- Intuitive and educational interface.
- Multitouch and swivel screen.
- Excellent general reactivity.
- AF tracking very efficient (in picture as in video).
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC.
- Quiet focus.
- Strong red dominance of the images.
- Autofocus lacking sensitivity and precision.
- Only 9 collimators.
- No video settings.
- Less compact than an EOS 100D.
- Colors available … questionable.
BOTTOM LINE :
From the EOS 100D, the EOS 200D does not keep much, not even the design, which we can only regret. Fortunately, it compensates for all the other points: more user-friendly menus, a “new” standard zoom full of good will, a well-born Dual Pixel AF sensor, a very pertinent subject tracking … What to come cannibalize from the bottom an EOS 800D that already lives in the shadow of the EOS 77D . Compared to the direct competition at Nikon and Pentax, it is mainly his pedagogy that will seduce. If you want to start in SLR, this is a great choice … although it will be easy to find synonymous with the hybrid side, Panasonic Lumix GX80 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 II leading.
Goodbye Canon EOS 100D, small reflex generous by its benefits but very small (and cute). Launched in 2013, you’ve done your time. Place to the novelty, the last one, here is your replacement: the Canon EOS 200D. Finished the Lilliputian format; the EOS 200D is a reflex, admittedly small, but resembling any other SLR, in barely more compact. However, it is for the good cause: both inside and out, everything has been changed. What attract amateurs in search of a reflex as formidable as affordable?
24.2MP DualPixel AF CMOS sensor, Digic 7 processor, 7.7cm diagonal swivel screen, 1,040,000 dots and multitouch , maximum sensitivity of 25,600 ISO, Full HD video in 50p, choice between menus classics and the new simplified (and pedagogical) menus: no, you did not go wrong, it is not the EOS 800D released in spring 2017, but the EOS 200D, EOS 100D . A sacred upgrade for this amateur “entry level” reflex … but ultimately not that much.
Tonight I will be as cheap to go dancing, danseeeer …
If the EOS 200D loses the main argument of its elder (which was therefore its size, you will have understood it), it tries to distinguish itself from the other reflexes of the constructor by a ergonomic approach a little different. The general spirit is there and a canonist will not be lost. As for a newcomer to the brand, he will find himself quickly, which is probably the most important given the positioning of the case. Nevertheless some choices leave doubtful. In particular the new touch of the buttons, which is not of the best effect and leaves a mixed impression: the sensation that the chosen material is soft and a little sticky, when in reality it is not the case. Bizarre. The On / Off / Video mode switch also disrupts at first glance, despite a firm latch that should a priori avoid activate the video mode by accident when switching on. The first impression is important, it is said; there we are far from the thunderbolt at the first manipulation.
Fortunately, after having manipulated for some time this “small” case, he eventually reveal its many qualities. It would have been a pity to deprive ourselves of it!
If the touch screen is not a novelty for the red brand at this level of range, the mobility on ball joint is more than welcome and considerably expands the photographic possibilities, both in terms of framing and practicality, in photo as in video. The menus are always as clear, it is possible to navigate with the fingertip and – it is really our ergonomic favorite of the year all brands combined – the menus simplified are really very educational and pleasant to use. We can only congratulate Canon on being one of the few, if not the only, builders to bring so much care to accompany his new clients and aspiring photographers in their learning, patiently demystifying such esoteric tuning, such submenu at first sight abstruse. Just for that, the 200D deserves to be recommended to all beginners, especially the youngest having learned the photograph on the smartphone.
In Liveview, only the simplified menu is available. And that’s great!
So, we are ready to forgive her dress not necessarily flattering, its optical viewfinder nevertheless a little narrow, the impossibility to select the collimator on the touch screen when using the viewfinder – absolution all the more easy that its battery of 1,040 mAh easily authorizes the 600 views, helped in this by the fact that in Liveview, the screen cuts off after about ten seconds if you do nothing, which avoids pumping unnecessarily energy. Finally, we like it, this EOS 200D … But what is it in the belly?