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Canon EOS M200 Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.10
Reviewed Feb 08, 2021 at 07:40 am
Canon EOS M200 Picture
7.5
Travel Photography
7.4
Landscape Photography
6.9
Sport & Wildlife Photography
6.9
Vlogging
6.2
Studio Video
4.0
Action Video
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Body Type
Large Sensor Compact
Mirrorless
Yes
Tested Lens
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Sensor Size
APS-C

The Canon EOS M200 is a mirrorless APS-C camera with a flip-out screen. It has a portable and lightweight design, but it lacks a hand grip, so it may not be comfortable for some users. It has a very good image quality, and its impressive photo autofocus system can keep track of moving subjects and keep them in focus. It can also record video in 4k and FHD, but its video autofocus system has a poor performance in 4k.

Our Verdict

7.5 Travel Photography

The Canon M200 is good for travel photography. It has a very good image quality, so your photos are clear and detailed, and its low minimum shutter speed enables you to take time-lapse photography. Its autofocus feature also does a great job tracking moving subjects and keeping them in focus. While it's very portable, it doesn't have a hand grip, which can be inconvenient for some users.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Great photo autofocus performance.
  • Portable design.
Cons
  • No hand grip.
7.4 Landscape Photography

The Canon M200 is good for landscape photography. It has a very good image quality, and its screen is bright enough to be readable even in direct sunlight. Its kit lens has a fair overall performance, but unfortunately, there's some noticeable light falloff that can make the edges of your photo appear darker than the center.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Portable design.
Cons
  • No hand grip.
6.9 Sport & Wildlife Photography

The Canon M200 is decent for sport and wildlife photography. It has a very good image quality, and its autofocus system does an impressive job tracking fast-moving subjects and keeping them in focus. However, if you like burst photography, you may be disappointed by the fact that the camera only has one continuous shooting speed of seven frames per second.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Great photo autofocus performance.
Cons
  • No hand grip.
  • Only one option for continuous shooting.
6.9 Vlogging

The Canon M200 is good for vlogging. This portable camera comes with a flip-out screen that you can flip to face you while you record. It has good video quality in 4k and fair video quality in FHD. However, it has some trouble smoothing out camera shake if you record while walking, especially in 4k.

Pros
  • Portable design.
  • Flip-out screen.
Cons
  • Struggles to smooth out camera shake if you record while walking.
6.2 Studio Video

The Canon M200 is decent for studio video. It has a fair recording quality in FHD, but it performs better in 4k. Its video autofocus system does an amazing job tracking moving subjects in FHD, but it struggles a bit when recording in 4k. There also aren't any inputs for microphones or headphones, which is a bit disappointing.

Pros
  • Amazing FHD video autofocus performance.
  • Good 4k video quality.
Cons
  • Poor 4k video autofocus performance.
  • Not a lot of inputs for accessories.
4.0 Action Video

The Canon M200 isn't designed for action video. While it's lightweight and portable, it can't be strapped onto a helmet and it isn't rated for water resistance. It also doesn't have a lot of frame rate options in FHD, so you can't record slow-motion clips.

Pros
  • Portable design.
Cons
  • Struggles to smooth out camera shake if you record while walking.
  • Not a lot of inputs for accessories.
  • 7.5 Travel Photography
  • 7.4 Landscape Photography
  • 6.9 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 6.9 Vlogging
  • 6.2 Studio Video
  • 4.0 Action Video
  1. Updated Oct 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 0.10.
  2. Updated Aug 05, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 0.9.
  3. Updated Apr 22, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.
  4. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Canon M200 comes in both 'Black' and 'White' color variants. We tested the 'Black' variant with the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens, and you can see the label here. We expect the other color variants to perform similarly.

You can also purchase this camera with an 18-150mm lens, or without any additional lenses at all. However, we haven't tested the camera's performance with other lenses, so we can't confirm its performance.

If you come across another version of this camera, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Cameras

Sony ฮฑ6000

The Sony α6000 and the Canon EOS M200 are both good entry-level cameras with APS-C sensors, though they have some key differences. The Canon has a more compact body, making it a bit easier to store and take on the go, but it also lacks a viewfinder and handgrip, making it less comfortable to shoot with. The Canon has slightly better noise performance at higher ISO settings and a newer, more effective autofocus system. It can record 4k video and has a screen that flips up to face you, making it a better choice for vlogging. The Sony has a faster continuous shooting speed and better battery life.

Sony ZV-1

The Canon EOS M200 and the Sony ZV-1 are two different types of cameras. The Canon is an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, making it a little more versatile for photography than the Sony, which has a fixed lens and smaller 1-inch sensor. Though the Canon has a very portable body, it's less portable when factoring in the size of your lens. It's also not as well-suited to video since it can only shoot severely cropped 4k video, has fewer frame rate options, and worse stabilization than the Sony.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.9
Design
Portability
Height
2.7" (6.9 cm)
Width
4.6" (11.8 cm)
Depth
1.6" (4.0 cm)
Volume
19.9 inยณ (326.0 cmยณ)
Weight
0.68 lbs (0.31 kg)
Weight With Lens
0.95 lbs (0.43 kg)
6.0
Design
Build Quality

  • Body made of hard plastic
  • Shutter and power buttons lack physical feedback when pressed
  • All inputs are covered by hard plastic flaps
  • Control dial doesn't feel very robust

Design
Body
Body Type
Large Sensor Compact
Water Resistance
No
Mirrorless
Yes
Rugged
No
Hot Shoe
No
Customizable Button
No
Command Dial
1
Tripod Mount
Yes
Lens Mount
EF-M Mount
Built-In Flash
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Canon EOS M200 camera
  • Canon EF-M 15โ€“45mm f/3.5โ€“6.3 IS STM lens
  • User manual
  • Battery + battery charger
  • Lens cover
  • Lens cap
  • Sensor cover
  • Shoulder strap

6.0
Design
Ergonomics & Comfort
Hand Grip: Small Hand
No Hand Grip
Hand Grip: Medium Hand
No Hand Grip
Hand Grip: Large Hand
No Hand Grip
Hand Grip: Extra-Large Hand
No Hand Grip

  • Camera doesn't have a defined hand grip
  • You need to use two hands to operate the camera
  • No viewfinder; have to use screen to compose image
  • Only one control dial

Design
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
No Viewfinder
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Resolution
N/A
Advertised Magnification
N/A
8.5
Design
Screen
Screen Articulation Type
Flip-Out
Screen Max Brightness
890 cd/mยฒ
Advertised Resolution
1.04 million dots
Size
3.0" (7.5 cm)
Touchscreen
Yes
9.0
Design
Menu System
Guide Mode
Yes
App Name
Canon Camera Connect

  • Menu is very easy to navigate
  • Added graphics help make the menu categories clear
  • Guide Mode helps explain functions to novice users

6.6
Design
Lens
Lens Type
Interchangeable
Maximum Aperture
3.5 - 6.3
Max Aperture (Full-Frame Equivalent)
f/5.6
Tested Lens
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Minimum Focal Length
15 mm
Maximum Focal Length
45 mm
Max Focal Length (Full-Frame Equivalent)
72 mm
Optical Image Stabilization
Yes
Luminance
74.8%
Light Falloff
57.1%
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
24.1 MP
Sensor Size
APS-C
Processor
DIGIC 8
Extended ISO Minimum
N/A
Native ISO Minimum (Base ISO)
100
Native ISO Maximum
25,600
Tested Firmware
Ver. 1.0.0
5.9
Design
Battery
Battery Type
Canon LP-E12
USB Charging
No
Use When Charging
No
Advertised Battery Life In Photo
315 photos
Tested Battery Life In Video
95 min
Photo General
Photo General
Photo Features
JPEG File Format
Yes
Raw File Format
CR3
Shutter
Electronic and Mechanical
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 s
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4,000 s
Silent Shooting
Yes
HDR
Yes
Time Lapse
No
6.0
Photo General
Photo Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
7 fps
High Speed Continuous
7 fps
Silent Shooting Continuous
N/A
Raw Buffer Size
14 Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
10,000 Photos
Buffer Empty Time
4 s

If you'd prefer an entry-level camera with a faster max burst rate, consider the Sony ฮฑ6000.

8.0
Photo General
Photo Autofocus
Object Tracking Success Rate
77%
Face Tracking Success Rate
58%
Face Detection Distance
159" (405 cm)
Eye Detection
Yes
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Focus Points
143
7.8
Photo General
Photo Image Stabilization
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/13 s
In-Body Image Stabilization
No
Photo Image Quality
7.6
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Dynamic Range
Dynamic Range At Base ISO
9.8 f-stops
Dynamic Range At 1/500s Exposure Time
8.2 f-stops
Dynamic Range At 1/2000s Exposure Time
6.8 f-stops
Dynamic Range At 1/4000s Exposure Time
5.9 f-stops
7.6
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Sharpness
Vertical Edge MTF50 At Base ISO
1,583 LW/PH
Horizontal Edge MTF50 At Base ISO
1,806 LW/PH
8.4
Photo Image Quality
Photo JPEG Noise
SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.07 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 800
36.63 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 3200
35.13 dB
7.3
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Noise
RAW SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.23 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200
37.69 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400
35.7 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800
33.27 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600
30.66 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200
27.92 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400
25.35 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 12800
24.44 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 25600
20.86 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 51200
N/A
Photo Image Quality
Test Scene Pictures Download
JPEG Picture At Base ISO Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 400 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 800 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 1600 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 3200 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 6400 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 12800 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 25600 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 51200 N/A
RAW Picture At Base ISO Download
RAW Picture At ISO 400 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 800 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 1600 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 3200 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 6400 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 12800 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 25600 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 51200 N/A
Pictures Sample Gallery
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Skate Park Picture
JPEG Skate Park Picture Download
RAW Skate Park Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Polish Church Picture
JPEG Polish Church Picture Download
RAW Polish Church Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Studio Picture
JPEG Studio Picture Download
RAW Studio Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Stairway Picture
JPEG Stairway Picture Download
RAW Stairway Picture Download
Video General
Video General
Video Features
Full HD Video
Yes
4k Video
Yes
6k Video
No
Clean HDMI Output
Yes
Advertised Max Chroma Sampling Over HDMI
Not Advertised
Advertised Max Bit Depth Over HDMI
N/A
Log Picture Profile
No
Recording Light
No
Video General
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Stereo
Microphone Level Display
Yes
Video General
Video File Format And Compression
MP4 H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Yes
MP4 H.265 / HEVC
No
MOV H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
No
MOV H.265 / HEVC
No
AVCHD H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
No
All-I Compression
No
4k Video
3.0
4k Video
4k Video Frame Rate
240 fps In 4k
No
120 fps In 4k
No
60 fps In 4k
No
30 fps In 4k
No
24 fps In 4k
Yes, with a Crop
4k Crop At Max Available fps
1.57 x
5.3
4k Video
4k Video Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In 4k
120 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In 4k
120 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In 4k
4:2:0
Bit Depth In 4k
8 Bit
Record Time Limit In 4k
10 min
Overheat Recording Interruptions in 4k
8
4.5
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Object Tracking In 4k
6.7
Face Tracking In 4k
0.4
Face Detection In 4k
Yes
Eye Detection In 4k
Yes
6.8
4k Video
4k Video Quality
Low Light Capability In 4k
6.5
Test Scene Extract In 4k
7.0
2.8
4k Video
4k Video Rolling Shutter Effect
4k Rolling Shutter
11.3ยฐ
Full HD Video
5.5
Full HD Video
FHD Video Frame Rate
240 fps In FHD
No
120 fps In FHD
No
60 fps In FHD
Yes
30 fps In FHD
Yes
24 fps In FHD
No
FHD Crop At Max Available fps
1 x
7.6
Full HD Video
FHD Video Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In FHD
60 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In FHD
30 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In FHD
4:2:0
Bit Depth In FHD
8 Bit
Record Time Limit in FHD
30 min
8.6
Full HD Video
FHD Video Autofocus Performance
Object Tracking In FHD
8.3
Face Tracking In FHD
8.3
Face Detection In FHD
Yes
Eye Detection In FHD
Yes
6.8
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
6.0
Test Scene Extract In FHD
7.5
6.9
Full HD Video
FHD Video Rolling Shutter Effect
FHD Rolling Shutter
4.3ยฐ
Storage And Connectivity
Storage And Connectivity
Storage
Card 1 Slot
SD Card UHS-I
Card 2 Slot
No 2nd Card Slot
5.8
Storage And Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
USB
Micro USB
HDMI
Micro (Type D)
Headphones
No
Microphone
No Microphone input
Wi-Fi
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

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