In keeping with rumours that surfaced solely hours in the past, the Canon EOS 200D II wasn’t resulting from be formally introduced till subsequent month. Nicely, it seems these rumours had been useless incorrect, as a result of Canon has simply launched its latest APS-C DSLR snapper to the world.
The Canon EOS 200D Mark II – which is confusingly generally known as the EOS Insurgent SL3 within the US, and EOS 250D in Europe – is the corporate’s smallest and lightest DSLR but, successor to final 12 months’s reasonably priced EOS 200D (aka Rebel SL2).
Like its predecessor, the 200D II makes use of a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, however is now married to Canon’s DIGIC eight picture processor – a partnership that permits for the addition of 4K video recording.
The brand new digicam is the primary in Canon’s EOS line-up to get eye detection when utilizing Twin Pixel Autofocus (AF) in Stay View, and works for each stills and films.
Lots in a small package deal
The EOS 200 II measures solely 122.Four x 92.6 x 69.8mm and weighs simply 449g with battery and reminiscence card, making it Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLR physique to this point.
It shares the identical 3-inch 1.04 million-dot vari-angle rear LCD touchscreen and pop-up flash with its predecessor, however will get the higher DIGIC eight engine from the likes of the EOS M50 and EOS R mirrorless cameras, which guarantees a marked enchancment in efficiency over the earlier mannequin.
ISO sensitivity stays the identical at 100-25,600, which is expandable to 51,200, whereas there’s no change to the 5fps burst pace both.
What does change is the battery – the EOS 200D II boasts a 1,070-shot per cost battery life when utilizing the flash at 50%, as in comparison with the EOS 200D’s 650-shot score.
Whereas the addition of 4K/24p video is definitely welcome, it sadly will undergo from a 1.6x crop issue at this decision. To keep away from body cropping, you’ll must shoot 1080p at as much as 60fps. There’s additionally an HDR choice that information at 30fps.
The EOS 200D II will likely be out there to buy from main retailers and on-line starting on the finish of April 2019, with Australian pricing to be set “at dealer discretion”. Given the digicam physique prices US$599, we’re anticipating the Australian price ticket to be nearer to AU$900 (relying on how a lot of that good previous ‘Australia tax’ get utilized). The digicam may even be out there as a equipment with the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.