because the SD card & battery is the main thing in any DSLR and you need to change those two things when it runs out.
I wish Canon had changed the design but this is what it is.
One more thing, the headphone jack is also not placed in the right direction because if you want to flip the display then you need to be very careful because when you flip the display, the 3.5mm audio jack blocks the area, so you can’t flip the screen very easily.
So if you’re using a DSLR for the first time then try not to break the display. Overall, apart from those a problem, there is nothing wrong with the design or even with the built quality.
Canon 200d Mark ii UI
The Software or UI is a little bit different from Canon 200d because Company has added some new features and they have changed the setting placement.
So if you have used any Canon DSLR before then you won’t get any problems but if you haven’t then it may take some time to get used to.
Now talking about some camera settings,
It has almost everything from Canon 200D but with Canon 200d mark ii, you can choose between MPEG-4, and H.264 with IPB compression, it also has Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 (Max. 3975 points selectable).
Now the Movie resolution is 3840 x 2160 at 25p (approx. 120 Mbps).
Overall, it’s not a complicated UI.
Before I talk about Camera Performance, let me show you the difference between Canon 200d and Canon 200D Mark ii.
|Canon EOS 200d Mark ii||Canon ESO 200d|
|Launch Date||10 April 2019||29 June 2017|
|Camera Resolution||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels|
|Image processor||DIGIC 8||DIGIC 7|
|Focus system||TTL-SIR phase-difference detection with a dedicated AF sensor||TTL-SIR phase-difference detection with a dedicated AF sensor|
|AF points for viewfinder shooting||9||9|
|Live View focusing||Dual Pixel CMOS AF3 (Max. 3975 points selectable)||Dual Pixel CMOS AF|
|Shooting modes||Scene Intelligent Auto, P, Tv, Av, M, Creative Filters, SCN||Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control|
|Picture Style/Control settings||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)|
|Movie Format||MPEG-4, H.264 with IPB compression||MP4|
|ISO range||ISO 100 – 25600; expansion to ISO 51200 available||ISO 100 – 25600; expansion to ISO 51200 available|
|Pop-up flash||GN 9.8||GN 9.8|
|Buffer capacity||‘Unlimited’ JPEGs, approx 10 RAW or RAW+JPEG frames||‘Unlimited’ JPEGs, approx 6 RAW or RAW+JPEG frames|
|Display||Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots||Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen LCD with 1.04 million dots|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, mini-HDMI, 3.5 mm mic jack, the remote control terminal||USB 2.0, mini-HDMI, 3.5 mm mic jack, the remote control terminal|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n plus Bluetooth||Yes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n plus Bluetooth|
|Battery capacity||Approx 700+||Approx 600+|
|Dimensions||122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm||122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8 mm|
|Weight (with battery & card)||449 grams||453 grams|
|Price||With Kit Lens: Rs 46,999|
Kit Lens + Zoom lens: Rs 58,999
|With Kit Lens: Rs 46,550|
Kit Lens + Zoom lens: Rs 51,500
The Canon EOS 200d Mark ii comes with an all-new Digic 8 processor which ensures smooth performance and will take far better images than the Digic 7 processor.
It also has dual-pixel autofocus technology which will help you to take the best video because it will always focus on your face and will detect whether you’re in a frame or not.
Like his elder brother, this EOS 200D Mark ii is also built for videography,
So if you’re into videography then this could be a great option to consider. The good thing is, if you have any Canon lenses then you can use those lenses in this DSLR, so you don’t need to buy a separate lens.
Canon has given a Kit lens with a base modal that has built-in image stabilization.
By the way, if you’re taking images from close range then it won’t give you bokeh shots, because the kit lens has an F4.5 aperture.
If you want good bokeh shots then you can grab a 50mm lens that has a 1.8 aperture.
Now let me show some images which I have taken on Canon EOS 200d Mark ii. The images are compressed, so if you want to see the original ones then click right here, I have uploaded all the images on Google Drive.
This DSLR can also shoot videos in 4K at 25fps, the only problem is, when shooting videos in 4k, the sensor cropped output.
Now if you’re looking for Vlogging DSLR or buying a DSLR for videography then this DSLR could be a great option under the 50k price range, you can also take great images because it’s DSLR, so you won’t be disappointed.
And also, as someone said, it’s not the DSLR, it’s the person holding it.
Battery & Connectivity
The Canon 200d Mark ii has LP-E17 which will give you around 700+ shots in a single charge and you can shoot 1.5 hours of video, now you can either shoot a video for 1.5 hours or take 700+ shots, it’s up to you.
By the way, I haven’t had any issues regarding battery life yet, so if you want to take this camera on a trip then go ahead because I have done that when I visited the Mount Abu in Rajasthan.
Now it depends on you how much time you use this camera in one single day, if you take 700+ photos in an hour then you need to charge the battery again.
Talking about charging time, if the battery percentage is zero then it will take around 2 hours to charge 100%.
By the way, the charging time, I have tested, so it will take exactly 2 hours to charge a 100% battery.
The device comes with Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi. You can also instantly transfer photos from the camera to your Android or iOS smartphone with the Canon Camera Connect app.
Canon 200d Mark ii Pros and Cons
|User-friendly controls||Only 9 AF points|
|Great image quality||Cropped output in 4k resolution|
|Dual Pixel technology||Battery Placement is in Wrong Place|
|Great battery life|
|The best DSLR for YouTubers at Good Price|
The Canon EOS 200d Mark ii has everything which you are looking for in DSLR, so if your budget is below 50k and looking for DSLR then this is the best option you have. However, it does have its Cons but the Pros outperform the Cons.
If you only want a DSLR for photography then you can skip this DSLR and take a look at Nikon D5600 because it has 27 AF points which will give you better images. So first decide, what you’re looking for in DSLR.
If you ask me, I would say go with Canon EOS 200d Mark ii because you get great videos as well as great image quality, so it’s a win-win situation.
The images don’t come out the best but it’s not bad either.
Now still, if you have any questions then do let me know in the comment section below.
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