CANON SEDUCES ILC NEWBIES WITH LATEST D-SLR
JUST IN CASE you thought Canon might be turning mirrorless, it’s been busy refreshing its D-SLR range with four new models announced over the last few months. At the same time as it unveiled the EOS 6D Mark II, Canon also took the opportunity to upgrade another one of its entry-level D-SLRs, replacing the EOS 100D with the 200D.
Built around a more compact GRP bodyshell to attract first-time users, the 200D has a
Like the other recent additions to Canon’s entrylevel D-SLR line-up, it has the ‘Guided Display’ user interface, more graphics-based to help beginners understand the effects of changing settings.
The sensor incorporates Canon’s ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ design to enable phase-difference detection autofocusing in live view and for shooting video. The optical AF system employs nine measuring points and exposure control is based on a 7560-pixel ‘RGB+IR’ sensor which drives 63zone evaluative metering. Selective area, spot and centre-weighted measurements are also available. The shutter speed range is 30-1/4000 second with flash sync up to 1/200 second. The 200D’s built-in flash has a metric guide number of 9.8 (at ISO 100).
The camera’s TFT LCD monitor screen is adjustable for both tilt and swing, and provides touch controls including shutter release. It’s also adjustable for brightness and has a resolution of 1.04 megadots. Other features include a set of ten ‘Creative Filter’ effects, continuous shooting at up to 5.0 fps, auto exposure bracketing, built-in lens corrections, multi-shot HDR capture and both WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
The EOS 200D records Full HD video with stereo sound in the MP4 format at 50, 25 or 24 fps and the option of IPB or IPB Light compression regimes. The ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ provides focusing tracking and face recognition with the choice of one-point or zone area modes.
The EOS 200D is packaged with Canon’s new and more compact EF-S 18-55mm f4.0-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens (there’s no body-only purchase option at the moment). For more information visit www.canon.com.au
24.2 megapixels (effective) ‘APS-C’ sensor mated with Canon’s latest generation ‘DiG!C 7’ processor. The sensitivity range is equivalent to ISO 100 to 25,600 with a one-stop extension setting up to ISO 51,200.