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Canon EOS M200 arrives and brings 4K video to its entry level mirrorless camera

Canon EOS M200
(Image credit: Canon)

The EOS M200 is a new and upgraded version of Canon's beginner orientated EOS M100. It's designed for newbies rather than experts and the changes over the older model aren't massive, so it's arrived without much of a fanfare – but deserves a closer look anyway.

The design of the new Canon EOS M200 is very much like the existing EOS M100. In fact, you'd have trouble telling them apart from the outside. There's no viewfinder, but there is a flip-up selfie touchscreen display at the back. It's designed to be a very simply camera and doesn't even have a mode dial – instead, most of the control happens via the touchscreen display. It's too basic to be one of the best mirrorless cameras all round, but it could prove to be one of the best cameras for beginners.

Canon EOS M200

The Canon EOS M200 has a 180-degree touchscreen for selfies and vlogging, and comes in a choice of white or black. (Image credit: Canon)

Canon EOS M200 specifications

Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Image processor: Digic 8
AF points: Dual Pixel CMOS phase detect, 143 points
ISO range: 100 to 25,600
Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000
Viewfinder: No
Metering modes: Evaluative, partial, center-weighted, spot
Video: 4K UHD up to 30fps, 1080p FullHD up to 120fps
Memory card: 1x SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
LCD: 3-inch 180 degree tilting touchscreen, 1.04m dots
Max burst: 6.1fps continuous / 4fps with C-AF
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Size: 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1mm
Weight: 299g (body only, with battery and SD card)

Canon EOS M200 key features

The EOS M200 uses a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, like so many of Canon's consumer level models, and takes the company's EOS-M mirrorless lenses. The standard kit lens is the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, which has image stabilization built in and a retracting design to save space.

The key upgrades in the EOS M200 are a new DIGIC 8 image processor and its new 4K movie capability. This brings Canon up to speed with other mirrorless camera makers, where 4K video has become a standard feature. The EOS M200 can also shoot HD video at up to 120fps for a 4x slow motion effect. You can also capture 4K timelapse movies and extract still image frames from 4K video.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are built it to make it quick and easy to share images with your smart devices, and there's a guided user interface designed specifically for novices and mirrorless first-timers – plus Creative Assist modes for learning new skills and a Self Portrait mode for those all-important selfies.

Canon EOS M200

You can pimp out your M200 with a selection of optional half-cases in a variety of colors and styles. (Image credit: Canon)

Canon EOS M200 price and availability

The Canon EOS M200 as comes in white or black and goes in sale in October at a price of $549/£499 with the 15-45mm kit lens. We don't know yet whether the existing EOSM M100 will run alongside the new camera at a lower price, but Canon has described the EOS M200 as the M100's 'successor'.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio. Previously he has been Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. 

Rod's near-encyclopedic knowledge of cameras both old and new makes him an invaluable resource, whether we need to ask a question about transparencies or the latest X-Trans sensor. He owns all manner of cameras, from Nikon DSLRs through Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm bodies, and on any given day you'll see him using kit from just about every manufacturer.