Canon EOS M series models have launched a variety of products, and their reputation has been very good since they were launched in Japan. Under such circumstances, Canon launched the EOS M200, the latest model of the EOS M series, in September 2019. On the basis of continuing to maintain the popular lightweight and fashionable appearance of the previous model, EOSM200 adopts DIGIC 8. Digital image processor, and supports full-pixel dual-core CMOS AF and eye detection autofocus function. We are curious about how such an upgraded model will perform. We conducted this evaluation.
Each Canon EOS M series has its own characteristics. Some are SLR backup cameras, some are street sweepers, and the EOS M200 is the best companion for girls. Its trendy and lightweight body makes it very convenient to hold it in your hand when you go out or put it in your bag for long-distance travel. The M200 also provides black and silver coating colors for users to choose from, and the 180-degree flip-up touch screen is convenient Selfie operation, combined with WiFi function, can easily share anytime, anywhere.
Although the positioning is getting started, EOS M200 is still equipped with DIGIC8 image processor and full-pixel dual-core CMOS AF technology. It can not only shoot the popular 4K movies clearly, realize Vlog creation, but also add vertical movie rotation The new information function meets the needs of viewing vertical short videos in full screen on smartphones and sharing to short video social platforms.
For those who experience the fun of photography on a smartphone, The EOS M200’s smart phone-like touch operation, friendly graphical interface, and rich shooting modes can take you to further explore the charm of photography and add a touch of photography fun to your life. How about the performance of this camera, let us Announced for you in the next article.
Appearance: fresh and pleasant, compact and easy to use
The body of the EOS M200 is trendy and lightweight. With the battery and memory card, the body is only 299 grams, so there is no burden to hold it. It is very light to hold it in your hand when you go out or to move it for long distances. It can also be easily put in your bag with the lens, so you can take it with you to capture the wonderful moments.
In terms of design style, the appearance and button layout of the EOS M200 are very Concise, the design of the fuselage details is also very elegant, the fuselage texture has a fabric texture, which increases the friction of the fuselage while being beautiful, which is convenient for users to hold. The protrusion on the back of the fuselage makes it have a good grip. It is not easy to feel tired after holding it for a long time, which improves the user experience.
Compared to the EOS M5, which is targeted for professional users, and high-end The advanced mirrorless EOS M6 series, EOS M200 is more like a photo shoot companion specially tailored for girls. Although the design is simple, it has many functions.
The top mode dial of EOS M200 is much more concise and large Most operations can be done through the touch screen. For example, the mode switching is placed in the touch operation. The touch operation similar to the smart phone is more friendly to use. This way, the size of the body is reduced while the function is not shrunk. Value and function, the shape design of the outside of the camera shutter button is also just right, the index finger can naturally rest on the shutter button when holding the camera.
The menu selection and change settings can be done through the touch panel In addition, it can also be operated by an electronic dial. EOS M200 is equipped with an electronic dial on the outside of the shutter button. While keeping the right hand to hold the camera, use the left hand to operate the touch screen and the right hand to operate the electronic dial to quickly change settings.
EOS M200 is equipped with a touch screen that can be flipped up about 180 degrees, With the Selfie mode, you can set the background blur, brightness, drive mode, etc. as needed when taking a Selfie. The front-facing screen will automatically mirror the display. Tap the screen to complete the focus and release the shutter.
EOS M200 uses LP-E12 lithium battery, the author actually After use, when the battery is fully charged, there are still more than 600 photos taken. For a small mirrorless camera, its battery life is quite good, and if the power saving mode is turned on, the use time can be longer, which is completely satisfactory. Daily shooting needs.
Good high ISO sensitivity effect, allowing users to safely increase the ISO sensitivity when shooting night scenes handheld or shooting moving objects in dark scenes, etc. Suppress subject shaking and hand shaking, and take clear and transparent photos. When shooting hand-held in low-light scenes, increasing the ISO sensitivity can avoid blurring caused by subject movement or camera shake. EOS M200 has a common sensitivity of up to ISO 25600, and it works with DIGIC 8 digital image processor theoretically There will be relatively good performance, so we are still very interested in its high sensitivity test results.
aperture 6.3 shutter 1/250 Sensitivity 5000
In this test, we turned off the noise reduction of the fuselage. In the same scene, we fixed the aperture size in the sample to shoot the sensitivity level by level, because this shooting uses the JPG straight out method , So it is relatively more realistic, the following are the shooting results of each gear.
It can be seen through the test piece that M200 is in the ISO100-3200 range Both have excellent sharpness and noise control performance. When the sensitivity rises to ISO6400, noise starts to appear, but the overall clarity of the picture still has a high performance. However, judging from the picture taken at ISO6400, the noise that appears is basically black and white noise, and good details are still preserved. It can be said that it is the limit of daily use under the premise of meeting the picture quality. After that, the picture was taken at a higher sensitivity value. The noise is already more obvious. The author recommends that if necessary, turn on the noise reduction function that comes with the fuselage first, and then increase the sensitivity to above 6400. If possible, you can also turn on the RAW format for recording to facilitate later noise reduction. If it is a special situation, especially for recording For the purpose of picture priority, the sensitivity of ISO25600 can also be used.
Easy to share selfies with your heart
EOS M200 has also added the previously acclaimed eye tracking function on the EOS R series and EOS M6 II. It supports the “Servo AF “When the subject is used, it can continue to focus on the eyes during the movement of the subject, making it easier to capture people during shooting, so as to obtain vivid and natural expressions.
Not only that, EOS M200 also supports continuous focus in the video Focusing on the lower eyes, and because it is equipped with a full-pixel dual-core CMOS AF, it can measure the distance to the subject, and directly focus on the target subject, and there will be no “wind box phenomenon” when focusing. , The focus is smoother, which can be said to be a big plus for Vlog creation.
The EOS M200 can be easily flipped up by 180 degrees. Selfie, as long as you confirm your posture on the flip touch screen, focus by touching and release the shutter, with the Selfie mode of the machine, you can easily take a selfie with SLR image quality.
In the selfie mode, the blur options of EOS M200 can be selected as needed It is very convenient to adjust the background blur degree by yourself. EOS M200 can also adjust the brightness, and users can adjust it according to their needs. Also in the selfie mode, EOS M200 also has a smooth skin effect, which users can adjust as needed. When everything is set up, you can start a beautiful selfie.
This M200 can be said to be a very suitable camera for girls , The appearance is small and light, and the shape is elegant. As a mirrorless camera, its function is stronger than that of card machines and mobile phones. With the flip touch screen and selfie mode, it has a performance that surpasses some card cameras that are mainly used for selfies, whether it is used for daily shooting Photo recording life or casual selfies, it can meet your needs. At the same time, there are 5 levels of smooth skin. We took photos for comparison and chose the appropriate level to take a beautiful picture of ourselves.
For most of the current smart devices, wireless networks can say Indispensable, and the camera’s wireless function allows us to share photos taken by the camera anytime, anywhere with mobile phones, which is still very useful for outdoor travel and emergency transmission. Self-portraits can also be used to share faster, especially girls who want to share beautiful photos after taking selfies.
EOS M200 has built-in Wi-Fi and supports both NFC and Bluetooth, Can easily realize wireless connection with other devices. With Canon’s image upload function, users can not only easily upload images to network storage, but also publish images directly to share on Weibo. In addition, the dedicated application “Camera Connect” can also be used to browse images taken in the camera and perform advanced remote shooting of the camera via a smartphone.
Just download the Canon “Camera Connect” application to achieve Photo transmission and camera remote control functions. The Bluetooth connection needs to use the camera’s screen to set the viewfinder, while the Wi-Fi connection can directly achieve real-time view and photo preview on the mobile phone. The specific method of connection depends on the specific needs of the user. Up.
Create a more intuitive creative assist mode to help you shoot blockbuster movies
Speaking of M200, I have to mention the highly acclaimed creative assist mode in the previous generation. For those who are not familiar with camera settings For users, use creative assistance to get the desired picture effect. Slightly different from the M100’s separate creative assist mode, the M200 directly integrates the creative assist function in the hybrid auto mode, making the user’s shooting operations more concise. In the creative assistant, the items that can be set are described with intuitive words such as “fuzzy” or “bright”, and the settings can be changed while checking the effect on the screen in real time.
This feature is very convenient for users who are not familiar with camera settings or post-processing, that is, you can add high-quality SLR photos like a smartphone The personality charm can also guide the user to be familiar with shooting and how the parameter settings in the later software are performed. The WYSIWYG display mode can also be easy for users to understand.
Mode: Hybrid Auto Iris: 3.5 Shutter: 1/160 Sensitivity: 100
Background blur: Auto brightness: +3 Contrast: +2 Saturation: +2 Hue 1: +2 Hue 2: -1
As can be seen from the above picture, the creative assist mode solves to a certain extent that the user will not set the parameters in the early stage. The problem of photos and post-production that do not understand the software will not fix the photos. In the creative assistance, the settable items are described by intuitive words such as “blur” or “bright”, and the visual display method of WYSIWYG greatly increases photography. The fun. At the same time, you can also use the creative filter function to add filter effects to the image when shooting, you can easily change the imaging effect of the photo to get a personalized work, and you can also add creative filter effects to the captured image after shooting.
Aperture 1.4, Shutter 1/160, Sensitivity 400
In addition, EOS M200 It is also equipped with a variety of scene modes, you can easily take good photos by simply selecting the corresponding mode according to the scene, especially the silent mode of EOS M200, you can take pictures with confidence when you are watching concerts, visiting art exhibitions and other scenes that need to be quiet. When shooting timid animals, you don’t have to worry about the shutter sound disturbing them, so you can concentrate on shooting.
aperture 6.3 shutter 1/100 sensitivity 2000
aperture 1.4, shutter 1/320, sensitivity 100
aperture 3.5, shutter 1/100, sensitivity 100
Aperture 6.3 Shutter 1/160 Sensitivity 4000
Aperture 6.3 Shutter 1/320 Sensitivity 1250
aperture 1.4, shutter 1/80, sensitivity 100
Aperture 6.3, Shutter 1/320, Sensitivity 5000
Summary: Fashionable, compact and easy to use, a good choice
In general, Canon EOS M200 still has a lot of notable places , It has a stylish, compact and portable appearance, a flip touch screen, easy to use, diverse functions to increase playability, creative assistance to enhance the fun of photography, and the selfie mode allows you to easily take the most beautiful yourself. It also supports WIFI connection, allowing you to easily share photos .
aperture 1.4 shutter 1/400 Sensitivity 100
Considering that most of the selfie artifacts currently on the market have good self-portrait beautifying performance, they are relatively weak in daily shooting performance, so a compact, light-weight and attractive The value and strength of WeChat is still the best choice for most people. The Canon EOS M200 does both. It can not only use the skin beautifying function to take beautiful photos for you to satisfy your Selfie heart, but also provide a wide range of interchangeable lenses for your other shooting needs. Better support.
aperture 1.4 shutter 1/640 Sensitivity 100
As an entry-level model, the EOS M200 fully caters to the needs of novice users, whether it is the design of the fuselage control or the practical functions, especially the touch screen combination. Make shooting easier and more convenient, and you can also shoot popular 4K short films, easily realize Vlog creation, very suitable for beginners. Finally, I highly recommend entry-level users, especially girls, to get this camera. The current price of the EOS M200 set is about 3900 yuan in the online mall. If you catch up with discounts such as shopping festivals, the price may be discounted to about 3400 yuan. It can be said that it is very suitable to start.
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