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Canon 200D vs M200

The Canon EOS 200D (called Canon SL2 in some regions) and the Canon EOS M200 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in June 2017 and September 2019. The 200D is a DSLR, while the M200 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Both cameras are equipped with an APS-C sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 200D
versus
Canon M200
Canon 200D   Canon M200
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
24 MP – APS-C sensor 24 MP – APS-C sensor
1080/60p Video 4k/25p Video
ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200) ISO 100-25,600
Optical viewfinder No viewfinder, LCD framing
3.0" LCD – 1040k dots 3.0" LCD – 1040k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
5 shutter flaps per second 6.1 shutter flaps per second
650 shots per battery charge315 shots per battery charge
122 x 93 x 70 mm, 453 g 108 x 67 x 35 mm, 299 g
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Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 200D and the Canon EOS M200? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon 200D and the Canon M200. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Both cameras are available in two different colors (black, white).

Size Canon 200D vs Canon M200
Compare 200D versus M200 top
Comparison 200D or M200 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon M200 is considerably smaller (36 percent) than the Canon 200D. Moreover, the M200 is markedly lighter (34 percent) than the 200D. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the 200D nor the M200 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the 200D gets 650 shots out of its LP-E17 battery, while the M200 can take 315 images on a single charge of its LP-E12 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 200D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549i
2.
 
Canon M200 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 299 g 315 n Sep 2019 549 i
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 387 g 305 n Oct 2020 599 i
4.
 
Canon 250D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 449 g 1070 n Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon 2000D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 475 g 500 n Feb 2018 449 i
6.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779i
7.
 
Canon 77D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 540 g 600 n Feb 2017 899 i
8.
 
Canon 800D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 532 g 600 n Feb 2017 749i
9.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 i
10.
 
Canon M100 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 302 g 295 n Aug 2017 499i
11.
 
Canon M5 116 mm 89 mm 61 mm 427 g 295 n Sep 2016 979 i
12.
 
Canon 760D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649i
13.
 
Canon M10 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 301 g 255 n Oct 2015 499i
14.
 
Canon 100D 117 mm 91 mm 69 mm 407 g 380 n Mar 2013 549i
15.
 
Canon M 109 mm 66 mm 32 mm 298 g 230 n Jul 2012 599i
16.
 
Nikon D3400 124 mm 98 mm 76 mm 445 g 1200 n Aug 2016 499i
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The two cameras under review were launched at the same price and fall into the same market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.6. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the M200 uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC 8) than the 200D (DIGIC 7), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Canon 200D and Canon M200 sensor measures

The two cameras under review do not only share the same sensor size, but also offer an identical resolution of 24 megapixels. This similarity in sensor specs implies that both the 200D and the M200 have the same pixel density, as well as the same pixel size. It should, however, be noted that the M200 is much more recent (by 2 years and 2 months) than the 200D, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time.

The Canon EOS 200D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-51200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS M200 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600 (no boost).

200D versus M200 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 200D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.4104179
2.
 
Canon M200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004k/25p24.013.5183682
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p24.013.6193983
4.
 
Canon 250D APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/25p23.913.4179182
5.
 
Canon 2000D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.611.9100971
6.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p23.813.3168481
7.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.397178
8.
 
Canon 800D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.713.1158680
9.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.552265
10.
 
Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.9127278
11.
 
Canon M5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.412.4126277
12.
 
Canon 760D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.091570
13.
 
Canon M10 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.475365
14.
 
Canon 100D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.384363
15.
 
Canon M APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.282765
16.
 
Nikon D3400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.813.9119286
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the M200 provides a better video resolution than the 200D. It can shoot movie footage at 4k/25p, while the 200D is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the 200D has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the M200 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Canon 200D, the Canon M200, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 200Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
2.
 
Canon M200none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1/s Y n
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II2360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0/s Y n
4.
 
Canon 250Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
5.
 
Canon 2000Doptical n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0/s Y n
6.
 
Canon M502360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0/s Y n
7.
 
Canon 77Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0/s Y n
8.
 
Canon 800Doptical n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0/s Y n
9.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2/s Y Y
10.
 
Canon M100none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1/s Y n
11.
 
Canon M52360 n3.2 / 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0/s Y n
12.
 
Canon 760Doptical Y3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
13.
 
Canon M10none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.6/s Y n
14.
 
Canon 100Doptical n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.9/s Y n
15.
 
Canon Mnone n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.3/s n n
16.
 
Nikon D3400optical n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.
Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the 200D and the M200 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 200D and Canon EOS M200 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 200DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YYY
2.
 
Canon M200-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark IIYstereo / monoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 250DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 2000DYmono / mono--mini2.0YY-
6.
 
Canon M50Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Canon 77DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YYY
8.
 
Canon 800DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YYY
9.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
10.
 
Canon M100-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
11.
 
Canon M5Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0YYY
12.
 
Canon 760DYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Canon M10-stereo / mono--mini2.0YY-
14.
 
Canon 100DYmono / monoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Canon MYstereo / monoY-mini2.0---
16.
 
Nikon D3400Ymono / mono--mini2.0--Y

It is notable that the 200D has a hotshoe, while the M200 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

The M200 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the 200D has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the 200D was succeeded by the Canon 250D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Canon 200D or the Canon M200 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS 200D:

  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (650 versus 315) on a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in June 2017).


Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS M200:

  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (DIGIC 8 vs DIGIC 7).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4k/25p vs 1080/60p).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (6.1 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (108x67mm vs 122x93mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 154g or 34 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 2 months of technical progress since the 200D launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the match-up finishes in a tie (7 points each). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

200D 07:07 M200

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 200D and the Canon M200 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the 200D and the M200 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 200D4/5+ +4/578/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549i
2.
 
Canon M200..+3/579/1004/54/5 Sep 2019 549 i
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II4/5..4/5..4.5/53.5/5 Oct 2020 599 i
4.
 
Canon 250D..o4.5/579/1004/54/5 Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon 2000D..o....3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 449 i
6.
 
Canon M50..+4/579/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
7.
 
Canon 77D4.5/5..4/582/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 899 i
8.
 
Canon 800D4.5/5..3.5/580/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 749i
9.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..4/575/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 i
10.
 
Canon M1003/5+....4/53.5/5 Aug 2017 499i
11.
 
Canon M54/5+4/582/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
12.
 
Canon 760D5/5+..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649i
13.
 
Canon M10..........4/5 Oct 2015 499i
14.
 
Canon 100D4/5+..78/1004/54/5 Mar 2013 549i
15.
 
Canon M3/5+....4/54/5 Jul 2012 599i
16.
 
Nikon D34004/5+4/576/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2016 499i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon 200D vs Canon M200

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 200D Canon M200
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2017 September 2019
    Launch Price USD 549 USD 549
    Sensor Specs Canon 200D Canon M200
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 332.27 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 26.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 3.72 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 7.22 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4k/25p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 51,200 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC 7 DIGIC 8
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 79 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.6 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.4 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1041 ..
    Screen Specs Canon 200D Canon M200
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder no viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.54x
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon 200D Canon M200
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 6.1 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Canon 200D Canon M200
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon 200D Canon M200
    Battery Type LP-E17 LP-E12
    Battery Life (CIPA)650 shots per charge315 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 122 x 93 x 70 mm
    (4.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 in)
    108 x 67 x 35 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 453 g (16.0 oz) 299 g (10.5 oz)
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