Canon announced its entry-level mirrorless camera, Canon EOS M200. The new mirrorless camera is a refresh of the Canon EOS M100. Though the camera retains the same 24.1MP sensor as its predecessor, Canon has made some upgrades and added some interesting features.
Off the bat, the M200 inherits the same design and layout from its predecessor. This includes the same pop-up flash and flip selfie screen. The camera also features a large touch display, which in turn will be used to adjust and customise settings on the camera.
Beneath the hood, the camera is powered by Canon’s proprietary DIGIC 8 image processor that is also found in the brand’s EOS R flagship mirrorless and EOS 6D Mark II DSLR. Its ISO capability has also been increased to a speed of 25600 and expandable to 51200.
Thanks to the new image processor, the M200 is capable of shooting in 4K at 24 fps and 25 fps, although shooting in this mode will be limited to 1.6x on the APS-C crop sensor. Oh, and the camera can also shoot vertical videos like the PowerShot G5 Mark II.
Moving on, the Dual Pixel autofocus feature is also retained with the M200, thanks to the addition of the Eye AF feature. With the accuracy of the Dual Pixel autofocus, the Eye AF can assist users in taking better shots.
Thanks to the M200’s mirrorless sensor, the autofocus points are now bumped up from 49 points to 123 points. As the M200 uses the identical sensor as its predecessor, it is also expected to produce the same image quality as before.
To accommodate smartphone devices, the M200 also comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Allowing users to transfer images directly to their smartphones, without having to stop and physically transfer the photos out of the card.
The Canon EOS M200 will be available starting of 10 October in Malaysia. At the time of writing, Canon did not provide local pricing.