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Canon EOS M200 Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.7
Reviewed Feb 08, 2021 at 07:40 am
Canon EOS M200 Picture
7.5
Travel Photography
7.5
Landscape Photography
5.7
Sport & Wildlife Photography
7.6
Vlogging
7.0
Studio Video
4.8
Action Video
Body Type
DSLR
Mirrorless
Yes
Sensor Size
APS-C
Tested Lens
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

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.
7.5 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.
5.7 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.
7.6 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.
7.0 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.
4.8 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
  • 7.5 Landscape Photography
  • 5.7 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 7.6 Vlogging
  • 7.0 Studio Video
  • 4.8 Action Video

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 in³ (326.0 cm³)
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
Water Resistance
No
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 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 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

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

Design
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/m²
Advertised Resolution
1.04 million dots
Size
3.0" (7.5 cm)
Touchscreen
Yes
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
24.1 MP
Processor
Digic 8
Extended ISO Minimum
N/A
ISO Minimum
100
ISO Maximum
25600
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
6.6
Design
Lens
Lens Type
Interchangeable
Maximum Aperture
3.5 - 6.3
Max Aperture (Full Frame Equivalent)
f/5.6
Minimum Focal Length
15 mm
Maximum Focal Length
45 mm
Max Focal Length (Full Frame Equivalent)
72 mm
Luminance
74.8 %
Light Falloff
57.1 %
Photo
Photo
Photo Features
JPEG File Format
Yes
RAW File Format
CR3
Shutter
Electronic and Mechanical
Minimum Shutter Speed
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/4000 s
Silent Shooting
Yes
HDR
Yes
Focus Peaking
Yes
Zebra Pattern
No
Histogram
Yes
Time Lapse
No
2.1
Photo
Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
7 fps
High Speed Continuous
N/A
Silent Shooting Continuous
N/A
Raw Buffer Size
10 RAW Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
43 JPG Photos
Buffer Empty Time
6 s
8.0
Photo
Autofocus
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Focus Points
143
Manual Focus Assistance
Yes
Face Detection Distance
159" (405 cm)
Eye Detection
Yes
Face Tracking Success Rate
58.3 %
Object Tracking Success Rate
76.5 %
7.8
Photo
Image Stabilization
In Body Image Stabilization
No
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/13 s
7.8
Photo
Image Quality
Dynamic Range At ISO 100
9.03 f-stops
Color Accuracy (dE2000)
8.09
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 800
34.89 db
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 800
2.122 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 1600
33.45 db
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 1600
2.327 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 3200
32.82 db
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 3200
2.939 pixels

ISO Setting Sample Photo
ISO 100 Photo
ISO 200 Photo
ISO 400 Photo
ISO 800 Photo
ISO 1600 Photo
ISO 3200 Photo
ISO 6400 Photo
ISO 12800 Photo
ISO 25600 Photo

6.9
Photo
Luminance Noise
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 100 38.94 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200 37.17 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400 35.28 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800 32.44 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600 29.77 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200 26.82 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400 24.31 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 12800 20.99 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 25600 18.47 db
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 51200 N/A
Sample Gallery
Sample Gallery
The Skate Park

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Polish Church

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Studio

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Stairway

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

General Video
General Video
Video Feature
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
General Video
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Stereo
Microphone Level Display
Yes
General Video
Video Exposure Assistant
Zebra Line
No
Histogram
Yes
Waveform
No
General Video
Recording 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 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
Crop At Max Available fps
1.57 x
4.5
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In 4k
Yes
Face Detection In 4k
Yes
Face Tracking In 4k
0.4
Object Tracking In 4k
6.7
5.8
4k Video
4k Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In 4k
No
Walking Test In 4k
13.23 pixels/frames
Running Test In 4k
27.38 pixels/frames
Crop
1.43 x
6.2
4k Video
4k 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 bits
Record Time Limit 10 min
Overheat Recording Interruption
Yes
7.6
4k Video
4k Video Quality
Low Light Capability In 4k
7.0
Test Scene Extract In 4k
7.5
4k Rolling Shutter
1.16 degrees
Full HD Video
5.5
Full HD Video
FHD 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
Crop At Max Available fps
1 x
8.5
Full HD Video
FHD Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In FHD
Yes
Face Detection In FHD
Yes
Face Tracking In FHD
8.3
Object Tracking In FHD
8.3
7.2
Full HD Video
FHD Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In FHD
No
Walking Test In FHD
6.26 pixels/frames
Running Test In FHD
7.63 pixels/frames
Crop
1.44
7.6
Full HD Video
FHD 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
Record Time Limit 30 min
6.8
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
6.5
Test Scene Extract In FHD
7.1
FHD Rolling Shutter
2.67 degrees
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
Input / Outputs
USB
Micro USB
HDMI
Micro (Type D)
Headphones
No
Microphone
No Microphone input
Wi-Fi
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

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.

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