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Canon Announces Entry-Level Mirrorless EOS M200
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 25, 2019 @ 08:30 PM (EST)
Source: DPReview

Canon has unveiled the entry-level mirrorless EOS M200—which is a follow-up to the EOS M100 from just over two years ago. The new model retains the 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor as its predecessor, but its updated Digic 8 processor brings two headline features: Dual Pixel eye-detect AF and 4K/24p video. Canon also claims improved battery life.

Everything else remains the same: The control placement hasn’t changed and there’s only the slightest rounding of the corners, so it’s quite possible that underwater housings for the EOS M100 will work with the new model.

Before you get too excited about the new 4K capability, you should be aware that it comes with a 1.6x crop. Add (or rather multiply) the 1.6x crop of APS-C and you end up with a hefty 2.56x crop, which will limit wide-angle shooting so much as to make it essentially unusable. If you want to shoot the big stuff, you’ll have to stick with Full HD—uncropped and up to 60p.

The EOS M200—bundled with the 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens—will be on shelves in October priced at $550 (as opposed to the $600 mentioned in the press release). Like its predecessor, it will be available in black or white.
 



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PRESS RELEASE

DOCUMENT YOUR DAY AND EFFORTLESSLY SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS WITH NEW CANON EOS M200 CAMERA

The Newest Compact Interchangeable-Lens Camera is Perfectly Positioned to be Your Next Travel Buddy

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 25, 2019 – Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or revel in documenting everyday moments, memories should be captured and easily shared. Offering social media enthusiast high image quality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the EOS M200 camera. Great for those with wanderlust in their hearts, this camera ushers in a variety of new features, such as vertical video1, for those looking to step up from smartphone photography and enter the realm of interchangeable-lens cameras.

“Ease of use, convenience and shareability are imperatives for consumers today, especially when introducing new imaging products into an ever-changing market place,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new EOS M200 camera is a mix of tried and true Canon features as well as new ones, and combined they create a non-intimidating mirrorless camera for the experienced photographer - yet it is approachable for someone beginning their visual storytelling journey.”

Standout Attributes of the EOS M200 Camera

Designed to capture life’s special moments in vibrant color and clarity, the EOS M200 camera is built with quality and connectivity at its core. Key components include:

  • DIGIC 8 Imaging Processor
  • 4K UHD, Full HD up to 60p, Vertical video support1
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Eye Detection Auto-focus
  • Convenient Wi-Fi®2 and Bluetooth®3 Technology
  • Capable of Sharing Photos and Videos to Social Media Platforms
  • Compact and Lightweight Design
  • Compatible with Extensive Line of EF-M, Canon EF4 and EF-S4 lenses

Thanks to an impressive 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, the EOS M200 camera is capable of rendering detailed images of your travel escapades or your family milestones. The tilting LCD with touch screen allows for artistic expression when shooting subjects from a variety of angles, including selfies. Understanding the importance of sharing photos and videos, this camera is capable of transferring files directly to compatible smart devices using the Canon Camera Connect app. Images can then be seamlessly shared on social media platforms and web services or printed directly to compatible wireless Canon printers.

Pricing and Availability of the EOS M200

The EOS M200 camera has an estimated retail price of $599.99*, and is currently expected to be available in October 2019. For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://shop.usa.canon.com/

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