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Canon EOS 100D vs Canon 200D Review

When you find that your photography needs more than your compact camera or bridge camera can offer, the next step is an entry-level DSLR. One of the most popular models since its release in 2013 has been the Canon EOS 100D, but that's just been surpassed with the announcement of the Canon EOS 200D - a new, next-generation DSLR that combines the familiarity of easy touchscreen controls with superb image quality.

The main differences between the newer Canon 200D and the older 100D include a higher resolution sensor, faster image processing, faster and more accurate autofocus, a vari-angle touchscreen, faster continuous shooting, better quality Full HD video with more accurate focusing, added wireless connectivity, and improved usability with Guide Mode.

Canon EOS 100D vs 200D Key Differences

Canon EOS 100D

Canon EOS 200D

18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor 24.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 5 Imaging Processor DIGIC 7 Imaging Processor
Maximum 9 AF Points Maximum 49 AF Points in Live View
Fixed Touchscreen Vari-Angle 3.0" LCD Touchscreen
4fps Continuous Shooting 5fps Continuous Shooting
Full HD Video at 30p Full HD Video at 60p
+ Dual Pixel CMOS AF
No Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy,
& NFC Wireless Connectivity
No Guide Mode Features Guide Mode
Size: 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm Size: 122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm
Weight: 407g Weight: 453g

Camera Sensor

In the Canon EOS 100D we saw an 18.0 megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which for a 1.6x crop sensor camera is a fair amount. However, in the Canon EOS 200D we're now treated to a 24.2 megapixel next-generation CMOS sensor for even higher levels of detail in your images.

Speed & Processing

Times have moved along a bit since the 2013 release of the EOS 100D. In 2017, the EOS 200D boasts Canon's latest DIGIC 7 processor - the same you'll find in professional level cameras.

With this new processing power comes extra speed. The EOS 200D is now capable of shooting 5 frames per second of continuous shooting in JPEG, compared with 4fps in the EOS 100D.

Improved focusing

One of the biggest improvements between the Canon EOS 100D and the EOS 200D is how the latest camera handles focusing.

The EOS 100D had 9 AF points with one cross-type in the centre, and while the Canon EOS 200D has the same 9 phase-detection AF points with one centre cross-type, you can now use Live View on the LCD touchscreen to focus, which gives you 49 AF contrast-detection points, which offers much wider and faster focusing.

Body Changes

The most noticeable difference in the body of the Canon EOS 200D from its predecessor, the EOS 100D is the introduction of a 3.0 inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen.

The EOS 200D is also about 45grams heavier than the 100D  - a result of the extra features on the inside, but retains roughly the same dimensions, expanding by only a few millimetres on each side.

The grip on the EOS 200D is improved over the EOS 100D, with a straighter vertical alignment and a new grip material - rather than the bobbly material on its predecessor, it now features Canon's professional patterned grip seen on higher end models.

Higher Quality Full HD Movies

Although the Canon EOS 100D had Full HD video, it was only capable of 30p (30 frames per second), however the EOS 200D is now capable of shooting Full 1080p HD video at the full 60p. With a higher frame rate for movies this means you can record much smoother motion in video and even capture fast-paced action such as sports events smoothly.

Further improvements come with the introduction of Canon's unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF system which provides smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still s in Live View mode. This system can be used by simply tapping the vari-angle touchscreen to focus on an area and then tap another area to perform a professional looking push/pull focus effect.

Learn Photography Easily

The new Canon EOS 200D is designed to actually teach you photography as you're shooting. To do this it features Canon's innovative 'Guide Mode'.

This is a system that pops up with suggestions about exposure, aperture, shutter speed, focusing etc as you're shooting and shows you what works best for difference situations.

Full Wireless Connectivity

As we've come to expect with the latest digital cameras, the Canon EOS 200D has full wireless connectivity, which means you can maintain a constant Bluetooth Low Energy connection to your smartphone or tablet, remotely activate the camera's Wi-Fi to easily download images from the camera to your phone and then share them around the world in moments.

This connectivity in the EOS 200D improves over the EOS 100D which didn't feature any wireless connections. Furthermore, the EOS 200D now features NFC which allows Android smart device users to seamlessly connect to it and transfer data between.

Hands-on First Look with the Canon EOS 200D

The Canon EOS 200D is available to order from Park Cameras today!
The EOS 200D is available as a body only in black body, or as a black kit with a black 18-55mm lens, as a silver kit with a silver 18-55mm lens, or as a white kit with a white 18-55mm lens.

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By Park Cameras on 29/06/2017

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