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Canon M200 vs M6 Mark II

The Canon EOS M200 and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2019 and August 2019. Both the M200 and the M6 Mark II are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The M200 has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the M6 Mark II provides 32.3 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Canon M200 versus Canon M6 Mark II
Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Canon EF-M mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 32.3 MP, APS-C Sensor
4k/25p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-25,600 ISO 100-25,600 (100 - 51,200)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Viewfinder optional
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
6.1 shutter flaps per second 14 shutter flaps per second
315 shots per battery charge305 shots per battery charge
108 x 67 x 35 mm, 299 g 120 x 70 x 49 mm, 408 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS M200 and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II? 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 physical size and weight of the Canon M200 and the Canon M6 Mark II are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The M200 can be obtained in two different colors (black, white), while the M6 Mark II is only available in black.

Size Canon M200 vs Canon M6 Mark II
Compare M200 versus M6 Mark II top
Comparison M200 or M6 Mark II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon M6 Mark II is notably larger (16 percent) than the Canon M200. Moreover, the M6 Mark II is substantially heavier (36 percent) than the M200. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the M200 nor the M6 Mark II 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 M200 gets 315 shots out of its LP-E12 battery, while the M6 Mark II can take 305 images on a single charge of its LP-E17 power pack. The power pack in the M6 Mark II can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. 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 M200 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 299 g 315 n Sep 2019 549 i
2.
 
Canon M6 Mark II 120 mm 70 mm 49 mm 408 g 305 n Aug 2019 849 i
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 387 g 305 n Oct 2020 599 i
4.
 
Canon SL3 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 449 g 1070 n Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779i
6.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
7.
 
Canon T7 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 475 g 500 n Feb 2018 449 i
8.
 
Canon SX70 127 mm 91 mm 117 mm 608 g 325 n Sep 2018 549 i
9.
 
Canon M6 112 mm 68 mm 45 mm 390 g 295 n Feb 2017 779i
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 M3 111 mm 68 mm 44 mm 366 g 250 n Feb 2015 679i
13.
 
Canon M10 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 301 g 255 n Oct 2015 499i
14.
 
Canon M 109 mm 66 mm 32 mm 298 g 230 n Jul 2012 599i
15.
 
Fujifilm XF10 113 mm 64 mm 41 mm 279 g 330 n Jul 2018 499 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The M200 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 35 percent) than the M6 Mark II, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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 imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the M6 Mark II is 2 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.6. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon M200 and Canon M6 Mark II sensor measures

With 32.3MP, the M6 Mark II offers a higher resolution than the M200 (24MP), but the M6 Mark II has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.23μm versus 3.72μm for the M200). It is noteworthy in this context that the two cameras were released in close succession, so that their sensors are from the same technological generation.

The resolution advantage of the Canon M6 Mark II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the M6 Mark II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 34.8 x 23.2 inches or 88.4 x 58.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 27.8 x 18.6 inches or 70.7 x 47.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 23.2 x 15.5 inches or 58.9 x 39.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon M200 are 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm for good quality, 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm for very good quality, and 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon EOS M200 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

M200 versus M6 Mark II 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 following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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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 M200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004k/25p........
2.
 
Canon M6 Mark II APS-C 32.3 6960 46404K/30p........
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
4.
 
Canon SL3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/25p........
5.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
6.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
7.
 
Canon T7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p........
8.
 
Canon SX70 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
9.
 
Canon M6 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
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 M3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.811.8116972
13.
 
Canon M10 APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.475365
14.
 
Canon M APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.111.282765
15.
 
Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the M6 Mark II provides a faster frame rate than the M200. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the M200 is limited to 4k/25p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The M200 and the M6 Mark II are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. That said, the M6 Mark II can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the EVF-DC2. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon M200 and Canon M6 Mark II in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon M200none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1 Y n
2.
 
Canon M6 Mark IIoptional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 14.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon SL3optical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon M502360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon SX740none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
7.
 
Canon T7optical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
8.
 
Canon SX702360 n 3.0 922 swivel n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
9.
 
Canon M6optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
10.
 
Canon M100none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1 Y n
11.
 
Canon M52360 n 3.2 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y n
12.
 
Canon M3optional n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
13.
 
Canon M10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.6 Y n
14.
 
Canon Mnone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.3 n n
15.
 
Fujifilm XF10none n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
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.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the M6 Mark II is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon M6 Mark II has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the M200 and the M6 Mark II write their files to SDXC cards. The M6 Mark II supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the M200 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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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 M200 and Canon EOS M6 Mark II 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
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon M200-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Canon M6 Mark IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon SL3YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon M50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Canon SX740-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Canon T7Ymonomono--mini2.0YY-
8.
 
Canon SX70-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Canon M6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
10.
 
Canon M100-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
11.
 
Canon M5YstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
12.
 
Canon M3YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Canon M10-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
14.
 
Canon MYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Fujifilm XF10-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y

It is notable that the M6 Mark II has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The M200 does not feature such a mic input.

Both the M200 and the M6 Mark II are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The M6 Mark II replaced the earlier Canon M6, while the M200 followed on from the Canon M100. 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 what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon M200 and the Canon M6 Mark II? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Advantages of the Canon EOS M200:

  • More compact: Is smaller (108x67mm vs 120x70mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 109g or 27 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (35 percent cheaper at launch).


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS M6 Mark II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (32.3 vs 24MP), which boosts linear resolution by 16%.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/30p versus 4k/25p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More framing options: Can be equipped with a hotshoe-mounted accessory-viewfinder.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (14 vs 6.1 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the M6 Mark II is the clear winner of the contest (10 : 3 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

M200 03:10 M6 Mark II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon M200 and the Canon M6 Mark II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the M200 or the M6 Mark II perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], 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 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon M200..+79/1004/54/5 Sep 2019 549 i
2.
 
Canon M6 Mark II..+85/1004/54/5 Aug 2019 849 i
3.
 
Canon M50 Mark II......4.5/53.5/5 Oct 2020 599 i
4.
 
Canon SL3..o79/1004/54/5 Apr 2019 599 i
5.
 
Canon M50..+79/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
6.
 
Canon SX740..+..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
7.
 
Canon T7..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 449 i
8.
 
Canon SX70..+ +..3.5/53.5/5 Sep 2018 549 i
9.
 
Canon M6....80/1004/54/5 Feb 2017 779i
10.
 
Canon M1003/5+..4/53.5/5 Aug 2017 499i
11.
 
Canon M54/5+82/1004/54/5 Sep 2016 979 i
12.
 
Canon M34/5o75/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2015 679i
13.
 
Canon M10........4/5 Oct 2015 499i
14.
 
Canon M3/5+..4/54/5 Jul 2012 599i
15.
 
Fujifilm XF10....75/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2018 499 i
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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Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? If you would like to see a different side-by-side camera review, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Canon M200 vs Canon M6 Mark II

    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 M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon EF-M mount lenses Canon EF-M mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2019 August 2019
    Launch Price USD 549 USD 849
    Sensor Specs Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.5 x 15.0 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 337.5 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 27 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 32.3 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6960 x 4640 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 3.23 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 9.57 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4k/25p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 8
    Screen Specs Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Magnification
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 6.1 shutter flaps/s 14 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Canon M200 Canon M6 Mark II
    Battery Type LP-E12 LP-E17
    Battery Life (CIPA)315 shots per charge305 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 108 x 67 x 35 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.4 in)
    120 x 70 x 49 mm
    (4.7 x 2.8 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 299 g (10.5 oz) 408 g (14.4 oz)

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