Is the Canon 200D Mark II still a camera worth buying?

A woman holding the Canon EOS 200D Mark II
(Image credit: Canon)

The Canon 200D Mark II (or the Canon EOS Rebel SL3 as it's known in the US and EOS 250D in other territories) was launched all the way back in 2019, but is often one of the first cameras that people recommend to newcomers. The question is, after four years, is it still worth buying? 

The short answer is yes. For my money the Canon 200D Mark II is still one of the best cameras for beginners looking for a DSLR, despite being a wily old veteran of the camera scene – or perhaps, because of that very fact. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.