Canon already has the cheap EOS 200D DSLR on the market, and to be honest, it is a more worth considering option than some other cameras for its obvious reasons, starting with ease of use and functionality along with significant shooting performance. By April 2019, the company had launched a successor. The full upgrade is called the Canon EOS 200D II. True, the addition of the Roman II will help distinguish the cameras by name, but with the added features, this is as quite a big upgrade and therefore, the price will not keep the camera at a low-level range.
The Canon EOS 200D II gets power from the new DIGIC 8 processor, but much more. Let’s talk about it in the review below.
Canon EOS 200D II specifications
24.1MP APS-C C sensor
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
DIGIC 8 processor
3,975 selectable focus positions (Live view)
EV -4 focus limit
Eye Detection AF (One-Shot & Servo AF – Live View)
ISO efficiency: 100 – 25,600
Drive system: Motor drive screw step + rack system
LCD: 3 inches, Vari-angle
Shooting mode: Smart Auto Scene, Special Scene Mode (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Group Photo, Landscape, Sport, Children, Close-up, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish Eye Effects, Water Painting Effects, Toy Camera Effects, Miniature Effects, HDR Art Standards, HDR Art Vividness, HDR Art Bold Photos, HDR Artistic Highlights), AE Program, Shutter Priority, AE Aperture Priority, Hdr Art Exposure
White Balance: Automatic (Environmental Priority), Auto (White Priority), Pre-Order (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Indus Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Custom White Balance Correction
The kit we received for evaluation has two lenses along with the body and these are the things you get in the box in case you buy the Canon EOS 200D II set of two lenses.
Canon EOS 200D II body
EF-S18-55 IS STM lens
EF-S55-250 IS STM lens
External battery charger
For a start, this is not a camera for beginners if you have a tight budget, but this camera offers a lot for those who are looking for a good professional DSLR and are willing to learn and get used to it for a long time- term DSLR cameras. Don’t forget, we’re talking about a Canon camera capable of recording 4K video if needed.
The EOS 200D II has a compact body for a DSLR and has a deeper grip to keep the camera easier to hold because with a smaller body it often becomes difficult to hold on to the camera and the grip must be larger there. Anyone who has used a Canon camera before will know about the exterior, the typical plastic body that holds tightly to the traditional design, and even a basic lens that will direct it forward due to the weight of the lens, as the camera is quite light and it is not evenly distributed, apparently.
There is a 24.1MP APS-C C sensor for shooting, and to be honest, during the time we used the camera with both kit lenses, the quality was very satisfying. There is no dive into the performance and image optimization techniques performed by Digic 8 processors, but we have used Canon EOS 200D cameras in the past and this seems like a big step forward in quality, probably due to more than the camera rather than the lens.
Some things that we appreciate Canon putting them into the camera, starting with the Automatic Light Optimizer, doing a good job of identifying objects and setting the tone and color based on ambient lighting conditions, and especially in places where sunrise and sunset come into play, the usual case of darkness appearing to be well controlled. Another software feature that provides significant help to users is the Innovative Support function that helps users put the right function to achieve the best results, and although it often needs dialing to scroll through settings and adjust them, here Creative Support makes it easy to achieve the same thing.
The third software feature that we like is the skin smoothing feature, which is personal opinion and some may not really want to use it when taking a selfie. The beauty feature seen on smartphones will work on a smooth skin and that is the same thing on offer here.
The diverse LCD screen here is a touchscreen and the option to adjust the angle to your will is the best option for vloggers. The only problem with it is that we feel it can be loose when using a lot, otherwise there are many uses for able LCD screens, as you will not have to rely on the external monitor in the face of the camera to see how good it is. the view is.
The optical viewfinder provided in the Canon EOS 200D II gives a good review as the shooter can see the real scene via the OVF and there is a big difference in battery life when using the optical viewfinder compared to using the camera with a live view on the screen. Normally, we know there will be differences but here, it is very drastic and the Optical viewfinder being used will give 3 times more battery life than the battery life. That brings us to the battery life of the EOS 200D II. Approximately 500-700 captures when the battery is full is a possibility when you have a combination of live screen view and optical viewfinder and for video, we did not perform the entire consumption cycle, but look for it to shoot at least a few hours of video on a single charge, in Full HD resolution.
Now, go to the video recording. While it is possible to shoot 4K video with the Canon EOS 200D II, it is not the smoothest and the footage is at a maximum of 25p. You will have to keep the camera steady on the trim or use one of those DSLR gimbals since there are no stabilizers except the lens changes, which do not give the desired result, while with Full HD shooting, we find it better and have a 60p option for 1080p video when the file format is changed.
One thing that Canon has ensured that Millenials like here is the connectivity options available in the camera. The one-touch Wi-Fi button must be configured once and then it works well in helping to connect and share captured footage on social media and those selfies won’t need much editing and it would be good to share them directly. It is also Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity through the Canon Camera Control app which is excellent, although not really different from the connections offered by other brands. The app manually sets shutter speed, timer, focus, and other options when you’re away from the camera and can’t reach the numbers directly.
Overall, the Canon EOS 200D II is a great camera with a lot on offer, but is it the only good option for its price? Certainly not. There are some great options available in the same price range, and we want you to consider some mirrorless options that also offer 4K rotation, but remember you, in this price range, you’ll only settle with the camera body and not the two STM lenses offered in this package that cost around Rs. 60000. There is a trade-in, with size and other elements when compared to mirrorless options, but having two newer lenses, connections, and processors with software improvements in the Canon EOS 200D II makes it a good choice in its price range for sure.