Canon has announced an advanced version of its 2-year old entry-level EOS M100 APS-C mirrorless camera. The company has added some most important features to the brand-new EOS M200. The major focus was on beginners or those needed to step up from smartphone photography. The M200 is almost physically identical to its predecessor but there are some main differences under the hood. Moreover, the resolution remains the same and there’s a very slight change in effective pixel count. The M100 has a 24.2MP sensor while the new M200 will come with 24.1MP. It clearly indicates that there is a brand new sensor under the hood.
The new sensor of Canon’s latest Digic 8 image processor takes over the Digic 7 in the M100. This latest engine adds 4K video recording capabilities to the M200 with a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Moreover, recording at 4K comes with a 1.6x crop factor. HD videos can be shot at up to 120fps for a 4x slow-motion effect. There’s also support for vertical video capture. The new imaging engine and sensor pairing are also allowed the M200 to boast a better autofocus system than its predecessor. The M100 had a 49-point phase-detect AF system. The new snapper will arrive with a generous 143 points and with the eye detection AF.
The M200 looks very much similar to its predecessor. There’s still no viewfinder but you’ll be using a flip-up touchscreen display that’s perfect for selfies. There’s no mode dial on the shoulder, so most settings will need to be changed via the touch-screen. The Wi-Fi button from the rear of the M100 has disappeared from the M200 with the movie record button. It was at the top of the M100. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available onboard for easy sharing of images. There’s also the Self Portrait mode and it was designed at taking selfies. It has a friendly price of 549 U.S dollars with the 15-45mm kit lens.